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Old 11-24-2009, 03:14 PM   #11
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I put my hands under the cold running water in the kitchen, spritz some soap on them, then rub the stainless steel faucet.....odours gone....completely.
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Old 11-24-2009, 03:58 PM   #12
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getting rid of the garlic smell from your fingers

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Help please! About 2 weeks ago a friend and I made stuffed peppers. They were delicious! I chopped the garlic and thought it was lovely that my hands smelled like garlic the next day. Now, long after our delicious dinner, every time I put my fingers up to my mouth or nose, I smell garlic! I've tried different soaps, mouthwash (I know!) and even nail polish remover. Any tips? I don't want to smell garlic each time I have a bite of turkey on Thursday.
I love garlic and prefer to chop it fresh. whenever i finish chopping i take my knife to the sink and under cold water i clean the knife blade with my fingers, be very careful not to cut yourself. the steel of the knife along with the cold water takes the smell away from my fingers. you can buy a special stainless steel 'smell eraser' to help get the odor of garlic or onion from your hands at most kitchen and bath stores, but why not use the knife that is already in your hand. somewhere i heard that the stainless steel and cold water break some electron bond that allows the odor to leave. obviously i don't know the scientific details, i just know it works for me. let me know if it works for you.
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Old 11-24-2009, 04:08 PM   #13
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If you read back through the posts, you can see the link I posted about the chemistry involved.
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Old 11-24-2009, 04:10 PM   #14
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The link you posted really doesn't give any hard facts though Wyogal. here are some things from the link...
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There isn't a lot of hard scientific data (that I have seen anyway) concerning stainless steel odor eaters.
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This is speculation on my part
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Old 11-24-2009, 04:15 PM   #15
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o.k., I just googled it and found lots of sites...
try this:
How to Get Rid of Garlic Smell
This says it is not an exact science and may have something to do with the sulphur component being attracted to the metals in the stainless steel.
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Old 11-24-2009, 04:19 PM   #16
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No offense to the person who wrote that article, but it IS an exact science. The author just does not know what it is.
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Old 11-24-2009, 05:16 PM   #17
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and do you have an explanation? So far, I've not seen anything, other than statements saying that they don't really know why/how it works. There was a study with lab mice in Japan, and a German study (but it's a pdf in German). There are also stainless steel products one puts in their mouth like a lollipop that removes food odors from the mouth.
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Old 11-24-2009, 06:25 PM   #18
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Nope I don't have an explanation either. Chemistry was never my strong suit so with my D- average I would not pass my info along anyway
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Old 11-24-2009, 07:50 PM   #19
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Have you tried stainless steel? Take something stainless steel and rub over your hands under cold water. They actuall make a stainless steel bar of "soap" for that purpose.
How Does Stainless Steel Remove Odors?
i have one of these and really does the job.
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