I wanted to reuse a little glass jar that had capers in it for storing my dried mint. After washing it, it still smelled like capers..and not just capers, but capers that have gone bad. Washing it with soap and water once was not enough.
I scoured the internet and kept finding distilled white vinegar solutions, but it already smelled like vinegar. I know vinegar works wonders on many similar problems, but I wanted to try something else first.
I ended up pouring some dishsoap and sea salt into it then filled it with hot water. I let it sit for a day. I put the lid back on it overnight, and the next morning....still stinky!
I ran it through the dishwasher and used the steam sanitizer at the end of the last cycle. I let it sit for a day. I put the lid back on it overnight, and the next morning....still stinky!
Fine, I'll try the vinegar and see what happens.