There seems to be some debate over the best way to clean mushrooms. Some say you should never use water. Others say it is okay to rinse them, just don’t soak them. Still others say soaking them is fine.
I have gotten in the habit of not using water unless the mushrooms are particularly dirty. In that case I will rinse them and give them a light rubbing under running water.
Occasionally I use a paper towel to wipe mushrooms, particularly if they are a damp. Usually I use a stiff bristled pastry brush. I keep a small one on hand just for this purpose. Simply give the mushroom a good brushing, trim it, and it’s ready to go.
How do you clean mushrooms?