We have been contemplating salad spinners lately. More specifically, the idea of buying one. We've been really getting into salads recently, and pressing the greens in towels and letting them air-dry is just not cutting it anymore. Here are a few spinner models we're thinking about. What kind do you use?
We don't ask for much in a salad spinner. It should spin smoothly and be large enough to hold several handfuls of greens at once. Ideally, though, it shouldn't be so large that we have trouble finding somewhere to store it. Personally, we really like the models with a pump-device or crank in the middle, as opposed to a zip-cord that you pull.
Here are the models we're considering:
• OXO Good Grips Salad Spinner
- This one seems to get consistently good reviews across all the board. ($30 from Williams-Sonoma
• Zyless Smart Touch Salad Spinner
- Faith gave this spinner high marks
when she reviewed it a few years back. ($27 from Amazon
• Collapsible Salad Spinner
- An appealing option because it would store a lot more easily. ($29.95 from Sur la Table
• Ratchet Salad Spinner
- If you're the type to store greens inside the spinner, this tall design might fit more easily in the fridge. ($19.99 from Bed Bath & Beyond
• Tokig Ikea Salad Spinner
- This one certainly wins in the cost category! Plus it has a cute design. ($2.99 from Ikea
Do you like your salad spinner? What kind do you have?
Related: How Dorie Greenspan Keeps Her Salad Greens Fresh