Our recent lunch and dinner classes have included leafy lettuce salads. It is a great way to highlight the fresh seasonal bounty here in Lancaster County.
What would we do without our salad spinners? Gone is the temptation to skip giving those leafy greens a good wash, especially when we’re squeezed for time.
All that you do is put the greens in the basket of the salad spinner and then run cold water over the greens.
Slip the basket (still holding the greens) into the spinner’s bowl.
Put on the lid and spin.
The bowl catches the water, and there’s no waiting for the greens to dry.
Salad spinners come in a variety of sizes and shapes. We use the OXO Good Grips Salad Spinner most often.
This particular model has a pump to spin the basket, so it is a one-handed task. It has a brake button to stop the spinning. It’s got a non-slip ring on the bottom of the outside bowl for keeping it steady as you spin. And the bowl can double as a serving bowl. One more great feature: when you’re finished using the spinner, push on the lock and the pumping mechanism drops down, making the whole unit easy to store.
Oxo designs its products with practicality in mind, and this product lives up to that standard. We’ve got the spinners at The Good Cooking Store. Stop by or give us a call!