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Nov 24

Does stainless steel really get rid of garlic smells? Round 2.


Follow @mark_lorch Follow @yorkshirechem Some time ago we put the old wives’ tale that stainless steel gets rid of garlic whiffs to the test. The results were inconclusive and with hindsight the control probably wasn’t ideal. So we are having another go, this time with the backing of the Royal Society of Chemistry and a consortium of chemistry …

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Dec 31

Garlic Challenge, the results show!


Back in October I posed a question: Is there any truth in the old wives tale that rubbing your hands on stainless steel gets rid of garlic smells? Various theories as to how steel may achieve this were posited. But I wanted to know if there was a real effect in the first place. Kitchen …

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Oct 26

Does stainless steel get rid of garlic smells?


Anyone fancy a quick food chemistry experiment to do whilst cooking dinner? According to an old wives tale the best way to get rid of garlic smells on your hands is to rub them on stainless steel. You can even buy stainless steel ‘soap’ for that very purpose. This came up on twitter, the other …

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