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Don't you love small glass spice jars? They are refillable and you can see what is inside. They are a PAIN to clean though! Let me show you an easy, quick way to get them tidied up!

Step 1: What you need

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You most likely have everything you need already in your kitchen!

You need:

A small dirty jar that needs to be cleaned
Warm tap water (not pictured)
Plain rice
Liquid dish soap

This technique is also fantastic for cleaning bud vases or salad dressing cruets as well.

If you do not have plain rice on hand, coarse salt or quinoa may work. I have not tried them for this purpose but they seem small enough and should be abrasive enough to do the trick.
taransa (author)  Kawthar Xoubi3 years ago
Thank you! It is a handy little trick :)
sunshiine3 years ago
This is a great idea! Thanks for sharing!
rimar20003 years ago
I use too coarse salt. Both methods are good.
taransa (author)  rimar20003 years ago
I thought the salt would work. I don't do much that requires coarse salt so that is why I never tried it. Glad to know it does work well!
l8nite3 years ago
nice trick !
taransa (author)  l8nite3 years ago
Thank you very much :)
blossom92833 years ago
Aww man, I Just threw my spice jar into the dishwasher for like 3 cycles because it wouldn't clean last week. I will keep this in mind for the future.
taransa (author)  blossom92833 years ago
Yea I was never happy with all the time it took the dishwasher to "clean" my little jars - this is SO much faster, even if it takes a few passes!