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Salad Spinner Review: Why I Love My OXO Salad Spinner

Updated on January 22, 2017
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Faye loves writing reviews of products that she owns in hopes it will help others when considering whether or not to purchase a product.

My OXO Salad Spinner
My OXO Salad Spinner

The Easiest Way to Dry Lettuce and Other Greens is With a Salad Spinner

After many years of making salads, I have finally found that the easiest way to dry my romaine and leaf lettuce, (or, any other type of salad greens) is to use a salad spinner!

Even though salad spinners have been around for years, I had never tried one until recently. I usually dried my lettuce the old fashioned way by laying it out on a kitchen towel, with another towel on top. I called this my "lettuce bed". It worked very well, but took a long time for the lettuce to dry and used a lot of space. I would usually do a whole head of romaine or leaf lettuce at one time.

Finally, I got wise, and decided it was time to try out a salad spinner. I was a little skeptical, and they are a little pricey, but I bit the bullet, and bought one. It was the OXO Salad Spinner. I searched on Amazon, and this was their Best Seller, and after reading the customer comments, I decided it would be the best one for me.

Note: After owning my salad spinner for two years now, I'm still very happy with it. I don't know how I ever got along without one!

Keep reading to learn more about how to spin your lettuce dry!

OXO Good Grips Salad Spinner

I have owned this salad spinner for two years now. I've been very happy it! I make salads every day and keep lots of greens on hand, already washed and ready to go. This makes my work so much easier!.

OXO Good Grips  Salad Spinner
OXO Good Grips Salad Spinner

This is the salad spinner that I have. It is also available with a green inside basket or in a smaller size.

 
My OXO Salad Spinner
My OXO Salad Spinner

Here's How To Use the Salad Spinner:

It's So Easy: Wash, Spin, Keep or Eat

1. Wash your greens. You can use the inside basket to wash your greens or wash them in your sink.

2. Place the basket into the outer bowl, put the lid on, push the button on top a few times to get it started spinning, and let it do its job. The button is easy to push, even with arthritic hands. The bottom of the bowl is made to grip the counter, and it won't move around at all. There is a brake button to stop the spinning if you need to. It might take it more than one spin-cycle to get the greens dry enough.

3. Transfer your greens to whatever container you want to store them in. You can also use the spinner to store them. The knob on the top will lock down, so it is flat for storage. Or, go ahead and make a salad. :)

Watch This Video to See it Work

If you would like to see how it works, watch this short video by OXO to see how easy it is. You will see all of the parts and also get to see it in action.

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Here are a Few Photos of My OXO Salad Spinner

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3 parts - bowl, basket, spinner topButton Up and ready to spinButton Down and ready to store.Basket has room for lots of greens.Side viewTop view
3 parts - bowl, basket, spinner top
3 parts - bowl, basket, spinner top
Button Up and ready to spin
Button Up and ready to spin
Button Down and ready to store.
Button Down and ready to store.
Basket has room for lots of greens.
Basket has room for lots of greens.
Side view
Side view
Top view
Top view

© 2014 Faye Rutledge

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    • smine27 profile image

      Shinichi Mine 2 years ago from Tokyo, Japan

      Oh yes, I would never be able to live without one.

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      Faye Rutledge 2 years ago from Concord VA

      @Lynn Klobuchar: Thanks for your visit and comment LynnKK. Yes, a salad spinner is a very romantic gift. :)

    • Lynn Klobuchar profile image

      Lynn Klobuchar 2 years ago from Minneapolis, Minnesota

      Have one that replaced an old red plastic one my husband gave me when we were dating 30 years ago. Romantic? I really like this one. Thanks for sharing.

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