Hey there everyone. I searched the forum but didn’t see this addressed . What is the best way to wash glass and plastic bottles? I let them soak in hot soapy water for a good 30 minutes before I clean them, but most still have a faint smell of the previous liquid when I’m done. I just started making liquid last week and I’m hooked. I gotta say this site is killer… I love it.
I usually soak my bottles overnight in hot soapy water. From what I hear plastic absorb flavors and it’s nearly impossible to get all the smell out. I’m trying to use the least amount of plastic as possible. I try recycling plastic with the same flavor as before. But I mostly use glass now.
My wife has put me onto a good little tip.
Cold water helps remove smells.
I didn’t believe it until I washed out some LDPE 30ml’s I had used with cold water first and then soap washed them with warm water afterwards.
Like brand new bottles again.
This is a reason why you should wash your onion or garlic smelling hands in cold water first as warm water can lock the smell in for longer.
Both vinegar water and baking soda water (but not together lol) will remove odors. I usually just fill a bucket with hot soapy water, swish em around a bit, shake each bottle individually with some soapy water in it, transfer to another bucket filled with plain water, rinse till the soap is gone, air dry.
Thanks for the responses. I’ll give your suggestions a shot. Cold baking soda water sounds like it could be a winner. Maybe soaking in cold baking soda water for a bit, then washing in soapy water.