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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.
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.
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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