Not Just a Treat March 03 2017, 0 Comments
Do you wake up on some mornings thinking about what to eat for breakfast? You need something healthy or maybe you are someone who regularly loves fresh fruit or vegetables in the morning. Some daily issues we are faced with is cost and shelf life of our fresh produce. Some produce stays fresh longer than a cup of raspberries, and some of us that enjoy these with cereal or pancakes frequently, find that it can’t stay fresh a long time. Buying in bulk is not a good option in some cases.
Maybe you heard of ozone treatment or use currently an ozone generator to wash your produce with. It is not only extending shelf life up to three weeks on some produce depending on conditions and storage, but it removes bacteria, viruses, E. coli, and your fruits and vegetables taste fresh. “Research and commercial applications have indicated that ozone can replace chlorine with more benefits. In 1997, ozone was self-affirmed as Generally Recognized As Safe (GRAS) as a disinfectant for foods by an independent panel of experts sponsored by EPRI. This self-affirmation was timely for the produce industry in light of the President’s Fruit and Vegetable Safety Initiative. The produce industry is successfully using ozone all over the world.” (Ozone Safe Food Technologies, Inc.) In 2000, FDA and USDA approval was granted.
To treat your produce with ozone, fill your sink with water and place the Aqua-6 diffuser stone 2 to 4 inches deep in sink. Place the fruit and/or vegetables to be treated in the water and operate the Aqua-6 for 15 minutes by selecting Function #4 (Average sized sinks should be half-full). Follow the same procedure above to wash your raw food and meat. For utensils, rinse off food debris and treat in clean water with ozone for 15 minutes. Our Aqua-6 Multi Purpose Ozone Generator is our best seller and practical to use for many other applications like ozonating drinking water, dental hygiene, odor removal, and making natural liquid oil. It can be used with fish tank, spas, hot tubs, and wading pools up to 500 gallons.
Ozone for Produce Processing. Increased Shelf Life – Organic Certified
My Favorite Uses for the Aqua-6 Multi Purpose Ozone Generator Around the Shop January 30 2017, 0 Comments
At the shop, we at A2Z Ozone have access to many types of ozone generators, so naturally, we do not use the Aqua-6 for all our ozonation. Sometimes, we use it for cleaning vegetables. But, for drinking water and general cleaning, we use the Aqua Touch, which is connected directly to the faucet in the kitchenette. For most air applications, we use the A7K Air Ozone Generator. But, there are two instances where we used the Aqua-6 and found great success.
Fresh, Clean Smelling Bathroom!
The first one I want to talk about is freshening a very small bathroom; one that has no fan and no window to provide fresh air. It is heavily used, and quite frankly--there is no nice way to put it--we had a problem with odor and stuffiness. Using disinfectant spray did not work. It did not effectively take care of odors—in fact, it adds a layer of odor instead of taking it away. And, the spray sticks to the walls, floors, and fixtures. So, we installed an Aqua-6 directly into the bathroom and hung it on the wall with the convenient wall hanger. It is out of the way, even in our small bathroom.
We installed this device last summer, and noticed a difference immediately. After a good cleaning, the odors were no longer an issue. The Aqua-6 effectively freshens the air in a small bathroom at the Function #6 (two minutes every hour) setting. We do not need a higher setting than that, we tried a lower setting until we got to the setting. Now, it is ideal for our small area.