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After chopping up onion and garlic, the smell tends to linger on your fingers and hands. To remove the odor try rubbing salt or lemon juice on wet hands, concentrating on the finger tip and nail area where odor tends to linger.
You can also soap up and rub your hands on metal like the spout of the sink...this takes the smell right off.
take a spoon and warm water and rub them together
This also works for removing fish smells from hands.
rub fingers/hands on a stainless steel spoon under cold running water
The spout of the sink or your knives. Just hand wash your knife (won't work with ceramic knives) but be careful.
You can get a piece of aluminum foil and rub your fingers and hands with it to remove the smell.
Actually, there is no need to soap your hands. Just rub your hands arou nd in your metal sink if you have one or across the dull side of a large knife or clever. Stainless steel removed the smell in a flash.
Wet your hands with plain water rub your hands on stainless steel (sink or just a piece of it) soap is optional.
Any stainless steel item will do the job,just wet your hands with water and rub away. from sinks to taps etc you can even buy a stainless steel soap bar, specifically for this purpose
Also, you cam use vinegar.
RUB SILWARE THROUGH YOUR HANDS. LIKE TAKE A HAND FULL OF SPOONS.
I AGREE with Sarah. You simply grab a stainless utensil . Rub your fingers under running water and the odor's gone.
washing your hands with soap and a stainless steel spoon or rubbing your soapy hands on a stainless steel sink works well too.
For garlic: Simply run cold water over your fingers and DO NOT RUB. I'm from Spain, trust me (garlic experts hehe). That's the trick because rubbing pushes the oils into your skin =]