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Posted 1/12/2018 7:18 PM (#732299)
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I finally got a travel humidor and am amazed how strong the chemical odor is. And it seems like it’s the foam more than the plastic itself. Do I just air everything out? What have you all done about this?

Thanks.
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Posted 1/12/2018 7:40 PM (#732303 - in reply to #732299)
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that sucks. i just bought a 5 count Xikar this week and it didn't have a smell at all. what brand is it?
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Posted 1/12/2018 10:34 PM (#732309 - in reply to #732299)
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Try stuffing it with newspaper. That usually takes the odour away or try putting dry coffee grounds in it.
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Posted 1/13/2018 6:18 AM (#732313 - in reply to #732309)
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quickme - 1/12/2018 10:34 PM

Try stuffing it with newspaper. That usually takes the odour away or try putting dry coffee grounds in it.


Ground coffee grounds do work great for removing odors.

Usually just opening up and setting it in the sun will take care of it also
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Posted 1/13/2018 9:33 AM (#732314 - in reply to #732313)
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Wash it out with dish soap. If it still smells you can use white vinegar.
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Posted 1/13/2018 3:13 PM (#732327 - in reply to #732303)
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toby2 - 1/12/2018 8:40 PM

that sucks. i just bought a 5 count Xikar this week and it didn't have a smell at all. what brand is it?


Probably a cheapie brand, Megilla.
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Posted 1/13/2018 3:44 PM (#732328 - in reply to #732327)
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headfirst - 1/13/2018 4:13 PM
toby2 - 1/12/2018 8:40 PM that sucks. i just bought a 5 count Xikar this week and it didn't have a smell at all. what brand is it?
Probably a cheapie brand, Megilla.

i got mine for $18 on Amazon. first one i ever bought. i've always used a ziplock bag but i like it so far. it doesn'r have slots for cigars like i thought it would. it looks like those bed bads the hospital uses on the inside. 

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Posted 1/13/2018 3:59 PM (#732329 - in reply to #732299)
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This one came with the corrugated foam inserts and I think those absorbed all the new plastic smell, they are where the odor seems to be coming from. Trying the coffee grounds trick but it sure doesn't seem intuitive to me, coffee has such a strong odor...
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Posted 1/14/2018 11:13 AM (#732335 - in reply to #732329)
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A box of baking soda will also absorb odors.
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Posted 1/14/2018 3:36 PM (#732339 - in reply to #732299)
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Not a bad idea.
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Posted 1/16/2018 4:48 PM (#732387 - in reply to #732329)
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headfirst - 1/13/2018 3:59 PM

This one came with the corrugated foam inserts and I think those absorbed all the new plastic smell, they are where the odor seems to be coming from. Trying the coffee grounds trick but it sure doesn't seem intuitive to me, coffee has such a strong odor...


Mine finally arrived today, the "15 count Megilla" with zero off odors. I have bought several and never had a problem. You had me a bit worried when I read this post originally.
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Posted 1/16/2018 6:46 PM (#732401 - in reply to #732299)
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Exact same one.
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Posted 1/23/2018 1:17 PM (#732775 - in reply to #732401)
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I just got a 15 count Herf-A-Dor travel humi and it has the same smell. I to believe it's coming from the foam inserts. Really strong.
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Posted 1/23/2018 1:59 PM (#732776 - in reply to #732299)
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I let everything air out for a week and it’s not as strong but still there. Trying baking soda now. Let me know if you find something that works.
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Posted 1/25/2018 7:36 AM (#732835 - in reply to #732299)
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I've always stuck a little Spanish cedar behind the foam in mine.

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Posted 1/26/2018 7:08 PM (#732913 - in reply to #732299)
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Newspaper. Fill that sucker up with newspaper, close it up. A few hours later change out the newspaper. Repeat.
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Posted 2/15/2018 8:35 AM (#733670 - in reply to #732913)
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CoreyMacLeod - 1/26/2018 8:08 PM

Newspaper. Fill that sucker up with newspaper, close it up. A few hours later change out the newspaper. Repeat.


Thanks Corey, this is working!
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Posted 3/12/2018 7:53 AM (#735344 - in reply to #732299)
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