Pungent foods like onion and garlic like to leave their mark. They often result in a very savory, allium-y pair of hands, which I never minded, but some are deeply offended by. That seems to be driving force behind Rub Away , the stainless steel odor-absorbing bar. Historically speaking, I have never been troubled with this particular issue—soap seems to work well enough, and a little lingering garlic odor is not particularly offensive to me. But I was still curious by the promise of de-stunk mitts, so I agreed to test the product with Joel, on camera, as is our custom. Spoiler alert: I don’t get it. Maybe Mrs. Meyer’s Peppermint soap is particularly good at getting rid of stubborn odors, but Rub Away did not perform any better than the minty smelling surfactant. I am, quite frankly, puzzled by the glowing reviews, though intrigued by those who claim it finally solved their body odor issues , as well as the lady who said it got rid of “ dead mouse smell .” (I am, however, not surprised it did not work for this mechanic , as it is supposed to work by binding to sulfur which, as far as I know, is not present in gasoline.) I won’t tell you what Joel thought of Rub Away—which I keep wanting to call “Rub Off”—because you need a reason to watch the video. I will, however, leave you with this: Hours later, after Joel and I had said “goodbye” and […]