Our friend Krysta Doerfler sent us an idea for people who either don't have the space to add a salad spinner to their limited cabinet space or else don't want to spend money on yet another kitchen gadget they'll only use occasionally.
She simply uses one of those strong netting bags that oranges come in at the grocery store. She puts the lettuce inside, washes it under running water, and then walks outside and gives it a whirl.
"It takes up less space than those big plastic spinners, and it's durable. It may be tough if you are making a big salad, but it's perfect for dinner for one or two," she says.