OXO Good Grips Salad Spinner Review and Giveaway

Today I get to talk about a product from one of my favorite brands, OXO!  I love OXO products because they are well made, easy to use and innovative.  The whole goal at OXO is to identify problems in existing kitchen products and improve upon comfort and performance.  OXO definitely makes kitchen gadgets stylish, effective and fun.

OXO shipped me a Good Grips Salad Spinner in a pretty green color.  I immediately knew this would be an easy review because I already have one of the white ones and use it all the time.  I’ve had my white one for almost 7 years, so I can definitely vouch for durability.   Before I got my OXO I had one of those little crank around spinners that was too small and difficult to use.  OXO came along and changed my salad spinner world by providing the following:

  • Easy, one-handed operation
  • Patented pump mechanism and brake button
  • Clear lid lets you see inside and comes apart for easy cleaning
  • Non-slip ring keeps bowl steady on countertop
  • Basket and non-slip bowl can be used separately
  • Bowl capacity is 6.22 qts; basket capacity is 4.95 qts
  • Top-rack dishwasher safe
  • BPA free
So why use a salad spinner?  Well, besides the convenience of being able to wash and dry your lettuce quickly, it also helps to keep it fresh a bit longer because it gets completely dry.  You just tear up the lettuce, put it in the spinner basket, wash real good (I use a little vinegar) and spin it until all of the water is extracted.  I like to put my extra washed lettuce in ziplock bags and it lasts all week that way.  You aren’t just limited to drying lettuce with it either.  I use mine for cut radishes, cucumbers and all sorts of other products.  I’ve even  heard stories about people using their salad spinners to wash and dry pantyhose!
To enhance my review I asked the nice people at Taste of Home (you’ve heard me praise them before) if I could provide you with my favorite salad recipe there and give you a first hand view of how I use my salad spinner.  Give this Mediterranean Salad recipe a try – you will love it!
Ingredients
  • 18 cups torn romaine (about 2 large bunches)
  • 1 medium cucumber, sliced
  • 1 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, quartered
  • 1 small red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup julienned roasted sweet red peppers
  • 1/2 cup pitted Greek olives, halved

Dressing:

  • 2/3 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
Directions

First wash your romaine lettuce and dry in the spinner. Put the dry lettuce in a large salad bowl.

Wash and spin the little tomatoes and then quarter them up.  After that I add all of the other wet ingredients (olives, peppers and cut cucumber) and spin it all together.  You do not have to do this step, but I find it keeps the salad from being too wet.  Add these ingredients to your dry salad along with the onions and feta cheese.  Now get out a small bowl and whisk up all of the dressing ingredients.  Drizzle the dressing over the top of the salad and you are done!  This recipe makes about 28 (3/4 cup) servings.

You can get the OXO Good Grips Green Salad Spinner at Amazon.com for $29.99 where it is eligible for free shipping or  purchase it direct from OXO for the same price.  It is also available at a number of retail stores (use the store locator to find one near you).  Be sure to follow OXO on Twitter and “Like” OXO on Facebook to find out about new products and promotions.

And now for the really fun part… The nice people at OXO want to share another of these salad spinners with one of my readers.  There will be a total of 8 entry methods to win this giveaway and I’ll draw and email the winner on Friday, April 6th.  The winner will need to respond within 48 hours or an alternate will be drawn.  Please be sure to comment or send me an email if you find anything that doesn’t work properly.  I can’t fix it if I don’t know about it.  Good luck everyone!


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OXO provided me with a Good Grips Salad Spinner for the purpose of this review and no other compensation was received.  All opinions are my own.  You can read my Disclosure Policy here.

Posted by: on March 23, 2012 under Product Reviews & Giveaways

Comments

  1. Brenda Sanford says:

    I love salad and yours looks very yummy

  2. Theresa Jenkins says:

    would love to have this when my garden comes in this yr. … thanks for the giveaway

  3. We love to grow our own lettuce & spinach & this would be wonderful to have, thanks!

  4. Kathy Hecimovich says:

    Nice prize

  5. I would really like to try the salad spinner.

  6. Charlotte Padgett says:

    I have never had one of these and I think I would love it.

