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Best Salad Spinners

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A good quality salad spinner will undoubtedly save you time when you're doing your kitchen prep, but it could also save you money too. If owning a decent spinner means you're more likely to buy individual salad ingredients and make up your own salad creations, just imagine how much you'll save not buying more expensive pre-washed options. 

As well as easily and efficiently washing and drying your leafy salad items, a salad spinner can also be invaluable in distributing dressing evenly around your ingredients, making for more balanced and delicious meals. We've hand-picked some of the best available today for your consideration.

Get Pumped

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OXO Good Grips Large Salad Spinner

One-handed spinning action

OXO Good Grips salad spinner gets our top slot due to its innovative design. The clever gadget works by pressing down on the patented pump mechanism in the lid, this then spins the internal colander to move your leaves around briskly. There is a brake button built in to the lid that you can use to stop the spin. This is a larger capacity salad spinner; the bowl measures 6.22-quarts, the basket measures just under five quarts, and it has a diameter of 10.5-inches. All of the parts can go on the top rack of a dishwasher. When it's clean and ready to go in the cupboard, the pump pushes down flat. 

Mini Spinner

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Cuisinart CTG-00-SSAS Small Salad Spinner

Clear bowl for serving

Our choice from Cuisinart is a small-scale spinner with a capacity of three quarts. This means it's the perfect size for individuals or couples. It measures in at 8.2-inches by 6.8-inches by 8.2-inches. This spinner's turning action is powered by the easy-to-turn spin knob. The lid locks to securely close the spinner, and the non-skid base helps keep things stable. You can add liquids, such as water for rinsing, or salad dressings, through the easily accessible hole in the lid. The base of this spinner is a very neutral clear design, so can be used for serving salad to the dinner table. 

Pulling Power

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Mueller Large Salad Spinner

Brake button in the lid

Mueller's natty red salad spinner has clever construction to rival OXO's excellent effort. Its patented design is comprised of a pulling-bar system built in to the lid that turns the internal basket. This spinner also gets a stop button to put a halt to the turning action. This has a lid lock system and stays steady during use thanks to the anti-wobble functionality. This spinner has a capacity of just over five quarts. It boasts a pouring spout to quickly and easily drain excess water. It's German engineered and made from high quality, 100% BPA-free food grade, durable, reinforced ABS plastic. All the parts are dishwasher safe. 

Best Dressed

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Gourmia GSA9240 Jumbo Salad Spinner

Clip-close lid mechanism

The salad spinner from Gourmia uses a traditional crank-style rotary handle that turns the spinner's basket. The base has non-skid properties for stability. This is made of dishwasher-safe, BPA-free materials. The clear bowl can be used for serving. It has a five liter capacity, measuring 10-inches by 9.9-inches by 6.8-inches. This salad spinner has a clever clip-to-lock lid design to ensure no spillages occur. There is a pouring spout in the lid which can be used to both add and drain water, or to pour in salad dressing as you slowly turn the handle. 

Crank It Up

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Westmark Salad Spinner

Complete with pouring spout

From German kitchenware experts Westmark, this salad spinner comes with a five year warranty. This spinner is another hand crank design, so you rotate the basket by turning the handle. The ergonomic design gives you an jutting out lip to hold the spinner steady when in use. This salad spinner gets extra marks for having a practical and useful pouring spout built-in. Made from high quality polypropylene, this can go through the dishwasher. 

Flat Out Fab

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Prepworks by Progressive Collapsible Salad Spinner

Space-saving design

This salad spinner is perfect for individuals or couples who are short on cupboard space. That is because it has a smaller three quart capacity, ideal for serving up to two people. This spinner also has a cunning collapsible construction. When not in use, both the internal basket and external bowl collapse to almost half the expanded size for storage. This spinner works by turning the handle in the lid, and stays stable thanks to the non-skid base. This spinner is dishwasher-safe on the top shelf. 

Spinner spinner salad dinner

Our overall best pick of salad spinners available today is the OXO Good Grips Large Salad Spinner. We love this device's clever pump-action mechanism for turning the internal colander, offering a very efficient salad washing experience. 

If you're looking for a more traditional crank-style rotary handle salad spinner, then consider the very capable Gourmia GSA9240 Jumbo Salad Spinner. We like this spinner's practical locking lid design too.

Anyone short on cupboard space should consider the Prepworks by Progressive Collapsible Salad Spinner. As well as being a smaller, three-quart option, this gadget's ingenious collapsible design really saves you valuable room in the kitchen.