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Review of Salad Spinner - by Oxo Good Grips - an Amazon Best Seller
Here's a photo of my own salad spinner - My very old salad spinner - on the lid you can see the little handle and spinning mechanism. The Oxo Good Grips Salad
The OXO Good Grips Green Salad Spinner works by centrifugal force
Basically, you put your salad in the internal basket, and then run water over it to wash it. Pour away the water from the outer container, and then put the lid on the container, press the central button with the palm of your hand, and this makes the inner basket spin round quite fast, which dries the salad. It's especially good for lettuce and other leafy vegetables and herbs.
Great British chef Jamie Oliver says that a Salad Spinner is essential - so this would be a good present for someone who loves cooking
If you click through to the web page describing the Oxo Good Grips Green Salad Spinner, they've written a wonderful description of how this superior product was developed, to resolve the drawbacks of some of the old standard salad spinners like mine. And they've listed the advantages over the original model. Most impressive.
I have had a salad spinner for about ten years, and, I must say, I wouldn't be without it
The one I have works by spinning a little handle which is inset in the lid and ingeniously turns the basket inside. You can get up quite a speed, and the centrifugal force as you spin it gets the water flying off the contents, but it does have a tendency to stick or pull out from the lid.
So this modern version is a great improvement
.One of the things I especially like about these salad spinners is that, once you've washed and dried your salad, you can store it in the external container and use it as a salad bowl, and, if you need to store your salad in the fridge until it's needed, you just cover it with the lid.
All the components are easy to wash and dishwasher-safe on the top shelf.
Here's what the sellers' description on Amazon says about the Oxo Good Grips Salad Spinner::
- Dry greens and herbs with easy, one-handed operation
- Patented pump mechanism and brake button; clear lid
- Non-slip ring keeps bowl steady; basket and non-slip bowl
- Top-rack dishwasher safe
- Measures 10 by 10 by 7.2 inches