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cheryl_h Aug 1, 2006 03:48 PM

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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    rtmonty Aug 1, 2006 04:07 PM

    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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      davinagr Aug 1, 2006 04:13 PM

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

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        Katie Nell Aug 1, 2006 04:13 PM

        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.

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          slacker Aug 1, 2006 05:32 PM

          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!

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          bliebman2 Aug 1, 2006 05:35 PM

          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.

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            cheryl_h Aug 1, 2006 05:53 PM

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

            1. sivyaleah Aug 1, 2006 05:57 PM

              Make it six. Oxo all the way.

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                personalcheffie Aug 2, 2006 12:06 AM

                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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                  slacker Aug 2, 2006 06:02 PM

                  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.

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                    sivyaleah Aug 2, 2006 07:28 PM

                    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.

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                      personalcheffie Aug 2, 2006 07:56 PM

                      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.

                  2. davinagr Aug 2, 2006 07:10 PM

                    I have the second lid and it's great, and sometimes if my greens get a little too wet after spun and stored I spin em again. Has anyone used their salad spinner to toss a salad? I do that too!

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                      slacker Aug 2, 2006 09:21 PM

                      They came out with that new one, with the stainless bowl that you can serve in.

                      Now I feel like I must have that second lid...

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                      Tobias Aug 6, 2006 05:10 AM

                      Zyliss makes a great salad spinner.

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