  7. Cynthia C says:

    I eat lots of salads and would love to have this. Thanks for the chance!

  8. Mary OBrien says:

    I make a salad for most work day lunchs with the old crank type spinner, this looks like it would be much easier and faster to use.

  9. kristen m says:

    i have seen one of these salad spinners in action and it is awesome! i would love to win one for my house!

  10. Love OXO products love potato peeler and the salad looks great.

  11. Love OXO products, just bought some lettuce and salad fixns the other day – one of these would be great in my house

  12. Rebecca Graham says:

    We eat lots of salads. Thanks for the chance to win!

  13. GREAT PRODUCT 🙂 HAPPY SPRING!!!!!!

    shebebes@yahoo.com

  14. tracy davis says:

    I love salad!!

  15. Carolyn g says:

    Thanks so much for the great giveaway!

  16. Gricelda Castro says:

    My family loves salads, thanks for the giveaway!

  17. Perfect Timing. I just had to throw my OXO salad spinner away after years and years of use and many many times used… ready for a new one now!

  18. Thanks for the giveaway! This would be a great prize to win. I use a lot of lettuce and other greens.

  19. I need a new salad spinner!

  20. EMMA L HORTON says:

    IT IS A BEAUTIFUL DAY

  21. Thanks so much for the chance to win!

  22. love oxo

  23. I feel so much better when I eat salad regularly.

  24. Katherine says:

    Just saying hi

  25. Barbara Montag says:

    Thank you for the great giveaway.
    I’ve been thinking about getting a salad spinner – I eat a lot of salads.
    Thank you.

  26. Monique Rizzo says:

    Happy Monday!
    Thanks for the chance.
    mogrill12@gmail.com

  27. Kristy thiel says:

    Thanks for another great giveaway, I love your site!

  28. Eileen Burke says:

    Thanks for the giveaway, love OXO

  29. Julie Lynn Bickham says:

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  30. Helen Marie Jones says:

    Cool prize!

  31. Happy Tuesday to you! I am so glad I found a new blog to follow.
    I hope to win this so I can put an end to soggy lettuce and kale 🙂
    imnotarunner at gmail dot com

  32. Hi Everyone! Good luck to you all – but I hope I win 😉

  33. Debbie Welchert says:

    We grow our own vegetables in the summer and this would be great to have.

  34. susan varney says:

    thanks for the giveaway hope to be the lucky winner

  35. david basile says:

    spin it clean nice

  36. Thanks for the Salad recipe!

  37. Brynn Dexter says:

    Thank you for the giveaway

  38. s riches says:

    Fresh handpicked lettuce is the best!

  39. Jessica Carnaggio says:

    Thanks for having the giveaway!

  40. Christina says:

    What a great giveaway – I’d love to have a Salad Spinner!

  41. Andrew R says:

    could use one of those spinner thingys

  42. thanks for the giveaway and have a great day 🙂

  43. Jaclyn Reynolds says:

    I’m craving a salad now after seeing the photos! 🙂

  44. Christine says:

    like to try

  45. Thanks for the giveaway, I like your step by step pictures

    nblexp ( at ) gmail (dot) com

  46. I have wanted a spinner for soooo long!!! Great giveaway!

  47. Paula Michee Hafner says:

    I’d eat more salads if I had this 🙂

  48. I need one of these!

  49. Happy Monday evening 🙂

  50. awesome giveaway! i love salad!

  51. Diane F says:

    My family loves salad. I would love to have one of these!

  52. alyce poalillo says:

    I have wanted one of these for some time now and I like that it is BPA free.

  53. Thank you for hosting. Have been wanting a salad spinner for quite some time.

  54. Kathlyne says:

    I’d love to win!

  55. Erica C. says:

    Your salad looks yummy!

  56. Valerie Taylor Mabrey says:

    nice giveaway
    vmkids3 at msn dot com

  57. Sarah Z says:

    I cannot wait for the farmer’s market to open this year… still a month away!

