Best Salad Spinners

Review & Comparison, Last Update August 21, 2018
A salad is easily the most important part of a healthy diet. That said, constantly making one can be a bit of a chore. So get yourself a salad spinner and, with it, the ability to prepare a delicious salad without putting in a ton of time and effort. ...Read more ...Read less
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PROS

The push lever technology will provide you with dryer salads within a matter of minutes. Aside from speed, the push handle is far easier to operate and it doesn't put any pressure on your hands. The capacity of the containers will allow you to use this model not just as a salad tosser but also as a lettuce shaker or a veggie spinner.

CONS

The plastic parts have to be washed by hand. 

OUR VERDICT

There's a lot to like about PYKAL KIT-SS-001. But it is the capacity of the containers and the drying mechanism that make the model stand out. Being one of the most versatile and effective salad spinners out there, the appliance will prove to be suitable for a lot of different types of customers.

detailed parameters
Capacity

6.34 Qt bowl

6.34 Qt colander

Materials

Stainless steel, BPA-free plastic

Conveniences

Bowl with a non-slip rubber base, free tongs included

Cleaning and Safety

Stainless steel bowl is dishwasher safe. Plastic parts are better suited for hand-washing

Warranty

1 year

PROS

The model's convenient one-handed operation makes it easy to use the salad mixer. The pump mechanism allows the user to clean and dry lettuce, leafy greens, and berries without putting a whole ton of effort. The brake button provides with the ability to stop the spinner on a dime with but a single push of a button. 

CONS

A few droplets of water end up in the spinning mechanism after cleaning. 

OUR VERDICT

OXO Good Grips is a product that is as elegant as it is useful. With its help, you will be able to prepare yourself all kinds of healthy and delicious lunches. Plus, this is easily one of the least demanding spinners in terms of cleaning and maintenance in general.

detailed parameters
Capacity

6.22 Qt bowl

4.95 Qt basket

Materials

BPA-free plastic

Conveniences

Non-slip spin foldable knob, non-slip base

Cleaning and Safety

Top-rack dishwasher safe

Warranty

Lifetime

PROS

A grid on top of the lid allows the owner of this useful tool to add and drain water without having to actually remove the said lid. A clear base can be used as a serving bowl, essentially providing you with an additional container. The easy-to-turn spin knob makes it easier to operate the spinner.

CONS

The base isn't quite as non-slip as advertised. 

OUR VERDICT

What we have here is an affordable and convenient piece of cookware. With its help, you will be able to make your diet a lot healthier by relegating the washing and spin-drying salad greens, fruits, and vegetable duties to the appliance, saving the fun part of cooking for yourself.

detailed parameters
Capacity

5 Qt bowl

Materials

BPA-free plastic

Conveniences

Easy-to-turn spin knob, non-slip base, opening on top of the lid

Cleaning and Safety

Dishwasher safe

Warranty

Amazon's 30-day return policy

PROS

Progressive's very own patented collapsible design incorporates an internal basket and external bowl that collapse to about half the regular extended size, making it far easier to store the whole thing. The salad spinner is dishwasher safe, so you won't have to waste your time cleaning every part of it with your own two hands.

CONS

The capacity of the bowl is relatively limited. 

OUR VERDICT

Progressive 10CSS2 is one of those salad spinners that will definitely attract the type of individuals who like to keep everything in an apple-pie order. That said, the limited volume of the bowl makes the model somewhat unsuitable for those who like to make salads for an entire family.

detailed parameters
Capacity

3 Qt bowl

Materials

ABS plastic, PP, SAN, TPE

Conveniences

Patented collapsible design, foldable handle, non-skid base

Cleaning and Safety

Dishwasher safe

Warranty

Amazon's 30-day return policy

PROS

The handle is conveniently designed for both right- and left-handed individuals. A built-in drainage system located on the lid will allow you to easily fill and drain liquid from the bowl. The locking mechanism on the lid will keep the ingredients from spilling.

CONS

A bit difficult to take out the blade mechanism in order to clean it. 

