Get in there and get dirty. Rub the produce’s leaves with your hands to ensure nothing is missed and if you are working with hard, root veggies, you can even use a brush to scrub the dirt off. Toss the outer leaves when washing leafy greens. These are likely to have the bulk of bacteria and bugs, so it is easiest just to discard them. It is critical to never use bleach or detergent when cleaning produce. Using these harsh chemicals can do more damage than good.