When I moved into my first real apartment without roommates, my mom got me two housewarming gifts: a small enamelware dutch oven and a compact OXO salad spinner. These were the essentials in my mom’s eyes. And now that I was living by myself, I was trusted with nice kitchen equipment. I still have that salad spinner and use it regularly for our side salads for two, but when Lucas and I got married several years later, we received the mother of all OXO salad spinners as a wedding gift. Now we can have dinner parties and make big salads like this roasted cauliflower kale salad with lemon brown butter dressing and crispy capers.
I’m telling you, whether you need a present for a new grad or a newlywed, this salad spinner’s got all your bases covered.