I reuse glass pickle jars often. A simple rinse with dish soap and water gets rid of the smell coming from the glass, but nothing I have tried gets rid of the smell coming from the lid. I've soaked with various detergents, cleaners, bleach, deodorizers, boiled them and run them through the dishwasher, but the smell of pickle lingers on the lid. When I think it's gone, I screw on the lid, but the smell is back the next time I open the jar. What's more annoying is that standard and wide mouth mason jar lids won't fit many commercial pickle jars.