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How to Clean an OXO Salad Spinner

Updated March 23, 2017

OXO is a popular manufacturer of products for the home. The OXO Salad Spinner is a tool that is utilised to quickly clean and dry salad greens and herbs. The spinner basket is similar to a colander and is contained in a clear bowl that can double as a salad bowl. Because the spinner basket is extremely porous and leaves cling to the holes, cleaning the gadget can be difficult.

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  1. Pour a generous amount of liquid dish detergent into the salad spinner. Use a detergent that fights grease to eliminate remnants of oils and salad dressing from the spinner basket and bowl.

  2. Run warm water into the spinner until it is at least half-full.

  3. Place the lid of the salad spinner on the contraption.

  4. Quickly push the pump down repeatedly to make the spinner basket spin within the bowl. Spinning the basket in the water while emptying will force food remnants to loosen from the basket.

  5. Allow the spinner basket to come to a stop.

  6. Pour water out of the salad spinner.

  7. Dampen the rough side of a sponge. Add a small amount of dish washing detergent if desired.

  8. Swipe the sponge around the salad spinner basket, concentrating on food particles that are stuck in the holes of the basket.

  9. Rinse food particles and dish soap off the spinner basket and out of the bowl.

  10. Dry all pieces of the salad spinner if it has been cleaned thoroughly.

  11. Take the spinner basket out of the clear salad bowl and disassemble the clear lid.

  12. Place all contents, including the lid, basket and bowl in the dishwasher.

  13. Run the dishwasher on a normal cycle.

  14. Dry all components of the spinner entirely when the dishwashing cycle is complete.

  15. Tip

    To prevent warping, place all spinner components in the top rack of the dishwasher. Your usual dishwasher detergent is safe for your OXO salad spinner.


    Do not fill with water past the rim of the spinner basket because it can overflow when the basket begins to spin.

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Things You'll Need

  • OXO salad spinner
  • Dish detergent
  • Warm Water
  • Sponge
  • Dishwasher
  • Dishwasher detergent

About the Author

Andrea Drinkard

Andrea Drinkard began writing in 2005, specializing in proper nutrition, and disease and treatment articles. She has been featured in "Cosmopolitan" magazine. Drinkard holds Bachelors of Science in biology and kinesiology from the University of Alabama.

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