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Old 05-05-2008, 12:20 AM
 
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I'm going to try out these ideas. I dont have a problem with plastic... but the cheapest salad spinner I saw at the store yesterday was 30 bucks! That's a lot for a one use item.

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alton brown said to do the pillowcase in the spin cycle thing on his show about greens

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As a kid, I was my mom's salad spinner.

She'd wash it, wrap it in a cheesecloth/muslin type dishtowel, and I'd take it outside and spin/shake the water out. It's just as efficient as the salad spinner -- if a bit more work.

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alton brown said to do the pillowcase in the spin cycle thing on his show about greens
Wasn't that show about greens like kale and chard? Those are quite a different beast than tender little lettuce greens.

Also, I just think that is way overkill unless you are going to fill it up
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I just shake off my lettuce leaves before I rip them up. They are dry enough, no pools of water in the salad bowl.

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