This article is from the Food Preserving FAQ, by Eric Decker firstname.lastname@example.org with numerous contributions by others.
From: Schaller_Barb@htc.honeywell.com (Barb Schaller)
Easy way to scrub cukes (don't show this to your kids!)
I started scrubbing my pickles in the washer. Cold water, no soap, and a
couple terry towels for friction. Regular cycle for a couple minutes.
[ I wonder if Bogey would have felt different about leaches had they been
put through the boiler of the "Queen" - ED ]