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TIP OF THE DAY: Hand Off Onion Smell

You may have seen “onion stones” in the kitchen gadget department.

What’s an onion stone? It’s a mis-named piece of stainless steel—not a stone—shaped like a small bar of soap that removes the smell of onions from your hands when you wash your hands with it. It also works with garlic and fish odors.

But there’s no need to clutter up the gadget drawer; you don’t need an onion stone. Just wash your hands with a large stainless steel spoon; it will do the same thing. If you have a stainless steel sink, you’ve got a whole lot of stainless steel to rub against.

How does it work?

It is believed that the odor-creating sulfur in the food reacts with the stainless steel, which is made of iron and chromium, and becomes neutralized.

Slice away, then grab a spoon. Photo
courtesy PachD.com.

If you’re not near any stainless steel, try washing with a paste of salt and water.

 




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