Remember the great peeling debate? Here's a quick and simple tool that might satisfy both sides. With their abrasive scrubbing power, Skrub'a gloves eliminate the need for peeling but still get carrots, potatoes, and other vegetables clean.
According to Danish company Fabrikators, "50% of vitamins in vegetables are located in the peel." We don't know whether that's truly the case with all vegetables, but peels are certainly a healthy source of fiber. Fabrikators designed Skrub'a gloves as an easy, fun way to retain peely goodness while getting rid of dirt and loose skin.
After using the gloves to scrub carrots and potatoes, we're convinced they work more quickly than traditional vegetable brushes (not to mention peelers). They are particularly effective at getting carrots thoroughly clean and pretty yet still natural-looking. As a bonus, we also found that we needed less water to clean the vegetables.
Skrub'a gloves are made of a flexible, food-safe nylon that's machine washable and dishwasher safe. Between heavier cleanings, you can simply rinse and hang the gloves to dry. They come in two sizes: adult (one size fits all) and kids (ages 4-12) and three color/label combinations: green/veggie, orange/carrot, and black/potato. In our experience, the green/veggie gloves worked perfectly well on carrots and potatoes, so there's probably no need to own all three styles. Fabrikators suggests using the veggie gloves on vegetables like beets, radishes, leeks, mushrooms, and corn, too.
• Skrub'a Gloves, about $10
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