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  1. #1
    Julie Bove Guest

    Default Vegetable Washer

    I was watching one of those home shows. You know... The kind where the
    couple or family wants to buy or rent a home. They are offered three
    choices but there is rarely one that meets their needs. It either has one
    less bedroom or bathroom, is in another part of the city than they want to
    live or is above their budget. Not always but this is the typical scenario.
    Then they have to make a choice.

    Well... This couple moved to Korea. As you can imagine, some things were
    different than in houses here in the US including the remote control
    toilet/bidet with heated seat.

    But in the kitchen? There was a small, stainless steel looking, sink
    looking thing. The woman asked what it was and the real estate agent told
    her it was a vegetable washer. Alas they didn't show it on the screen for
    long. So I didn't get a good look at it but it appeared not to have a
    faucet.

    The couple wound up picking that home. And when they go back a few weeks
    later to see how they liked it... The woman said that she loved it,
    particularly the vegetable washer. She said she no longer had to do it
    because the vegetable washer did it for her.

    Ever heard of such a thing? I did do a search and did come up with items in
    other countries but they were huge and looked to be for commercial purposes.

    I am just curious how this thing would work.


  2. #2
    Janet Guest

    Default Re: Vegetable Washer

    In article <l5l7hb$dgo$[email protected]>, juliebove@[email protected] says...
    >


    > Ever heard of such a thing? I did do a search and did come up with items in
    > other countries but they were huge and looked to be for commercial purposes.
    >
    > I am just curious how this thing would work.


    Vegetable/prep sinks are pretty standard in modern kithens here. I
    have one. Mine is adjacent to the larger sink used for emptying slops
    washing dishes and shares the same tap/faucet which swings over to wash
    vegetables in their designated sink. Some people have the sinks apart
    with an extendable spray tap for washing veg

    http://www.grohe.com/ie/4924/kitchen...-designs/taps-
    with-pull-out-spray/



    Janet UK



  3. #3
    MaryL Guest

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    "Janet" wrote in message
    news:[email protected] t...

    In article <l5l7hb$dgo$[email protected]>, [email protected] says...
    >


    > Ever heard of such a thing? I did do a search and did come up with items
    > in
    > other countries but they were huge and looked to be for commercial
    > purposes.
    >
    > I am just curious how this thing would work.


    Vegetable/prep sinks are pretty standard in modern kithens here. I
    have one. Mine is adjacent to the larger sink used for emptying slops
    washing dishes and shares the same tap/faucet which swings over to wash
    vegetables in their designated sink. Some people have the sinks apart
    with an extendable spray tap for washing veg

    http://www.grohe.com/ie/4924/kitchen...-designs/taps-
    with-pull-out-spray/

    Janet UK

    ~~~~~~~~
    We have some pull-out sprays like that, but I have never heard them called
    "vegetable washers." I notice that the link you provided also refers to
    them as pull-out or pull-down taps. I can see some logic in calling it a
    vegetable washer.

    MaryL


  4. #4
    sf Guest

    Default Re: Vegetable Washer

    On Sat, 9 Nov 2013 03:49:53 -0800, "Julie Bove"
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    > But in the kitchen? There was a small, stainless steel looking, sink
    > looking thing. The woman asked what it was and the real estate agent told
    > her it was a vegetable washer. Alas they didn't show it on the screen for
    > long. So I didn't get a good look at it but it appeared not to have a
    > faucet.
    >
    > The couple wound up picking that home. And when they go back a few weeks
    > later to see how they liked it... The woman said that she loved it,
    > particularly the vegetable washer. She said she no longer had to do it
    > because the vegetable washer did it for her.
    >
    > Ever heard of such a thing? I did do a search and did come up with items in
    > other countries but they were huge and looked to be for commercial purposes.
    >
    > I am just curious how this thing would work.


    Never heard of it either, but found this - looks interesting
    http://b2b.koreaportal.com/bbs/board..._id=25&page=26

    --
    Food is an important part of a balanced diet.

  5. #5
    jmcquown Guest

    Default Re: Vegetable Washer

    On 11/9/2013 1:33 PM, sf wrote:
    > On Sat, 9 Nov 2013 03:49:53 -0800, "Julie Bove"
    > <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> But in the kitchen? There was a small, stainless steel looking, sink
    >> looking thing. The woman asked what it was and the real estate agent told
    >> her it was a vegetable washer. Alas they didn't show it on the screen for
    >> long. So I didn't get a good look at it but it appeared not to have a
    >> faucet.
    >>
    >> The couple wound up picking that home. And when they go back a few weeks
    >> later to see how they liked it... The woman said that she loved it,
    >> particularly the vegetable washer. She said she no longer had to do it
    >> because the vegetable washer did it for her.
    >>
    >> Ever heard of such a thing? I did do a search and did come up with items in
    >> other countries but they were huge and looked to be for commercial purposes.
    >>
    >> I am just curious how this thing would work.

