SERVE YOUR FAMILY FEWER CHEMICALS and more nutrition with clean produce. While a vigorous scrubbing with plain water will remove as much as 80% of chemicals and pathogens, reaching every spot on the produce is not easy-leaving behind possible germs and pesticides.
Vegetable washes can be pretty effective, but there is an ongoing purchase with them, running out of it, and usually needing to rinse off the produce after 'washing' it. There is a reason that some washes advertise that they are 'organic'.
Home made washes can be good but require time to mix, and can leave behind off tastes if the wash residue is not rinsed completely. Again, they are not always effective.