I've ordered a dish-drainer

@JudyEv (300448)
Rockingham, Australia
November 29, 2022 2:52am CST
When we are house-sitting, we often pick up good ideas or see things that we think would suit us. In the photo, you can see a dish-drainer. This is the second house we’ve been in that doesn’t have a dish-washer. Although we have a dish-washer at our ‘real’ home, I often have a couple of items draining on the side of the sink. The water doesn’t drain away as well as I’d like it to and I’ve now ordered one of these online. You can see how any excess water drains into the sink. The top part lifts off easily if you want to clean the bottom tray. With a bit of luck, it might get here before Christmas, not that it makes any difference.
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@DaddyEvil (112361)
• United States
29 Nov
I have a dish drainer but mine doesn't have the little spout to drain into the sink. I put mine on a folded towel and the water drains off into the towel. Once a week I put a different towel down and pitch the used towel into the laundry. (The towels always dries between times I wash the dishes.)
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@JudyEv (300448)
• Rockingham, Australia
29 Nov
That's a good idea too but the little spout really intrigued me. Small things - small minds - you know the pattern. lol
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@DaddyEvil (112361)
• United States
29 Nov
@JudyEv That's just wrong!
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@LadyDuck (426407)
• Switzerland
29 Nov
I should buy one like this. Mine is not good as it does not drain the water correctly. My dish washer broke some years ago and I decided not to replace it.
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@LadyDuck (426407)
• Switzerland
29 Nov
@JudyEv - There are many things that you cannot place in the dish washer, I decided not to waste money to replace mine.
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@JudyEv (300448)
• Rockingham, Australia
29 Nov
@LadyDuck That's very true which is why I think this drainer will suit me.
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@JudyEv (300448)
• Rockingham, Australia
29 Nov
We hardly need one for two of us but I don't run it every day.
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@GardenGerty (149135)
• United States
29 Nov
That looks very nice and practical, too.
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@JudyEv (300448)
• Rockingham, Australia
30 Nov
You'd think any drainer would be adequate but some are better than others. I really like this one.
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@MALUSE (69996)
• Germany
29 Nov
I'm surprised that this thingy is a novelty for you. I've had one for ages. I bought it mainly because I hate doing the dishes. I have to do the washing up, I can't avoid this. But I can at least avoid the drying if I put the wet dishes on such a rack..
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@MALUSE (69996)
• Germany
29 Nov
@JudyEv Ah, it's the spout which attracted your attention. I thought the whole thingy was new for you.
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@JudyEv (300448)
• Rockingham, Australia
29 Nov
This type is a novelty. I'd had other drainers but this one with the spout really took my fancy.
@JudyEv (300448)
• Rockingham, Australia
29 Nov
@MALUSE I thought the spout was a great idea and the fact that the tray is so easy to clean while the counter stays clean too.
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@Hannihar (125952)
• Israel
30 Nov
@JudyEv How long are you housesitting at this house? I hope you get it before you leave there and can still use it? That is so nice of you to do this for them.
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@JudyEv (300448)
• Rockingham, Australia
30 Nov
We have left that house now and the drainer will be delivered to our own house.
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@JudyEv (300448)
• Rockingham, Australia
2 Dec
@Hannihar We go to Melbourne to see our son on the 17th then we're home for Christmas. We are house-sitting all of January.
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@Hannihar (125952)
• Israel
30 Nov
@JudyEv So will you be home for a while now or back to housesitting?
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@Beestring (9709)
• Hong Kong
29 Nov
I don't have a dish-washer. I always use a dish-drainer.
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@JudyEv (300448)
• Rockingham, Australia
29 Nov
We hardly need a dish-washer for just the two of us.
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@allknowing (111355)
• India
29 Nov
We have one too but a simple one. I use a plastic basket (with perforations)as you can see in the photo. The drained water is collected in a tub below. We keep the washed utensils over night there and they all get fully drained.
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@allknowing (111355)
• India
30 Nov
@JudyEv It's been there for years.
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@JudyEv (300448)
• Rockingham, Australia
30 Nov
That would work equally as well.
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@RebeccasFarm (84649)
• Wheat Ridge, Colorado
1 Dec
Oh you ordered them a dish drainer like this one for your house?
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• Wheat Ridge, Colorado
2 Dec
@JudyEv Oh I see good Judy hope it is fine then
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@JudyEv (300448)
• Rockingham, Australia
2 Dec
Yes, I did. I don't have one at all at the moment and I think this will suit us.
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@FourWalls (51107)
• United States
29 Nov
Oooh, I like that one! Mine is a little bigger than my sink (I have a double sink in my kitchen), so it doesn’t fit “exactly.”
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@FourWalls (51107)
• United States
30 Nov
@JudyEv — it’s not your fault. You’re correct, a dish-drainer should be a dish-drainer!!!! It’s like a spatula, but then who knew that part of adulthood was having a favorite spatula?
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@JudyEv (300448)
• Rockingham, Australia
30 Nov
@FourWalls I hear you! My best one broke and do you think I can find another one as good? They need to have just the right amount of flexibility but a smidgeon more and they are just a continual frustration.
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@JudyEv (300448)
• Rockingham, Australia
30 Nov
You'd think a dish-drainer would be a dish-drainer but there are dish-drainers and then there are dish-drainers! Whew, did I really just type all that nonsense?
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@Fleura (24239)
• United Kingdom
29 Nov
That's quite useful. We have a dish-washer but have only used it about a dozen times in the six years we've lived here, we normally wash by hand. But there's usually more stuff to drain than there is space on the draining board, we really need two as I hate having to stop and dry things!
