Salad Spinner

March 11th, 2014 by Erin Gennow
Salad Spinner

Salad Spinner

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Salad Spinner

A salad spinner is a very useful tool in the kitchen.  While it may seem like just another big gadget for you to store, I have yet to find a better way to get lettuce dry.

When I’m in a kitchen without a salad spinner, I greatly miss mine.  Draining and blotting lettuce leaves and other greens on towels just does not have the same effect.  They always retain too much water, making soggy salads.  Not to mention the counters are covered in drying lettuce, with little room to prep anything else.

When using a salad spinner, I fill the mesh bowl with greens, and set the mesh bowl in the main bowl, then fill it with cold water.  I let the lettuce sit for a bit, and occasionally swish it around.  Then I drain the lettuce and spin it dry.  Greens that are really dirty or sandy I will re-soak in fresh water two or three times before spinning dry.

I rarely store my washed greens in the spinner, since it does take up a lot of room in the refrigerator.  I mainly wash greens, especially delicate lettuces, just before using.  If I am washing greens ahead — chard, beet greens, and kale — then I will wrap them in paper towels and place them in plastic bags.

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