Kitchen gadget guru Dorie Greenspan put salad spinners to the test and found them to be an indispensable tool. Spinners come in three models: crank, pull-cord, and pump. She claims they have saved countless rotator cuffs as they quickly propel water from freshly washed greens.
Crank Spinner: The oldest model on the market and the most cumbersome to operate, Dorie says it's best used in the mini-version when you want to dry just a small amount of herbs or greens. Copco makes a baby spinner that sells for about $15.