Sorry for the sexual innuendo, but I just had to. Because for the longest time, I struggled with completely draining my freshly cut lettuce before making a salad. Talk about first world pains, right? Anyways, thanks to my Mom (who’s still teaching me little tricks around the kitchen), I now have crisper romaine than I’ve ever had before. How?
By spinning my salad. If you’ve ever had soggy, water-logged salad before, you’ll appreciate the ease and convenience of this new kitchen essential. My OXO Good Grips Salad Spinner has become my new best friend for meal preparation.
It’s super easy to use. Simply chop your dry lettuce and place it in the basket (I’ve fit up to three romaine heads in the basket at once). Then, rinse it through like you normally would in any kitchen strainer.
Then, the fun part. Place the basket back in the spinner, secure the lid, and spin!
Spin again, if you please. There’s no way you could have removed this much water from your lettuce by simply tossing it. Now, it stays fresh longer and is crisper than ever before. The best part? Easy storage! Say goodbye to tupperware.
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