Mainstays Salad Spinner Basic

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Crispy and fresh salads are a cinch with the Mainstays Salad Spinner Basic. Simply load salad ingredients into this handy appliance, rinse them in the sink, and give it a spin. A handy spout located on the lid allows water to pour out the top and keeps the salad locked into place. Powered by a simple hand crank, this green appliance uses no electricity and compliments any modern kitchen.

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Crispy and fresh salads are a cinch with the Mainstays Salad Spinner Basic. Simply load salad ingredients into this handy appliance, rinse them in the sink, and give it a spin. A handy spout located on the lid allows water to pour out the top and keeps the salad locked into place. Powered by a simple hand crank, this green appliance uses no electricity and compliments any modern kitchen.

Mainstays Salad Spinner Basic:

  • 4-quart capacity
  • Rinse, spin and dry salad in 1 appliance
  • Dishwasher safe
  • Hand powered
  • Spout on lid removes excess water with ease

Specifications

Color: White
Condition: New
Size: 4 qt
Material: Plastic
Manufacturer Part Number: 33676
Model: 33676
Brand: Mainstays
Assembled Product Dimensions (L x W x H): 8.87 x 8.87 x 6.25 Inches
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Customer Reviews | 33 reviews | 4.2 out of 5

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$5 GEM
1/18/2012

Customer review by Katybug55

5.0 stars 1/18/2012 by Katybug55
by Katybug55
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I bought the Mainstays Basic Salad Spinner at my local Wal-Mart for only $5. And, I'm thrilled I found it! Here's why: 1. Simple knob turn - no string 2. Drain Holes in bottom of bowl - allow me to rinse/dry in same bowl & vegs are very dry 1st spin! 3. Several dollars cheaper than all other spinners. Previously, I owned the more expensive pull-string spinner - the string broke almost immediately! And, to dry the vegs, I had to pour off the water contained in the bowl - repeatedly. I know it's so the salad can be made in the same bowl. But, think about it, do you want to make your dry salad in a wet bowl? If not, after pouring out the water, you have to wipe the bowl dry. So, why not simply spin once & put your dry vegetables in a pretty, dry bowl?

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Katybug55
Texas
Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Age:55 - 64
Ownership:2 - 3 months
Gender:Female
Usage:Every day
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Can't believe I didn't get one sooner!
6/23/2012

Customer review by Byzalot

5.0 stars 6/23/2012 by Byzalot
by Byzalot

I am so glad I read the reviews and purchased this spinner. The website said they were out of stock in my local store but I found one anyway! Easy to use and dries nicely. This will keep my greens longer and make it easy to clean and store them. I am a diabetic and eat a lot of vegetables and I can't believe I never thought of this until now. Thank to those who wrote reviews. I wasn't sure if a spinner under $5 was going to work but it is a great buy!

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Byzalot
Auburn, NY
Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Age:45 - 54
Ownership:1 week or less
Gender:Female
Usage:Every few days
Perfect and cheap
6/20/2012

Customer review by RHCP

5.0 stars 6/20/2012 by RHCP
by RHCP

I was looking for a fast cheap solution to my watery salad. I found this at Walmart for like 5.00 and considered buying the more expensive one but glad I didn't cause this did the job perfectly!!! Just make sure you hold the lid if you spin it fast.

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RHCP
Kentucky
Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Age:25 - 34
Ownership:2 - 7 weeks
Gender:Female
Usage:Once per week
Great product, esp. for older hands.
10/12/2012

Customer review by Prettiful

5.0 stars 10/12/2012 by Prettiful
by Prettiful

I really like this $5.00 salad spinner, easy to spin, light weight, and easy to hold on to (great for older hands), dries produce very well, I would purchase again and I would recommend to a friend, great gift. The only thing I had to get used to was the bowl does not have a solid bottom, which is great for rinsing and draining but not for soaking. Spinner must be held over the sink or a towel as the water continuously spins out the bottom. My old spinner had a basket inside a solid bottom bowl.

