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OXO Good Grips Salad Spinner

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  • Easy, one-handed operation; Patented pump mechanism and brake button
  • Soft, non-slip knob locks down for storage; Non-slip ring and wide base keep bowl steady on countertop
  • Basket can be used separately as a colander; Elegant, clear bowl is perfect for serving
  • The capacity is 4.49-quarts; Flat lid allows for convenient stacking when not in use
  • Clear lid disassembles for easy cleaning; Top-rack dishwasher safe
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Product Details

Size: Large | Color: Clear
  • Product Dimensions: 6.8 x 10.2 x 10.2 inches ; 2.5 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 3.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
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  • ASIN: B00004OCKR
  • Item model number: 32480
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2,003 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #967 in Kitchen & Dining (See Top 100 in Kitchen & Dining)
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Product Description

Size: Large | Color: Clear

OXO's Salad Spinner – A different "Spin" on lettuce

OXO's Salad Spinner was inspired by a children's top, illustrating how even the most basic products can influence design innovation. Before its introduction in 1998, crank or pull-tab salad spinners were considered high-end products. Some people even used the spin cycle of their washing machine to dry lettuce. The easy-to-use OXO Salad Spinner turned the tool into an everyday kitchen essential.

Fun Fact: Recently, OXO's Salad Spinner was turned into a portable centrifuge to diagnose anemia in rural parts of the world.

Problems Identified
  • Difficult to Start: Pull-string and crank-style spinners require fine motor skills and strength to begin the spinning motion.
  • Soggy Lettuce: Some salad spinners do not achieve high levels of RPM, leaving users with damp lettuce that has to be "towel-dried" before serving.
  • Cumbersome to Operate: Spinners commonly spin out of control on countertops unless one hand is holding it down tightly while the other is pulling or cranking.
  • Troublesome to Clean: It is not uncommon for lettuce to get caught in the lid of a salad spinner.
Early OXO Salad Spinner Prototype
Early OXO Salad Spinner Prototype
The Process
  • Push of a button: During user research, the development team learned that people inherently enjoy the action of pressing down on a button. Not only is it fun and easy to do, but it gives them a sense of satisfaction that something is working.
  • Use the force: Early in the development process, the designer actually calculated the surface tension of water droplets on lettuce. This helped determine the precise level of centrifugal force required dislodge the water and dry the lettuce without damaging it.
  • Weeble-Wobble: The centrifugal force required to dry lettuce without bruising it was so high that the Spinner had a tendency to walk or wobble all over the countertop. Because of this, users had to use two hands – one to pump and the other to hold the Spinner steady.
  • A Separate Piece: Our first attempt at a take-apart lid included pull tabs that held the lid securely together, but required too much force to separate the pieces.
New OXO Salad Spinner
OXO's Solutions
  • Get Pumped: The pump-style design makes it very easy for people of all ages and abilities to use without the need for significant hand strength or fine motor skills.
  • Dry Idea: Continuous turning in the same direction allows the Salad Spinner basket to achieve higher RPM than most other spinners, resulting in the driest, crispest lettuce possible.
  • Won't Slip: A combination of a non-slip ring bonded to the bottom of the bowl and the downward force from the pump keep the Salad Spinner steady on the table, allowing users to operate it with just one hand.
  • Easy-to-clean: The clear lid immediately signals whether there is leftover lettuce caught inside and it comes apart with a simple pull to wash thoroughly.

The OXO Story:

In 1990, OXO staged a revolution (of sorts) by offering an easy-to-use, high-performing alternative to uncomfortable and ineffective kitchen gadgets. OXO's innovative take on the traditional Swivel Peeler, complete with its pudgy black handle, raised consumers' expectations of what could be expected from household products.

Today OXO offers over 800 products, each developed with a close (some might say "obsessive") attention to detail. Our goal is to deliver products that maximize comfort AND performance, illustrating our mission to create innovative consumer products that make everyday living easier.

Ever wonder what makes an OXO product an "OXO Product"?

OXO employees believe there are two rules that should guide product development: First, every new product must deliver a significant improvement over the status quo. Second, the functionality should never be sacrificed to make the product more attractive – above all it should work well.

