Q: I love raspberries, but when I wash them, they always end up soggy and I feel the need to either eat them in one sitting before they go bad or freeze them. Any suggestions on how best to wash a batch of raspberries to make them last?
Editor: Jackie, I have had good luck with Cook's Illustrated's method of giving the berries a quick dip in a diluted vinegar bath to kill mold spores and bacteria, then spinning the raspberries dry in a paper-towel-lined salad spinner. Instead of the vinegar bath, I've also tried Harold McGee's method of dipping them in a hot water bath before spinning them dry. Both methods work well!
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Readers, do you have any suggestions for washing and storing raspberries so they last longer?
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