What Happened To The Salad Sling After Shark Tank?

Salads don't have to be boring — you can spice them up with something as simple as an amazing homemade dressing. Or, in the case of Salad Sling founder Jill Visit, you can even add some excitement to cleaning and drying those leafy greens.

Visit made her "Shark Tank" appearance back in 2021 on season 12 of the show, where she sought a $100,000 investment for a 20% stake in her company. She presented her product in front of the investors: a microfiber cloth that worked to rapidly dry all kinds of salad greens. Rather than needing to wash a salad spinner, simply place the greens at the center of the cloth, then bring all the edges together and "sling" the cloth over your shoulder in a spinning motion to help dry the greens. The judges thought the concept was fun, but unfortunately, for various reasons, none of the Sharks were willing to bite, per Shark Tank Blog. Visit walked away without making a deal. So, where is the Salad Sling now?

Salad Sling is still in business

When it comes to the best food products on "Shark Tank," most of the show's investors are searching for not only a smart idea but also a buildable brand. Part of the issue with Jill Visit's company was that only had one product, and there wasn't a clear picture of how to scale it as a brand. Plus, though it was an alternative to a salad spinner, the spinners weren't causing a clear problem for consumers (Lifehacker even recommends using them). However, fast forward more than a year since Visit's appearance on the show, and the product is still very much for sale — but it doesn't look like the brand has expanded beyond the original greens-drying product.

According to its website, Salad Sling offers two products: the original, and a Salad Sling mini. The original is 30 inches by 30 inches and retails for $20, while the mini is 19 inches by 19 inches and costs $15. The website also has a "bundle and save" option, which gives customers 25% off their purchase if they buy both sizes at once.

Salad Sling has been featured elsewhere

Besides being for sale on its website, the Salad Sling is also available at Uncommon Goods – a website known for selling unique products that can range from fun décor pieces to products that solve a specific problem (such as cleaning lettuce). There's only one review, a three-star rating calling it a "wet towel."

In addition to its "Shark Tank" publicity, the Salad Sling has been featured in other media outlets. The New York Times wrote about the product, and The Strategist included it in a roundup of products the editors had purchased way back in 2019. This means the Salad Sling was on people's radars long before Jill Visit appeared in front of the "Shark Tank" cameras.

Today, Salad Sling has a little more than 500 Instagram followers and around 240 Facebook likes. Mashed couldn't find any sales numbers for the product or whether its sales have improved since the "Shark Tank" appearance, but it's safe to say Visit's idea is still up and running.