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Old Jun 8, 2009, 3:35 PM   #1
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Well, it's some sort of centrifuge.
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Old Jun 8, 2009, 9:45 PM   #2
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Centrifugous or not, what is it?! That's a very eerie looking shot.

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Dont you have one of these Cal? How do you dry your lettuce? There is a drum with slotted holes which resides in a container. The lid of the container has a centrifuge kind of aspect and spins the slotted drum. This drives the water from the just washed lettuce out the slots and is kept in the container. You remove the drum, dump the water and voila.
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That is kind of eerie. Like a forbidden doorway or something.
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The salad enrichment process went critical, Cal. Now we can see the inverted lid on top of the inner basket to reveal the workings.

The triangular piece close to the camera, when inverted, engages with the slots at the top edge of the basket. Beneath the centre cross-shape we see the axle to a large gear wheel in the lid, rotated using the knob seen in my first shot, and engaging with a small gear on the axle of the large rotating disk carrying the triangles.
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I can honestly say that we don't have one of those salad spinners as they are called here in the USA. Whenever we have a craving for salad, we cheat by going to the supermarket and buying a package of salad greens already cut up and just add dressing and possibly croûtons. The greens are available in many combinations with additional veggies as is traditional for the type of salad chosen.

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...The greens are available in many combinations...
I was feeling holier than thou, Cal, until I realised what I'd just bought for my tea today...
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