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Green Salad Spinner
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Dishwasher safe. Non-skid ring on bottom. Bowl doubles as serving dish.

Dual pouring spouts and a long handle. Easy to assemble and use.

Includes brake button and a nice-looking bowl that doubles as a serving dish.

Five-quart capacity. Footed outer bowl. Spins greens rapidly and dries them completely.

Inexpensive. Requires little counter space.

Bad

A brief history of faulty spin mechanisms (problem has been corrected).

Smaller capacity (best for one or two people).

May not be ideal for drying larger portions of greens.

Although "dishwasher safe," this spinner has been known to warp in the dishwasher.

Smaller capacity than some competitors.

Bottom Line

From a reputable company, this high-quality item is dependable and easy to use. The best available.

Durable and easy to use, this salad spinner offers the greatest value for the lowest price.

An adequate utensil that spins less efficiently than some competitors.

An efficient utensil that requires a bit of TLC to remain functional.

A minimalist, "no frills" spinner that requires a bit of elbow grease.

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Best Salad Spinners

Before the salad spinner, the colander was the tool of choice for drying salad greens. But drying greens with a colander took a while, and even after extended drying times, the greens were often still wet in the middle. A salad spinner uses centrifugal force to fling water out of your greens, leaving them dry and ready to be eaten. We compare five of the best salad spinners on the market so you can make an informed purchasing decision.

Products we Considered

OXO Good Grips
Green Salad Spinner
Progressive
Spinner w/Handle
Ozeri
FRESHSPIN
Culina
Space-Saving
Ikea
Tokig

Considerations

Construction/Design

While all salad spinners do essentially the same thing – whir salad greens around rapidly – some have buttons while others have handles. A salad spinner's construction and design affect its drying ability and ease of use. All of the spinners on our shortlist are made of plastic, although there are some metal models on the market. In this section, we discuss the construction and design of each contender on our shortlist.

Durability

When consumers buy a product, they expect it to last. In this section, we examine the durability of each spinner on our shortlist.

Capacity

It stands to reason different households have different spinner size requirements. In this section, we examine the capacity of each spinner and how it relates to efficiency and ease of use.

Price

Salad spinners vary in price. In this section, we look at the cost of each product in relation to the features it provides.

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Construction/Design

OXO Good Grips Green Salad Spinner

The OXO Good Grips Salad Spinner lives up to the good reputation of its manufacturer. This item features a large, top-mounted button that spins the greens rapidly and easily. The result: crisp, dry greens. A button brake stops the spinning almost immediately so the user doesn't have to wait for the OXO to stop on its own. The clear outer bowl looks nice and can double as a serving dish once the extra water has been poured out. With dishwasher safe components that are easily assembled and a non-skid ring on the bottom to keep the it from walking across the counter, this spinner does it all.

Prepworks by Progressive Salad Spinner with Handle

Prepworks Salad Spinner owners love its dual pouring spouts and long handle. The top-mounted crank provides sufficient centrifugal force to dry greens quickly and thoroughly. The spinner assembles quickly, and the inner basket is easy to remove, making clean-up a snap.

Ozeri Swiss Designed FRESHSPIN Salad Spinner and Serving Bowl

The Ozeri FRESHSPIN Salad Spinner has a top-mounted lever that locks down for storage. The user presses the lever to start the spinning motion, which we're told is very quiet. A brake button stops the spinning. The Ozeri is constructed of BPA-free plastic and has a ring on the bottom of the outside bowl to prevent excess motion while in use. Some owners have suggested that the Ozeri FRESHSPIN may not rotate rapidly enough to dry a large portion of greens at once. Like the OXO, the Ozeri's outer bowl can be used as a serving dish.

Culina Space Saving Salad Spinner

Constructed of BPA-free plastic, the Culina Space Saving Salad Spinner has a side-mounted crank handle and an instant brake button. Owners tell us that it spins greens rapidly and dries them completely. The clear outer bowl can be used to serve the salad, and the spinner can be completely disassembled for easy cleaning. Some owners have said that the handle is difficult to attach, but they also say that it stays secure once mounted. The brake button stops the spinning quickly, and the footed outer bowl adds stability when the spinner is in use.

Ikea 601.486.78 Tokig Salad Spinner

Made of BPA-free plastic and synthetic rubber, the Ikea Tokig Salad Spinner is one of the smaller spinners on our shortlist. The turning mechanism is mounted on the top. It takes some cranking to get the greens to dry, and some owners recommend draining the greens at least once before declaring them "completely dry." This is a no-frills spinner that doesn't take up a great deal of space.

The OXO Good Grips Salad Spinner features a large, top-mounted button that spins the greens rapidly and easily. The result: crisp, dry greens.
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Durability

The OXO Salad Spinner is constructed from high-quality materials. There are no worries about the handle breaking, but in the past, a few users reported that their spinning mechanism broke after a couple of months of use. Since that time, the company seems to have addressed the issue, and complaints have leveled off. This spinner is quite durable and should last for several years.

Prepworks by Progressive Salad Spinner with Handle

The Prepworks Salad Spinner boasts a tough plastic construction. As such, it is quite a durable utensil. According to owners, it doesn't fall apart after repeated use. In short, it should provide years of good service.

Ozeri Swiss Designed FRESHSPIN Salad Spinner and Serving Bowl

A few owners have complained about the durability of the Ozeri FRESHSPIN, saying that the spinner mechanism falls apart and/or the lever stops working after light use. However, most owners have been satisfied with this product and its durability. Potential buyers should be aware that the entire top cannot be immersed in water, as this would shorten the utensil's useful life.

Culina Space Saving Salad Spinner

Although the Culina salad spinner is advertised as being dishwasher safe, owners have reported that the inner basket may warp after a cycle in the dishwasher. However, the pieces may be disassembled for easy cleaning, so being dishwasher safe isn't a necessity. Users report that the spinner is sturdy, stands up well to repeated use, and is a long-lasting utensil.

