Rub a piece of lime (used) inside the lunch box to get rid of strong odours (like garlic) before rinsing
Always take care to cover vessel with a loose lid, while boiling chillies, garlic and other such pungent
condiments. The smell tends to permeate the house. Keep the kitchen exhaust on and windows wide open, as an
To season a new earthen handi, pour oily water in it (from cooking, like that rinsed from kadai, etc.)
for some time, rinse with plain water, and keep aside. Repeat process for 2-3 days as many times as
possible. Then use to cook, so the raw smell will go, as well as for improving sturdiness.
Rub the chopping board with a slice of lemon vigorously, after cutting onions, garlic, etc. This will
ensure that all odours of such vegetables is rid, then wash thoroughly with washing soap.
Use the silver foil wrappings of used medicines to scrub greasy utensils like tawas, pans, etc. Embed
them at the base of plastic scrubbers for easy use and grip.
Always use a clean pair of kitchen scissors to trim edges of bread. Much neater and less messy edges as
compared to those trimmed with a knife.