Himalayan salt rubbed on your hands can also remove unwanted smells. Be careful though for any open cuts on the hands or fingers, as the salt will uncomfortable sting. Rub your hands with the salt twice and then wash with water to rinse away the smells from your hands.
Before cutting an onion or garlic, put some olive oil on your hands. Be sure not to use too much or it will be difficult and unsafe to use a the knife to cut with. Having the olive oil on your hands can prevent the stink from sticking to them. If you do get to much olive oil on your hands, just wipe off the excess with a towel.
Put vinegar down the garbage disposal. Doing so will cut down on odors and bad smells coming from there. Pour half a cup of distilled white vinegar down the drain, wait for 5 to 10 minutes, then rinse with hot water.
Place a piece of orange, lemon, or lime peel into the garbage disposal. Open faucet to allow a slow flow of water, then turn on the disposal for a few seconds, to only tear the peel more and release the citrus oils.
Turn off water and disposal at the same time. Let peel set in the disposal for about 15 minutes to half an hour, then turn both the water and disposal on to rinse out drain.
Stainless Steel For Removing Odors From Your Hands
Rub a stainless steel bar between your hands under running water to get rid of unwanted smells.
Amco the makers of the Stainless Steel Rub-A-Way Bar say the bar is great to use when cooking with onions and garlic, as the Rub-A-Way bar eliminates unwanted odors left behind on your hands after the cooking and clean-up is done. They explain you rub the stainless steel bar just as you would a bar of soap and your hands are odor-free.
Was you aware most restaurant kitchens have stainless steel cooking spaces and counter tops because bacteria cannot live on the surface.
Stainless steel “soap” is made specifically for this purpose, rending the bacteria dead, as they are what causes odors to linger in your kitchen.
The bar is good at eliminating fish, garlic, and onion smells.
Applying these tips while your cooking and when cleaning up the kitchen, will keep it odor-free.
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