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America’s Test Kitchen Salad Spinner

nothing ruins your salad like a mouthful
of sandy lettuce so we always wash our
greens with a salad spinner which makes
the tasks both easier and faster to find
the best model we tested eight different
spinners on soft green lettuce crunchy
romaine and delicate herbs weighing the
greens before and after to judge how
much water the spinners extracted all of
the spinners we tested shared the same
basic design a perforated basket that
balances on a point in the center of a
larger Bowl inside the lid there’s a
mechanism that grabs the basket makes it
spin centrifugal force pushes the water
off the greens and through the
perforations where it’s caught by the
outer Bowl one exceptional model
expelled about a tablespoon more than
the rest while the worst model actually
trapped water leaving our greens soggy
after several spins we found a
well-designed spinning mechanism was the
key to a great salad spinner our eight
models had five different mechanisms
ratcheting handles retractable pull
string cords levers cranks and pumps the
ratcheting model was clearly designed
for righties and our lefty testers
struggled the pull string mechanisms
worked but we found that the retracting
component can wear out over time which
means you have to manually rewind the
string spinners with levers or cranks
tended to be unstable our favorite
design is the pump it’s easy to operate
and since it’s set in the center the
spinner stays balanced and secured on
the counter our favorite model is the Ox
oh good grip salad spinner it gets
greens dry without feeding them up its
pump mechanism was the easiest to use
and it blew me basket holds plenty of
lettuce so you don’t have to batch dry
your greens the flat lid comes apart too
which makes it easy to clean and store
we’ve used it for 17 years and Counting
and we still think it’s the best salad
spinner money can buy

Salad Spinners Buyers’ Guide

What is a salad spinner?

While some people don’t think a salad spinner is a tool to appreciate since it takes a lot of space and is not vital for everyday use. However, salad spinners are essential kitchen tools that consist of a plastic bowl, and a basket that can be easily removed with a push button. It is used to remove water from vegetable salads. It is very useful in terms of keeping salads fresh. It allows the water to run down to the outer bowl that is a perfect way of getting the leafy green salads and vegetables dried. Removing the excess water also helps keep the salad from limping.

How to use a salad spinner?

After you chop all the ingredients that need to be washed, put them into the spinner. Fill the strainer basket with as many ingredients as it can carry, since if you put too much, it will not be able to spin well. Get the water in! Fill the basket with water and shake it to make sure all the ingredients of your salad are perfectly washed. Then pour out the water, fix the cap firmly, spin the salad gently, and follow the instructions of the spinner to know how it is turned on to spin. Keep it spinning for over 15 seconds. Get the ready salad into the bowl. Only after this, you can add other ingredients such as salt or other sauces.

How to clean a salad spinner?

Fill the salad spinner with water and pour dishwashing detergent. Close the cap and turn on the spinner. This will make the basket spin within the bowl to remove any food particles stuck in it. As it’s done, pour the water, forcing food remnants out along with it. Use a standard washing detergent and a sponge to wash all the pieces of the salad spinner separately. Finally, let it dry. If there are still some remnants of food, you should use the rough side of the sponge to brush around the basket and make sure you get rid of them by rinsing it from time to time. The water will loosen the food remnants and let them slip out from the holes.

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Author: Emily Howard

I have about 300 different recipes in my collection, and I try to look for new tastes every week. I love to learn dishes from around the world and pamper my big family with a signature Italian cheese pie and my favorite Ukrainian borsch.