Delicate fish steak, salted herring or homemade garlic sauce - just the thought of these goodies makes salivation out of control. All these dishes have only one drawback: after preparing them, you will have to scrub the dishes for a long time. And even longer - hands. After all, the smell eats in. But it was like that before. And now you have 10 tricks in your arsenal on how to quickly neutralize any unpleasant amber. Even the best restaurants use them!
If you want to cook deliciously, don't be afraid to get your hands dirty. Moreover, washing them is not so difficult. At least if you arm yourself with "anti-aromatic" life hacks from kitchen professionals.
1. Wash your hands and dishes only in cold water
After working with "aromatic" ingredients, of course. In hot water, fats, oils and other odorous substances are only activated. And the cold shackles them and closes the pores of the skin. So the chances of solving the problem quickly and without dancing with a tambourine increase significantly.
2. Use "stainless steel"
The so-called "stainless steel soap" is a useful anti-odor product that is used by millions of people. It's funny that for all its everyday efficiency, there is not a single scientific proof of why and how it works. Which does not stop at all from giving him a chance.
3. Lemon juice against the smell of fish and garlic
The acid in lemon juice effectively neutralizes unpleasant odors. Just rub the freshly cut wedge in your palms or treat it on the kitchen surface, and then rinse with cold water.
4. Wash your hands with toothpaste
But certainly mint. Here, not only neutralization of one odor with another will work, but also antibacterial properties. What is needed in this case.
5. Rub the coffee beans in your hands
By the way, they also refresh your breath. Especially in the morning after a stormy libation. But that's a completely different story.
6. Parsley leaves will work too
They need to be thoroughly rubbed in your hands. Convenient, because during cooking, the parsley will probably already be on the table.
To remove an unpleasant odor from a wooden cutting board, sprinkle it with salt and leave for 20 minutes. During this time, the salt crystals will absorb all the aromas, and all that remains is to wash the board as usual.
Soda, on the other hand, is best mixed with a cleaning agent to create a scrub-like paste. This tool will not only eliminate the unpleasant odor, but also clean fine dirt well.
9. Better to work on prevention
And for this to engage in cutting especially odorous substances in thin latex gloves. This will prevent any smell from sticking to the skin. It sounds a bit over the top, but this is how it works in many professional kitchens.
10. And if there are no gloves …
… then you can grease your hands and cutting board with olive oil. It acts as a protective shield. Although, what is easier to wash, a pungent smell or fatty oil, that is still a question.
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