Pros: Large capacity
The push button works very easily
All parts are top rack dishwasher safe
Cons: Products don't dry well
Dropdown feature of cover crushes lettuce
Cannot use with running water
I wanted this appliance because I have arthritis, and my present spinner with a rotating handle is difficult to use. Though the Good Grips OXO Pump Action Salad Spinner is easy to use, is large capacity, and top rack dishwasher safe, it was very disappointing in its accomplishing the job. The outside bowl of this product is touted as a dual purpose item, but the fact that it does not allow water to spin completely out of the system (so it can also be used as a salad bowl) defeats the purpose of the spinner. Water remains in the containing outside bowl, and so the spinning action just spins water out, but then sucks the water back into the vented inside bowl and onto whatever you are trying to dry. I also was very disappointed that the spinner system did not include a feature to allow running water to go in and out of the spinner as it works. After washing lettuce, I had to carefully lay the leaves so that the dropdown part didn't crush the leaves, spin the lettuce, empty the outside container, and then repeat the whole prcess again. I did three heads of hearts of romaine. It was a lengthy process, and in the end the leaves still were wetter than they should have been. If people want a salad bowl they will buy a salad bowl. This is supposed to be a spinner which cleans, and dries fruits, and vegetables.