Viral Video: Man Uses Steam From Pressure Cooker To Sanitise Vegetables

A man used the steam from the pressure cooker to clean vegetables.


  • A man used steam from his pressure cooker to clean vegetables
  • The video was widely shared on social media
  • Twitter users were divided in their reactions to the hack

Covid-19 has brought back the emphasis on good quality food, especially with fresh produce such as fruits and vegetables. There has been an increased focus on food safety ever since the pandemic began. People are searching for ways to ensure that the fruit and vegetables that we purchase are clean and infection-free. The urge to keep produce clean is so much that Indians are innovating their own hacks and homemade ‘jugaad’ to get rid of germs. A video has surfaced on social media wherein a man can be seen sterilising vegetables at home with the help of the steam from his pressure cooker. Take a look:

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The video was shared on Twitter by the handle @supriyasahuias. It has already received over 88k views within a few days of being uploaded, as well as 6k likes and counting. The man in the video was seen connecting a small rubber pipe to the nozzle of the pressure cooker, from where the steam escapes. The steam was then redirected through the pipe into several dishes full of vegetables such as beans, pumpkin, bitter gourd and tomato. He simply let the steam sprinkle itself onto the vegetables in order to make them hygienic and ready for consumption.

Several users poured in their reactions to the video on social media. Twitterati exclaimed in surprise and commended the man for his ‘jugaad’ of using the pressure cooker in a novel way. Although the technique he used was indeed an interesting one, many Twitter users warned against the dangerous nature of the hack. According to them, pressure cookers may end up seriously injuring the user when utilised in this manner. Further, some people suggested alternative ways to clean vegetables without undertaking the perils of using a pressure cooker. Take a look at some of the reactions on Twitter:

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In times of the Covid-19 pandemic, many such similar hacks have been widely circulated on social media. From liquid detergents to vegetable cleaning solutions, many products are being sold in the name of protecting from the disease. It is best not to give in to marketing gimmicks and only rely on official sources for information regarding how to clean vegetables and fruit produce properly. Here’s an article that may help you know about the same.

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Cleaning: How to properly clean and sanitise your reusable face mask

Cleaning has never been more important than in the past few months. With new policies being introduced whereby the public must adhere to guidelines and wear a face mask or covering in certain situations, a cleaning expert has shared their best tips on how to clean a reusable face mask to make sure it stays hygienic and germ free.

Laundry expert Deyan Dimitrov, CEO of Laundryheap has shared his top tips on cleaning a reusable face mask with the

If you’re venturing out into public, whether it’s to the supermarket, work or on public transport, then you’ll need to wear a face mask.

There’s been a surge in fashion retailers offering reusable fabric face masks, and people are even making their own cloth face masks at home from socks or bandanas.

As you’ll be wearing your mask out and about, it’s important that your face mask is clean every time you wear it to avoid contamination.

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“You should do this every time you wear it, just to keep safe. It’s fine to throw it in with other similar colours, so don’t worry about washing it on its own.”

It should also be washed on a hot wash to get rid of germs.

Deyan explains that it is a wise idea to have more than one mask so while one is in the wash, you can have another one at hand.

You can also hand wash it

Deyan says: “If you don’t have the time for a machine wash in the evening, then you can easily handwash your mask. Fill up a clean basin with hot water and some detergent and begin to scrub the mask.

“Have the water as hot as you can and be sure to scrub the mask well for 5 minutes. Then rinse the mask with cold water and leave to dry completely.”

The water needs to be as hot as it can possibly be to ensure the germs and bacteria have all disappeared.

Some may suggest that washing it in the washing machine is the best option.

Store it properly when you’re not using it

The expert says: “If you take your mask off for whatever reason, make sure to store it properly until you get home to wash it. Leaving your mask loosely in your handbag could transfer germs to other items in your handbag and vice versa.

“Keep a small disposable bag inside your bag or pocket that you can keep the mask in until it’s time to wash it. If you take your mask off, don’t put it back on until after you’ve washed it.”

Make sure to dispose of the bag after using it as this could risk more germs being transferred.

Have more than two masks

Deyan says: “Having two face masks means that you will always have one spare when the other’s in the wash, so it’s worth investing in a two-pack. Many fashion retailers now sell non-surgical masks so you can easily pick some up.”

Reusable face masks are not only better for the environment but are also more economical as you won’t have to keep buying a new one.

Face coverings are now mandatory on public transport and you should also try to take the face covering off while on public transport to help reduce the spread of coronavirus.