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Post# 857941   12/22/2015 at 21:55 (575 days old) by jkbff (Gladstone, ND)        

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Potato washer.... Not a unitasker like those lame hobart potato cleaners...


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Post# 857951 , Reply# 1   12/23/2015 at 00:23 (575 days old) by Murando531 (Huntsville, AL)        

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All I can think about when I see this picture is...if my Maytag had that upper rack instead of the awful tiered one it has, I wouldn't have just bought this new Whirlpool. Lol

What kind of cycle is appropriate for the task of washing potatoes? I'm sure you could use the Jet Clean cycle with Steam Sani, and then go right from rack to bowl and make mashed potatoes lol. The only thing would be the 3-4 hours you'd have to wait. Haha

Post# 858116 , Reply# 2   12/24/2015 at 03:59 (574 days old) by jkbff (Gladstone, ND)        

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Eh lol. I've never heard my food disposer in this dw until I decided to do this.

I had about 10lbs of potatoes I needed clean, these aren't store-bought potatoes, these are from some random person's garden. I have never had such dirty potatoes. They almost seem like they were planted in clay...

Anyways, I needed to get these clean and I remember seeing a post on Facebook about using rinse only to wash a bunch of potatoes.... Lol

Well, I've since ran 3 power clean & tough scrub plus cycles with cascade pro boil out just to get the disposer to calm down, get the silt out and make the racks sound like they don't have sand in their bearings anymore... Lol. The turbidity sensor definitely works in this machine!

Post# 858341 , Reply# 3   12/25/2015 at 19:41 (572 days old) by cam2s (Nebraska)        
Potatoes in the Dishwasher...

When I was in high school, I was sitting in the cafeteria eating breakfast one morning. I just happened to sitting so I could see in the dirty dish return were the slide through Hobart dishwasher was. Anyways out of the corner of my eye I seen one of the cooks take the feed tubes out of the chemicals and start the machine, so I started paying closer attention. When she came back and opened the door she had the flat rack full of potatoes! She stuck a knife in one, wasn't satisfied so she slid it back in and ran it again!

Post# 858461 , Reply# 4   12/26/2015 at 16:53 (571 days old) by stevet (palm coast florida)        
No offense, but are you kidding me?

Did you have to wash all of them at one time? Were you planning on making a tremendous amount of mashed potatoes or french fries?

Now you can understand how much water must be wasted in the production of our produce. Can you imagine the amount of water a packing plant uses to get them as clean as we see them in a supermarket? Years ago, they came in paper bags with more dirt on them for sure. And did you know that they are chemically sprayed to prevent the eyes from growing on them? Who knows how long they must be sitting around before we get to purchase them.

Save the wear and tear on your dishwasher and just wash what you need by hand and store the rest of them in a nice heavy paper bag in a cool, dry place until you need them.

Your machine cannot in any way, benefit from the micro sandblasting it just had. And if you ever took one of those pumps apart, you would see what a joke the "disposer" really is. I wonder how many tiny rocks and soil particles you have sitting in the pump sump that cannot be gotten rid of.

Post# 858465 , Reply# 5   12/26/2015 at 17:17 (571 days old) by LaVidaBoem (South Carolina)        
Can't believe it...and Washing Vegetables>>

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You know, I was kinda thinking that was something to put them 'taters in there...


But you know, probably after about 15 or 20'll be good to go!


You are correct on that water for the veggie industry...use to be really a great deal of gallons/day...measured in thousands of gallons.

They have improved, precision practices such a high speed, high pressure blast, re-circulation of filtered water...has made the industry much better.


I happen to do something similar in the summer months when peas, butter beans, etc come in...I use an old lg with the door open to wash veggies, before shelling... its does that as good as any!


For What's It's Worth,


Post# 858485 , Reply# 6   12/26/2015 at 19:07 (571 days old) by toploader55 (Massachusetts Sand Bar, Cape Cod)        

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"I see one of the cooks take the feed tubes out of the chemicals".


The problem with that is unless he changed the water in the Wash Tank... Them there 'Taters were washed with the Detergent and residual Drying agent.


It amazing what people will do with out thinking out the entire process.


It's a Very Scary World.

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