Many people are turning to a very affordable method of cleaning the kitchen cabinets – a new, and particularly “young” looking method: vegetable washing. What exactly is vegetable washing? It’s washing vegetables to remove excess water and soap from them.
The Technique Of Vegetable Washing
Vegetable washing is more of a theory than a proven technique. Some individuals have had some success in washing their own vegetables in a mixture of water and detergent. Others have found that it’s easier to use the commercial vegetable wash products which are sold at most grocery stores. This article is intended to introduce some of the things that you should look for when buying these products.
Look for these characteristics in the detergent: it should be fragrance-free and low in sodium, but it should not be oil-based because it will dry the vegetables too quickly. Don’t be fooled by oils which seem to have a longer shelf life – they may smell nice, but they will only actually extend the lifespan of the product for a short time. You also want to avoid anything that is able to penetrate the outer layers of the vegetables.
Look for: Washed: While washing a fruit that hasn’t been washed thoroughly, you may end up with some superficial damage and/or bruising. Those vegetables should be washed very carefully to remove any dirt, chemicals, or scratches from the surface of the vegetables.
Look for: Fresh: Most vegetable products, even the ones that you wash, should look fresh when you first get them home. If they don’t appear fresh enough after they have been sitting on the shelves for a while, they probably aren’t as fresh as they would appear to be if you washed them yourself.
Always Consider The Safety
Look for: Safety – Look for the word “phthalate-free” on the label of the vegetable wash or the commercial product. This means that there won’t be any chlorine added to the solution and also the pH will be kept under control.
Look for: Don’t forget to inspect the containers of the vegetable soaps that you buy. Some of them are packed in paper bags, while others are packaged in glass bottles. The plastic container that is placed in a shoebox or a plastic container that has been labeled for cleaning the pots and other kitchen utensils is a less expensive way to wash your vegetables.
To be sure that you are getting the right kind of cleaning solution for your cleaning needs, look for the number on the container of the commercial vegetable soap. The number should be close to seven on the container and the product also should be in an oxygenated solution.
Main Ingredients Of Wash Products
The vegetable wash may contain sodium hydroxide, glycerin, phosphoric acid, lye, and ethylenediamine. The product should not be refrigerated after being opened. When using it for washing vegetables, one-half cup is needed to be mixed with cold water.
Look for: Lotions: A lotion that contains herbal ingredients is sometimes recommended. A lotion that contains plant extracts may help maintain healthy skin, too. There are plenty of lotions for use on the skin.
Rinse with: Water: Some people mix a cup of vegetable juice and warm water in order to make a solution for the kitchen. The fruit juice will prevent stains and the warm water will clean the vegetable. The fruits are full of vitamins and they taste nice.
Use a potato masher as well as a dish sponge to clean all the edges of the glass containers. Place the containers of washed vegetables in the sink, and run water through them until the water runs clear. Also, ensure to place the containers on the wooden rack and follow these steps.