Saturday, May 8, 2010
Good Idea No. 1
Enter the paint strainer bag. Steve purchased a bunch of paint strainer bags from the local home improvement warehouse for his beer making. He uses the large strainer bags for the grains, which come two to a pack for under five dollars. He uses the small paint strainer bags for the hops, which come two to a pack for under four dollars. I marked a large one for salad so that he doesn't grab it (and yes, I asked permission first!). All I do is after I wash the lettuce by dunking it in a tub of water and straining it a couple of times, I put all the wet lettuce into the bag. Then I go out on the deck and swing that baby 'round and 'round like David and his sling shot, and the centrifugal force takes out most of the water. I'll fluff it up a little, and swing some more, and then I'm done. It doesn't quite get it as dry as the salad spinners do, but it's a lot better than trying to towel dry it and I'm happy enough with the results for the price.
Necessity being the mother of invention and all....Happy Mother's Day!