A Salad Spinner Might Be More Useful Than You Think

A salad spinner obviously dries salad greens by spinning them around to get the water out, but they can actually do much more than that. If you have one lying around that hasn’t been used in a while, try using it for these items.

Chickpeas

Have you ever made roasted chickpeas and not gotten them quite as crispy as you’d hoped? It’s probably because you didn’t dry them completely. Even if you dab them with a paper towel, water can remain inside, which can cause them to be soggy. So, if you want super crispy chickpeas, drain, rinse, and then toss them in the salad spinner to dry them.

Herbs

To make herbs last longer, you need to make sure to wash them properly. Throw them into a salad spinner to get off the excess water. This works perfectly for delicate herbs like cilantro, dill, and other ones like them.

Delicates

This might sound bizarre, but you can actually use a salad spinner as a makeshift washing machine for your delicate items! Just put your bras, underwear, or any other delicates into the spinner with a little laundry detergent or dish soap, spin it around, and then drain it. Spin it again to get rid of the excess water and leave your delicates to hang dry.