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Steal of the Day: Stainless Steel Soap

Stainless steel has magical deodorizing/odor neutralizing power that can wipe the pungent scents from things like garlic, onion, and fish away from your skin. There isn't a clear chemical explanation for this, but it's been hypothesized that sulfurous compounds are somehow catalyzed by the steel. So, some clever entrepreneur came up with a stainless steel "soap" product, essentially a block of metal in soap shape, to rid your skin of whatever stink ails you. But rubbing your hands across a stainless steel knife, spoon, or other utensil will have the same effect. Knowing that you can you use any old piece of stainless steel is certainly a deterrent from purchasing a bar of the soap, but I think it makes a good gag gift (or stocking stuffer!) for a fisherman or chef friend of yours. Luckily, the Uma Stainless Steel Soap ($8, reduced from $12.50) is on sale.

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Calimie Calimie 8 years
I had never heard of that before, I'll try it next time I'm dealing with garlic. That soap looks great.
chow chow 8 years
i dont think it works well, but maybe i just have a cheap one?
queenegg queenegg 8 years
I love this and I think that it's a good present too because it's so odd.
lawchick lawchick 8 years
I rub my hands on my SS sink, but it's kind of weird/awkward, so I would be up for using this if someone put it in my stocking!
mannylove mannylove 8 years
I love my stainless stell soap! One of the best purchases I've made...I cook with garlic & onions all the time, so it really is a lifesaver.
macgirl macgirl 8 years
I had no idea. Considering some smells give me a migraine this is extremely valuable info.
Kimpossible Kimpossible 8 years
I have used this trick for years! It's probably my favorite kitchen tip of all time!
RosaDilia RosaDilia 8 years
I think it's cool. I remember a friend of my mom's told me to rub the kitchen faucet after chopping onions or garlic. I was amazed at how it worked to rid the smell off my hands.
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