SALAD SPINNER

 
 

BRIEF

Redesign a salad spinner with a basic spinning mechanism to dry/crisp/clean lettuce. Define the needs of consumer based on current market offerings. Extending lifespan of produce and promote healthy eating by the salad spinner efficient to use. 

 

MSRP

$19.99 


LAUNCHed 

May 2015

 

 
 

 
 

RESEARCH & INSIGHTS
 

 

 

Current product 

 

This is the current product offered by Progressive at a $19.99 price point. 

 

 

product cycle
 


 

user scenario

 
Wash content (lettuce, kale, spinach, assorted leaves, herbs, berries).

Wash content (lettuce, kale, spinach, assorted leaves, herbs, berries).

Chop content, assemble product parts (colander, basket, lid).  Load salad to indicated fill-line. Relocate to inside sink, or place towel underneath the bottom to catch any water leak

Chop content, assemble product parts (colander, basket, lid).  Load salad to indicated fill-line. Relocate to inside sink, or place towel underneath the bottom to catch any water leak

 
 
"The only place to grab the unit is by the spout." " I've also learned NOT to wedge the spinner against the side (or corner) of the sink - this bends the shape and causes the gears to skip and grind and the lid to pop." "It must be fit together just so for gear to engage. Sometimes you have to realign the lid/driver to get it to spin. (You have it in the sink, so you're exerting downward pressure. Push too hard with either hand and the lid dislodges)." "Hassle to have to put a plate or bowl under it to keep it from dripping everywhere."

"The only place to grab the unit is by the spout."

" I've also learned NOT to wedge the spinner against the side (or corner) of the sink - this bends the shape and causes the gears to skip and grind and the lid to pop."

"It must be fit together just so for gear to engage. Sometimes you have to realign the lid/driver to get it to spin. (You have it in the sink, so you're exerting downward pressure. Push too hard with either hand and the lid dislodges)."

"Hassle to have to put a plate or bowl under it to keep it from dripping everywhere."

"Water sprays back up at you as you're pouring it in the hole from the faucet and spinning it." "Some of that water flowing through is bound to pool under the bottom of the spinner and seep back in... it just simply isn't raised up enough."

"Water sprays back up at you as you're pouring it in the hole from the faucet and spinning it."

"Some of that water flowing through is bound to pool under the bottom of the spinner and seep back in... it just simply isn't raised up enough."

 

 
 

INITIAL BRAINSTORMING

Explored divergent method for water to travel in and out. Designed interaction with end-user in mind with various scenarios and environments such as retail, in-sink, counter-top, fridge, and pantry.

 
 

 

Mood Board

 
 

PROTOTYPES

Models were built in cardboard, foam, eventually modeled in SolidWorks and 3D printed. 

 

 
 

DESIGN DIRECTION
 

Two design directions were explored. Selection process involved consulting with manufacturer, engineers, market, and brand managers.

 
 
 

CAD REFINEMENT
 

 
 

 

Construction & Detail

 
 
  • Allows water from the faucet to flow in while the removable base lets water flow out the bottom
  • The basket doubles as a colander and has a drip-catch base or you simply snap the base cap on to turn the spinner into a classic counter-top version
  • Non-skid feet when you use it as a flow through by removing the base cap 
  • The separate basket and bowl makes for an easy clean up 
 
 

 

FINAL PRODUCT

 
 
 

 

VIDEO

Prepworks® Flow-Through Salad Spinner