The Oxo Good Grips Salad Spinner is the best salad spinner overall, according to expert and user reviews. It's easy to operate and clean, and it has several unique features, including a brake that allows you to quickly stop the basket from rotating. The hand pump can be locked down for easier storage. Hundreds of owners posting to Amazon.com say this spinner is effective and durable. The only downsides to this spinner are its large size (10 inches wide by 10 inches tall) and the possibility of the lid or bowl cracking over time. If you are looking for a more compact salad spinner, reviews point to the Oxo Good Grips Little Salad and Herb Spinner (*Est. $25), which is about 8 inches wide.
We read the best reviews of the Oxo Good Grips Salad Spinner in Cook's Illustrated, perhaps the most respected cookware review source. At Amazon.com, the Oxo Good Grips Salad Spinner has accumulated an average of 4.5 stars in more than 460 reviews, although some of these reviews refer to the smaller Oxo Good Grips Little Salad and Herb Spinner.
1. Cook's Illustrated Magazine
Editors at Cook's Illustrated test three salad spinners, the Oxo Good Grips Salad Spinner, the Zyliss Smart Touch Salad Spinner and Chef'n Large Salad Spinner. This short report is an update of earlier testing that included just two models, although we wish more salad spinners were included in this roundup.
Review: Salad Spinners, Editors of Cook's Illustrated, May 1, 2009
Amazon.com allows customers to post candid reviews of the products they own, sometimes letting you see problems emerging over time that professional reviewers can miss. The Oxo Good Grips Salad Spinner is a big hit, with the overwhelming majority of reviewers giving it five stars. Reviews are grouped together between the Oxo Good Grips Salad Spinner and the Oxo Good Grips Little Salad and Herb Spinner, however, so it can be confusing to tell which specific model is being reviewed.
Review: Oxo Good Grips Salad Spinner, Contributors to Amazon.com
At Cooking.com, owners have the option of reviewing the products they've purchased. Most reviews just include the numerical rating, plus perhaps a line or two. The Oxo Good Grips Salad Spinner is among the highest-rated salad spinners here, with more than 200 reviews.
Review: Large Pump Action Salad Spinner, Contributors to Cooking.com
Like most retailer websites, owners may post reviews of products they own or have purchased from the site. While only a few salad spinners are reviewed here, the Oxo Good Grips Salad Spinner is the highest-rated, with an average score of 4.5 stars out of 5, based on about 40 reviews.
Review: Oxo Salad Spinner, Contributors to Target.com
The Oxo Salad Spinner is the highest-rated spinner on Epinions.com. However, the reviews are dated, making it unclear whether the model under review is the same as the one currently on the market.
Review: Oxo Pump Action Salad Spinner, Contributors to Epinions.com