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Great Size and Quality
on May 14, 2012
It took me a few weeks to come to grips with spending so much on a salad spinner, but I'm so glad I did. I was looking for a plastic-free salad spinner, but was unable to find one. So, this was the best thing I could come up with. The outside box arrived damaged, but the product inside was not.
The lid goes on easily with no problems lining up with the inner bowl. The lid does not attach to the bowl in any way, but it does fit nicely. The steel bowl seems sturdy and looks good. The gripping bottom and the weight of the bowl help to stabilize it as it spins. The size is just right for our family of three. It fits nicely in our fridge and yet comfortably holds more than half a head of iceberg lettuce. We typically wash, spin, and serve half of the salad, then wash, spin, and store the rest. It works well and functions as advertised. After I get it spinning pretty good, it will spin for maybe 5-10 seconds before it stops.
As for durability, only time will tell. My 5 yr old son somehow popped off the spinning mechanism, but I was able to pop it back into place with minimal effort. I've had no other issues with it so far. I still feel it's a durable product and I highly recommend it. Overall, even after the spinning part breaks, I'll still have a lovely stainless steel mixing bowl that should last for many years to come.
Having owned it for almost a year, I am still completely satisfied with our purchase. It continues to work as it did when we first bought it. The only difference between then and now is that the plastic basket is slightly discolored. I accidently washed it in the dishwasher with dishes that had spaghetti sauce on them.