It has been more than 15 years since OXO introduced their first Salad Spinner. At the time, salad spinners were still a novelty item and not the kitchen staple they are today. The most noticeable difference is the shape of the bowl which has a wider base, and a flat top designed to be elegant enough for any kitchen. The non-slip ring on the base has been redesigned to do an even better job sticking to the counter when spinning at top speed. The flat top of the Spinner makes storage much more convenient in either the refrigerator or cupboard. To allow for more greens or berries to be dried, the size of the pump mechanism has been reduced to accommodate more arugula or frisee. For ultimate convenience, the underside of the lid comes apart with the simple press of a button to clean all surfaces. In addition, OXO Good Grips have reengineered the built-in break to work like car brakes. The Salad Spinner still features a soft, non-slip knob that activates the pump mechanism .