As much as I love onions, I sure don't want to smell like them! To get rid of that lingering smell, rub your hands with a little lemon juice, or try rubbing your fingertips on the bowl of a stainless steel spoon under warm, running water. You can also try rubbing your hands over the stainless steel faucet. If you need some tips for chopping onions, watch our how-to video and check out 7 Ways to Cook with Onions.
How do I get the oniony smell off my hands after chopping onions?
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