  58. Daniel M says:

    something nice

  59. I have always wanted one of these!

  60. deana c says:

    I could use a new salad spinner. Thanks for the chance

  61. Jessica B says:

    My family could really use this! Thanks for a great giveaway!

  62. Rebecca Peters says:

    I would love this!

  63. I’ve always wanted one of these.

  64. I eat a lot of salads, this would be great to have.

  65. Jennifer R says:

    I would love to be able to use this product. Thank you for the chance.
    reejen5 at gmail dot com

  66. Jennifer says:

    Thanks for the information! This looks great for my family, who eats salad everyday!

  67. Thanks for the giveaway.

  68. we eat salad’s daily in our home… this salad spinner would save LOTS of paper towels!

  69. Sara Logan says:

    Thank you for the giveaway!!!

  70. Kelly Britton says:

    I’ve always wanted one of these! Thanks for the opportunity.

  71. I also love OXO really great products! Thanks for the giveaway.

  72. This would make life so much easier! Very cool!

  73. Angela Isaacs says:

    Fix alot of salad and have never used or had a spinner. Your recipe looks yummy.

  74. Paula Tavernie says:

    We eat salad all the time!This is great! Thank you!

    ptavernie at yahoo dot com

  75. Michaela R says:

    Your blog is ooberly cute!

  76. Geoff K says:

    Perfect timing – I love eating salads in the spring and summer in particular, and I could use a new spinner. Thanks!

  77. Laurie Emerson says:

    Thank you so much for the giveaway!

  78. D Schmidt says:

    Great giveaway, I love salad 🙂

  79. Alisha L. says:

    Thanks for the great giveaway!

  80. Aaron Bretveld says:

    I love Oxo utensils, my drawer would be packed full with them if they weren’t so pricey. I’ve always wanted a salad spinner, but just never gotten around to buying one.

  81. Ross Hassel says:

    I’ve always one of these. Thanks for the chance.

  82. Something nice! Just kidding lol, I love your blog, and thank you for the great giveaway! I love salad almost as much as your blog 😉

  83. I love my salads for sure!

  84. would love to try the salad spinner.

  85. Angela H says:

    I would love this! Great giveaway! Thanks for the chance. 🙂

  86. Your blog is great and I love oxo pruducts. Thanks for the giveaway.

  87. kathy pease says:

    Thank you for the great giveaway please count me in 🙂

  88. amy deeter says:

    thanks for the chance

  89. yay i’d love it!

  90. Jennifer J says:

    Happy Easter or Passover Everyone!! Thanks!!

  91. WOuld love to try this out. Thanks for giveaway!

    brich22 at earthlink dot net

  92. Angela Winesburg says:

    I would love to win this, thanks for the chance!

  93. Melanie MOntgomery says:

    a great housewarming gift to myself!

  94. Kathleen Fitzsimmons says:

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  95. sarah u says:

    wonderful giveaway, thank you!

  96. Vicki D. says:

    I have OXO strainers for my sink, and I love them. As for the salad spinner, I really need a new one. Mine really doesn’t work right anymore. I’m trying to eat healthier, so I buy lots of fresh romaine, red lettuce, etc. that need washing before you eat them.

  97. Stephanie Adkins says:

    I am a huge salad eater!

  98. Brittney House says:

    My family loves salad!! I would love to have this!

  99. Leah Shumack says:

    We love salads!

  100. Charlene Kuser says:

    I like the Salad Spinner,thanks so much for this giveaway

  101. Dawn Valentine says:

    Happy Easter!! Thanks for the giveaway!

  102. James Coyne says:

    Sounds like a useful product

  103. Great giveaway and enjoy your blog.
    mightynaynay(at)cs.com

  104. Thanks for the giveaway!

  105. I have this and love it! I would love to win one to put into a gift basket for a friend’s wedding shower because this is a definite MUST HAVE!

    sandysaveseveryday AT gmail DOT com

  106. Can you believe I’ve never owned one of these? Crazy!

    Great review…and thanks for the chance!

  107. Betty Curran says:

    Thanks for the hint about adding vinegar to wash the salad greens. I hadn’t thought of that.

  108. Julie Jones says:

    Thanks for the opportunity to win

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