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I like to use peaches with the skin on when possible, but I'm not a big fan of all that fuzz.

Does anyone have a fuzz-removal method that works particularly well? Currently, I just rub the peaches with a rough cloth. I didn't know if I was missing out on some other, great method.

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Really? What's wrong with you? :) –  hobodave Aug 7 '10 at 4:20
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A nice rinse with NAIR? Just kidding....but...no, if you try it you're on your own... –  Darin Sehnert Aug 7 '10 at 5:11
    
In my defense, they're REALLY fuzzy. I don't mind normal peach fuzziness, but these have so much, the peach is white in areas. They're wonderful otherwise, from the farmers' market. –  JustRightMenus Aug 7 '10 at 13:08
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You can use an old tooth-brush it will give better results

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Perfect! I used a new, soft toothbrush. Don't know why these peaches are so very fuzzy, but the toothbrush + a quick rinse in water does the trick! –  JustRightMenus Aug 10 '10 at 16:02
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A peach and nectarine are the same with the exception of a recessive gene that causes the "peach" to be fuzz free thus making it a NECTARINE! Buy a nectarine if you want a fuzz free peach!

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hobodave actually already said this, up above! It's still a valid answer, but you'll fare better here if you make new contributions :) –  Jefromi Sep 13 '13 at 14:56
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Wash the peach. Put it in a bowl. Pour boiling water from the kettle over it.

Give it a 10 to 20 second soak, and the skin should just peal right off.

Get in the bathtub, and eat under the shower.

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I use a damp paper towel. Typically I give the peach rinse in case there are pesticides, then rub them with a paper towel which I compost. It's one of the few things I use paper towels for but I find it works better than a cloth in this case.

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Simple... drop the freshly picked peaches in cold water in the sink and wash them with clear water and a dishcloth as you would a dish. It isn't difficult (quick and easy) and you keep all the nutrients that are contained in the skin.

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They want to remove the fuzz, not the skin. –  tajmo Jul 30 '12 at 17:29
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I would recommend a vegetable brush like you would use to clean dirt off of potatoes.

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Not heard of it before, but maybe using a cook's blowtorch gently on the skin? Just an idea...

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Interesting idea :-) Has anyone tried this yet? –  Chad Aug 10 '10 at 3:16
    
This does not provide an answer to the question. To critique or request clarification from an author, leave a comment below their post. –  KatieK Oct 5 '12 at 16:50
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I've never heard of anyone trying to de-fuzz a peach, so this isn't a direct answer:

It might be simpler to just use nectarines.

It's a myth that it's a cross between a peach and a plum. They are the exact same species, the nectarine is just a peach with the fuzzless recessive genes.

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.and nectarines are soo sweet! –  systempuntoout Aug 10 '10 at 6:37
    
It may be simpler, but there are different cultivars of peaches. And if I have a peach I love, I may not be able to find a nectarine which tastes the same way. –  rumtscho Sep 13 '13 at 17:29
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I don't think fuzz removal is common practice... so you'll have to innovate or steal from another fuzz conscious industry. My best guess would be a fine-grain sandpaper, or, if it really bothers you, a beard/side-burn trimmer. They're small, often battery powered, and trim close enough to get facial fuzz, so they should work on peach fuzz too.

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Funny! Bzzzzz... –  sdg Aug 7 '10 at 15:54
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I was actually serious. What's so crazy about shaving your fruit? –  Ocaasi Aug 8 '10 at 5:38
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lol that sounds dirty –  hobodave Aug 8 '10 at 18:21
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