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Samson GBW300 Ultrasonic Ozone 3D SOUL Food Washer
The first technology in the Samson Multi-Purpose Washer's 3D SOUL system is its nanosilver coating. Even before people knew what germs were, silver was widely known for its ability to keep water fresh. Ancient Greeks used silver jugs for their water, and American pioneers put silver coins in their milk and water to keep them from spoiling. Germs coming in contact with silver receive a fatal dose of positively charged ions, which destroy cell walls and prevent cell division. This property of silver is currently used in bandages, medical instruments, and silver-sulfadiazine (a tropical antimicrobial cream). Nano is the metric prefix meaning "one billionth," e.g., "nonometer," or one billionth of a meter. The clear nanosilver coating on the Samson Multi-Purpose Washer contains 1-3 nm thin, pure silver particles. As water circulate in the Samson Multi-Purpose Washer, germs removed from the surface of the item being cleaned, or already present in the water, come in contact with the nanosilver coating and are destroyed. The second line of attack against germs, odors, and contaminants in the Samson Multi-Purpose Washer's 3D SOUL system is O3, the chemical symbol of ozone, also know as activated oxygen. O3 is formed naturally in the earths atmosphere by lightning and UV rays from the sun. You have probably smelled O3 in the form of the fresh, clean smell in the air after a thunderstorm. The electricity or UV ray splits molecular oxygen, O2, into two atoms of O, which attach themselves to other O2 molecules, forming O3. O3 is an unstable gas and decomposes to elemental oxygen in a short amount of time after generation, especially in water. Therfore, unlike chlorine, O3 kills germs and nuetralizes chemicals without harmful remainders or unpleasant odor in the water. Furthermore, O3 is conservatively estimated to be 10 times more effective than chlorine in destroying viruses and bacteria! O3 kills microbes and neutralizes chemical pollutants through oxi
3D Soul System - Decontaminates, Disinfects, Deororizes - Uses NanoSilver, O3, Ultrasonic Waves
Nano-Silver - germs removed from the surface of the item being cleaned, or already present in the
O3 -attacks germs, odors, & contaminants - 10 Xs more effective than chlorine for viruses & bacteria
Ultasonic - provides excellent cleaning power, as well as killing germs.
Manufacturers 1 Year Limited Warranty
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9 of 9 found the following review helpful:
Wow! Just Wow!Sep 03, 2010
By M. Williams
To start off.......My MAIN reason for buying this is the fact that I drink green smoothies everyday. Kale, Collard Greens, Parsley, Spinach and those are HARD to wash!! I've actually washed and spun dry (before I got this) and still find some crud in the crevices of the leaves sometimes. No telling what's still on them (especially if they are NOT organic). So I Googled "Vegetable washer" to see if any such thing existed. It brought up ultrasonic Jewelry cleaners as some of the matches and I was like "HUH"??
After coming across this item I looked ALL over the internet and the few reviews here were the ONLY ones I could fine. I bought it off Ebay. Let me tell you this thing is AWESOME! It fits PERFECTLY into my sink, easily fills with water (ALL THE WAY TO THE TOP) I think it holds over three gallons. IT has a wire basket to put fruits/veggies in, and a top to keep the veggies/fruits submerged. Once they are in there, push a button and it does its thing. The noises coming from it are unexplainable, but I'll try. It starts out with slight vibration and a few bubbles, the the vibration stops, then it makes what I call a buzzing sort of slight screaching sound, then back to the humming. It goes in cycles and doesn't take very long. Example......If you have a big load of romaine lettuce, takes 5 minutes to complete, but the manual recommends to turn them over and do another five minute cycle (for leafy veggies) and that's very easy to do. Once it's done, pull the basket out, quick rinse, spin them dry (if you have a salad spinner like I do) and you're done. The leaves feel like they have been scrubbed (I swear I'm not lying!) I would be glad to eat any produce that came out of this thing.
And once you're done with it, there is a drain plug in the bottom that pulls out, all the water drains into the sink, rinse it out, unplug it, put it away and you're done. I leave mine on the counter (though most people probably wouldn't) I just have an area on the counter that I never use so I leave it there and it doesn't get in the way. I've discovered that I can use this thing to clean CPAP masks/hoses too! EASY! With just water. I highly recommend this machine! Unfortunately I can't vouch for the longevity but it seems to be built really well and so do all the other Samson Juicers I have seen. It does have a ONE year warranty. Hope this review helped anyone who has doubts about this machine.
