Works Well: Steel steals kitchen odors

Jim Hillibish

It sounds almost too crazy to be true. Cooks all over the realm are loving a strange way to rid hands of onion, garlic and other cooking odors.

Chefs found an easy way to eliminate the odors without soap. They run their hands on a stainless-steel knife. This has evolved into safer stainless balls, disks, eggs and “soap” bars. You rub your hands with them under the faucet and the smell disappears. The stuff never wears out.

Steel works on most organic odors, including seafood. Makers include Magic Soap, Chef Soap and Amco Rub-Away Bar. Prices are $4 to $8, in kitchen accessory stores.

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