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removing onion smell from hands

lisaf Jun 19, 2007 11:11 AM

I finally tried the trick of "washing" your hands with a piece of stainless silverware to remove the smell of raw onion from my hands. It works!

Any other cool kitchen folklore?

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    ashes RE: lisaf Jun 19, 2007 11:38 AM

    I buy bars of homemade coffee soap at local farmer's markets that zap any lingering hand odor (fish, garlic, onions) instantly!

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      bigjimbray RE: ashes Jun 19, 2007 11:48 AM

      how about vinegar

    2. Melissavina RE: lisaf Jun 19, 2007 11:48 AM

      And to think that Williams Sonoma sells a stainless steel "bar of soap" to use when we all have spoons laying around to do the same thing! It's a fantastic hidden remedy for stinky food prep!

      1. Lori SF RE: lisaf Jun 19, 2007 12:19 PM

        i just use plain old left over coffee grids..

        1. Davwud RE: lisaf Jun 19, 2007 12:28 PM

          In another tread on the same subject, some one mentioned just rubbing you hands on the bottom of you sink while you rinse them.


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            Candy RE: Davwud Jun 19, 2007 12:56 PM

            That is what I do, I've got a stainless sink so no need for one of those bars.

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              CindyJ RE: Davwud Jun 19, 2007 02:37 PM

              That's what I do, too... soap up my hands and rub them on the stainless sink. Works for garlic odors on your hands, too.

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                wskrz RE: CindyJ Jun 20, 2007 02:33 PM

                I do that too. If you don't want to wipe them on the stainless sink (just in case you're not too sure what was washed in there last, like raw chicken, for example) you can also use the faucet if it's also stainless.

                Your chef's knife will work too. Just not the sharp end, 'kay? ;-D

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