The allure of a shiny new gadget is easy to overcome when it costs hundreds of dollars and comes with a multi-year contract. But cheaper contraptions, like the stuff you'll find in a kitchen store, are almost impossible to resist. Does anyone really need a salad spinner with a turbo button that promises 50 per cent faster rotation speeds? No. But anything with a turbo option is just too tempting. Whether it's cars, computers, or EMSA's new Turboline salad spinner.
You can't go wrong with a stylish stainless steel bowl, but it's the pull string spinning mechanism — complete with that turbo mode which switches up the gearing on the fly — that suddenly has gadget fiends interested in drying produce. And at $US45 without a contract — except maybe a personal contract to eat more healthy — salads suddenly seem a lot more appealing. [EMSA via Appliancist]