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 Sharks thought the concept was fun, but unfortunately, for various reasons, none were willing to bite. Visit walked away without making a deal. So, where is the Salad Sling now?

The Salad Sling has a 4-star rating on Amazon

When it comes to the best food products on "Shark Tank," most of the show's investors are searching for a smart idea and a buildable brand. Part of the issue with Jill Visit's company was that it 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 two years since Visit's appearance on the show, and the product is still very much for sale — but the brand hasn't expanded beyond the original greens-drying product.

Salad Sling's website offers the original Salad Sling and a mini. The original is 30 inches by 30 inches and retails for $19.99, while the mini is 19 inches by 19 inches and costs $14.99. The website also has the option of buying both sizes together, giving customers 25% off their purchase.

The Salad Sling original and mini are also available at Amazon — but for a higher price, retailing at $23.99 and $17.99, respectively. The bundle option is also available though, putting the cost of both just 76 cents higher than the website. The original has 371 reviews and a 4-star rating. Some customers complained that their lettuce was still wet after using it, but others appreciated that they could dry their herbs without worrying about them falling through the holes of a salad spinner.

The product continues to appear on lists for favorite salad spinners

In addition to its "Shark Tank" publicity, the Salad Sling has been featured in other media outlets. USA Today included it on their list of The Best Salad Spinners of 2023, citing its easy storage as one of its pros, and it was featured on Southern Living. The New York Times wrote about the product in 2019 and The Strategist included it in a roundup of products the editors had purchased that same year, which means the Salad Sling was on people's radars long before Jill Visit appeared in front of the "Shark Tank" cameras.

But according to the Gazette Review, the Salad Sling had an annual revenue of less than $1 million in 2023. The company has a social media presence, but none of its accounts are very active. While its Facebook page has around 240 likes, it hasn't been updated since August 2022. Its Instagram page has a little more than 500 followers, but the last post was made in December 2022. While Visit's LinkedIn page says that she is currently the owner of Mirloco — Salad Sling's parent company — she also lists two other current jobs: one as Executive Creative Director for carbon-neutral food company Neutral, and the other for her business Jill Visit Design.