Let me introduce you to the salad spinner I grew up with. (It is not, by the way, a life-changing salad spinner. Just hold on — I’ll get to that one.) I had a feeling I’d find it on eBay, and here it is. “Vintage Copco Design Model Sam Lebowitz 604 USA Made.” I didn’t realize it was a designer item, but now I know. It’s the kind of vaguely Danish 1980s relic that fits in with the other European-forward elements of my childhood home, like teak furniture, Weetabix cereal, and an intolerance for mass-produced junk food (my mom’s, not mine).