Homemade Potato Washer Peeler

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This is what I came up with to wash my new potatoes. You will need a 12 inch eye bolt and a scouring pad along with a cordless drill to provide power. At first I secured the pad to the eye bolt with an elastic band but later I found that the pad stays in place without any extra support. Deep pots and buckets work best.

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    nlinventorNeoI3

    Answer 9 months ago

    Advantages include: readily available parts/materials used, the abrasive pad lasts a long time (maybe whole season for typical home use), the method not only cleans the dirt from the potatoes it also will peel the potatoes simply by running the drill for a longer time, saves getting dirt in to the house area, uses a minimum amount of water, the pad stays in the eye bolt without without additional fastening needed, reversing the drill reshapes the pad.
    I'll have to get back to you re disadvantages...