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MAGIC: Get rid of garlic onion,and fish smells from your hands.

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After handling garlic onion or fish, hold a stainless steel knife fork or spoon in your hand, making sure the ends of all your fingers and tip of your thumb all touch, now run under cold water MAGIC s… Read More
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9y, 4m agoPosted 9 years, 4 months ago
After handling garlic onion or fish, hold a stainless steel knife fork or spoon in your hand, making sure the ends of all your fingers and tip of your thumb all touch, now run under cold water MAGIC smell gone.
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9y, 4m agoPosted 9 years, 4 months ago
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#1
Don't tell me you've only just worked this out? I can never cut an onion without rubbing my hands all over the sink afterwards. :-D They sell little doodahs made of stainless steel to rub around your hands for this purpose.

http://www.culinarycultures.com/Images/Progressive%20Prod/New%204-15/GT-6700.jpg
banned#2
i also have one of these idoodahs in my loo too, thankfully no more smells of bleach when ive shoved half a bottle down there - lol
#3
id be interested to know why this works. can any one enlighten me?
#4
Go to your local works they where selling those doodahs for 10p each in mine instead of £2 so I got a load of them for friends and family!
I can confirm they get rid of the smell of fish from your fingers (ahem no not that way!) disinfectant diesel and everything ive tried so far, id also love to know how they work!
#5
I have an idoodah too :) It's brill!
#6
no i want one. do you works the discount book place?
#7
guerilla;1735761
no i want one. do you works the discount book place?

Thats the one, they have got loads of clearance stuff for peanuts as they are in administration, last week I they had greetings cards fill a carrier bag for a fiver, kids hi-vis vests a quid packs of pencils and permanent markers 10p and low-melt gluesticks 10p a pack which i cleaned them out of!! It changes day to day as more stock is added!
#8
illtry and get myself to one of them then
#9
I must be really odd, I love the smell of onions on my hands! :?
#10
I don't need one, hopefully I will have a use for one later on in the year.
#11
guerilla
id be interested to know why this works. can any one enlighten me?


Without wanting to sound like a nerd, I believe its a lot to do with the molecular chemistry involved.

Garlic, fish etc all contain naturally occurring sulphur - this is mostly what causes the smell on your skin when you touch them. Then when you rub your hands over a stainless steel object like a knife or one of these steel soap bars, the metal atoms in the stainless steel attract & bond with the sulphur, taking it off your skin & changing it slightly in a chemical way so hence no more smell!

Apparently, lemon juice works in a similar way but I've never tried that one. I use a woman for all our kitchen duties!
#12
karaokecolin
I use a woman for all our kitchen duties!


A man for the bedroom ones?
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thesaint
A man for the bedroom ones?


If you're anything like your avatar, you are the one with the very limp wrist & questionable stance my friend!!
#14
karaokecolin
If you're anything like your avatar, you are the one with the very limp wrist & questionable stance my friend!!


Big lol!

thanks for the answer as well i was looking for a nerdy one!
#15
karaokecolin;1736059
Without wanting to sound like a nerd, I believe its a lot to do with the molecular chemistry involved.

Garlic, fish etc all contain naturally occurring sulphur - this is mostly what causes the smell on your skin when you touch them. Then when you rub your hands over a stainless steel object like a knife or one of these steel soap bars, the metal atoms in the stainless steel attract & bond with the sulphur, taking it off your skin & changing it slightly in a chemical way so hence no more smell!

Apparently, lemon juice works in a similar way but I've never tried that one. I use a woman for all our kitchen duties!


So how does it work with disinfectanct, bleach, diesel etc?
#16
harlzter
So how does it work with disinfectanct, bleach, diesel etc?


Apparently a similar thing- stainless steel is an alloy - ie more than one type of metal.
The molecular properties of these different metals combine with other different chemicals in things like bleach etc.

I spoke to a wise one today who told me that there will be varying degrees of success when using stainless steel for getting rid of smelly fingers due to different qualities & consistencies within certain stainless steels & their 'attracting' abilities. i.e. a good stainless steel with a certain amount of a particular metal will be better at getting red of certain smells than other stainless steels. If you know whatta mean.

He also said this is why men's stainless steel urinals never smell of pee- its the surrounding walls & floors that smell!! Not gonna test that one though.
banned#17
Someone send me their Doodah!!

Off Topic: Anyone know how to get the sticky rubbishy glue stuff left on cars after removing exterior trim, such as badges and the like.. ?
#18
wierdowoss
Someone send me their Doodah!!

Off Topic: Anyone know how to get the sticky rubbishy glue stuff left on cars after removing exterior trim, such as badges and the like.. ?


A possibility- rub it with an ice cube to freeze it then gently scrape off. works with chewy gum on clothes.
banned#19
karaokecolin;1741131
A possibility- rub it with an ice cube to freeze it then gently scrape off. works with chewy gum on clothes.


Would take AGES with all the trim around the doors and that :p

You know of any commercial products ?
#20
wierdowoss;1741161
Would take AGES with all the trim around the doors and that :p

You know of any commercial products ?

Lighter fuel??? great multi purpose solvent!
banned#21
harlzter;1741361
Lighter fuel??? great multi purpose solvent!


Yeah i've thought of using Petrol or Lighter fuel as i've heard aslong as you get it all off it's fine, just wondered if there was a product to remove glue specially :)

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