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Aug 1, 2006 03:48 PM

salad spinners

My trusty salad spinner just hit the dust. I need to get a replacement and quickly. Are there any I should look for or avoid? Or are they all pretty much the same. My only requirement is that it should get greens dry quickly without making a mess. I'd prefer one with a hook so I can hang it on a rack.

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  1. I don't know about a hook, but the Oxo spinner works great. Just push the plunger down and it spins and spins and spins.

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    1. re: rtmonty

      I love my Oxo kitchen gadget for a quality salad. They sell 'em at Target everywhere.

      1. re: rtmonty

        I agree... I had the Oxo herb/ small salad spinner in a box forever because I thought it was too small for me to really find useful, so I finally took it out of the box one day, and it is a perfect size for just the two of us. I've been kicking myself that I didn't take it out of the box sooner, because it works so well! It's a great spinner and not a bad price either.

        1. re: rtmonty

          I think the Oxo spinner is the best salad spinner ever. I have it in both sizes; haven't gotten the new one yet, with stainless bowl. The spinner has a strip of silicone at the bottom to keep it standing in one place; the plunger is a comfortable size for the palm; it spins very smoothly; and there's a brake!

        2. And another vote YES for the Oxo spinner. I have both the mini and "regular" ones. I use the smaller unit more often, but like the convenience of being able to use either.

          1. Wow - 5 unanimous votes for the Oxo. That's what I'll be getting asap. No more soggy salads, hurray!

            1. Make it six. Oxo all the way.

              1. The amazing thing about the Oxo unit, is the second lid for storage. It's flat with no pump on it, and I swear, my greens last three times as long stored in the covered spinner. It does require a bit of space, it takes up almost one complete veggie drawer, but when your salad greens last almost two weeks, it's worth it.

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                1. re: personalcheffie

                  Are you referring to the regular lid but with the pump locked down? I didn't get a second lid with either of the two Oxo spinners I bot. But I got them a long time ago.

                  1. re: slacker

                    I didn't either. But I also bought mine eons ago - probably when they first appeared, maybe 15 years ago? Could it possibly be that long ago? Maybe I should trade up for a new model LOL.

                    1. re: slacker

                      No, in addition to the pump lid that you can lock down, there came a second lid that is plain, somewhat flat, and solid. I store the pump lid in the cabinet, for storing my greens in the fridge, I use the solid second lid. Someone below also got one.