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Old 01-27-2008, 04:21 PM   #21
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I have a cute small very stiff brush with a handle shaped like a potato - lol - that's specifically for scrubbing root vegetables. Works great & it only takes me seconds to scrub a spud clean with it.
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Old 01-27-2008, 04:58 PM   #22
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I agree with most of the posters that there is no need to obsess over it. I use one of two methods... a vegetable scrubbing brush or kosher salt.

My mom (and GB's grandmother) taught me to scrub veggies with a handful of kosher salt. It does a great job and seasons at the same time.
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Old 01-27-2008, 05:01 PM   #23
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My mom (and GB's grandmother) taught me to scrub veggies with a handful of kosher salt. It does a great job and seasons at the same time.
OK now that is a seriously cool idea. I always knew grandma was (is) a smart woman
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Old 01-27-2008, 06:55 PM   #24
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That is a cool idea using kosher salt.

I think the main reason I stopped brushing potatoes, aside from there is never any dirt on the ones I buy, is that it takes the skin off if I brush at my "regular" brushing pressure. Especially if I wet them first. I always buy those large "restaurant style" baking potatos and the skin doesn't seem as thick as the smaller russets that are always on sale.
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Old 01-27-2008, 07:24 PM   #25
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Breezy, does yours scrubber that looks like a potatoe have eyes on it? lol, i have one of those too. It works really well.
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Old 01-30-2008, 06:18 PM   #26
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No - no eyes. In fact, it looks like a real little baby spud. If you stuck it in with a bunch of baby potatoes, you'd think it was real.

I've had it for over 10 years now, & it does a terrific job of cleaning root veggies - especially those from my own garden that come in with a lot of earth on them.
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Old 03-07-2008, 02:24 AM   #27
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for russets, under running water i firmly but gently "wring" them with both hands. Using the texture of [the skin of] my palms to get the dirt off. No need for soiling clean tools.
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