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Prettiful
Oxford, Ohio
Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Age:55 - 64
Ownership:2 - 7 weeks
Gender:Female
Usage:Every day
Super Salad Spinner
9/5/2013

Customer review by Vee38

5.0 stars 9/5/2013 by Vee38
by Vee38

I love this salad spinner. I have heard so many things as of lately about the salads having bacteria and even dirt and what not I decided to get one of these salad spinners. There were two on the shelf so I bought both. I used this one and for what I wanted, which was a really clean salad, it beat out the other by a leaps and bounds. So the idea is to clean the salad and then have the dirty water spun off and you are left with a very fresh clean leaf of salad of your chosing or whatever you decide to spin clean. Both of the items spin but do they really clean??? The bowl spinner with no openings at the bottom could spin your leaf dry but depending on how much water was captured in the leaves you could still end up with dirty water splashing back up on your salad because there are not vents or holes on the bottom to let the water go through. The Mainstays Salad Spinner was perfect. You can rinse and spin all at the same time then do a super drying spin to make sure everything came off. The whole while the dirty water is dripping out of the bottom of the salad spinner and down the drain so you are left with fresh clean dry salad. You can complain about the plastic and even the plain design but you know what as far as making it correctly!?! I believe this will beat out $39 salad spinners if you put them to a dye test because this really truly works. I am so happy with this product that everytime I see one at the store I buy a new one. They are good to give as gifts and also I like to have spares as it is plastic. I know it will not last forever. Bonus: It is very easy to clean and it will dry pretty fast.

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Vee38
Pleasanton, TX
Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Age:35 - 44
Ownership:2 - 3 months
Gender:Male
Usage:Every few days
Love this!
5/29/2014

Customer review by 4pawsx4

5.0 stars 5/29/2014 by 4pawsx4
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My husband loves leaf lettuce so I thought this would be easier to use to dry the leaves...it's great. I've never tried a salad spinner before and frankly wasn't sure I would like it. I used it to dry celery! I didn't think it would work for that, but it did...boy, talk about saving me some time. This is a great tool for any kitchen and you can't beat the price.

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4pawsx4
Missouri
Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Age:65 or older
Gender:Female
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1st Salad spinner ever
3/27/2014

Customer review by Sherlyn43

5.0 stars 3/27/2014 by Sherlyn43
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the only complaint I have is the wholes on the very bottom. while spinning the water comes out on the bottom so I have to spin it in the sink. other than that it's good.

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Sherlyn43
MA
Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Age:35 - 44
Ownership:2 - 7 weeks
Gender:Female
Usage:Every few days
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Great value.
8/11/2014

Customer review by Covyoyo

4.0 stars 8/11/2014 by Covyoyo
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Had a similar salad spinner for years. The only problem was that the spinner mechanism on the top broke. My husband tried to glue it, but it wouldn't stay. This spinner is the same design, which I like because you can let cold water in through the opening at the top and it drains out the bottom. It is a little light weight. Hope the top doesn't break on this one. Other spinners I saw online cost between $30-50 and didn't have the feature to run the cold water through your vegetables.

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I am surprised
6/16/2013

Customer review by ZonaFilms

4.0 stars 6/16/2013 by ZonaFilms
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I thought a $5 salad spinner would be junk ..... but I was wrong. I have a big garden and I needed to get a spinner for my lettuce ASAP. I am very short on cash and it is an IN STORE item so I went out and got it today. it works great! It spins the lettuce really dry quickly. EXACTLY what I needed for a price I can afford

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ZonaFilms
Alexandria, Virginia
Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Gender:Female
Usage:Every day
Consider why you are purchasing a salad spinner
5/31/2013

Customer review by Bravebuyr

4.0 stars 5/31/2013 by Bravebuyr
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If you need a bowl, there isn't one. Unless you have a large bowl, it is rather impractical as there is no way to wash the greens; the water runs right out from the bottom. So you will have to wash the greens first, then transfer them to the spinner. My dial didn't work at first and the unit seemed more like a colander than anything else. IF you don't mind the extra work and have a bowl, then for the price it's a good buy if your only need is to get rid of excess water.