    >
    > Never heard of it either, but found this - looks interesting
    > http://b2b.koreaportal.com/bbs/board..._id=25&page=26
    >

    Oh gawd, no! Really?! How difficult is it to wash vegetables?

    Jill

  6. #6
    jmcquown Guest

    Default Re: Vegetable Washer

    On 11/9/2013 10:13 AM, Janet wrote:
    > In article <l5l7hb$dgo$[email protected]>, [email protected] says...
    >>

    >
    >> Ever heard of such a thing? I did do a search and did come up with items in
    >> other countries but they were huge and looked to be for commercial purposes.
    >>
    >> I am just curious how this thing would work.

    >
    > Vegetable/prep sinks are pretty standard in modern kithens here.


    Most of us know about things like that. Julie is talking about an
    ultrasonic countertop appliance that cleans vegetables. I have no idea
    why one would need an electric device to wash vegetables. Is it so
    difficult?

    > have one. Mine is adjacent to the larger sink used for emptying slops
    > washing dishes and shares the same tap/faucet which swings over to wash
    > vegetables in their designated sink. Some people have the sinks apart
    > with an extendable spray tap for washing veg
    >
    > http://www.grohe.com/ie/4924/kitchen...-designs/taps-
    > with-pull-out-spray/
    >
    >
    > Janet UK
    >

    My neigbor has a kitchen tap with the built in retractable sprayer.
    It's nice.

    I still wouldn't pay for an electric vegetable washer. It sounds like
    another excuse for Julie to buy something.

    Jill

  7. #7
    sf Guest

    Default Re: Vegetable Washer

    On Sat, 09 Nov 2013 15:07:53 -0500, jmcquown <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    > On 11/9/2013 1:33 PM, sf wrote:
    > > On Sat, 9 Nov 2013 03:49:53 -0800, "Julie Bove"
    > > <[email protected]> wrote:
    > >
    > >> But in the kitchen? There was a small, stainless steel looking, sink
    > >> looking thing. The woman asked what it was and the real estate agent told
    > >> her it was a vegetable washer. Alas they didn't show it on the screen for
    > >> long. So I didn't get a good look at it but it appeared not to have a
    > >> faucet.
    > >>
    > >> The couple wound up picking that home. And when they go back a few weeks
    > >> later to see how they liked it... The woman said that she loved it,
    > >> particularly the vegetable washer. She said she no longer had to do it
    > >> because the vegetable washer did it for her.
    > >>
    > >> Ever heard of such a thing? I did do a search and did come up with items in
    > >> other countries but they were huge and looked to be for commercial purposes.
    > >>
    > >> I am just curious how this thing would work.

    > >
    > > Never heard of it either, but found this - looks interesting
    > > http://b2b.koreaportal.com/bbs/board..._id=25&page=26
    > >

    > Oh gawd, no! Really?! How difficult is it to wash vegetables?
    >


    If you don't buy organic vegetables, it cleans and removes chemicals.
    Sounds useful to me! It sterilizes too. So, you can use it for
    dishes and baby bottles.... kind of a cool technology IMO.

    Google: Home Ultrasonic Dish/Vegetable/Fruit Washer

    I bet dsi1 will love the one I posted!

    --
    Food is an important part of a balanced diet.

  8. #8
    Julie Bove Guest

    Default Re: Vegetable Washer


    "Janet" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected] t...
    > In article <l5l7hb$dgo$[email protected]>, [email protected] says...
    >>

    >
    >> Ever heard of such a thing? I did do a search and did come up with items
    >> in
    >> other countries but they were huge and looked to be for commercial
    >> purposes.
    >>
    >> I am just curious how this thing would work.

    >
    > Vegetable/prep sinks are pretty standard in modern kithens here. I
    > have one. Mine is adjacent to the larger sink used for emptying slops
    > washing dishes and shares the same tap/faucet which swings over to wash
    > vegetables in their designated sink. Some people have the sinks apart
    > with an extendable spray tap for washing veg
    >
    > http://www.grohe.com/ie/4924/kitchen...-designs/taps-
    > with-pull-out-spray/


    This was not a vegetable prep sink. It was a washer. I have since looked
    it up. It could have been one of these but smaller:

    http://wn.com/vegetable_washing_machine_1

    Or it might have been something like this:

    http://sale.bizcoco.com/show_item/78...le-washer.html

    I may not have been looking at the right thing. I saw what appeared to be a
    small sink but later in the episode she said that it does the washing for
    you.


