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Glass coffee jars

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Ngaio1 Mon 10-Aug-20 20:25:07

I was lucky enough to be given a quantity of large coffee jars which i aim to use as storage. They are washed and clean but i cannot get rid of the gummy residue left by label removal Washing up liquid and hot water does not touch it! (Have rubbed hard).

GrandmaKT Mon 10-Aug-20 20:27:50

Try nail varnish remover?

Charleygirl5 Mon 10-Aug-20 20:32:09

There is something online called "sticky stuff remover" and that may solve your problem.

MerylStreep Mon 10-Aug-20 20:50:21

Charleygirl
That's brilliant stuff. It gets chewing gum off material.

Flamingo Mon 10-Aug-20 21:04:59

A spray of WD40 and scrub it off should work

MaizieD Mon 10-Aug-20 21:09:39

Yup, Sticky Stuff Remover. It's brilliant

Chewbacca Mon 10-Aug-20 21:18:08

Just popping my head round the door to ask why a thread about glass jars is in "relationships"? grin

MawB Mon 10-Aug-20 21:20:51

OP’s relationship with her coffee jars?

Ngaio1 Mon 10-Aug-20 21:31:14

Apologies for posting in wrong place ladies. Thank you for helpful tips.

Chewbacca - I imagine the hot weather has upset your equilibrium!

Callistemon Mon 10-Aug-20 22:29:23

White spirit or WD40

EilaRose Tue 11-Aug-20 01:29:15

I have a long term relationship with coffee jars too! LOL

As mentioned, WD40 will work but it stinks, so I prefer to use Turpentine on some paper towel and finally a few drops of dishwashing liquid to remove any residue.

Calendargirl Tue 11-Aug-20 07:18:14

As others have said, I soak them, remove as much label as possible, then use Sticky Stuff Remover. It sometimes has to be left on a bit to really work.

Certain labels peel off in a lovely smooth all over way. Why others don’t is a mystery to me.

FindingNemo15 Tue 11-Aug-20 07:53:18

I always use surgical spirit. Empty jars often come in handy and some are attractive.

Ngaio1 Tue 11-Aug-20 12:29:55

All these useful ideas. I have WD40 and surgical spirit to hand.

Tweedle24 Tue 11-Aug-20 13:03:45

Good old WD40! One of the many things this magic potion can do.

Chewbacca Tue 11-Aug-20 13:51:06

WD40 is brilliant at cleaning the loo and it helps to stop....... erm ....... marks from forming on the inside of the pan.

Furret Tue 11-Aug-20 14:49:08

Yes, sticky stuff remover.

Granny23 Tue 11-Aug-20 15:00:00

I use coffee jars for jam & jelly. Sometimes the labels come off easily but if not I half fill the jar with water, bring it to the boil in the microwave - et voila - this melts the gum and the label will then peel or wash off.

If all else fails, I put large labels on the jars, cunningly placed to hide the gummy bits.

Callistemon Tue 11-Aug-20 15:02:23

I've never tried using them for jams and jellies Granny23.

Does it store well in those jars? Do you put the jam in hot then put the lid on?

MummyJoJo62 Wed 19-Aug-20 16:51:58

Chewbacca

Just popping my head round the door to ask why a thread about glass jars is in "relationships"? grin

Bad/toxic/unhealthy relationships Doesn't matter what label you put on them Jars are always great to stick them in and seal them up There you go!!

Callistemon Wed 19-Aug-20 16:54:28

We have a love/hate relationship with my empty coffee jars and jam jars.

I love them, DH hates them.

However, if I do fill them with home-made jam he seems to love that.

TerriBull Wed 19-Aug-20 17:45:40

My coffee jar was shattered when our relationship came to end, well it had to as far as I was concerned they were too transparent and I could see right through them, and I was prone to also having a relationship with the biscuit tin on the side shock I'm now seeing a coffee pod but although they're quite strong, there's something quite plastic and false about them on the outside, worse still every morning they give me a kick sad

Callistemon Wed 19-Aug-20 17:47:11

🤣☕

Tweedle24 Thu 20-Aug-20 12:46:36

TerriBull 😳

MawB2 Thu 20-Aug-20 12:54:04

TerriBull

My coffee jar was shattered when our relationship came to end, well it had to as far as I was concerned they were too transparent and I could see right through them, and I was prone to also having a relationship with the biscuit tin on the side shock I'm now seeing a coffee pod but although they're quite strong, there's something quite plastic and false about them on the outside, worse still every morning they give me a kick sad

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