I can't get!!!

So im in the process of getting my coolidor together because the small humi is beyond full...don't worry extras are in zip-lock bags with pillows....just ordered my conservagel beads this morning so they should be here in a few days. My main worry now is ive already washed out the cooler 3 times and it still smells like plastic Ive tried to keep it opened up in my basement cause didn't want to put it outside with the potential snow and ice that we had the past day or so. My question is now should i keep washing it. I think before i will leave for work tomorrow i will put it outside...bring it inside and wash it one more time. After that i dont know though...will the plastic smell change the taste of the cigars. would cedar paper work to help cure the smell?? baking powder????

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  • JCizzleJCizzle NYCPosts: 1,912 ✭✭
    Baking soda and let it dry in the sun, that should do the trick.
    Light 'em up.
  • ejenne87ejenne87 Posts: 1,925
    Just wad up some news paper and fill it with that. Leave it in there for 24-48 hours and the smell should be gone. This is what I did and it worked great.
  • I'm setting up my Coolidor too! My conservagel beads are showing up tomorrow as well as a decent sized order from CCOM so I'm in the same boat. I've never heard of the newspaper method, but that sounds great if it works like ejenne87 says. Hurray fo cheap storage!
  • JCizzleJCizzle NYCPosts: 1,912 ✭✭
    Pretty soon we'll be posting in the cigar porn thread. :)
    Light 'em up.
  • Dustin1981Dustin1981 Posts: 412
    xIcedGuardianx:
    I've never heard of the newspaper method, but that sounds great if it works like ejenne87 says. Hurray fo cheap storage!

    I didnt use it for a coolidor but I did when I converted a mini-fridge. Left a bunch of newspaper in there and the plastic smell was gone in about 24 hours.
  • Dustin1981:
    xIcedGuardianx:
    I've never heard of the newspaper method, but that sounds great if it works like ejenne87 says. Hurray fo cheap storage!

    I didnt use it for a coolidor but I did when I converted a mini-fridge. Left a bunch of newspaper in there and the plastic smell was gone in about 24 hours.
    you have a pm
  • docbp87docbp87 Posts: 3,521
    Newspaper method works. I usually use wadded up paper towels though.
  • xmacroxmacro Posts: 3,402
    +1 on newspapers; it's worked for me. I heard from a friend that firefighters use it to get the smell out of their clothes.
  • Nice I thought I was gonna be doomed with the plastic smell lol deff gonna try the newspaper trick
  • phobicsquirrelphobicsquirrel Posts: 7,349
    ejenne87:
    Just wad up some news paper and fill it with that. Leave it in there for 24-48 hours and the smell should be gone. This is what I did and it worked great.
    That's a really good idea, never thought of that.

    I broke down a few cigar boxes (cedar) and lined the bottom of mine. I then put a small bowl of beads in there along with some humi pllows and let it sit for a few days. Then I just started putting my "full" cigar boxes in there. I really only use my large "tubs" for boxes. I have two semi-medium coolerdors that are for singles but they are all cello'd up.
  • cooch36cooch36 Posts: 714 ✭✭
    I put a shoot glass of hooch in mine for a few days! That did the trick and I kept It going for months one hell of a aroma when I open the coolidor and the cider and spice came out! OBAN 10 yr I beleive/
  • Dustin1981Dustin1981 Posts: 412
    Christian_Sapp:
    Dustin1981:
    xIcedGuardianx:
    I've never heard of the newspaper method, but that sounds great if it works like ejenne87 says. Hurray fo cheap storage!

    I didnt use it for a coolidor but I did when I converted a mini-fridge. Left a bunch of newspaper in there and the plastic smell was gone in about 24 hours.
    you have a pm
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  • kuzi16kuzi16 Posts: 14,616 ✭✭✭✭
    Dustin1981:
    xIcedGuardianx:
    I've never heard of the newspaper method, but that sounds great if it works like ejenne87 says. Hurray fo cheap storage!

    I didnt use it for a coolidor but I did when I converted a mini-fridge. Left a bunch of newspaper in there and the plastic smell was gone in about 24 hours.
    remember the first time i suggested this to someone. they looked at me like i was nuts.

    when i was a kid, my dad was teaching first aid to my boyscout troop. one of the things that he said was that newspaper is very clean until you open it. if someone is bleeding badly you can open up an unused newspaper and wrap whatever is bleeding in it. once you add pressure its just a matter of getting them to the hospital.
    the added bonus was that its very absorbent so blood doesnt go everywhere.

    all fo us kids looked at him like he was nuts. we didnt know it was absorbent.

    this is when he told me it was so absorbent that it will soak up smells from just about anything you put it in.

    a few weeks later my soccer shoes were reeking. i threw some wadded up newspaper in there and the next day they didnt stink at all.

    i did it again when i was in college and the mini fridge i had quit one night and i didnt find out till the food started to stink.
    it was all bad.

    again, newspaper to the rescue.


  • JY001JY001 Posts: 49
    Newspaper definitely works. Just give it 24 hours and the plastic smell will be gone. It might be overkill but when I wash it out, I use a brand new sponge with distilled water.
  • kuzi16kuzi16 Posts: 14,616 ✭✭✭✭
    JY001:
    Newspaper definitely works. Just give it 24 hours and the plastic smell will be gone. It might be overkill but when I wash it out, I use a brand new sponge with distilled water.
    NOT overkill.

    your babies are going in there.
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