Jen and I decided to figure out the best way to scrub potatoes—the one way to rule them all, as it were. We’re just that kind of awesome.
Naturally, we decided to try them all, plus a couple more that were inspired by the above + items I had around the house. I ordered the other supplies from Amazon, and this weekend we set to work.
Most of what you need to know is in the video, but it’s a somewhat-ridiculous 12+ minutes long, so if you want to skim (and I don’t blame you), here’s the quick summary (with video time references):
- 1:20: We started with a dish brush as our “control”
- 2:15: The bar mop towels were no better than the dish brush, and probably more work to clean up afterward.
- 4:17: The exfoliating towel was ah-maz-ing. So quick and effective, and so easy to rinse and put away.
- 5:57: The exfoliating gloves were just as effective as the towel, but not as easy to clean up afterward.
- 7:52: The chain mail was a total fail (but this comes as a surprise to precisely nobody) despite being awesome for cleaning cast iron cookware.
- 9:38: The toilet-brush-drill extravaganza is a bit of a hassle to set up, so probably not worth it for just a few potatoes—but if you’re feeding a crowd, it might be an excellent $3 investment.