Watch out: there’s a new and updated Salad Spinner in town with a more precise brake, streamlined pump and elegant design. If you’ve already got a salad spinner but plan on getting a new one, we’ve got some suggestions for how to repurpose your old spinner whenever you’re ready for an upgrade.
At OXO, it’s in our DNA to listen and learn — we learn from consumer feedback, retailer feedback, what’s happening in the marketplace, and so on. Then, we take what we learn and create solutions that improve everyday life.
Parents have tough jobs. We know it – we’ve studied and dedicated ourselves to making their lives better every day by solving challenges they face: Wrestling with a stroller while holding a squirming baby. Cleaning the nooks and crannies of sippy cups. Making and storing baby food. Needless to say, we’re big fans of celebrating Mother’s Day to honor and show appreciation for all the moms out there. We spoke to OXOnians, some moms, some not, to find out how they celebrate Mother’s Day and to get ideas for what to do for mom.
A perfectly poached egg can be a meal on its own, the heart of eggs benedict, or a delicious compliment to sandwiches and salads. But they’re intimidating to make and it’s really tough to get just right — a silky, white exterior and gooey, liquid yolk inside. People often use the traditional (and painstaking) water bath poaching method – swirling the water, dropping the egg in and crossing their fingers for a smooth poached egg. Who wants the fate of their egg to be in the hands of luck? We don’t, so we decided to make an egg poacher that makes poaching less intimidating and less about chance.
We take product testing very seriously. For the Salad Spinner, we studied hands – lots of hands. Left hands. Right hands. Big hands. Little hands. Strong hands. Dainty hands. Dog hands. So. Many. Hands.
Here at OXO, we have a strong tradition of teaching middle and high school students all about product engineering because, well, we think what we do each day is pretty awesome and we want to share it! We love getting the younger generation excited about solving everyday pet peeves around the house so they can come and join our team later on.
One of the first things you probably associate with the OXO brand is our iconic Good Grips line. The soft, non-slip, black handles can be found on many products from spatulas to can openers. Ever wonder how these comfy, easy-to-grip handles ended up on so many of your favorite OXO products?
OXOnians live to solve everyday challenges and never know when inspiration will strike. No one recognizes the truth in the statement “good ideas come from anywhere” better than we do. After all, it was a fishing rod that inspired the design of our egg beater. And a child’s toy was the basis for our now-iconic salad spinner. Even something as mundane as a commercial postal scale served was a thought-starter for our Pull Out Food Scale.