How to wash grapes

Here’s a quick tip on how to wash dirty fruit such as grapes. They always seem to be covered in dirt when you buy them at the market and seem to be impossible to scrub off with just water… This is a little secret my mom taught me. Only one ingredient is needed- CORNSTARCH or BAKING SODA!

How to go from dirty to clean!


1. Put in colander and fill with water.


2. Here is the crucial step! Add 1 tbsp cornstarch or baking soda (cornstarch was used here)


3. Mix grapes in water with your hands.


4. Rinse


5. Serve and enjoy clean grapes!

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20 Responses to “How to wash grapes”

  1. Igor Livshits says:

    One can use Baking Soda to clean any dirty veggies!

  2. Soy says:

    wow…that is an awesome tip…go mama lin!!

  3. christina says:

    Genius! I usually just eat the dirt haha

  4. laura vios says:

    THAKN YOU!!!

    i’VE BEEN looking for an answer to this question fro 20 minutes!!! Yours is the first intellegent one I’ve seen… The photo leads me to believe it’ll work. On my way to tryyyyyyyyyyyyy…

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  6. Lisa says:

    Thank you for this post, I ‘ve been used salt or vinegar to clean the grapes, but this method is the best.

  7. James says:

    Is corn flour the same as cornstarch? Can I use corn flour in place of cornstarch?
    Can the potato/tapioca starch be used to wash the grapes instead?

    • Moiz says:

      Corn starch, cornstarch, cornflour or maize starch is the starch of the corn (maize) grain obtained from the endosperm of the corn kernel

  8. preeti says:

    Thanks a lot for your useful tips..it works great……..thank u..

  9. Moiz says:

    Brvo ! It worked !! Enjoying Healthy Grapes Clean :)

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  11. Don Deamer says:

    Go to Sam’s Club (or probably other club) and get the HUGE bag of Arm and Hammer baking soda. Much cheaper and doesn’t go bad.

  12. Ashley says:

    This was great! Worked a treat :) fact: pesticides are used on grapes that are legally not allowed to be used on other fruit. So def. was your grapes! Thanks for the tip x

  13. ray dispenza says:

    will it clean off powdery mildew if sprayed on grapes not yet pick?

  14. Sandra Montez says:

    Great tip I must try thanks!!

  15. Roxie F says:

    OMG…..works great!! Thanks for sharing!!

  16. yolanda says:

    Is it ok to freeze grapes in a plastic container with a lid

  17. kathy says:

    Tried this with baking soda and grapes taste, Would love to do a taste test with left over grapes but enjoying these clean fresh grapes to much.

  18. Jo says:

    That is NOT dirt on the grapes in the picture, it is the grapes’ natural ‘bloom’ or ‘must.’ That is one of the essential qualities of grapes pressed for wine and it shows that the grapes are at their peak of ripeness. Yes, you want to remove any traces of dirt or pesticides remaining on the store-bought grapes. No one wants to eat those things. But don’t encourage the idea that the dusky covering on the grapes is something bad or dirty.

  19. Chris says:

    I’m still waiting for the colander to fill with water! That was my first clue this is bogus!

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