  9. #9
    Julie Bove Guest

    Default Re: Vegetable Washer


    "MaryL" <stan[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:be[email protected]..
    >
    >
    > "Janet" wrote in message
    > news:[email protected] t...
    >
    > In article <l5l7hb$dgo$[email protected]>, [email protected] says...
    >>

    >
    >> Ever heard of such a thing? I did do a search and did come up with items
    >> in
    >> other countries but they were huge and looked to be for commercial
    >> purposes.
    >>
    >> I am just curious how this thing would work.

    >
    > Vegetable/prep sinks are pretty standard in modern kithens here. I
    > have one. Mine is adjacent to the larger sink used for emptying slops
    > washing dishes and shares the same tap/faucet which swings over to wash
    > vegetables in their designated sink. Some people have the sinks apart
    > with an extendable spray tap for washing veg
    >
    > http://www.grohe.com/ie/4924/kitchen...-designs/taps-
    > with-pull-out-spray/
    >
    > Janet UK
    >
    > ~~~~~~~~
    > We have some pull-out sprays like that, but I have never heard them called
    > "vegetable washers." I notice that the link you provided also refers to
    > them as pull-out or pull-down taps. I can see some logic in calling it a
    > vegetable washer.


    That is not at all what they showed on the show. I have something similar.
    There was no sprayer to this thing.


  10. #10
    Julie Bove Guest

    Default Re: Vegetable Washer


    "jmcquown" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    > On 11/9/2013 10:13 AM, Janet wrote:
    >> In article <l5l7hb$dgo$[email protected]>, [email protected] says...
    >>>

    >>
    >>> Ever heard of such a thing? I did do a search and did come up with
    >>> items in
    >>> other countries but they were huge and looked to be for commercial
    >>> purposes.
    >>>
    >>> I am just curious how this thing would work.

    >>
    >> Vegetable/prep sinks are pretty standard in modern kithens here.

    >
    > Most of us know about things like that. Julie is talking about an
    > ultrasonic countertop appliance that cleans vegetables. I have no idea
    > why one would need an electric device to wash vegetables. Is it so
    > difficult?
    >
    >> have one. Mine is adjacent to the larger sink used for emptying slops
    >> washing dishes and shares the same tap/faucet which swings over to wash
    >> vegetables in their designated sink. Some people have the sinks apart
    >> with an extendable spray tap for washing veg
    >>
    >> http://www.grohe.com/ie/4924/kitchen...-designs/taps-
    >> with-pull-out-spray/
    >>
    >>
    >> Janet UK
    >>

    > My neigbor has a kitchen tap with the built in retractable sprayer. It's
    > nice.
    >
    > I still wouldn't pay for an electric vegetable washer. It sounds like
    > another excuse for Julie to buy something.


    No. I don't want one. I am not a device type person. I got rid of my food
    processor and if I'm going to make bread, I do it by hand. Yes, I bought a
    bread machine because it was recommended for gluten free baking. I didn't
    like it. And most of the time I don't even get my mixer out. I would
    rather do stuff by hand. I was just curious about it and couldn't se why
    the woman was so excited about it! Perhaps if you were a raw vegan or
    something. Those folks eat a lot of produce.


  11. #11
    Julie Bove Guest

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    "sf" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    > On Sat, 9 Nov 2013 03:49:53 -0800, "Julie Bove"
    > <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> But in the kitchen? There was a small, stainless steel looking, sink
    >> looking thing. The woman asked what it was and the real estate agent
    >> told
    >> her it was a vegetable washer. Alas they didn't show it on the screen
    >> for
    >> long. So I didn't get a good look at it but it appeared not to have a
    >> faucet.
    >>
    >> The couple wound up picking that home. And when they go back a few weeks
    >> later to see how they liked it... The woman said that she loved it,
    >> particularly the vegetable washer. She said she no longer had to do it
    >> because the vegetable washer did it for her.
    >>
    >> Ever heard of such a thing? I did do a search and did come up with items
    >> in
    >> other countries but they were huge and looked to be for commercial
    >> purposes.
    >>
    >> I am just curious how this thing would work.

    >
    > Never heard of it either, but found this - looks interesting
    > http://b2b.koreaportal.com/bbs/board..._id=25&page=26


    Aha! I think that is it! I found some links but not quite the same thing.
    Thanks!


