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Tips for squeezing water out of spinach?

I need to make a lot of spinach gratin for the upcoming Hannukah and Thanksgiving holiday period. Lizthechef's recipe, posted on this site:
http://food52.com/recipes...

I know how to squeeze spinach by hand but does anyone have any tips on speeding up the process for larger quantities? As recommended by the recipe and reader comments, the spinach will be defrosted frozen, not fresh spinach. Thank you!

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asked almost 5 years ago

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Pegeen
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added almost 5 years ago

Dona, thank you! What a great tip.

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Rachel Phipps
added almost 5 years ago

Put it in a salad spinner, then press any excess out between sheets of kitchen towel.

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Pegeen
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added almost 5 years ago

Thanks Rachel. Believe it or not, I've also heard a tip to put large quantities of greens in a pillow case, then on the spin cycle in a (dry) washing machine.

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Rachel Phipps
added almost 5 years ago

If that works that is absolutely genius mental. If it doesn't, that is just plain mental.

Pegeen
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added almost 5 years ago

She swears it works for lettuces. I'm thinking it might not work so well for finely-chopped spinach. I'm going with the ricer tip!

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ChefJune
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added almost 5 years ago

I dump the spinach into a clean tea towel and squeeze the bejeezus out of it. It's the fastest way I've figured out to get the spinach really dry.

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Pegeen
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added almost 5 years ago

Thank you, June. I love the dish but dread the chore.

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