OUR VERDICT

Gourmia GSA9240 isn't the most sophisticated spinner on the market. But it is a simple and useful tool that, in return for a pretty small price, will allow you to waste far less time on salad preparation, so you'll be able to enjoy a healthy meal anytime you want.

detailed parameters
Capacity

5.3 Qt bowl

Materials

BPA-free plastic

Conveniences

Built-in drainage system on the lid, non-skid base, easy-to-turn spin knob

Cleaning and Safety

Top-rack dishwasher safe

Warranty

1 year

PYKAL KIT-SS-001

It's Just Faster

As far as salad spinners are concerned, PYKAL KIT-SS-001 might very well be the most versatile option on the kitchenware market. Now, there a few things that make it versatile in the first place. First, there are the large stainless steel serving bowl that features 6.34 liquid quarts of volume and an equally large colander. Then, there's the premium set of tongs that are particularly suitable for tossing and serving salads. Considering both the capacity and the tongs, the model can be used not just as a salad tosser but also as a lettuce shaker or a veggie spinner. You can use it to wash your salad or as a tool for pasta, herbs, beans, broccoli, and other foods.

Having said that, we wouldn't really call the model's versatility its most defining characteristic as we believe that title belongs to the push lever technology. While the majority of salad spinner rely on a rope/cord mechanism, the product in question utilizes the aforementioned technology to provide you with dryer salads within minutes. Aside from arguably the fastest mechanism, there's also the fact that the push handle is far easier to operate and it doesn't put any pressure on your hands. The only real issue we have with this model is the fact that the plastic parts are not dishwasher safe, but that is a small price to pay for an otherwise excellent product.

To rephrase our earlier point, there's a lot to like about PYKAL KIT-SS-001. But it is the capacity of the containers and the drying mechanism that make the model stand out. Being one of the most versatile and effective salad spinners out there, the appliance will prove to be suitable for a lot of different types of customers.

Review of PYKAL KIT-SS-001 Stainless Steel Salads Spinner

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OXO 32480

A Convenient Mechanism

OXO Good Grips may not seem like the most sophisticated appliance but the model has quite a lot going for it. That said, we didn't have a particularly hard time trying to figure out the best part of this product. Since spinning and tossing the salad is the primary function of these tools, we couldn't overlook the model's convenient one-handed operation that works with the company's very own pump mechanism and a brake button. The former allows the user to clean and dry lettuce, leafy greens, and berries without putting a whole ton of effort. While the latter provides you with the ability to stop the spinner on a dime with but a single push of a button.

Other than that, we would like to mention the sizable 6.22 qt bowl with an elegant and clear design and a 4.95 qt basket that can be used as a colander. There's also the clear and flat lid that comes apart and snaps together, allowing you to thoroughly clean it in a convenient manner. Plus, all of the spinner's parts are top-rack dishwasher safe, so cleaning the tool in general wouldn't prove to be much of a hassle either. And, as it usually is the case with these appliances, the non-slip knob locks down for storage, and the non-slip base of the salad spinner keeps the bowl steady on any kitchen countertop.

All in all, OXO Good Grips is a product that is as elegant as it is useful. With its help, you will be able to prepare yourself all kinds of healthy and delicious lunches. Plus, this is easily one of the least demanding spinners in terms of cleaning and maintenance in general.

Review of OXO 32480 Good Grips Salad Spinner

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Cuisinart CTG-00-SAS

Eat Healthy

As the name of the company behind this product suggests, cuisine and cooking in general is, indeed, an art. And though this spinner probably won't make you an artist, it will allow you to treat yourself to all kinds of delicious meals and make healthier food choices. What we liked most about it is the functionality and the design that enables that functionality. Part of that design is a grid on top of the lid that allows the owner of this useful tool to add and drain water without having to actually remove the said lid. Another part of that design is a clear base that can be used as a serving bowl, essentially providing you with an additional container. There's also the easy-to-turn spin knob that makes it easier to operate the whole thing.

Of course, the manufacturers didn't forget about the most fundamental elements of any salad spinner like a non-skid base that will allow you to place it on any surface without worrying about the appliance sliding off it and a locking mechanism that keeps the spinner securely closed. That said, some customers complain that the base isn't quite as non-skid as advertised, so keep that in mind when you decide where to put this thing.

