Top Secret to Cleaning and Storing Lettuce

Nothing makes a green salad more unappetizing than a pool of water at the bottom of the plate.

Solve the problem—and save time—with a salad spinner, which will remove excess water from your organic greens.

Spinners offer an added health benefit: “You’re more likely to eat salads every day with one of these around because it makes washing greens—herbs, too—a lot easier,” according to Consumer Reports’ ShopSmart magazine.

ShopSmart editors like the dishwasher-safe Oxo Good Grips Little Salad and Herb Spinner, which features a pump mechanism for one-handed operation, brake button, nonslip ring to steady the bowl on countertops and built-in 3-quart bowl for storage.

Clean greens can be stored in a covered, paper towel-lined spinner bowl for up to 5 days, according to the editors at Martha Stewart’s Everyday Food magazine.

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  • Organic Existence  March 21, 2010 at 10:16 pm

    The salad spinner makes wonderful salad and can even making preparing fun!

  • Stephen Sharp  March 23, 2010 at 6:40 am

    I have to sat those “Green Bags” work wonders on the life of veggies and fruits especially lettuce.

  • Stephen Sharp  March 23, 2010 at 6:41 am

    Spelling error OOOPS! SAT should be SAY.

  • David  April 20, 2010 at 9:20 am

    You don’t need a plastic gizmo to get water out of salad. :) Your hands and a towel do the job just fine.

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