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I used my favorite silicone spatula to stir a batch of green tomato relish. Now I can't get the smell/flavor of relish out of it. Relish flavor was getting into cookie dough yesterday (yuck) and it took a while for me to figure out what the problem was. The silicone is supposed to be non-porous. Any ideas how I can get the relish smell out of the spatula? Dishwaher didn't do it. http://www.kohls.com/kohlsStore/zbrandskiosk/kitchen/foodnetwork_new/prep/gadgetsutensils/spatulasspoons/PRD~882154/Food+Network+Silicone+Spatula.jsp

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Last updated: Oct. 3, 2012 11:21 am
Posted: Oct. 3, 2012 5:35 am
 
Commented by: Baking Nana
Oct. 3, 2012 5:39 am
I just went to look at it thinking that it probably wasn't a one piece spatula but it is. Bleachy soapy water would be my suggestion. It works to get the pickle smell out of the lids of pickle jars.
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Baking Nana
Oct. 3, 2012 5:40 am
BTW - let it soak for quite a while in that bleachy water.
 
Don
Don
Oct. 3, 2012 5:48 am
Hi, as above re bleach or kitchen alcohol Also, I reckon if you rub with lemon juice it will help. I've found lemon seems to work well to remove smells. Hope helps. cheers
 
AllieGeekPi
Oct. 3, 2012 5:49 am
Thanks Baking Nana :) I always keep a bowl of bleachy soapy water in my sink for soaking sponges so I'll pop it in there.
 
AllieGeekPi
Oct. 3, 2012 5:50 am
I love the one-piece spatulas. Don't trust those 2-piece ones anymore because I've had them bread into bowls of food.
 
Sugarnspice
Oct. 3, 2012 6:44 am
If the relish seeped into the silicone, won't the bleachy water do the same thing? You'd hate to add bleach water to cookie dough...yuk!
 
midwestchef
Oct. 3, 2012 7:28 am
My thought as well; make a baking soda paste and let it set.
 
midwestchef
Oct. 3, 2012 7:29 am
I should have read Seekery's comment first. ;-)
 
Don
Don
Oct. 3, 2012 10:31 am
Hi, what you think of the lemon idea then alli. ??? cheers.
 
AllieGeekPi
Oct. 3, 2012 11:21 am
Love the lemon idea Don! Thank you! :)
 
Commented by: Seeker
Oct. 3, 2012 5:50 am
After you do the bleach, if odor still persists try covering in a heavy paste of baking soda for hours. Hopefully one of those will help.
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ConkyJoe
Oct. 3, 2012 5:52 am
http://www.ehow.com/way_6050857_do-smells-out-silicone-utensils_.html
 
AllieGeekPi
Oct. 3, 2012 5:52 am
okay, thanks :) All I could think of was soak In vinegar but I knew that wasn't going to help! :-o)
 
AllieGeekPi
Oct. 3, 2012 5:55 am
Thanks ConkyJoe, I appreciate your finding the link.
 
*Sherri*
Oct. 3, 2012 5:56 am
I was going to suggest baking soda paste and let sit overnight. I read somewhere that was good for food smells in plastic or silicone.
 
Oct. 3, 2012 6:39 am
I personally like to use a mixture of baking soda and vinegar that way I can avoid bleach. Soaking overnight works really well to remove offensive odors.
 
AllieGeekPi
Oct. 3, 2012 6:52 am
I will try baking soda first. Thanks everyone!
 
Lela
Oct. 3, 2012 7:07 am
Hi, Allie! All this advice s good to know. My slow cooker lid had a funny smell after cooking pinto beans. The gasket seems to absorb odor. Thanks for asking this question.
 
janet7th
Oct. 3, 2012 8:12 am
I keep separate spatulas for baking and savory because of that problem. Red for baking (because I bought one and love it so when I decided I needed a second one for baking I found a red one.) and non-red for "other".
 
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