How do you remove food odors from your hands?

United States
March 27, 2008 12:14pm CST
Well how do you remove food odors from your hands? I have tried just about every thing I could think of or had heard of, but nothing worked as well as I would like. Lemon juice and vinegar and water help but do not completely rid your hands of strong odors. I have done some product testing for my cooking club. One of the products I tested is called stainless steel soap! This really works! You just rub your hands with this stainless steel bar, (soap shaped) under running water as if washing your hands with a bar of soap. This really works. Even on strong odors such as fish, garlic, and onions. Have any of you tried a simelar product? If so, how did it work for yo.
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6 responses
@julievy (595)
• United States
28 Mar 08
You can also rub your wet hands on a stainless steel sink if you have one. I do this after I chop onions or garlic and it works well.
• United States
28 Mar 08
I never thought of that!! I bet it works just as well. We do have a stainless steel sink, just never tried it.
@julievy (595)
• United States
28 Mar 08
Our new house has a stainless steel fridge. My husband thought I was nuts the first time he came into the kitchen and saw my rubbing my wet hands on the fridge.... but now he does it too.
• United States
5 Apr 08
I would think baking soda... I mean I don't know for sure, but ppl use it to dissolve odors in the fridge, why not your hands... I don't know, just a thought... Someone should try it and tell me if it works. :)
• United States
5 Apr 08
Baking soda sounds logical. never thought of that one!
@ssh123 (31096)
• India
28 Mar 08
Most people in India eat food with bare hands and after th meal, they wash the hands with a bit of liquid soap. In restaurants too they provide scented liquid soap, so one can get rid of the odour.
• United States
28 Mar 08
I used liquid soap in the past. I like the stainless steel soap better for raw food odors. I do use liquid scented soap for most hand washing.
• United States
28 Mar 08
Yes! A stainless steel spoon works, too. Above poster mentioned a sink- I never thought of that but it makes total sense! Easier, too, than a spoon...it is much handier at the moment you're washing your hands...lol.
• United States
28 Mar 08
I really like the soap because it fits in your hands easily. I had never thought of a spoon or the sink. I bet it works just as well.
• United States
27 Mar 08
I haven't really had much of a problem with this. I usually wash my hands with Dawn when I'm in the kitchen. It takes off all the oils from the food, and my skin unfortunately, so I use lotion later. But it really seems to work well and making my hands feel clean. I agree with tomato juice if you are working with something very strong.
• United States
27 Mar 08
Dawn breaks my hands out so I cannot use it. I know it is supposed to really cut oils and grease. I have not tried tomato juice on my hands though it is supposed to work on strong odors.
@kykidd (6818)
• United States
27 Mar 08
I have never heard of this. I wonder how that works! I have heard of using tomatoe juice to get rid of strong odors. Some people say it will even get rid of the smell if you are sprayed by a skunk.
• United States
27 Mar 08
I do not know how the stainless steel soap works. I just know it does a very good job of removing strong food odors from your hands. I use it every time I cut onions or garlic. I also use it after handling fish. Tomato juice is supposed to work on even skunk odors, more or less. I have never had to find out and hope I never do. I had not thought of using it on my hands though.