A salad spinner is a great gadget for removing excess water from your washed salad greens.
They are very easy to use and simple in design. Salad spinners are usually made from plastic with an outer bowl and an inner removable colander or strainer basket that you place your salad to be dried.
A lid fits onto the outside bowl and contains a spinning mechanism that once activated by turning or pushing down on a handle causes the inside strainer to rotate at speed.
The excess water is spun off and captured in the outer bowl leaving your salad completely dry.
The reason you might want to use a salad spinner is to keep the greens from going limp and enabling salad dressing or oil to stick to the dry leaves.
Below is a selection of the best salad spinners.
Metaltex 24 cm Salad Spinner, Green
This salad spinner from Metaltex is great at freshening up and even reviving old, limp salad before serving.
Fill the removable green basket with salad and wash under a cold tap before placing the basket into the translucent bowl.
Place the lid on securely before turning the handle a few times, then release it to spin the basket.
Your salad is now ready to be served.
Easy to clean and dishwasher safe but they do recommend you wash by hand.
OXO Good Grips Salad & Herb Spinner
The small salad and herb spinner from the OXO Good Grips range is ideal for drying salad in small quantities.
Place your washed salad into the spinner and put on the lid.
Press down on the knob and the patented pump mechanism will spin the inner basket.
A brake button stops the basket when required and your ready to serve your salad.
There is a non-slip ring on the bottom of the bowl to stop it slipping when in use.
The lid can be locked for storage and it is dishwasher safe for easy cleaning.
Neat Ideas Spin n Store Salad Spinner
Make your salads clean, crisp and dry with this spin n store salad spinner from Neat Ideas.
This compact and convenient salad spinner comes complete with a measuring jug.
Put your salad into the green basket and give it a wash under the tap.
Place the basket into the measuring jug and put the lid back on.
Turn the handle and the water is spun into the jug, the excess water can be poured out through the spot.
It’s dishwasher safe and can be used in the microwave for steaming vegetables.
Zyliss Smart Touch Salad Spinner, Green
This salad spinner from Zyliss has a smart touch lever that effortlessly spin all excess water away.
Put you salad in the basket and wash before replacing it into the spinner bowl, slide a button on the side of the spinners lever and the lever will pop up.
Pump the lever up and down to spin the basket which will remove the excess water and you can use the stop button at any-time for more control.
You can use the attractive outer bowl to serve your prepared salad and as the lever folds flat for storage you are able to store your salad in fridge.
Culina, Robust Salad Spinner, 5 liter Space Saving
This robust salad spinner from Culina is capable of wringing water out of leafy greens in no time.
Simply fill up the basket with your salad and rinse, place it back into the clear bowl and cover with the tight fitting lid.
Use the ergonomically designed crank handle to spin and dry your salad with the centrifugal force wringing out water of leafy greens in no time.
The lid features an instant stop brake button for more control.