We had a plastic salad spinner for a good 15 years before it conked out on us. I bought it used at a rummage sale.
Just before we left for Hawaii two years ago our daughter, Tiffany told us she'd heard that this OXO salad spinner was supposed to be the best spinner in the market. There was some chef who really endorsed it. So we went out and bought it NEW even though it was quite pricey at nearly $50.00 because it was stainless steel. Art thought the stainless would be better for Hawaii where plastic seems to just crumple apart.
What the heck is it about this salt air that makes plastic deteriorate? Sheesh!
Anyway, within the first month when I pushed down on the pedal to make the spinner turn, something broke inside it and it completely stopped working. We took it back to Linens & Things and they exchanged it for us. We brought it to Hawaii with us.
Yesterday I was spinning the lettuce in it and it broke again! What the heck? What the heck?
And then, if that wasn't bad enough, we'll be taking a trip soon so I thought I'd better try out these black Natural Sport walking shoes I've had for the past 10 years or so just to make sure it would be comfortable for our long walking. I used to wear them for teaching when I was on my feet all the time.
I wore them to go walking up the hill with Art last night. Half way into our walk, I mentioned to Art that my shoe felt uneven. It was starting to make my foot ache. Then, about 3/4 done with our walk, my right foot felt really weird. Then the bottom sole just fell off! That was when I saw that the sole had become spongy! What the heck! What the heck! Is it the Hawaiian air or is it the product? Arrrghhhh!