J.K. asks from Los Alamos, NM on September 19, 2009
D.T. answers from Phoenix on September 21, 2009
No one suggested this one,so I'll chime in. Fill the lunchbox with crumpled newspaper--the black and white, not colored sections. Then close it up and let it sit overnight. Something about the ink along with the absorbancy of the paper helps. I used this trick once when my electricity was out for a storm and the refrigerator smelled awful. The power company told me to do this. Good luck!
D.D. answers from Phoenix on September 20, 2009
You may have already gotten this one, but try vinegar just plain white vinegar with your dish soap, let it soak, it should remove the stink and once it drys doesn't smell like vinegar at all.
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C.P. answers from Phoenix on September 20, 2009
J.H. answers from Flagstaff on September 21, 2009
Don't know if this will work......what about trying to rub the inside of the lunchbox with lime or lemon wedges?
M.F. answers from Phoenix on September 19, 2009
If it's plastic, I would try soaking it in bleach water for several hours and then sending it through the dishwasher.
K.C. answers from Phoenix on September 20, 2009
The queen of clean has never steered me wrong yet, try Odors out...you can purchase it a Pet Smart or Ace Hardware. It is a natural product. You sprinkle it in the lunch box and close it. Let it absorb the molecules for 24 hours. If there is still a smell, reapply. It works everytime. You can also sprinkle the granules into a nylon.
B.G. answers from Tucson on September 20, 2009
Try scrubbing lunchbox with baking soda... Also works for removing odors from smelly feet and sneakers.
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M.P. answers from Phoenix on September 20, 2009
Vinegar OR bakingsoda,
M.B. answers from Albuquerque on September 20, 2009
I know that everyone is saying Baking Soda, vinegar, and bleach but have you thought about fresh lemon and oranges. Get some og the fruits and squeeze them then wash the lunch box with the juices. Maybe let it sit awhile. This should help lemon can clean and get the smell out of everything!