Prepology 7qt Salad Spinner with Mandoline Slicer
A Good Item
I am not really thrilled with this. I think I need to practice using the mandolin then I will be sold on that part of the spinner. Do not overfill the basket or your greens will still be pretty wet after spinning. A lot of using this is trial and error and practice using it. I have wanted a salad spinner for a long time and this one is a good value. I will like it eventually.
Do not waste your time!
I have returned 3 different salad spinners, each time it comes damaged, with scratches all over it. Do not waste your time...this is the first and last purchase I will make from QVC!!
Works As Described
Got this salad spinner because I wanted to be able to use one bowl to clean ingredients and make salad. The spinner works great. Love the lever, lock, and stop buttons. Have tried others that have handles that came off. Would like it to be heavier, but will work fine for what I need. Had another one where the top part never got clean because it was enclosed. This one you can rinse off and get it clean and dry. The slicer and grater take some getting used to but work fine also. Got it on a lunch special which means the price was even better.
Works fine. Glad I made purchase. Time saver for making salads.
Just what I was looking for
I had a salad spinner many years ago, when they first came out. It was ok, not great, but still used it. Eventually gave it away. Over the past year I have started using alot of fresh lettuces from the grocery store, where they are always showering the veggie with water, making the lettuce very wet. I found this on clearance and on easy pay for Columbus day. Works great! Gets out all that water and it's multi purpose. Has a mandolin on the top. And, the large clear outside bowl is an excellent salad bowl for the table.
I was very disappointed when I opened the box.. The plastic feels like it will crack any minute. The plastic lid that is over the mandolin cutters slips off and does not cut veggies Well.,.over all the spinner works, so I'll kept it.. If it breaks I'll be shopping for another, made of Tupperware quality materials..
The Best Salad Spinner on the Planet
I've used the cheap buck-two-ninety-eight versions of the salad spinner and have had to throw them all out because they broke or I decided it was easier to just do it by hand, but this one is the best. I purchase a head of lettuce, tear it into pieces in the strainer, run cold water through it using my hands to move the pieces around, then spin it. I put it in my storage bowl and use it daily for my lunch salads. I love it! It's easy to use, sturdy and even has a brake to stop the bowl from spinning when you're done. The handle locks down to stay out of the way when not in use. I don't use the slicer on top because I prefer to cut my own vegetables, but it's handy to have. I also use the spinner for fruits and other vegetables. Highly recommended.
Not What I Expected
More trouble than it's worth. It does a decent job drying as any spinner does but the spinning mechanism gets in the way of the slicer. Not as quick and easy as it appeared in the demo.
Piece of Junk
I was extremely disappointed with this item but it cost too much to return.
I absolutely love it! I make a salad every day for lunch and this does the job for me. The romaine and spinach are crisp, clean and so easy to do now. I also have no problem using slicer with my cucumber, hard boiled eggs, mushrooms, tomatoes and carrots. I highly recommend.
great concept...not so good execution
My first impression when pulling it out of the box was that it felt a bit cheap. I bought it primarily as a salad spinner and it seems to opporate very well as such. I just had friends over and we made 5 lbs of French fries and I used the spinner to remove excess water (as the potatoes were cut and put in cold water) and it did a great job minimizing hot oil splatter when fries were dropped into frier. I have not tried the mandolin as it looked a bit suspect to begin with. For now mine is holding up well even though it seems a bit flimsy.
I broke my last salad spinner a few years ago and I have asked for a new one a few times each year, for example on my birthday, Xmas, Mother's Day... etc.
So for my birthday this year I bought this for myself.
What an excellent gift!!!
I am thrilled with my birthday present!!!
I even bought one for my daughter for her birthday in June!