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Bravebuyr
Ga.
Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Age:45 - 54
Ownership:1 week or less
Gender:Female
Usage:Every day
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by EveDallas 12/28/2011
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  • A. No there are holes in the bottom to drain water. This spinner is best used to remove access water from washed lettuce.
    by canijustbeme1/24/2015
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  • A. no, just for drying the lettuce after washing.
    by MarkinHpt11/26/2013
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  • A. No, the dressing will drain out the bottom just as the water does when you are rinsing it and spinning it.
    by PolyJo069/4/2013
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  • A. No, you can not add salad dressing to your salad in this bowl as the basket sets in a bowl that has an open bottom, great for rinsing and draining but not for soaking or serving, as your dressing would drip out the bottom. Spinner must be held over the sink or a towel as water continuously spins out the bottom. My old salad spinner had a basket in a solid bowl. BUT I do love and recommend this $5.00 product. Easy to spin, light weight, dries produce very well.
    by Prettiful6/15/2013
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  • A. No. There are drainage holes in the bottom.
    by Byzalot6/25/2012
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  • A. of course not. #2 in the review says there's drain holes in the bottom. spin salad dry and put in serving bowl. that's also stated in the review. this extremely informative review tells you everything you could possibly want to know about this item. just read it.
    by b3804/21/2015
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I bought the spinner. Got it home, unwrapped it and had the bowl, the basket and the lid. There has to be another piece to spin the basket. I may have a defective product.
by GoGo 3/15/2013
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  • A. On the top of the lid, if you don't have a knob to turn the basket inside, then you're missing a part. Although I can't see how that would be removable, it's a solid part of the lid.
    by PHXpirates2/7/2015
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  • A. There are only 3 pieces. The knob on the top spins the basket.
    by canijustbeme2/7/2015
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  • A. It only has 3 pieces. turn the handle on the lid should spin the basket inside the bowl.
    by MarkinHpt11/26/2013
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  • A. The lid should have a knob attached to it for spinning the top.
    by PolyJo069/4/2013
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  • A. The spinner action is the knob on the top. Mine didn't work at first either.
    by Bravebuyr6/1/2013
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  • A. Nope,... You got it all & it works very well ! Fill it with greens, place it in the sink, run the water down the funnel opening while spinning slowly (to wash the greens) then stop the water & spin faster to dry them. Best Salad Spinner I have owned :)
    by An anonymous customer2/7/2015
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Almost all reviewers had had the product for less than 3 months before they wrote their reviews. The question I have is about this spinner's durability. Can anybody give me an idea of how long it really lasts, considering how cheap it is? I am thinking about taking it overseas as a gift, so I won't be able to buy a replacement. Thanks!
by DM 5/8/2014
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  • A. It has lasted me over 2 yrs. I use it alot & wash it in the dishwasher. It has outlasted the the more expensive pull-string I owned before this one. If the need arises, I'll buy this one again.
    by Katybug558/22/2014
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  • A. Believe me. It last for years. Mine just cracked after so many years that I don't know how long! I'll be going to Walmart to pick up another one. I was surprised they had the same identical one as I've have it for so many years. Enjoy it. It works great!
    by pcgrammy7/25/2014
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  • A. I haven't used it in the dishwasher, but it's so easy to rinse out and store. I would guess over a few years the inside spinner basket might get brittle and break, but gee, look at the price.
    by PHXpirates7/7/2014
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  • A. it is not bad but not great it is decent as a starter one till you can afford a better one
    by ZonaFilms8/21/2014
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  • A. Its pretty durable. I have had it for a few months and used it probably 10 times. Good deal for the price. However, if I have to buy another spinner I would get one that does not have drain openings in the bottom. It gets to be a hassle spinning in the sink or on a towel. Otherwise its a good product.
    by canijustbeme6/17/2014
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