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Old 03-22-2016, 02:14 PM   #11
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Me too, Dawg. Too many recalls for salmonella, not to mention dead frogs and snake heads found in the bags.

I know! There was even a lady who got a free live frog in her salad bag! No extra charge!
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Old 03-22-2016, 02:17 PM   #12
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Old 03-22-2016, 02:21 PM   #13
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I think I would try the IKEA first, by the time you wear it out you will know exactly what features you want or need in a replacement.

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You could also go low tech, wash the salad and roll it up in a clean dish towel to dry it.

Good luck!
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Old 03-22-2016, 02:24 PM   #14
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Andy is spot on. I always look at ATK evaluations. I have the same one

http://www.amazon.com/OXO-Grips-Sala...+salad+spinner
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Old 03-22-2016, 02:27 PM   #15
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Me too, Dawg. Too many recalls for salmonella, not to mention dead frogs and snake heads found in the bags.
I've thought about getting a salad spinner, but I wonder how often I would use it since I almost always just make a salad for one. They're kind of bulky to store and I'm already kind of pressed for cabinet space.
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I know! There was even a lady who got a free live frog in her salad bag! No extra charge!

Well I'd much rather find a live frog rather then a dead one.
And they say never look a gift horse in the mouth and free is free.

Hmmm.... Now I need to search a recipe for frog legs.

I also usually make salad for one so I use the paper towel method or a good shake.

It's something I've always wanted to get but so far it hasn't hit the I need to have button yet.

Go with the $4.99 model.

You can upgrade if it poops out without spending much and you'll see if you actually need it and what features you might want if you find it essential in your kitchen.
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Old 03-22-2016, 07:31 PM   #17
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Salad spinners

Wasn't it Julia Child who put her washed lettuce in a dishtowel and just swung it around her head? Another thought would be to put it in one of those clean mesh laundry bags, and swing that around your head.

Or just spend $4.99 for a salad spinner. I store mine in the cabinet with my CPs. Mine is small, and may have cost $10 back in the day.

Zagut, you are correct, I prefer my salad bag frogs live!
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Old 03-23-2016, 12:46 AM   #18
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...You could also go low tech, wash the salad and roll it up in a clean dish towel to dry it...
Cheap, easy, and nothing to break. I'm still using my Mom's old kitchen towels. In fact, I think that some of them were HER Mother's towels that she used. I wash my romaine leaves, and also the head of lettuce through the core opening after I whack the core out. After the iceberg drips a while, I put it into my 30+ year old Tupperware lettuce crisper with a paper towel on the bottom to absorb any extra moisture. My lettuce has stayed fresh in one of those for a month at a time.

I stopped buying "bagged" salad greens when I noticed they had developed a strange smell. I still buy prepped greens, but the only brands I like now are either Northwest or Olivia's in the clamshell containers. Haven't had a frog leg yet.
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Cheap, easy, and nothing to break. I'm still using my Mom's old kitchen towels. In fact, I think that some of them were HER Mother's towels that she used. I wash my romaine leaves, and also the head of lettuce through the core opening after I whack the core out. After the iceberg drips a while, I put it into my 30+ year old Tupperware lettuce crisper with a paper towel on the bottom to absorb any extra moisture. My lettuce has stayed fresh in one of those for a month at a time.

I stopped buying "bagged" salad greens when I noticed they had developed a strange smell. I still buy prepped greens, but the only brands I like now are either Northwest or Olivia's in the clamshell containers. Haven't had a frog leg yet.
I still use some of my mom's old kitchen calendar towels from the 70's, they were inexpensive little presents that her grandkids would give her for Christmas. One man's trash is another man's memory!

The only problem I have had, so far, with bagged greens is musty smelling cabbage. This time of year you are apt to get a bag or head of cabbage that tastes like an old burlap bag.
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Live frog, not a problem. Partial frog, we have an issue.
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