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OXO Good Grips Green Salad Spinner
Product number: 1155901
Manufacturer: OXO International, Ltd.
List price: $29.95
Warranty: Satisfaction guarantee
Dimensions: 10-1/2" around, 7-1/4" high
Weight: 2 lb 5 oz
Composition: Plastic
Other versions: OXO Clear Salad Spinner; OXO Mini Salad and Herb Spinner
Made In: China
Type: Salad spinner
Color: Green/clear
Apparent goal: kids gift/registry home kitchens restaurants everywhere
Intended audience: novice advanced beginner good home cook gourmet professional
Diet/nutrition: does not apply scary empty promises helpful essential
Green?: not especially neutral mixed blessing earth friendly green!
Innovative: step back standing still progress trendy genius
Problem solving: no better baby steps solid steps giant steps a revelation
Competition: outclassed follower in the pack strong challenger likely champ
Ease of use: impossible frustrating OK simple child's play
Intuitive: Ph.D. required barely logical effortless brilliant
Instructions: missing incomprehensible adequate unnecessary excellent
Quality: cheesy questionable good years of service impressive
Parts to lose: inevitable some/many one-piece self-storing not a problem
Power source: none hands batteries outlet green
Clean-up: nightmare wipe clean soap & water scouring pad dishwasher
Does it work?: not at all adequately well very well perfectly
Availability: airfare required online kitchen store department store supermarket
Easy to open?: impossible maddening tolerable good opens itself
Green?: fills a landfill huge waste passable minimal waste impressive
Time saving: time wasting not really modest substantial huge
Labor saving: less efficient marginal a bit noticeable remarkable
Money saving: money wasted none $ $$ $$$
Beats the old way: worse no change better definitely entirely new
Where will it live?: garage/attic drawer cabinet countertop elsewhere
Fulfills ambitions: falls short almost there satisfies exceeds home run
How often used: once/twice ≥daily ≥weekly ≥monthly ≥yearly/holidays
Worth the space?: no does not apply w/unlimited space w/limited space absolutely
Need it?: a luxury discretionary basic equipment for serious cooks get it
Value: ouch! a little pricey worth splurging on the money a deal
Overall rating: skip it fair good very good excellent

Comments: This is simple to use. Release the latch and the knob pops up. Press it a few times to start the basket spinning. Use the brake to stop the spinning. A non-slip ring keeps the bowl steady on the countertop. The basket and bowl can be taken apart and used separately (you can serve the salad in the bowl). The clear lid lets you see the lettuce, spinach, and other greens as they spin. When you're finished, lock the knob back down for storage. The salad spinner is safe on the top rack in the dishwasher.

It is big, meaning that it holds a lot (the bowl holds just over 6 quarts and the basket holds a hair under 5 quarts), but also that it takes up serious space in the cabinet and especially in the refrigerator, if you use it to store your lettuce (which we recommend).

We overheard someone walking around the office muttering, "this is the salad spinner I've been waiting for all my life." Really, need we say more? (OK, the same person loves the green color – "it just seems right….")


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