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5 Things to do with your Old Salad Spinner

5 Things to do with your Old Salad Spinner

Words Veronica Chan

Watch out: there’s a new and updated Salad Spinner in town with a more precise brake, streamlined pump and elegant design. If you’ve already got a salad spinner but plan on getting a new one, we’ve got some suggestions for how to repurpose your old spinner whenever you’re ready for an upgrade.


Cake Dome

Whether you’re transporting your cake or keeping it safe from tempted tasters, convert the bowl of your salad spinner into a makeshift cake dome.


Dry Microfiber Cleaning Products

Microfiber is a delicate material and while it’s safe for your washer, exposing it to the extreme heat of the dryer will destroy the fibers. Instead, after machine or hand washing your microfiber heads, wring out excess moisture, toss them into your spinner, and give it a few good pumps to draw out the excess water before laying them out to dry.


Spin Dry Delicates

For delicates like bras and tights, toss them into your spinner and let centrifugal forces work their magic.


Spin Art

There’s no need to wait to go to the fair to do spin art when you can do it in the comfort of your own home. Whether you use cookies and food dye or swap it out for paper plates and paint, this is a hit with the kids! Here’s a step-by-step tutorial on how to make spin art cookies at home.


Wash and Dry Small Toys

Legos and other small toys are a hassle to clean but it is much easier with the help of a Salad Spinner. Use the bowl to soak and wash them, the basket to rinse, and then pump to spin dry.

By Veronica Chan

Veronica Chan is part of OXO's Brand Communications team. She hopes to one day open a free range chinchilla farm which will include a petting zoo for the kids and maybe balloons.

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