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What does WASH BEFORE USE mean to you?

B3B3 Posts: 19,399
Rinse under the tap?
Milton or similar?
Washing up liquid?
What?
 How long? 
What if you don't?
In London. Keen but lazy.
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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 73,715
    Depends what it is … 
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  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 29,923
    depends if it's a Duvet Cover or a potato. 
    Devon.
  • B3B3 Posts: 19,399
    edited 16 November
    Vegetables
    I've seen it on frying pans and I get it..season the pan and get rid of whatever stops it rusting.
    I want to know what you need to do with supermarket vegetables
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 29,923
    I'd only wash them if they were dirty ( as Jersey Royals often are ) Normally I don't bother to wash, or peel stuff like carrots, parsnips, potatoes etc
    Devon.
  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Leicestershire, UKPosts: 11,195
    If it's veg from a SM, then the first one - rinse the pesticides off under flowing cold water. ;)
    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 29,923
    If it's going in the oven, or boiling water, I reckon that's good enough
    Devon.
  • B3B3 Posts: 19,399
    @Hostafan1.  I've seen instructions on duvet covers and the like  - wash before use. Who does that? Who apart from me reads instructions about what to do with a duvet cover.😐
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 29,923
    edited 16 November
    B3 said:
    @Hostafan1.  I've seen instructions on duvet covers and the like  - wash before use. Who does that? Who apart from me reads instructions about what to do with a duvet cover.😐
    perhaps some part of the process may leave some residue to which some folk are allergic?
    Devon.
  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICT DerbyshirePosts: 18,884
    edited 16 November
    I think if it looks clean, like a cauliflower, and it’s going to be cooked, I personally wouldn’t bother.

    If it’s not going to be cooked, like a cucumber, I’d give it a good rinse in tepid water.

    If it’s possibly dirty, like a leek, I’d cut it open and rinse out any soil with cold water.

    I only buy organic so pesticides aren’t a problem.
    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
  • B3B3 Posts: 19,399
    edited 16 November
    Enjoying the banter. Please continue😏
    But this is a serious question.
    Bung some grapes or tomatoes or whatever in the colander and flush under the tap. Is that enough?
    In London. Keen but lazy.
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