Amazon Shoppers Love This $6 Vegetable Brush for Cleaning Dirty Produce
Vegetables like potatoes, carrots, and celery are obvious staples in everyday cooking, but cleaning them is a little more involved than a simple rinse. Water alone won't remove all the dirt, bacteria, and grime, and the FDA doesn't recommend using soap or detergent when washing produce. So how do you get these vegetables clean? By using a specialized brush that gently and thoroughly removes dirt.
We recommend using the Oxo Good Grips Vegetable Brush because it's durable, easy to use, and efficiently cleans just about any tough-skinned produce. The small brush fits in the palm of your hand and has a non-slip rubber grip for extra support. Its sturdy-yet-flexible nylon bristles remove dirt from produce without damaging or peeling the skin. And because it's important your cleaner is, well, clean, it's dishwasher-safe, too.
To buy: Oxo Good Grips Vegetable Brush, $6 at amazon.com
Over 8,000 Amazon shoppers swear by this best-selling potato scrubber, and some have even commented that they no longer peel their produce because the skins are so clean. There is some controversy among shoppers about using the brush on delicate produce like mushrooms, but several reviewers said it works well if you gently brush them.
This reviewer said that the brush is a "comfortable fit in my arthritic hand, cleans well, and, best of all, I can put it in the dishwasher. I cook from scratch a lot which means washing lots of veggies. This simple, inexpensive tool makes all of that a bit easier—it's more than worth the money."
"This is the best vegetable brush I've ever used," another shopper wrote. "My old one was really soft and barely got the dirt off of vegetables. The bristles on this one are just right! It's stiff enough to really clean the veggies (I've never had cleaner baked potatoes!) and soft enough that it doesn't tear the skins, even on the thinner-skinned sweet potatoes!"
Clean your produce better, smarter, and faster with this best-selling vegetable brush on Amazon for only $6.