Pros: Gives crispy dry lettuce without the water! Your salad dressing sticks to the greens more!
Cons: None to date.
WHY THE OXO PUMP ACTION SALAD SPINNER?
I bought this product not only as a time / work saver in the kitchen, but also because I've had very satisfactory
results using Oxo products. I think that they are definitely
very good & quality constructed.
Oxo products are all that I buy now when it comes to kitchen gadgets & cooking tools. Ever since I bought their funny looking odd-shaped vegetable peeler several years ago, I began to like their products more & more.
Of course, they were probably little known back then, as they were probably just starting out around that time. But I believe that as time went on, their funny-shaped odd looking food preparation products caught on with everyone.
This product is no exception, based on the staggering amount of rave reviews that have been written about it! I think now, that they are probably dominating the market when it comes to kitchen gadgets, food preparation tools and the like!
WHAT FACTORS WERE MOST INFLUENTIAL IN THE PURCHASE OF THIS PRODUCT?
I've been looking for a salad spinner for a very long time.
I just didn't know which brand to buy because I wasn't too familiar with them. But I've had my eyes on this one for
quite some time now. The Oxo name is really what got me!
WHAT ARE THE MAIN COMPONENTS?
The product consists of four main components. They are as follows:
1. Lid assembly. This part actually has several components in one. The spring-loaded drive system, the pop-up knob assembly and to buttons on the top. Plus an inner lid that actually power-spins the basket.
2. Basket which holds the lettuce to be spun, which sits on a pivot in the bottom center of the bowl.
3. Acrylic clear plastic bowl. This part not only collects water from the spun lettuce, but also doubles as a storage container for the clean spun greens.
4. Storage cover for the bowl.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
After the lettuce is washed, you simply put the lettuce into the basket in the bowl, put the spinner lid on, release the knob by sliding the two-indentation locking button toward the edge of the lid.
The large black knob will pop up. Just push down on the knob several times to spin the lettuce dry. Press the small black brake button when you're done. This stops the basket from spinning immediately. You then either have the choice of using the lettuce right away or storing it in the fridge for use later. That's it!
WHAT ARE THE ADVANTAGES AND FEATURES?
The advantages & features are many!
1. No more soggy watery lettuce fore your salad.
2. Your freshly-washed & spun lettuce is always crisp and dry.
3. Your salad dressing will cling to the greens much better & longer because there is no water to come between the dressing and the greens.
4. The water that washed your lettuce will not be in the salad when you eat it.
5. Comes with separate lid for storage of the lettuce in the fridge.
6. Bowl can be used to store lettuce after it is spun so that when dinner is ready, you just add your favorite toppings & dressing right when you are about to eat!
7. For even crispier lettuce just leave it in the basket so that it stays nice & dry.
8. Non-slip base.
9. Basket & bowl can be used separately.
10. Dishwasher safe in top rack.
11. Satisfaction guaranteed.
12. Press knob down again & slide locking button back toward the center and product is easy to store when not in use!
MY EXPERIENCE SO FAR:
I've used this product since I bought it the other day, and let me tell you, the lettuce was really dry and most of the water was gone!
I enjoyed crispy better-tasting salad like i never did before! And the dressing stayed right on it. Very good, indeed!!
ARE THERE ANY SHORTCOMINGS AT ALL?
None to date.
Overall, I'd say that this is a very useful and well-made product! Eliminates watery lettuce.
WHERE TO BUY THEM?
You can buy this & other Oxo products usually wherever kitchen gadgets & food prep items are sold. I bought this one at Sears. But usually Target, Kohl's Walmart & Kmart sell them also. Macy's sells them also.
Yes! Buy this product asap if you want good clean dry lettuce for your salads.
Thank you for reading this review.