I believe this will pay for itself over time. I have not thrown out any lettuce since I bought it. I buy leaf lettuce, wash it good a couple of times, tear it up a little bit and put it in the spinner. The OXO is really easy to use, just pump, and it spins.
I then wrap my clean lettuce in paper towels, put it in a green bag, and I have a huge head start on my salads for the week. The whole head cleaned, dried and ready to go.