Was at my friend's house and we got into an argument over her salad spinner.
She yelled at me as I hand washed the greens in her spinner basket. "The purpose of a salad spinner," she said, "is to wash the greens. So why on earth would you spend time doing it by hand?"
"Absurd," I said. "The primary purpose of a salad spinner is to dry the greens, so after washing the leaves will dry sufficient so that the oil from the dressing will stick to the leaves."
I've looked at some salad spinner web pages (see links below) and the argument goes both ways. Who is right? Is there a definitive "Joy of Cooking" purpose listed for salad spinners?
Pro drying description:
Pro washing description: