(More customer reviews)I bought this without reading a single review. I searched hard for one, but guess this must be too pricey for most people to purchase it (at least, that's my guess). But since my husband and I juice every morning, we wanted something to remove pesticides. We bought this and have never regretted it. Granted, I can't prove that pesticides and other bad things (i.e e-choli) are actually removed, because I don't have a science lab at hand, I CAN say items washed are MUCH cleaner with this. I can also say we haven't gotten sick, and spinach is one of our daily ingredients (I'm reviewing this shortly after the e-choli on spinach breakout).
I have washed bunches of celery and been disgusted by what was washed off (bugs, dirt, and who knows what else). Even if we can't see much difference, we can feel a difference. For example, carrots washed in running water feel like carrots, but carrots washed in this washer feel almost like they were scrubbed clean.
If you can afford this, I highly recommend it.
I will add, for those who purchase it, that there is a metal ring in the bottom of the bowl that says 'open' and 'close.' I called Samson's help line and asked about this, since nothing is mentioned in the user's guide. The man told me to leave it alone (on the 'closed' setting), that it is for repair technicians to use.
We've used it for food, and also for our toothbrushes. They get a thorough cleaning each month, and I don't have to worry about them warping, as happens when they are boiled clean.
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Samson Ultrasonic Multi-Purpose Fruit and Vegetable Washer GBW-300 with 3D Soul and Ozone GeneratorFeatures & Specifications Samson GBW-300 Multipurpose Fruit, Vegetable Washer with 3D Soul (TM) and OzonenbspThe Samson Multi-Purpose Multi-Purpose Washer makes cleaningfruits, vegetables, jewelry, baby items, and so much more abreeze.nbsp While this item is pretty pricey getting thechemicals off of the food you put in your body can be priceless.nbspThe item does a great job to make sure you and your family staycompletely healthy. A recent CNN articlecited to carefully wash all produce becauseof the possibility of salmonella poisoning.nbspnbsp What is the difference between theGBW-100 andGBW-300 model? nbsp The only difference is the GBW-300 comes with the3D Soul(TM) System.nbsp This system decontaminates,disinfects, and deodorizes while theGBW-100 justcleans.nbsp Read more about this systembelow! Multiple Purposes Include: Fruit and Vegetable Washer - Wash Time: 5 Minutes*Cleans the dirt and grime off of all fruits and veggies. Gets the pesticides and other harmful chemicals off of your food and ready for consumption!Simply press the fruit/veggie button to start the first cycle which lasts 3 minutes.nbsp Flip and press again! Dishes, Kitchenware and other items - Wash Time: 10-30Minutes*Clean greasy dishes easily by putting them in for a 20-30 minute ultrasonic wash cycle.nbsp Add detergent for a better cleanPut dishes, baby toys, and more in the basket - use warm water and push t