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Nov 12, 2013 07:20 PM

how to wash vegetables like broccoli? Does the ultrasonic cleaning machine workable?

I'm not a vegetarian, but everybody know more vegetables and fruits are good for our health. But here is the big problem, how to wash them clearly? Vegetables like broccoli, fruit like strawberry, grape and so on.... only wash them under running water is not enough to get them ready to eat. Cause i never know where my photos, oranges and other fruit have been.
I always pay more attention to this kind of news. I got a catalouge of ultrasonic cleaning machine recently. it's claimed that the machine could wash the vegetables and fruits totally cleaned and kill the bacteria such as Listeria, Salmonella and E. coli. It's sound new to me and I don't know it's working theory, does it workable?

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  1. Once again, proof that PT Barnum greatly underestimated the reproduction rate of the population being discussed.

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      1. I see this is your first CH post. You may want to get your feet wet by reading the late Sam Fujisaka's thread about living in a magic house:

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        1. re: c oliver

          just read Sam Fujisaka's magic house and it's only an idea and just for fun too. anyway, thanks!
          I'll work out a way for this altrasonic thing.

          1. re: lisaalex

            Well, it was a bit more than an Idea. I'm just wondering why you think everything needs to be all that clean. *I* live in a "magic house."

        2. <i never know where my photos, oranges and other fruit have been. >

          It's been ages since I was last in a darkroom, but I remember using stop bath to clean my photos. Stop bath is basically vinegar. And vinegar would probably also be a good way to clean your oranges! Problem solved.

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          1. re: small h

            sorry for the typing mistake of "potato" and thanks for your approach.

            yes the vinegar is workable especially after the right ratio.
            But how about the nooks and crannies of the vegetables and fruit? that's the big problem, right?

          2. I don't know where my photos have been either .

            And, these days, that scares me ....