  12. #12
    Julie Bove Guest

    Default Re: Vegetable Washer


    "jmcquown" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    > On 11/9/2013 1:33 PM, sf wrote:
    >> On Sat, 9 Nov 2013 03:49:53 -0800, "Julie Bove"
    >> <[email protected]> wrote:
    >>
    >>> But in the kitchen? There was a small, stainless steel looking, sink
    >>> looking thing. The woman asked what it was and the real estate agent
    >>> told
    >>> her it was a vegetable washer. Alas they didn't show it on the screen
    >>> for
    >>> long. So I didn't get a good look at it but it appeared not to have a
    >>> faucet.
    >>>
    >>> The couple wound up picking that home. And when they go back a few
    >>> weeks
    >>> later to see how they liked it... The woman said that she loved it,
    >>> particularly the vegetable washer. She said she no longer had to do it
    >>> because the vegetable washer did it for her.
    >>>
    >>> Ever heard of such a thing? I did do a search and did come up with
    >>> items in
    >>> other countries but they were huge and looked to be for commercial
    >>> purposes.
    >>>
    >>> I am just curious how this thing would work.

    >>
    >> Never heard of it either, but found this - looks interesting
    >> http://b2b.koreaportal.com/bbs/board..._id=25&page=26
    >>

    > Oh gawd, no! Really?! How difficult is it to wash vegetables?


    Says it removes pesticides and such. Do you think Korean vegetables are
    worse or dirtier than ours are here?


  13. #13
    MaryL Guest

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    "Julie Bove" wrote in message news:l5na5p$ag3$[email protected]..


    "sf" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    > On Sat, 9 Nov 2013 03:49:53 -0800, "Julie Bove"
    > <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> But in the kitchen? There was a small, stainless steel looking, sink
    >> looking thing. The woman asked what it was and the real estate agent
    >> told
    >> her it was a vegetable washer. Alas they didn't show it on the screen
    >> for
    >> long. So I didn't get a good look at it but it appeared not to have a
    >> faucet.
    >>
    >> The couple wound up picking that home. And when they go back a few weeks
    >> later to see how they liked it... The woman said that she loved it,
    >> particularly the vegetable washer. She said she no longer had to do it
    >> because the vegetable washer did it for her.
    >>
    >> Ever heard of such a thing? I did do a search and did come up with items
    >> in
    >> other countries but they were huge and looked to be for commercial
    >> purposes.
    >>
    >> I am just curious how this thing would work.

    >
    > Never heard of it either, but found this - looks interesting
    > http://b2b.koreaportal.com/bbs/board..._id=25&page=26


    Aha! I think that is it! I found some links but not quite the same thing.
    Thanks!

    ~~~~~~~~~~
    That's an interesting product, but I think I would rather wash my veggies by
    hand instead of cleaning the "vegetable washer" to keep *it* clean. It also
    looks costly to buy and to pay for all the "sterilized" uses.

    MaryL


  14. #14
    Ophelia Guest

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    "MaryL" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    >


    >> Never heard of it either, but found this - looks interesting
    >> http://b2b.koreaportal.com/bbs/board..._id=25&page=26

    >
    > Aha! I think that is it! I found some links but not quite the same
    > thing.
    > Thanks!
    >
    > ~~~~~~~~~~
    > That's an interesting product, but I think I would rather wash my veggies
    > by hand instead of cleaning the "vegetable washer" to keep *it* clean. It
    > also looks costly to buy and to pay for all the "sterilized" uses.


    My tap and scrubbing brush do a good enough job for me

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  15. #15
    Gregory Morrow Guest

    Default Re: Vegetable Washer

    Ophelia wrote:

    > "MaryL" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >
    > news:[email protected]..
    >
    > >

    >
    >
    >
    > >> Never heard of it either, but found this - looks interesting

    >
    > >> http://b2b.koreaportal.com/bbs/board..._id=25&page=26

    >
    > >

    >
    > > Aha! I think that is it! I found some links but not quite the same

    >
    > > thing.

    >
    > > Thanks!

    >
    > >

    >
    > > ~~~~~~~~~~

    >
    > > That's an interesting product, but I think I would rather wash my veggies

    >
    > > by hand instead of cleaning the "vegetable washer" to keep *it* clean. It

    >
    > > also looks costly to buy and to pay for all the "sterilized" uses.

    >
    >
    >
    > My tap and scrubbing brush do a good enough job for me



    "Ah, Mistress Ophelia...!!!"


    ;-D

    --
    Best
    Greg

  16. #16
    Goomba Guest

    Default Re: Vegetable Washer

    On 11/9/13 3:14 PM, jmcquown wrote:
    > On 11/9/2013 10:13 AM, Janet wrote:
    >> In article <l5l7hb$dgo$[email protected]>, [email protected] says...
    >>>

    >>
    >>> Ever heard of such a thing? I did do a search and did come up with
    >>> items in
    >>> other countries but they were huge and looked to be for commercial
    >>> purposes.
    >>>
    >>> I am just curious how this thing would work.