Users have reported the Tokig salad spinner seems a little flimsy. It's not dishwasher safe, but with good care, it should still give good service. All in all, it's probably not the most durable spinner on our shortlist.

Made of durable plastic, the Prepworks Progressive Salad Spinner can easily withstand years of repeated use.
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Capacity

OXO Good Grips Green Salad Spinner

At nearly 4.5 quarts, the OXO Good Grips Salad Spinner holds a large amount of salad. Its capacity should be enough for most households; it's especially suited for those who eat a lot of salad. The only criticism here is that some people say it's "too large" for smaller amounts of salad.

Prepworks by Progressive Salad Spinner with Handle

Some owners have said that the Prepworks' smaller capacity is its only drawback. The size is quoted by the manufacturer as 2.5 quarts, but that's a little misleading. The outer bowl is 2.5 quarts, but the inner basket is smaller. Overall capacity is best for feeding one or two people – unless the user doesn't mind spinning the greens in batches.

Ozeri Swiss Designed FRESHSPIN Salad Spinner and Serving Bowl

The Ozeri's inner basket has a 4.24-quart capacity, which should be enough for an average family's salad consumption. In order for greens to be dried completely, it may be necessary to spin them in smaller batches when using the Ozeri FRESHSPIN. This is due to the spinner's slower speed.

Culina Space Saving Salad Spinner

The Culina Salad Spinner, with a hefty five-quart capacity, can dry large heads of lettuce with ease. As an added bonus, it can also be used to dry cooked pasta for pasta salad. The spinning speed is fast enough to produce crisp, dry greens – even in smaller batches.

Ikea 601.486.78 Tokig Salad Spinner

The Ikea Tokig salad spinner holds about three quarts, which most users say is enough for a small head of lettuce. Like other small spinners, users may want to spin their greens in batches to make sure they get completely dry.

The OXO Good Grips Salad Spinner, with its 4.5-quart capacity, is geared toward those who eat a lot of salad.
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Price

OXO Good Grips Green Salad Spinner

The OXO Salad Spinner is moderately priced, considering what some kitchen utensils cost. At $29, it's worth the money because of its high-end features: presentation-quality outer bowl, braking button, easy use, easy cleaning. OXO is famous for its product guarantee. If something goes wrong, the company will make it right.

Prepworks by Progressive Salad Spinner with Handle

The Prepworks Salad Spinner offers great value for the price, which is why it's our pick for Best Bang for Your Buck. It's easy to use, durable, and does what it's designed to do very well – all for $13. As far as kitchen gadgets go, the Prepworks Spinner is a great choice those who want a salad spinner but don't want to spent a lot of money.

Ozeri Swiss Designed FRESHSPIN Salad Spinner and Serving Bowl

At $18, the Ozeri FRESHSPIN costs more than some of the other spinners on our shortlist, but it offers a number of desirable features. We especially like this spinner's quiet operation, convenient brake button, and the fact that the outer bowl doubles as a serving piece.

Culina Space Saving Salad Spinner

The Culina Space Saving Salad Spinner is the largest spinner on our review list. At a cost of $16, it's also one of the most expensive. For larger families, however, its features – brake button, quiet operation, durability – make it worth the price.

Ikea 601.486.78 Tokig Salad Spinner

At just $11, the Ikea Tokig's price is certainly one of its most attractive attributes. It's a "stripped-down" model, but the price reflects its minimalist design. It's a great choice for those on a budget, but potential buyers should take note of its smaller size and the fact that it requires a little more effort than some pricier spinners.

The Prepworks Salad Spinner is a great choice for those who want an inexpensive salad spinner.

Best of the Best

The OXO Good Grips Green Salad Spinner receives great reviews from owners across the board. It offers a larger capacity than many competitors – an asset that comes in handy for bigger families and those that like to entertain dinner guests. The OXO's powerful spinning speed leaves salad greens uniformly crisp and dry. Users can operate it with one hand, and because of its non-skid bottom ring, there are no worries about it "walking" across the counter during use.

Just like other top-selling OXO kitchen utensils, the durable Good Grips Green Salad Spinner is sturdy and dependable. Conveniently, owners can use the handsome outer bowl to serve their greens. Later, after everyone has eaten, leftover greens may be stored in this same bowl in the refrigerator. When all of the greens have been eaten, the OXO can be washed in the dishwasher.

The OXO salad spinner costs $29, which is certainly not an exorbitant price to pay for a good kitchen device. According to many satisfied owners, this utensil will give years of dependable service. It's easy to operate, and it does the job it's designed to do. For these reasons, we declare it to be the Best of the Best.
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The OXO Good Grips Green Salad Spinner's powerful speed leaves salad greens uniformly crisp and dry.

Best Bang for your Buck

The Prepworks Salad Spinner provides great value for the money. It dries greens quickly, and because it has a pouring spout on each side, it's convenient for both right-handed and left-handed people. The manufacturer quotes a 2.5-quart size, but the inner basket is actually smaller than that.

While the Prepworks doesn't have the highest capacity on our shortlist, it's easy to assemble and use. If you're making salad for a large dinner party, you may need to spin your greens in batches. Satisfied owners don't seem to mind this, though.

The Prepworks is durable yet inexpensive. Most importantly, it does the job it's designed to do. With the help of a top-mounted crank and centrifugal force, salad greens dry quickly and thoroughly in the Prepworks Salad Spinner.

At a cost of just $13, there's no doubt that this efficient kitchen utensil is the Best Bang for Your Buck.

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The Prepworks Salad Spinner is durable yet inexpensive. Most importantly, it does the job it's designed to do.
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