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is it 100% nessasary to own a salad spinner if your using fresh heads of lettece? i started to buy heads of romain instead of the prebagged stuff and i wash it under cold water, like let the water run and shake it under the water then eat it.. is this enough? or does it require i use a spinner?

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Lister--

A salad spinner is not something that's necessary at all. I've been cooking for over 30 years, and have never owned one :D

Washing the lettuce under cold, running water is fine--if you want the leaves drier, put them in your collander for a while.


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Lister--

A salad spinner is not something that's necessary at all. I've been cooking for over 30 years, and have never owned one :D

Washing the lettuce under cold, running water is fine--if you want the leaves drier, put them in your collander for a while.

yeah, someone told me to put my lettuce in a salad spinner to clean it. I was like "why? it just spins it around, right??" :lol:


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No, you don't have to have one. I would just pat dry the leaves with a paper towel so they aren't wet. In support of the salad spinner though... :D I LOVE mine. I eat salad every day for lunch. Sunday night I fill my salad spinner with lettuce, my veggies etc, and just pull out a handful each morning for my lunch. It keeps my salad fresh till the end of the week :)


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No, you don't have to have one. I would just pat dry the leaves with a paper towel so they aren't wet. In support of the salad spinner though... :D I LOVE mine. I eat salad every day for lunch. Sunday night I fill my salad spinner with lettuce, my veggies etc, and just pull out a handful each morning for my lunch. It keeps my salad fresh till the end of the week :)

Jen--Do you wash, spin and then store your salad right in the salad spinner? I used bagged lettuce, but have been re-thinking that lately. I just hate wet lettuce :D

Your method sounds great!


Patti

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No, you don't have to have one. I would just pat dry the leaves with a paper towel so they aren't wet. In support of the salad spinner though... :D

...or you could do it another way... I kid you not, I saw this on Talk Soup the other night (nothing else on). It was a clip from Rachel Ray's new talk show. I guess she has a segment where viewers send in helpful how-to's or something. Anywho, the clip opens with this woman in front of her washing machine with a HUGE bowl of lettuce. She dumps it in the washer and says how it is a great time saver, just put it on spin for a couple of minutes, and you have enough salad for a whole BBQ...then the host of TS comes back on with his own bowl of lettuce - with a sock in it...that's what i was thinking! Now you have to wonder whether your washer is gluten-free... :P


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Jen--Do you wash, spin and then store your salad right in the salad spinner? I used bagged lettuce, but have been re-thinking that lately. I just hate wet lettuce :D

Your method sounds great!

I do Patti. I wash the lettuce...spin off the water in the spinner and then pour the water out that collected in the bottom. Then I put in my lettuce, veggies etc. It is really a time saver for me during the week.


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...or you could do it another way... I kid you not, I saw this on Talk Soup the other night (nothing else on). It was a clip from Rachel Ray's new talk show. I guess she has a segment where viewers send in helpful how-to's or something. Anywho, the clip opens with this woman in front of her washing machine with a HUGE bowl of lettuce. She dumps it in the washer and says how it is a great time saver, just put it on spin for a couple of minutes, and you have enough salad for a whole BBQ...then the host of TS comes back on with his own bowl of lettuce - with a sock in it...that's what i was thinking! Now you have to wonder whether your washer is gluten-free... :P

I saw this, and thought it was disgusting! Washing machines have a lot of germs in them--and she didn't even put the greens in a bag or anything--gross :o


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I saw this, and thought it was disgusting! Washing machines have a lot of germs in them--and she didn't even put the greens in a bag or anything--gross :o

I bet nobody eats her salad anymore!


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I bet nobody eats her salad anymore!

Kind of reminds me of the Seinfeld episode where Kramer makes all of his food in the shower--and even installs a garbage disposal in there!


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...on second thought, with this e. coli business, maybe she's on to something (or the cause of it all). You could throw in your spinach with a little Clorox, rinse, spin, and dine without fear. Maybe throw it in the dryer to steam it too?


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Maybe throw it in the dryer to steam it too?

Now that's funny :lol:


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"Bloom where you are planted"--Bev

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