    >>
    >> Vegetable/prep sinks are pretty standard in modern kithens here.

    >
    > Most of us know about things like that. Julie is talking about an
    > ultrasonic countertop appliance that cleans vegetables. I have no idea
    > why one would need an electric device to wash vegetables. Is it so
    > difficult?
    >


    Apparently they're not uncommon in Asia where some "natural fertilizers"
    might be used and the veggies need good washing.
    I've seen websites that show them built into the counters and they're
    convenience items. WOuld be kinda handy for soaking cabbage for kimchi,
    I bet?


  17. #17
    Goomba Guest

    Default Re: Vegetable Washer

    On 11/10/13 1:48 AM, Julie Bove wrote:
    >
    > "jmcquown" <[email protected]> wrote in message


    >> Oh gawd, no! Really?! How difficult is it to wash vegetables?

    >
    > Says it removes pesticides and such. Do you think Korean vegetables are
    > worse or dirtier than ours are here?



    Sure they can be... communal toilets in the country side often are
    serviced by the "honey pot" trucks which I believe may get recycled into
    fertilizer. I may be out of date on this information since my husband
    was stationed there eons ago....?

  18. #18
    Julie Bove Guest

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    "Goomba" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    > On 11/10/13 1:48 AM, Julie Bove wrote:
    >>
    >> "jmcquown" <[email protected]> wrote in message

    >
    >>> Oh gawd, no! Really?! How difficult is it to wash vegetables?

    >>
    >> Says it removes pesticides and such. Do you think Korean vegetables are
    >> worse or dirtier than ours are here?

    >
    >
    > Sure they can be... communal toilets in the country side often are
    > serviced by the "honey pot" trucks which I believe may get recycled into
    > fertilizer. I may be out of date on this information since my husband was
    > stationed there eons ago....?


    Ahhhh... We had neighbors who had a backed up septic system. Went all over
    their vegetable garden. They had a bumper crop that year! My dad forbade
    us to eat any of their crop just as he forbade us to eat dandelions. And
    what do you think we did? We did wash everything well and we didn't
    die.

    I also picked cucumbers for pay. Once and only once. No toilets out in
    those fields. Just the outhouse and not even a place to wash your hands.
    We had to bring our own lunches. Had I know of the lack of water there I
    would have brought some hand wipes or something. They did have a jug of
    water for drinking but we were forbidden to waste it. That's another reason
    to wash your produce.


  19. #19
    jmcquown Guest

    Default Re: Vegetable Washer

    On 11/10/2013 5:36 PM, Goomba wrote:
    > On 11/9/13 3:14 PM, jmcquown wrote:
    >> On 11/9/2013 10:13 AM, Janet wrote:
    >>> In article <l5l7hb$dgo$[email protected]>, [email protected] says...
    >>>>
    >>>
    >>>> Ever heard of such a thing? I did do a search and did come up with
    >>>> items in
    >>>> other countries but they were huge and looked to be for commercial
    >>>> purposes.
    >>>>
    >>>> I am just curious how this thing would work.
    >>>
    >>> Vegetable/prep sinks are pretty standard in modern kithens here.

    >>
    >> Most of us know about things like that. Julie is talking about an
    >> ultrasonic countertop appliance that cleans vegetables. I have no idea
    >> why one would need an electric device to wash vegetables. Is it so
    >> difficult?
    >>

    >
    > Apparently they're not uncommon in Asia where some "natural fertilizers"
    > might be used and the veggies need good washing.
    > I've seen websites that show them built into the counters and they're
    > convenience items. WOuld be kinda handy for soaking cabbage for kimchi,
    > I bet?
    >

    Probably. I don't see much need for it in the U.S. Then again, I'm not
    a gotta have that gizmo! kind of gal.

    Jill

  20. #20
    sf Guest

    Default Re: Vegetable Washer

    On Mon, 11 Nov 2013 00:40:01 -0500, jmcquown <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    > I don't see much need for it in the U.S. Then again, I'm not
    > a gotta have that gizmo! kind of gal.


    You don't see a difference between organic produce and pesticide laden
    produce? I hate to pay $3.50 for a tiny head of cauliflower that's
    less than a pound just because it's organic (ok, it's picture perfect
    - but still). If I could believe (and I don't) that one of those
    things would remove the pesticides and other creepiness associated
    with fresh produce - I'd buy one. To date: I still need to be
    convinced about their effectiveness.

    --
    Food is an important part of a balanced diet.

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