I never thought I would own one salad spinner, much less two.
The OXO spinner that I purchased last summer, however, has seen more action in the kitchen than literally any other gadget I own.
Every week, more or less, I purchase a head of red or green lettuce, and often toss in a few ounces of the mesclun mix that Earth Fare sells by the pound. Sometimes, though, the shopping days are off, and I need to wash the mesclun a couple of days after I’ve already washed the regular lettuce, meaning I either have to wash it again or dump it out while I wash the mix.
I also usually keep a bunch of cilantro wrapped in moist paper towel in the crisper. It needed a better home.
The obvious answer was a second spinner. A smaller spinner that wouldn’t take up nearly an entire shelf in my poorly designed side-by-side refrigerator.
I had it up and spinning without two hours of bringing it home today. When you bring home a gadget that you actually use the same day, you’ve picked a winner.