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Old 10-07-2008, 10:56 PM   #1
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I'm designing a new Salad Spinner

When preparing salads, what do people put in their salad spinners besides lettuce?

Where do you use your salad spinner? In the sink, on the bench?

Would you ever consider washing rice in one?

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Old 10-08-2008, 12:06 AM   #2
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I wash and spin some herbs.
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Old 10-08-2008, 12:09 AM   #3
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What herbs do you typically spin?
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Old 10-08-2008, 07:52 AM   #4
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I set mine on the counter to use it. And I have only

used it for salad greens and basil. Those are the only 2 things that I seem to use in a quantity that is large enough to warrant bringing out the spinner. The holes in the basket for my spinner are much to large for rice.
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Old 10-08-2008, 08:22 AM   #5
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I like my salad spinner, I use it for herbs as well.. I've noticed a cleaner taste with them, only complaint is sometimes they will get a little bruised.
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Old 10-08-2008, 09:49 AM   #6
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Sometimes cilantro or italian parsley has a lot of grit/dirt. After their bath I give 'em a spin. More delicate herbs I just wash and drain on paper towels.
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Old 10-08-2008, 10:32 AM   #7
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I use my salad spinner all the time for greens and herbs.

I would never use it for rice because obviously the holes are too big. And if you made the holes smaller, the spinner would be hard to use.

Plus you don't need to dry rice.
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Old 10-08-2008, 10:55 PM   #8
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Thanks for your replies.

So you prefer to wash your salads in the spinner, and not by hand under running water?

Do you think spinners wash greens as well as washing by hand?

I find when I put lettuce in spinners and fill it with water, the whole lot just spins together. There appears to be no agitation or 'cleaning action' generated.

What do you all think?
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Old 10-08-2008, 11:55 PM   #9
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I myself first let the greens soak in the water then give them a good swoosh around. Then I rinse and drain in the spinner.
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Old 10-09-2008, 07:44 AM   #10
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I don't wash the greens in the spinner, just spin them.

I wash the greens in a big bowl of water, usually more than once, lift out and put in the spinner to dry. Sometimes if I only have one batch I use the bowl from the spinner to wash the greens.
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