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.
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Once a week I make a huge batch of basic salad which includes 2-3 different kinds of lettuce, radishes , onions, red cabbage & sliced carrots. After everything has been washed and chopped, I use a salad spinner. The salad then goes in a zip-lock bag with paper towels which help absorb extra
moisture. The air is squeezed out.. When I'm ready for a salad I add what ever soft ingredients I need to fit my plan...avocado, cucumber, red & yellow peppers, cheese etc. The basic ingredients will stay fresh and crisp for at least a week. The best part though is having salad always ready.
This is an excellent scale, well worth the price. It has a lighted digital display that pulls out for easier viewing. It weighs up to 11 pounds in 1 grams and 1/8 ounce measurements. Weighing everything is one of the biggest changes I've made towards a healthy lifestyle!
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