View Full Version : How do you get the coffee smell out of a coffee can?


theflash
11-27-2007, 05:21:06 PM
I've been saving a few of those Foldgers red plastic coffee cans for storage, but I can't stand the coffee smell (I don't drink coffee). Is there a trick to getting the smell out?

67lemanster
11-27-2007, 05:22:34 PM
I've been saving a few of those Foldgers red plastic coffee cans for storage, but I can't stand the coffee smell (I don't drink coffee). Is there a trick to getting the smell out?
fart in them. then shut the lid quick. smell will be gone in 24 hrs ;)

John Wright
11-27-2007, 05:24:22 PM
Oh great another fart thread...;)

K5JMP
11-27-2007, 05:25:16 PM
fart in them. then shut the lid quick. smell will be gone in 24 hrs ;)

bwahahahahahahahahaha!!!!!!!:)

Gary S
11-27-2007, 05:34:59 PM
Just fill it with dried chili peppers and store it overnight. You will never smell coffee in it again.

King Itchy
11-27-2007, 05:45:11 PM
store kim chee in it.
Try denatured alcohol.

Valkyrie Katie
11-27-2007, 05:46:25 PM
Take out the coffee.

protour73
11-27-2007, 05:49:24 PM
dude...if you don't drink coffee....then how are you saving them??? dumpster diving??

Twisted_Metal
11-27-2007, 05:50:42 PM
Used differential fluid will hide the coffee smell. ;)


Most any solvent should work.... Lacquer thinner, acetone, rubbing alcohol.

m pozzi
11-27-2007, 05:52:19 PM
dude...if you don't drink coffee....then how are you saving them??? dumpster diving??

+1 and I had the same question ...

Seriously, that odor stays in the can for a looooonnnnngggg time. If you're not a coffee enthusiast, get different containers.

Cheers,
Mary Pozzi

1980 Camaro Berlinetta
11-27-2007, 05:52:40 PM
Used differential fluid will hide the coffee smell. ;)


Most any solvent should work.... Lacquer thinner, acetone, rubbing alcohol.
Posi-trac fluid. ;) That smell will stay with you for weeks on end. lol

Fish79Z
11-27-2007, 05:55:43 PM
Here ya go.

http://www.thriftyfun.com/tf78942252.tip.html

theflash
11-27-2007, 06:15:00 PM
fart in them. then shut the lid quick. smell will be gone in 24 hrs ;)

You bastard, LOLOLOLOL

theflash
11-27-2007, 06:22:57 PM
Take out the coffee.

I was wondering who the moron was that was going to post that nbl ;)

dude...if you don't drink coffee....then how are you saving them??? dumpster diving??

Where I work they drink a LOT of coffee. They usually buy the big containers at Costco or BJ's. They usually put the empties on top of a cabinet in case anyone wants them.

+1 and I had the same question ...

Seriously, that odor stays in the can for a looooonnnnngggg time. If you're not a coffee enthusiast, get different containers.

Cheers,
Mary Pozzi

These are free

Here ya go.

http://www.thriftyfun.com/tf78942252.tip.html

Thanks, I knew there was some home remedies.

Jim Stokkeland
11-27-2007, 06:50:26 PM
Prolly the easiest way to overcome the stomach turning smell is for you to start drinking coffee...it does a body good...DUIT LOL

Alex71RS
11-27-2007, 06:58:20 PM
Don't like coffee? Never worked midshift, huh?

ZS10
11-27-2007, 07:01:33 PM
Wax and grease remover, solvent or gas; wash some parts in it. I have dozens of coffee containers none smell like coffee anymore.

theflash
11-27-2007, 09:19:27 PM
Don't like coffee? Never worked midshift, huh?


LOL, I work a swing shift 7am to 7pm then 7pm to 7am, 3 on 3 off

rscamaro73
11-27-2007, 09:40:56 PM
Put it in the microwave with 1 cup of water and 1/2 a lemon.....for 2 minutes. No lid. Then swirl it around, let it cool. Then rinse.

Any solvent has a chance to melt it.

dcozzi
11-27-2007, 10:19:38 PM
Funny you asked that. I just used one to mix a small amount of thin set mortar and it did nothing to get rid of the smell.

I think I will put some greasy nuts and bolts in it and set it out in the garage. That ought to do the trick!

79camaro2001
11-27-2007, 11:08:22 PM
I don't drink coffee, but i collect the coffee cans from my dad. he drinks alot of coffee.

Marks71BB
11-27-2007, 11:18:50 PM
I use em all the time, but the smell dont bother me. My first thought would be bleach solution or crushed lemons.

Iffn I farted in it it might melt:confused:

Scatter
11-27-2007, 11:22:05 PM
I have never tried to remove that smell because I love it!!!! :)

Aceshigh
11-27-2007, 11:30:36 PM
I've been saving a few of those Foldgers red plastic coffee cans for storage, but I can't stand the coffee smell (I don't drink coffee). Is there a trick to getting the smell out?

Throw a kilo of cocaine in it. That usually hides the smell of coffee :crazy:

Oh wait.....it's vice versa. :p

Macadoo355
11-27-2007, 11:31:59 PM
I use gas, works real good, just do it quick because it sorta melts them

John Wright
11-28-2007, 07:35:51 AM
White vinegar....same thing you clean the coffee pot with.

protour73
11-28-2007, 10:41:23 AM
White vinegar....same thing you clean the coffee pot with.

you're supposed to clean a coffee maker???? I thought it made better coffee, when it is seasoned ;)

IDLZRUF
11-28-2007, 10:43:21 AM
Throw a kilo of cocaine in it. That usually hides the smell of coffee :crazy:

Oh wait.....it's vice versa. :p

Nuttin like the voice of experience.

Try febreeze

John Wright
11-28-2007, 11:08:20 AM
you're supposed to clean a coffee maker???? I thought it made better coffee, when it is seasoned ;)

Nah....not really, it does build your immune system as it seasons though. A little while don't hurt but when you start puking up your toenails, better stop and clean out that coffee pot.

protour73
11-28-2007, 11:13:24 AM
A little while don't hurt but when you start puking up your toenails

wonderful mental picture, on that one, John!!! uuugghhh:p