Friday, March 23, 2012

Easy Carrot Cleaning!

It's spring garden time! Which means I'd better get what's left of my winter garden out of the ground to make room! All I had left was carrots...a lot of carrots! So many carrots, I dreaded the thought of scrubbing them all! The kids and I got them all pulled and I started the process of sorting and scrubbing. After about 2 hours, and not even a dent made in my mound, I called it quits...for the night! I was determined this morning to get these carrots done, so I stood over the sink a while longer and thought surely someone has an easier method than this. A lot of what I read said, you just get a veggie brush and scrub...I have too many other things to do and at the rate I was going, it would have taken me two days to scrub all my carrots! Then I found it....

Someone wrote, "Just toss them in the washing machine!" This person is a genius! Why not? Since I was at the point where I just wanted to toss what I hadn't cleaned, this was something worth trying! So in they went! I washed them on a normal cycle, no cleaners of course, with cold water.

Now those are some clean carrtos! I was very impressed with how clean they I just have to cut, blanch, and freeze them! I read that this process works well with radishes and green beans too!


  1. Now I read I will remember this for nest year. I'm thinking about doing this for all my kale. Just on the gentle cycle. At least it would spin all the water off

    Thanks for sharing.

    Cindy from Rick-Rack and Gingham

  2. You are amazing! I have about 40 carrots left so no need for the rinse cycle this year... but spinach is going strong and I'll have to do my last harvest soon with the heat so nothing can bolt on me! :D

  3. Last year I put potatoes in my automatic washing machine! Worked like a charm...will do it gain this year.

  4. Do you think this would work for scrubbing potatoes?

    1. Not sure? But I've heard it works for greens, beans, and radishes.