Less is more for me, especially in my kitchen. I like having tools that can do many different things, that have several functions. My husband and I saw a device, at a store the other day, that is used for shelling and deveining shrimp. Yup, that's it. Things like that don't wind up in my kitchen (c'mon people--isn't that what hands are for?!)
For years I have been rinsing my vegetables and fruits in a colander. See, I could use the same colander for draining pastas. Making salads, in a hurry, were hard to do; the lettuce just wasn't draining all the way, so in order to really make a good salad I was either starting it a few hours beforehand so that the lettuce could drain enough or do lots of blotting with paper towels right before preparing the salad.
Costco had the Kitchenaid salad spinner a year or two ago, for super cheap, so I bought one. Salad spinners have been around for years, but again, I thought of them as things that just take up wasted space.
I'm glad I "took a chance." Ooo--so risky, I know--ha, ha! Anyway, I LOVE the spinner!!! I can now make salads in a hurry! Hooray!