This is my all-time favorite and most used kitchen gadget. Hard to even label it a gadget because it is a very traditional item made from natural bristle.

As I show you what it is, I’m not going to be able to resist the corny, sorry old joke that I never fail to make about this item.  Ready?

This is called a tawashi. (Pronunciation here.)

Still LIfe With Tawashi

Still LIfe With Tawashi

It is used TA-WASH-Y your fruits and vegetables. Hahahahahahahahahaha!

This is a truly effective scrubber that doesn’t damage your veggies! Buy it in your local Asian market or mail order.