Every day on Twitter (www.twitter.com/robynwebb) I give tips for better cooking. Over the years I found many common household items can stand in for expensive gadgets and tools to accomplish many kitchen jobs from cooking through clean up. For years, I’ve said ( along with many of my esteemed colleagues) that the best way to rid your hands of stinky fish and garlic odors is to simply rub your hands across a stainless steel sink. That advice, while still pertinent, can’t be applied for many of my clients; their kitchen surfaces are not stainless! With the array of materials available for the kitchen today; porcelain, Corian, granite and the like, finding a stainless steel surface can be problematic.
While shopping this summer in Cape May New Jersey, I found a very small tool that if you can’t have the whole stainless steel kitchen sink, you can have at least part of it. The Progressive Company’s Odor Remover is a small piece of stainless steel no bigger than a credit card, that you simply rub all over those smelly hands of yours and voila: odor gone. I’m not one for big bulky gadgets that take up more room than their worth, so with this tiny apparatus, garlic doesn’t stand a chance.