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@Fleura (24239)
• United Kingdom
29 Nov
@JudyEv Me too, I hate having the dirty things hanging around. But I dislike dishwashers, that horrible distinctive smell, and sometimes if someone doesn't completely clean stuff off (such as bits of cheese off the grater) then it comes back with melted cheese stuck all over it and makes me think that other things can't really be properly clean. And it destroys glasses. I don't mind washing things by hand and of course it can be quite sociable! But I hate soggy tea-towels. I guess the answer is just to get a lot more tea-towels!
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@JudyEv (300448)
• Rockingham, Australia
29 Nov
@JudyEv I've never actually noticed a smell attached to them. There are quite a few items I don't put in the dish-washer - another reason to have a decent drainer. My glasses seem to come out sparkling. It's one thing I really like about them.
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@JudyEv (300448)
• Rockingham, Australia
29 Nov
This isn't the best for holding lots of items but it will be ideal for the few things I have from time to time. And it will save all the water sitting on the bench top. My friend doesn't have a dish-washer and refuses to let any guests help with the dishes. She does what will fit on her drainer them comes back an hour or so later and does another batch. That would drive me crazy. lol
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@oahuwriter (28292)
• United States
29 Nov
Looks very efficient. Hope your drainer arrives soon. I'm expecting, a parcel of Bilberry, finally arriving Honolulu in a day or so.
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@JudyEv (300448)
• Rockingham, Australia
30 Nov
I purchased a few clothes too but they haven't arrived yet either. Our house-sit in January has a swimming pool so I've treated myself to a new pair of bathers.
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@JudyEv (300448)
• Rockingham, Australia
2 Dec
@oahuwriter The bathers arrived today and they fit quite nicely.
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@oahuwriter (28292)
• United States
1 Dec
@JudyEv A pool, nice. Enjoy, in January!
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@CarolDM (201246)
• United States
29 Nov
Looks like a nice one. I often hand wash the dishes instead of loading the dishwasher.
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@JudyEv (300448)
• Rockingham, Australia
30 Nov
Me too. With just two of us, it can take several days to fill the dishwasher. You might as well get to and wash them by hand.
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@CarolDM (201246)
• United States
30 Nov
@JudyEv So much easier to just wash them and be done.
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@cool83 (4430)
• Sri Lanka
30 Nov
Wow that is nice one , Manufactured with creatively , mostly no option for the drain the water rite?
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@JudyEv (300448)
• Rockingham, Australia
30 Nov
The water will go down that spout and into the sink. That's the theory.
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@cool83 (4430)
• Sri Lanka
30 Nov
@JudyEv That is really good no need to worry about the remain water rite ..With out spout also available rite?
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@MarieCoyle (11524)
3 Dec
I don't like dish drainers for my kitchen, as I refuse to leave them out, so if I had one, I would need a place to put it. I use a KitchenAid drying mat--it's a heavy mat that soaks up water when needed. I only need it for pots and pans as I use a dishwasher. When I'm done using it, I can hang it up, which beats trying to find a cabinet to put the dish drainer in. But some people like dish drainers.
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@JudyEv (300448)
• Rockingham, Australia
3 Dec
My friend has one of those mats. I think I'd be too lazy to take it out to hang up and it would sit there wet for hours and hours. But if it works for you, then it's all good.
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@MarieCoyle (11524)
3 Dec
@JudyEv I have a drying rack in the laundry room off the kitchen, so that's not a problem for me. And yes, what works for one doesn't work for another, it's nice to have options!
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@Tampa_girl7 (50056)
• United States
1 Dec
I haven’t used one in years. I just use a dish towel that I dry them on.
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@JudyEv (300448)
• Rockingham, Australia
2 Dec
Fair enough. Everyone has their own preferences.
• United States
30 Nov
well now, aint that jest a fancy gizmo? dang 't, now i've gotta find me one :) i've a dish drainer, but 'tis plain jane 'n requires a towel 'nderneath. i've a dishwasher, which aint been used'n years. use 't to store large platters 'n fancy eatin' schtuff.
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@JudyEv (300448)
• Rockingham, Australia
30 Nov
I'm forever wiping down the sink area and I'm hoping this will eliminate the need for some of that.
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@just4him (272651)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
29 Nov
That's a nice dish drain.
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@just4him (272651)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
30 Nov
@JudyEv I haven't either.
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@JudyEv (300448)
• Rockingham, Australia
30 Nov
I was very impressed with it. I'd never seen one like it.
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30 Nov
this is a very useful and modern thing
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@JudyEv (300448)
• Rockingham, Australia
30 Nov
I will suit our purpose although it might take up a bit much room.
@magallon (19342)
• Philippines
29 Nov
That dish drainer with a spout is new to me. I haven't seen one like that here.
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@JudyEv (300448)
• Rockingham, Australia
29 Nov
This is the first one I've seen like it. I liked the spout and it seemed to work well.
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@magallon (19342)
• Philippines
29 Nov
@JudyEv having that spout is a bright idea
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@FayeHazel (40119)
• United States
29 Nov
Oh that's smart - and what a fun way to try out new products
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@JudyEv (300448)
• Rockingham, Australia
30 Nov
It's interesting seeing how others organise the houses, storage, kitchens, etc. I've picked up some good ideas.
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@FayeHazel (40119)
• United States
1 Dec
@JudyEv That's cool, you see how it works with real people using it or doing it. I know I just ordered some solar power outdoor lights that someone I dog sit for uses , because I thought they were cool
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