9 of 10 found the following review helpful:
You'll have to trust it's working.Oct 16, 2010
I have used this sonic cleaner on several batches of fruit now. I used to work in a lab that had a sonic cleaner. I LOVED that thing- it was amazingly effective. That's why I splurged and bought this produce cleaner. I was disappointed to find that this unit is not making a visible difference on the produce that I've washed in it (regardless of how long I set it for)- either home grown or store bought. The apples out of the orchard were still grimey and needed to be cleaned after using this. The apples, plums, and nectarines from the store left no visible residue in the unit's wash water after the cycle. Grapes did leave some dirt behind. I haven't tried greens yet. The customer service was responsive- but it didn't seem like the person answering the phone knew much about this product. (I bought it off amazon) He thought I was strange to question whether it was working. Sure it bubbles, whines and buzzes- but is it really removing more pesticides than a soaking would? He suggested that I taste the produce before and after the cleaning process. My daughter said she could taste a difference- but I didn't. If you are really concerned with pesticides- You'll just have to trust that it's getting rid of them. You won't know if you need to double the cycle to clean it- you're left guessing that it's doing something. I also tried washing my jewelry with this on the dish cycle. This unit heated the water and made noises for 30 minutes, but my jewelry looked no different when I removed it. The lab sonicator used to get my rings sparkling clean in 10 minutes. Maybe it doesn't have that kind of power because that would bruise the produce? I would be reassured if the company would post detailed information on 3rd party testing of various produce pesticides before and after cleaning along with more detailed instructions on using the various cleaning cycles. I did find some data on bacteria levels before and after. As other reviewers of these units have noted: if you use the ozone feature, make sure that the unit is in a well-ventilated area, and don't stand over it watching it. Ozone is not good for your lungs.
7 of 8 found the following review helpful:
Nicely Built and seems to work as advertisedFeb 10, 2010
By Jason Frey
This product came fully assembled, just fill with water and put in your fruit and hit the button. The quality of the unit seems very heavy duty, doesn't make too much noise and doesn't smell strong of ozone. I just put it on top of our sink, fill up, use the clean button, pull the drain plug and quick rinse and put it away.
I've washed fruits and veggies and seems to work very well. It's impossible to really know if it kills 98% of the junk on the produce, but they do look much cleaner and i've noticed they last longer in the frig after washing. So hopefully it's doing what they claim, i certainly feel better about eating the produce after it's washed.
I would certainly purchase it again if needed.
4 of 5 found the following review helpful:
Awesome investmentFeb 12, 2010
By C. Snyder
Best price I found was on amazon. I bought it because of the green smoothies I drink every day and I wanted to make sure all of my fruits and veggies were clean. It does an amazing job and the fruits and veggies taste better also. We have 2 little girls and are sterilizing all of there baby stuff including chew toys in this washer. It just took over our kitchen as the #1 appliance next to our ice maker. You will not be disappointed with this purchase. It might seem like a lot of money, but well worth it.
1 of 1 found the following review helpful:
Samson GBW 300 - sterilization system for fruits and vegetablesApr 10, 2012
By Alvin English
I purchased the Samson GBW 300, which is suppose to be superior (more bells and whistles) to the GBW 100. These machines are severely over hyped as capable of removing mud, dirt, insecticides, and all sorts of paraffin, chemicals, and filth. Some of the companies selling these veggie sanitizers (not washers) would lead you to believe they work like a clothes washer - just drop in muddy produce and come back in few minutes to find ready to eat fruit and veggies. Well, the reality is a little different.
The Samson GBW 300 will deodorize and kill micro organisms on fruits and vegetables, but it has limits. It will not remove caked on dirt, mud, and paraffin from produce. Think of these veggie sterilizers as a final step in your efforts to clean your organic produce. You still need to inspect and soak your organic produce in water while manually removing all visible dirt, sand, and insects. Once the manual cleaning has been performed, it is time for the final step, an ozone water bath. The Samson GBW 300 will ozonate the water which kills the microbes (bacteria and viruses) on prewashed produce. Yes, it will deodorize the produce at the same time. Your produce will smell like the fresh air after a rain shower. The produce lasts longer when treated with ozonated water. The leafy greens are crisper after being treated in the Samson GBW 300. The only indication the machine is actually working is a low level hum and a few tiny air bubbles rising to the surface of the water. The machine uses ultrasonic waves to shake loose sand and small debris, but it will not budge caked on dirt. It is amazing to see what comes off manually washed strawberries during a normal cleaning cycle.
Bottom line: The Samson GBW 300 can be an effective sterilization system, after the produce has been manually cleaned of dirt and debris. The Samson GBW 300 can prolong the shelf life of produce, and the leafy produce will be crisper. Yes, I can taste the difference. The only negative comment, the deodorized produce no longer has a natural scent after being treated with ozone. I miss the sweet fragrance of fresh fruit.
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