Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Works for Me Wednesday: Onion Smell

They sell all kinds of handy dandy little gadgets for getting onion smell off your hands, but guess what I finally figured out, those "gadgets" are generally just hunks of stainless steel. Well, my whole sink is stainless steel, and most of my pots & pans, and my knives and . . . so why buy a hunk of metal when my kitchen's full of it? I decided to try something. After I've been cutting onions, I wash my hands, and then I rub them across the side of the sink, presto, onion smell is gone! Someday when my kids are older we'll have to delve into WHY stainless steel makes onion smell disappear, but for now, I'm just glad I don't have to walk around with onion-y hands OR spend money (& store) a gadget to get the smell gone. It works for me!

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7 comments:

Martie said...

Are you serious?? 23 years as a homemaker and now I finally hear this?!? ACK! Thank you! I owe you, big time.

Martie

Sweetpeas said...

I KNOW! I still have to smell my hands every time after I do it, because I just can't believe it's so easy!!! (Yes, I'm easily amused)

Thia said...

Before I chop my onions, I take out a stainless steel spoon, so it's ready to go.

Tiffany said...

Wow! I am in shock! I have been cooking more with onions lately, but have hated smelling like them for days afterward. (Yes, I frequently wash my hands, but I can still smell the onions a day or two later.) I will definitely have to try this! Thanks for sharing!

Jenn said...

I learned from Martha if you get a serving spoon and rub your fingers on the spoon under water that it will take the smell off. I was shocked when it worked. Gets garlic smell off too!

Jennifer@DoingTheNextThing said...

Hey... cool idea! I've honestly never heard that, but you can bet I'll try it next time!

Ann said...

You know,I've seen those steel "bars" and even thought it might be fun to own one, but it never occurred to me that I have a kitchen full of stainless steel! DUH!