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Best salad spinners

Twinzee Salad Spinner
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Add a salad spinner to your kit, and you can save time in the kitchen. It could also help your food budget go further as you skip the expensive pre-washed bagged salad and select more economical lettuce varieties instead. A spinner’s also efficient at distributing dressing to make your salads full of flavour. We've collected the best ones around to make your decision easy.

Best overall

OXO Good Grips Salad Spinner

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OXO Good Grips Salad Spinner (opens in new tab)

One-handed spinning action

Press down on the pump mechanism of this clever design, and it spins the internal colander to move the leaves around. There’s a brake button built into the lid to halt the spin. It’ll fit plenty of salad with a capacity of 4.7 litres. All the parts go into the top rack of the dishwasher for easy cleaning.

Best for pouring

Westmark Fortuna Salad Spinner

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Westmark Fortuna Salad Spinner (opens in new tab)

Built-in spout

A hand-crank model, this spinner requires you to rotate the basket by turning the handle. It has four non-slip feet to keep it still while you’re using it, and there’s a practical spout. The spinner is made from high-quality polypropylene and can be cleaned in the dishwasher.

Best for preparing ahead

Focovida Large Salad Spinner

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Focovida Large Salad Spinner (opens in new tab)

Non-slip rubber base

Winner of a Red Dot design award, this model just needs a pull of the handle to start spinning and has a push button to stop it. Draining the water is a button operation, too. It comes with a 5-litre serving bowl on to which you can put the lid to store ready-to-eat salad in the fridge.  

Best for easy use

Twinzee Salad Spinner

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Twinzee Salad Spinner (opens in new tab)

Pull to spin

Another one of our selections that needs a pull of the handle to start spinning rather than hand cranking, this model is easy on your wrist. The bowl is smart enough to bring salad straight to the table. For stability in use, there are four anti-slip feet on the base.

Best for adding dressing

KitchenCraft Deluxe Salad Spinner

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KitchenCraft Deluxe Salad Spinner (opens in new tab)

Food-safe plastic

There’s an aperture in the lid of this spinner so you can add salad dressing easily then spin to distribute it evenly. You’ll need to use the knob to create rotation, but it can be done with the palm, making it an option for those with less grip strength. Rubber-coated feet make it stable when you’re preparing. 

Best for durability

Pykal Large Stainless Steel Salad Spinner

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Pykal Large Stainless Steel Salad Spinner (opens in new tab)

6.4 litre bowl

This design is sized for families and keen entertainers with its large colander and bowl. The latter is made from hard-wearing and hygienic stainless steel. This model works via a lever, which you just need to push down rapidly to create the spin. The base has rubber all the way around for stability.

Bottom line

A salad spinner makes creating healthy side dishes and meals that also taste great a simple procedure. The OXO Good Grips Salad Spinner (opens in new tab) has a clever pump-action mechanism for turning the internal colander, offering an efficient salad-washing experience. Since the entire spinner is dishwasher safe, it makes clean-up easy as well.

To ensure adding dressing is a fuss-free, you might like the KitchenCraft Deluxe Salad Spinner (opens in new tab). Just pour the dressing through the special aperture and rotate the colander for even distribution and delicious results. 

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