6 more ways to use your salad spinner

They’re not just for lettuce anymore. From leeks to zucchini – and even shrimp – we have six more ways to use this kitchen staple.

Salad spinners are useful for drying your salad greens, herbs and fruits. But it can also be used in six other handy ways:

1. To remove excess moisture from grated potatoes.
Grate your potatoes into long strands and use the salad spinner to remove excess moisture.

2. To defrost shrimp.
Defrost and dry your frozen shrimp using a salad spinner; it’s a fast way to speed up the dinner prep when you’re running behind.

3. To dry broccoli florets
Don’t let water get trapped inside broccoli’s florets. Wash and dry them in your salad spinner and they’ll be ready for anything.

4. To clean leeks
Leeks can be difficult to dry after they’ve been rinsed and chopped. Use the salad spinner to dry them fuss-free, and they’re ready to use.

5. To drain and dry pasta
Cook your pasta as per package instruction, then drain and spin in your salad spinner. This will dry your pasta perfectly for your pasta salads (the dressing will stick to the pasta rather than pool at the bottom of your bowl!).

6. To strain moisture from zucchini
Instead of using your hands to squeeze out moisture from grated zucchini, use a salad spinner. It’s faster and more effective.

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