THE RETURN OF THE SALAD SPINNER

-Retro salad spinners have customers in a spin as Lakeland reports a spike in sales-

Invented in the seventies the Salad Spinner was once a must have kitchen accessory which for some time seemed to lose its place in the kitchen cupboard, but Lakeland reveals that the retro gadget is making a come back with sales up 65% YOY. The convenient kitchen tool is used to wash and remove excess water from salad greens, using centifrugal force to separate the water from the leaves, enabling salad dressing to stick to the leaves without dilution.

The retro devices are also getting a modern makeover! One of Lakeland’s most recognisable products The OXO Good Grips Salad Spinner, which has been on sale for over a decade, has recently had an update and customers are certainly getting in a spin over it with sales up over 46% WOW.

The new kid on the block has the same patented pump mechanism that makes salad prep so easy, but OXO has given the bowl a flat top so it is easier to store, as well as improving the brake and non-slip base, and as before, once salad leaves are dry the crystal-clear bases can be used as a salad bowl. The clever design is clearly a winner as the mini version has also seen a rise in popularity as sales shot up by over 75% WOW.

The virtues of the salad spinner haven’t gone unnoticed by Australian innovators DreamFarm who introduced their funky version The Spina at the end of last year. Sales have soared by over 40% this week compared to last.  The deserved winner of a Best in Class Good Design Award, it is handy, fun and incredibly clever, and although it might look at first glance like a normal colander… a simple twist of the handle and frame transform it into a salad spinner too.

Lakeland’s Buyer Kathryn Farrell said ‘our customers have always loved a useful gadget, which is why we are always on the look-out for practical and time saving products that make life easier and salad prep is no exception. These new innovative additions to our range will ensure that our customers can rustle up delicious healthy salads with minimum fuss and maximum convenience’.

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NOTES TO EDITORS:

As one of the UK’s home shopping pioneers with over 50 years of experience, Lakeland offer a fantastic collection of creative kitchenware, cleaning and laundry solutions to millions of customers both online and in store.

From humble beginnings in the heart of the Lake District, Lakeland now has 67 stores nationwide in the UK.

Lakeland’s dedication to exceptional products as well as customer satisfaction has set Lakeland apart from its competitors, and provided their loyal customer following.

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Michele Bradley at the Lakeland Press Office:

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