Thursday, June 16, 2005

Kitchen Myths

You know those things that you do in the kitchen without thinking because someone told you to a long time ago? Well some of them aren't true. For example, baking soda absorbing odors in the fridge: "This is a very clever and successful marketing ploy by the baking soda people, but the fact is that baking soda is very poor at absorbing odors. It seems to make sense, however, so lots of people have spent untold billions of dollars to put boxes of baking soda in their fridge or freezer to no effect. Activated charcoal would work much better but is expensive. Better to wrap your food and clean the fridge once in a while."