Please give me some tips to reduce garlic smell from my fingers!!
A quick poll of Kitchen staffers found that most of the home cooks on the team don’t mind the lingering smell of garlic on their fingertips. But I know that this is not a scent that everyone loves. Some of you don’t want a whiff of that still-pungent smell when you’re laying in bed at night and go to take off your glasses. I suppose I get it. Please suggest some best way to remove that smell, once and for all.
@manpreet Cut a potato in half, rub it all over your hands, then follow up with soap and cold water. The folks at Cook’s Illustrated have tested and recommend using a potato half to de-garlic a wood cutting board, saying foods that brown (like apples and potatoes) have an enzyme (polyphenol oxidase) that “can oxidize sulfurous compounds, including the thiols and thiocyanates that give garlic its pungent odor, turning them into odorless compounds.” If it works on wood, why not human skin? Plus, lots of websites stand behind the hack. Pour a scoop of coffee grounds into the palm of your hand, add a few drops of water and rub your hands together, exfoliating your skin for 30 seconds. Follow with soap and cold water. Coffee grounds are a known odor absorber; Food & Wine even recommends drying your used coffee grounds in order to reuse them to soak up smells in the fridge, kitchen cabinets, even in the bathroom.