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Do you wash mushrooms?

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Pebblespony Thu 06-Dec-18 18:17:17

I usually don't, just give them a wipe. My mother was horrified to learn this. What do others do?

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RCohle Thu 06-Dec-18 18:18:18

Wipe, for sure. I'm a bit of a slattern by MN standards though.

FannyAndMoonFace Thu 06-Dec-18 18:18:45

No I never have unless they're particularly muddy!

HardAsSnails Thu 06-Dec-18 18:18:49

I just pick the big bits of compost off.

babysharkah Thu 06-Dec-18 18:19:15

No! They'll just absorb all the water.

Jeffacake Thu 06-Dec-18 18:19:27


NashvilleQueen Thu 06-Dec-18 18:19:49


moredoll Thu 06-Dec-18 18:19:54

Just wipe

simbobs Thu 06-Dec-18 18:20:40

Nope, just wipe if required. They should never be washed.

SpoonBlender Thu 06-Dec-18 18:21:49

I don't even wipe them, just knock off the chunks of not-earth-but-you-know-what-I-mean.

MeTigger Thu 06-Dec-18 18:22:05

I peel mine, very satisfying

Destinysdaughter Thu 06-Dec-18 18:22:44

Just wipe, if you wash them they'll absorb the water and go all slimy!

Lucked Thu 06-Dec-18 18:24:23

Mushroom compost is sterilised prior to use so I just wipe/ pick off the worst of it.

PineappleTart Thu 06-Dec-18 18:27:09

Happy to find this thread and see it's not just me grin

constantlywingingit Thu 06-Dec-18 18:36:13

My DM peels them and is horrified I don't.

bagpiss Thu 06-Dec-18 18:37:41

I have an ikea mushroom brush, posh me 😂

RavenLG Thu 06-Dec-18 18:37:45

Nah, just give them a flick if they’re particularly soily. I’m a bit of a tramp though I don’t clean a lot of veggies

BumbleyBum Thu 06-Dec-18 18:39:22

Life’s to short to wash mushrooms

IHaveBrilloHair Fri 07-Dec-18 04:38:01

Never, just wipe off any soil.
I don't wash fruit either and I'm fairly sure I've not died yet.

Notevenmyrealname Fri 07-Dec-18 04:41:06

I rinse them under a running tap to get soil off but no more than that.

Oblomov18 Fri 07-Dec-18 04:42:15

I don't even wipe them.

scrivette Fri 07-Dec-18 04:44:48

No washing or wiping here. I do wash grapes though as I think they taste funny otherwise, I don't really bother with other fruit though.

gastropod Fri 07-Dec-18 05:25:27

I wash chanterelles/girolles as you can't get the grit out otherwise. But button/field mushrooms just need a wipe if there's visible dirt. If not I don't even bother with that!

PhilomenaSnowflakeButterfly Fri 07-Dec-18 05:29:09

You should wipe them with a damp kitchen towel, as they get waterlogged.

HoppingPavlova Fri 07-Dec-18 05:33:18

Nope, don’t wash or wipe. My mum used to peel them and is absolutely horrified I don’t, convinced we will all die but we haven’t yet grin. Having said that she does not eat mushrooms anymore as she can’t be bothered to peel them any longer (being quite elderly does not help) and she doesn’t trust anyone else would do it right.

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