The OXO GOOD GRIPS Salad Spinner was indeed a lifesaver in my kitchen, especially when I started to change my diet and eat more salads. Though salads are wonderful and nutritious—especially the ones without the extra ranch/Caesar dressing—they are a lot of work to prepare! The biggest chore for me was washing the lettuce (3 times) and drying it! During my pre-salad spinner days, it would always take me about 30 minutes just to wash and dry each leaf without damaging the leaves. I felt there had to be an easier way to wash my lettuce.
After receiving my first “manual” salad spinner as a gift, I realized that not all salad spinners are the same; some spinners require more work than others. For instance, some spinners have a handle at the top that require you to turn (or pull) in order to make the basket spin. On the other hand, there are some—like the OXO Salad Spinner—that only require you to push (or pump) the handle in order to make the basket spin. Of course you know that once I tried the OXO spinner, I began to get excited again about making salads because it didn’t take me an hour just to prepare things!