Customer Reviews

Easy to use and clean.
K'Tag
Another handy feature is the "brake", a little black button you push to stop the spinning action.
"djdancer"
It does a very good job of spinning the greens dry and it is easy to use.
Katie Jones

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

836 of 853 people found the following review helpful By pm444 on August 10, 2001
Color Name: ClearSize Name: Large
I've avoided making salads for a long time because of the preparation time. I had an older salad spinner, but it was the kind you had to turn, and cleaning it afterwards always seemed to take a long time. This spinner is a huge improvement over any I've used before.
You put the rinsed greens in the strainer, or rinse them after they're in, and then put the strainer in the bowl. One easy push and it spins on its own and it does not move around at all on the counter. I have found that it takes a couple spins to dry them the way I like, but while the greens are spinning, you can be chopping up other salad ingredients.
Even better, you can lock the handle in the "down" position and use this spinner to store the unused greens in the fridge; no separate "lettuce saver" is needed. I've had leaf lettuce in mine for several days, and it is still crisp and fresh. Since buying this remarkable spinner, I've had salad every night. And enjoyed every minute of it, preparation included!
If you love salads but hate the prep, get this. You will wonder how you ever got along without it.
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280 of 289 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on June 5, 2000
Color Name: ClearSize Name: Large
I was introduced to OXO tools by my sister when she gave me one of their peelers. She swore that it would make me search for things to peel because it was such a pleasure to use. She was absolutely right! Since then I have become an avid OXO devotee and own many of their products. But the VERY BEST of them all is the Good Grips Salad Spinner. I adore leafy lettuce but always found washing it to be such a chore that on some days I would just skip the salad routine altogether. I had used several styles of lettuce spinners during the past 20 years, but none were even in the same league as the OXO Salad Spinner. Believe it or not --- I actually enjoy washing greens with this device and use it every day. Using the best tool available makes any task more satisfying, and this is the creme de la creme of salad spinners. Have no doubt, this is a purchase you will be glad you made each time you use it. And you will want to use it! I've found that washing the lettuce and draining the excess water from the bowl, then refrigerating the lettuce in the spinner before spinning yields crispy greens. A good thing to do early in the day, then just a quick spin later for a fast salad. I, as another reviewer wrote, also give this item frequently as a gift and it is always a hit.
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348 of 374 people found the following review helpful By Rebecca of Amazon HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on October 7, 2000
Color Name: ClearSize Name: Large
If you want to get a bit fancy with your salad spinning, this is the one to buy. Not only can you spin the lettuce and remove all the water, you can use the bowl to serve a salad or store lettuce in the inner bowl.

It is so easy to use. You release the lock mechanism at the top and press down. The inner basket starts to spin, removing most of the water from the lettuce. I love the fact that you can rinse the lettuce in the removable inner basket.

You really win with this one. Wash, spin, store...so much less to wash and it is never boring. It is quite large so you do need a big space to store it in the refrigerator, unless you have a big refrigerator, then it is no problem.

If you have memories of trying to swing lettuce around in a kitchen towel, or have tried to use paper towels while they are falling apart all over the lettuce, you must try spinning in this great salad spinner. Once you have spun the lettuce you can remove the inner bowl and dump out the water.

~The Rebecca Review
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105 of 109 people found the following review helpful By J. Manly VINE VOICE on December 5, 2003
Color Name: ClearSize Name: Large Verified Purchase
OXO has a smaller version to consider before you buy this unit. If your household is small, or the salad you make is less than a full head of lettuce, the smaller version is worth considering.
This larger version takes up more storage space, not only in the cupboard but also in the dish drainer. That's a consideration when you realize that you need to wash the bowl and colander between uses, and that the inner mechanism on the underside of the cover also needs a chance to dry! I prefer to clean up in the kitchen as I do meal prep, and to let utensils air dry. The larger version made it enough more difficult because of its space requirements that I broke down and bought the smaller one recently.
Bottom line: Look at both--and think--before you buy.
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152 of 162 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on April 28, 2000
Color Name: ClearSize Name: Large
The first time I heard about a salad spinner I thought, "oh please - is anyone really that lazy?" Then I saw it being used and tasted the crisp, clean, DRY lettuce that emerged and couldn't get to the store quickly enough. I didn't want to spend much money, so I picked one up at IKEA. Big Mistake. Its true that you get what you pay for. Thankfully, my old IKEA spinner passed on to the the great salad bar in the sky last summer and I was able to justify purchasing an OXO spinner. Oh. My. God. The experience is akin to going from a Pinto to a Porche. Not only is it a solid, dependable product (the plastic bowl is thick enough to feel substantial and sturdy enough to stay put while in use) but it is a wonderful size and the salad can be served straight from the bowl. One-click one for yourself today!
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127 of 138 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on May 2, 2000
Color Name: ClearSize Name: Large
If you're like me, you've used dozens of differant salad spinners in your days in the kitchen. Well, let me tell you, this one is like no other. I used to be resigned to placing two hands firmly on my spinner to prevent that terrible shaking and trembling from the centrifugal forces exerted by the spinning water and greens. Well, no longer with this product by Oxo...the solid design keeps the spinner absolutely still, which is no small feat considering the weight of water swirling at some mad rate of rpm. This is more than a great kitchen product...it is a feat of science, and a pleasure to use.
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