Like most people in America, I am trying to feed my family healthier meals that include more fresh fruits and vegetables. One of my family’s favorite treat is different kinds of salads. I combine various types of greens and other toppings to create a unique dish. I am always concerned for food safety, so I make sure that all of my produce gets a good washing before my family eats it.
There is nothing worse than a soggy salad where someone did not dry the greens well enough. It makes the dressing watery and ruins the presentation. I also found out that wet greens can be the perfect spot to harbor bacteria. Since I serve a lot of salads and want them safe for my family, I wanted to find the best salad spinner for my budget. These are some of my top picks, including a device for salad chopping.
Brieftons Salad Spinner
As a top-of-the-line spinner, I found that the Briefton Salad Spinner is a great choice. It holds over seven quarts of greens and features a pump-style spinner. With this new technology, I will not worry about wearing my arm out by turning a crank. In just minutes, I can wash my salad greens and have them dry. Even though the Brieftons Salad Spinner has a large capacity, it comes apart easily so I can wash it and store it in my cabinet.
OXO Good Grips Salad Spinner
With the OXO Good Grips Salad Spinner, there is no worry about me having to hold it with two hands like the old-school models. This spinner gets the greens dry quickly and has the convenience of a brake button. The bowl is big enough to dry ingredients for a large family salad. I also like the fact that the OXO Good Grips Salad Spinner is easy to take apart and clean.
Culina Space Saving Salad Spinner, 5-Quart
This basic salad spinner by Culina is a hand-crank model—but it still has the handy brake button. I love its generous 5-quart capacity that can be filled with enough greens for the family– plus guests. One of the unique features of this item is that it comes apart in three pieces and I can use the clear bowl to serve the salad or maybe use it to serve fruit. The Culina Space Saving Salad Spinner is also great for me to dry fresh herbs that I wash.
Presto 02910 Salad Shooter Electric Slicer/Shredder
The classic Presto 02910 Salad Shooter Electric Slicer/Shredder is a dream come true for my kitchen.
I often have a lot of chopping to do for different recipes, which takes a lot of time and energy. This little gizmo makes easy work out of chopping vegetables, fruit, nuts, cheese, or just about anything that can be chopped. I can make all the fixings for tacos or omelets with one simple machine. The Presto 02910 Salad Shooter Electric Slicer/Shredder has different blades and is easy to take apart to clean.
OXO Softworks Salad Spinner
All I have to do is press the button on the OXO Softworks Salad Spinner and my greens will be spun-dry and ready for my favorite salad or appetizer tray. It has a large capacity bowl and can dry enough salad for a meal. Another plus with the OXO Softworks Salad Spinner is that the bowl comes right off and I can serve my salad in it.
These products can make my chopping and drying work easier so I will enjoy preparing healthy meals. They are quality items I can buy for my kitchen without spending a fortune. I can use the time I save by talking and having a good time around the dinner table.