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Aug 5, 2011 10:05 AM

Seeking a Salad Spinner that Isn't Plastic

Despite how much I despise one-use type gadgets in working in the kitchen, my wife has finally convinced me (or just insisted for long enough) that its time for us to invest in a salad spinner. As much as I hate gadgetry, however, I also hate buying things made out of plastic. I've managed to find a Rosle brand salad spinner that is stainless steel, and am looking for suggestions on other options.

Does anyone know where I can purchase a salad spinner made out of something other than plastic? Price is not an issue. When we were putting together our wedding registry I seem to recall finding one that was ceramic, but now I can't locate it anymore.

Any suggestions welcome!

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  1. I worked at a kitchen store for years and don't remember seeing one. Good luck.

    1. I actually own one but it was purchased about 30 years ago. I don't think they're made anymore. It is a wire mesh basket that encloses the greens. You have to pump it in the sink unless you want water all over the kitchen. I stopped using it, however as soon as the OXO was invented. Of course, there's the old standby of rinsing salad greens by spinning them round -n round in a clean cotton pillowcase.

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      1. re: Ambimom

        Do you mind letting me know what brand the one you own is (or, if you've stopped using it, maybe you just want to sell it to me? :-)

        1. re: Ambimom

          Hello! I have been looking for the French Salad Spinner you mentioned for years! Do you still have this? I want to buy it from you:)!
          Thanks so much!

        2. You could seek out an old French style collapsible stainless mesh basket. You need to go outside to use it because you need to swing it vigorously.

            1. re: phofiend

              The outside bowl is stainless but it appears the inside spinning basket is plastic. Don't know if you needed all non-plastic.

              1. re: escondido123

                Yes, I've not seen any where the basket is not plastic. I have a Zylisss spinner with a stainless bowl, but it also has a plastic bowl.

            2. When my last salad spinner broke, I bought myself a $3 cotton bag instead.

              If I'm only making two servings, I use a few kitchen towels to wrap around the bag before spinning it. I usually fold one of the towels and put it at the base of the bag because that's where the water leaks out. Never had a problem with water all over the place since doing this.

              When I'm serving a lot of salad, I put the whole bag into the clothes washer and turn on spin-only. Got this trick from another CHer here. :-)

              Not missing having a salad spinner.

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