If your hands smell like garlic or onion, this helpful hint works like magic. Take a piece of flatware (any metal spoon, dull knife or fork will do), pretend it’s a bar of soap, and wash your hands with it under cold water. The garlic or onion smell will disappear in seconds. No special kind of metal needed! And you can go back to cooking without a soapy smell on your hands.

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