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Mainstays Mainstays Salad Spinner Basic

Crispy and fresh salads are a cinch with the Mainstays Salad Spinner Basic. Simply load salad ingredients into this handy appliance, rinse them in the sink, and give it a spin. A handy spout located on the lid allows water to pour out the top and keeps the salad locked into place. Powered by a simple hand crank, this green appliance uses no electricity and compliments any modern kitchen.
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Questions & Answers for Mainstays Mainstays Salad Spinner Basic

Question

Make sure all parts are included

I bought the spinner. Got it home, unwrapped it and had the bowl, the basket and the lid. There has to be another piece to spin the basket. I may have a defective product.
asked 1 year, 8 months ago
By
GoGo
on Mainstays Salad Spinner Basic
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
On the top of the lid, if you don't have a knob to turn the basket inside, then you're missing a part. Although I can't see how that would be removable, it's a solid part of the lid.
answered 4 months, 3 weeks ago
By
PHXpirates
answer 2
There are only 3 pieces. The knob on the top spins the basket.
answered 9 months ago
By
canijustbeme
answer 3
It only has 3 pieces. turn the handle on the lid should spin the basket inside the bowl.
answered 1 year ago
By
MarkinHpt
answer 4
The lid should have a knob attached to it for spinning the top.
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
By
PolyJo06
answer 5
The spinner action is the knob on the top. Mine didn't work at first either.
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
By
Bravebuyr
answer 6
Nope,... You got it all & it works very well !
Fill it with greens, place it in the sink, run the water down the funnel opening while spinning slowly (to wash the greens) then stop the water & spin faster to dry them.

Best Salad Spinner I have owned :)
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
Question

Can you make your salad in this(adding dressing and serving)

asked 2 years, 10 months ago
By
EveDallas
on Mainstays Salad Spinner Basic
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
No there are holes in the bottom to drain water. This spinner is best used to remove access water from washed lettuce.
answered 9 months ago
By
canijustbeme
answer 2
no, just for drying the lettuce after washing.
answered 1 year ago
By
MarkinHpt
answer 3
No, the dressing will drain out the bottom just as the water does when you are rinsing it and spinning it.
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
By
PolyJo06
answer 4
No, you can not add salad dressing to your salad in this bowl as the basket sets in a bowl that has an open bottom, great for rinsing and draining but not for soaking or serving, as your dressing would drip out the bottom. Spinner must be held over the sink or a towel as water continuously spins out the bottom. My old salad spinner had a basket in a solid bowl. BUT I do love and recommend this $5.00 product. Easy to spin, light weight, dries produce very well.
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
By
Prettiful
answer 5
No. There are drainage holes in the bottom.
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
By
Byzalot
 - Auburn, NY
answer 6
of course not. #2 in the review says there's drain holes in the bottom. spin salad dry and put in serving bowl. that's also stated in the review. this extremely informative review tells you everything you could possibly want to know about this item. just read it.
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
By
b380
Question

Is this spinner durable?

Almost all reviewers had had the product for less than 3 months before they wrote their reviews. The question I have is about this spinner's durability. Can anybody give me an idea of how long it really lasts, considering how cheap it is? I am thinking about taking it overseas as a gift, so I won't be able to buy a replacement. Thanks!
asked 6 months ago
By
DM
on Mainstays Salad Spinner Basic
5 answers
Answers
answer 1
It has lasted me over 2 yrs. I use it alot & wash it in the dishwasher. It has outlasted the the more expensive pull-string I owned before this one.

If the need arises, I'll buy this one again.
answered 3 months ago
By
Katybug55
answer 2
Believe me. It last for years. Mine just cracked after so many years that I don't know how long!
I'll be going to Walmart to pick up another one.
I was surprised they had the same identical one as I've have it for so many years.
Enjoy it. It works great!
answered 4 months ago
By
pcgrammy
answer 3
I haven't used it in the dishwasher, but it's so easy to rinse out and store. I would guess over a few years the inside spinner basket might get brittle and break, but gee, look at the price.
answered 4 months, 3 weeks ago
By
PHXpirates
answer 4
it is not bad
but not great

it is decent as a starter one
till you can afford a better one
answered 4 months, 3 weeks ago
By
ZonaFilms
answer 5
Its pretty durable. I have had it for a few months and used it probably 10 times. Good deal for the price. However, if I have to buy another spinner I would get one that does not have drain openings in the bottom. It gets to be a hassle spinning in the sink or on a towel. Otherwise its a good product.
answered 5 months, 1 week ago
By
canijustbeme
Question

Anybody know how you are supposed to use the Spout on the lid to remove excess water with ease? All my water wants to go out of the bottom

asked 1 year, 11 months ago
By
frank
on Mainstays Salad Spinner Basic
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
The spout is to add water when spinning for a rinse.
answered 1 year ago
By
MarkinHpt
answer 2
The "spout" is for the water to pour into the basket and bowl, so you can spin and rinse the contents. Then turn off the water and keep spinning and this will rid the contents of the excess water...leaving your lettuce (or fruits or vegetables) dry as the water will have been removed by centripetal force.
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
By
PolyJo06
answer 3
Here's how it works well for me. Fill it with greens, place it in the sink, run the water down the funnel opening while spinning slowly (to wash the greens) then stop the water & spin faster to dry them.

Best Salad Spinner I have owned :)
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
Question

Is this product BPA free?

asked 1 year, 1 month ago
By
Kate
on Mainstays Salad Spinner Basic
1 answer
Answers
answer 1
I would suggest contacting the manufacturer, but I will say, for the price this is excellent and I use it for more then just lettuce.
answered 4 months, 3 weeks ago
By
PHXpirates
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