This $5 Tool Is the Key to Getting Rid of Garlic Smell on Your Hands
Consider this a "magic" soap.
Garlic can brighten up any dish and add a punch of flavor (and some immune-boosting properties, too!), but let's be real — it stinks, bad. And if you're the one chopping, dicing, and cooking with it, as opposed to just polishing off a garlicky stir-fry or plate of fries, then that stench is even worse, as it can linger on your hands and fingers long after you put that knife down.
There is a solution though! You can get the Tovolo Garlic Hand Cleaner, which is actually marked down 50 percent at William Sonoma right now. Originally $10, it's now a mere $5, which means it's almost so cheap it's a no-brainer add-on item as you're finishing up your next Williams Sonoma order. The cleaner is final sale, however, so you should know that before purchasing.
So how does a garlic-shaped cleaner remove that strong, pungent odor of garlic (and onions!) from your hands and fingernails after you prepare your mise en place. You simply rub your hands and affected areas on this brushed stainless-steel surface, and it'll clean you right up. The molecules in the stainless steel combine with the sulfur from the garlic, and they're washed away when you rinse your hands. It's also dishwasher safe, so you can clean that cleaner with ease, too.
If the shape of the garlic isn't your design aesthetic, you can go with another option. Kikkerland's Fish Magic Soap, which is sold at Bed Bath & Beyond for $13, is a bit pricier, but quite a bit more fun. You can also return it if you don't love it—and it's shaped like a fish!
Buy it: $5 (originally $10); williams-sonoma.com
Buy it: $13; bedbathandbeyond.com