In recent years, I’ve gone from being a gadget guy to not being a gadget guy. It’s not that I don’t appreciate a truly useful gadget (or the occassional egg separator that looks like a human nose), but I don’t collect them like I used to for one very simple reason: I got married.
See, getting married means combining “stuff” so my kitchen isn’t full of just my cool cooking stuff, but also her baking stuff. Ergo, any time I add a new gadget to my collection, something else has to go. Thus, it was with some hope and some trepidation that I accepted Agree Corporation’s offer to review their Spin n’ Stor, a new “gadget” designed to do everything a salad spinner would, but without taking up so much space.
(Oh, on a personal-feel-sorry-for-me-note, I had a salad spinner once. I spun salad with it. Then the inner basket got ruined. For years, I was saladless and forced to eat things like ice cream and tempura fried shrimp and cake when all I wanted was delicious, healthy greens. Okay, as per standard operating procedure here at BlogWellDone.com, only part of that is true.)
Anyway, a few days after confirming my address with Argee Corporation, a box arrived. In it was a cool “Le Towele” (a retractable towel I can hook to my belt), a Chop Keeper (a flexible cutting board), and a four pack of Spin n’ Stors. Yes, that’s right, a four pack.
See, I had no idea what to expect. Unlike normal people who might go read about a product they were about to receive, I waited until it showed up on my doorstep before opening it and wondering why in the heck Argee Corporation had sent me four green trashbags. Trashbags with two layers. One layer filled with holes. In fact, I was so puzzled I had to go read the directions (that never happens. Not ever.)
But once I read the directions, everything became so clear. See the picture to the right. It’s kind of hard to tell from it, but the Spin n’ Stor has an inner pocket (which has holes) and an outer layer (which is only open at the top). My romaine lettuce in that picture has gone into the inner pocket.
After that, all I had to do was twist the top closed and whirl the thing around my head like I was Conan the Barbarian fighting off an evil wizard’s swords-for-hire. Or if you not a nerd, maybe you spin it like a baton or whatever you do.
No matter how you spin it, the motion does a great job of getting the water moving away from the food, out of the inner pocket, and into specially designed spaces between the inner and outer layers. Viola! Salad spun.
Even better, you can see from the picture to the left how effective these things are. Quite honestly, I thought the spinning was fun, but I didn’t think there was a chance that it would get any water out. I was wrong. Look how much water came out from the lettuce. That had to be probably 2-3 tablespoons that I could pour out and would no longer be able to make my Sriracha vinaigrette all watery.
Even better, even though I did get a four pack, all of the bags are washable and reusable and they’re not flimsy despite being sort of thin plastic.
I’ve not seen these bags anywhere I go to browse kitchen gadgets (hey, I can look can’t I?) So if you want to purchase your own or you just want to see the things in action, go to the Argee Corporation website. They really are pretty cool and they’re so easy my son is making the salad now.
Not too shabby!
Also, in case you are wondering about Argee Corporation, here is a brief bio about them from their press release. You can also check them out online.
ARGEE CORPORATION is a 40 plus year old prime manufacturer and inventor of products to make life easier. They do all our own plastic molding, skin packaging, blade cutting, and box making. Everything is made right here in the USAand Argee Corp is a large family owned and operated company. The owners, Ruth and Robert Goldman are a husband and wife team that invent and manufacture products that will help make life easier. You can read more about this dynamic duo here.