Other than that, what we have here is an affordable and convenient piece of cookware. With its help, you will be able to make your diet a lot healthier by relegating the washing and spin-drying salad greens, fruits, and vegetable duties to the appliance, saving the fun part of cooking to yourself.

Review of Cuisinart CTG-00-SAS Salad Spinner

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Progressive 10CSS2

Till Bows Collapse

Progressive 10CSS2 is one of those products that manages to stand out in a field where there isn't that much wiggle room to do that. This is an interesting product to say the least and the interesting part mostly comes from Progressive's very own patented collapsible design. The seemingly simple principle behind this design relies on the internal basket and external bowl that collapse to about half the regular extended size, making it far easier to store the whole thing.

Of course, a design like this one provides a number of additional benefits in terms of cooking and serving food as well. But it does carry with it a particular disadvantage, the disadvantage being the relatively limited 3-qt volume of the bowl. That kind of capacity will make it difficult to prepare a salad for an entire family. But, other than that, the appliance doesn't provide a lot of opportunities for people to complain about. The non-skid base of this model provides a stable and solid foundation, allowing other elements of the model's design to do their job and freely spin away. Plus, the whole thing is dishwasher safe, so you won't have to waste your time cleaning every part of it with your own two hands.

To sum it up, Progressive 10CSS2 is one of those salad spinners that will definitely attract the type of individuals who like to keep everything in an apple-pie order. That said, the limited volume of the bowl makes the model somewhat unsuitable for those who like to make salads for an entire family.

Review of Progressive 10CSS2 Collapsible Salad Spinner

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Gourmia GSA9240

Doesn't Have to be Complicated

Whether Gourmia GSA9240 will help you prepare gourmet meals is up for debate. But there's no debating the fact that it will quickly dry freshly washed lettuce, cabbages, spinach, fruits, vegetables, and any other salad ingredients. Unfortunately, the model does not incorporate one of those fancy spinning mechanisms, relying instead on the tried and tested rotary system that requires the user to manually spin the basket. On the bright side, the handle is conveniently designed for both right- and left-handed individuals, and that isn't something that you can say about any salad spinner.

And what you certainly couldn't attribute to the majority of those spinners is a built-in drainage system located on the lid. With the help of this spout, you will be able to easily fill and drain liquid from the bowl. Another thing that we liked about this salad mixer is the large bowl that features 5.3 liquid quarts of volume. The bowl's capacity makes the whole thing particularly suitable not just for spinning the salad but for tossing and serving it too. Other than that, the non-skid base adds a touch of stability and the locking mechanism on the lid keeps the ingredients from spilling.

All things considered, Gourmia GSA9240 isn't the most sophisticated spinner on the market. But it is a simple and useful tool that, in return for a pretty small price, will allow you to waste far less time on salad preparation, so you'll be able to enjoy a healthy meal anytime you want.

Review of Gourmia GSA9240 Jumbo Salad Spinner

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What Is a Salad Spinner?

There has already been more than enough said about the benefits of salads and how good they are for your health in general. If you don't put too much stock into the former, there isn't much we can say to convince you otherwise. But if you don't mind or even prefer to have an occasional salad, you might want to give a salad spinner a try. Simply put, a salad spinner is a piece of cookware, an appliance that washes salad greens and removes excess water from the container. By separating the water from the leaves, a tool like that allows the salad dressing to stick to the leaves without any dilution, resulting in a much juicer meal. To do that, some of the more sophisticated models incorporate a push lever technology. But the majority of spinners simply rely on the good ol' rotary system, leaving it up to you to spin the basket. Other than the spinning mechanism, you might want to take into consideration the capacity of the bowl as it will decide the maximum possible size of your portions, the additional instruments that may or may not be included in the package, and whether or not the whole thing is dishwasher safe or if it is just some of the parts that are.

Now, while we're on the subject of kitchenware, we would recommend our reviews of sushi makers and Dutch ovens if you're interested in expanding your cooking horizons.

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Publish Date: 2018-08-21 14:23:56