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A beautiful upgrade on an old favorite!
on July 28, 2011
I've uploaded 5 photos for your comparison. I have had one of the original OXO salad spinners for years, it might have been a wedding present over 9yrs ago otherwise it was purchased shortly after. It's seen a lot of use and is still working great. Besides using it to spin and dry salad fixing we've also used it for berry washing/drying (go easy so you don't bruise them) and I've used the bowl on it's own for everything from layered desserts to serving chex mix. While not the most attractive of kitchen utensils it is very helpful and something I'd never give up... soggy wet lettuce, besides being just gross, doesn't hold onto dressing well at all. Having nice clean but dry lettuce allows you to have more flavor from your dressings and use less of them!
Enter the stainless version, when I saw this I knew I had to have it. It seems strange to call a salad spinner beautiful but wow, it just is. Simply gorgeous bowl on this, as in leave it on the counter or table pretty. It is shorter but wider then the original, which I think leads to better spinning and allows your ingredients (we put all our other salad veggies in the spinner after drying our lettuce to mix them all together) to mix better. I love that it's stainless so that if I toss it in the freezer or fridge before adding my salad it helps keep it cooler longer and chills faster, I love crisp greens! The spinning mechanism seems easier to use (though it might be because my original is so old) and I love that not only does it have full bottom coverage of nonslip material but they added a seal around the lid!!! Now my salads (we store them in the bowl) stay fresh even longer in the fridge and it helps keep out (or in) unwanted odors.
I think my original is going to be retired to a chip bowl, absolutely love the new stainless!