Pros: Does the job, Stable, Compact for what it is, Easy to clean
Cons: Takes up more room than desired
First things first, there are more expensive and less expensive variants of this gadget on the market and I have to say that Oxo has done well to create tools and gadgets for the kitchen that are engineered and designed simply but effectively for a reasonable price. That is ever true in this case.
I never thought I would need a tool like this, but last summer I decided I would plant a mesclun mix of lettuce and while it was easy to wash the lettuce, drying them was another matter. With such delicate lettuce you don't want to be smothering it with a towel, and leaving it to drain for a prolonged period is defeating the purpose of having garden fresh lettuce.
If you are of the sort that buys pre-washed ready to cook lettuce, then I would say you will find this gadget limited in your use. There are other more creative ways to use it, but 95% of the time what we are wanting to do is adequately dry greens that we have thoroughly soaked to rinse and wash. You can use the inner container as a colander in a pinch, I have done that and so far nothing has melted!
Ultimately it is balanced, the drive handle recesses into the bowl to make it more compact, and at the end of the day it seems easy enough to clean.
A solid buy for a uni-tasker.