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Dan_raven
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(I am so scared of the possible dobies of this.)

Last week, while rummaging around a GoodWill store, I found a set of 8 wooden bowls and a large wooden salad bowl for only $3.00.

We had a set of those from when we first got married, and are down to 3 surviving bowls left, so this was a great deal for us.

We bought them and brought them home and only then noticed they stank.

The pungent aroma of fried catfish did not linger on the bowls, it filled the entire kitchen. We have aroma candles burning in the kitchen and they are totally overwhelmed by this stench.

So we washed them quickly.

Then, when the stench continued, we washed them slowly.

We hand washed them and used the dishwasher and have basically run out of ideas.

So I turn to the Idea place, Hatrack. Why do these used bowls, enameled walnut, smell, and what can we do to get them to stop?

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theamazeeaz
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Fine I won't dobie it. I soooo wanted to.
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Belle
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Me too, but it's just so easy. Not even worth it.

Here's a suggestion

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Can a wooden bowl or cutting board that has an unpleasant build up and/or a rancid smell be saved?
Yes, a wood bowl can be revived by using a non-abrasive scrub pad, lemon juice, and pumice dust to remove the oil build up that has probably occurred over many years of use. This build up is likely caused by the use of a vegetable based oil or lard to preserve the bowl. Unfortunately using vegetable oil creates a breeding ground for bacteria, which then builds up and becomes gummy or tacky to the touch. In most cases using the pumice and lemon juice will safely remove the old layers of vegetable oil and the smell. It will probably take more than one application of lemon juice and pumice to do the job. Once the old oil layers are removed, clean the bowl with warm water and a mild soap and hand dry. When the bowl is completely clean and dry apply a coat of B's Oil Salad Bowl & Wood Preserver to properly preserve your bowl.


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TomDavidson
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Wood bowls can easily fill -- and by "fill," I mean the interior wood of the bowl itself -- with bacteria, and the enamel might be preventing your cleaning agents from penetrating far enough to kill them.
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Dan_raven
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Thanks Belle

I guess I have a few more things to add to our shopping list for tonight.

And, Theamaze--thanks even more.

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Also, fill them with a paste of baking soda and water. That's what you're supposed to do when water bottles stink.
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*waves as I have not seen you in ages*

Try vinegar I reckon.

I was wondering what to do about water bottles that reek...

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Tara
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Baking soda?
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SteveRogers
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Laxatives?
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Reshpeckobiggle
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Recycling? You might have to eat the 3 bucks.

What's a dobie?

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matt
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I agree w/ SteveRogers. [Smile]
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SteveRogers
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quote:
Originally posted by Reshpeckobiggle:
What's a dobie?

I couldn't find a link to a thread that explains this, but a dobie (in simple terms) is a thread/topic that parodies the content/title of another thread.
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Resh, this is a (weak) dobie.
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SteveRogers
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Hey, I didn't say I was good at it. Plus, I did it with the intention of showing Resh what one was. And Dan was wary of dobies for this thread, so I did one.

And it's kind of clever for South Park fans.

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I assumed, simply from reading this thread's title, that it was a dobie. I also cringed at the imagined content of the dobie'd thread.
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