Santa was so nice to bring me exactly what I wanted this year! As my Mom (working for Santa) asked me what I would like, I told her to tell him (Santa) that I wanted a KitchenAid Salad Spinner. I previously have owned a cheap Wal-Mart brand salad spinner that sounds like Australian Folk out in the "Bush" every time I spin it. (Ever seen Crocodile Dundee???) Needless to say that Wal-Mart Salad Spinner has done good for me, and I was able to get my $3.00 use out of it, but it was time to upgrade to a nicer and better salad spinner! About a week after Christmas I put this KitchenAid Spinner to use and can I just say WOW! Not only are my salads ten times better than normal, but they are now COMPLETELY DRY - the lettuce is so crisp and crunchy, gosh it's making my mouth water just typing this up! If anyone is in the market for a salad spinner go with the KitchenAid brand...it may cost more money, but golly it's SO worth it in the end result! Plus if you make salads as much as I do then you will for sure get your money's worth! One more thing - even after you are done spinning your salad you can use the bowl to store your salad!!! My Wal-Mart brand never did that!