What kitchen sink straining system do you use (if you don't have an Insinkerator)?

(10 Posts)
KondoAttitude Tue 26-May-15 14:51:28

My kitchen sink came with one of those small removable strainers, but I hate it - it's too small, quickly gets clogged up with tealeaves/any food waste, and is disgusting to clean. It's hard enough trying to get all the waste into it in the first place. Then it drips filthy liquid everywhere on the way to the bin and it's a bugger to get all the crap off it into the bin. angry

Insinkerator isn't an option here, unfortunately. There must be a better system out there somewhere? I was thinking of buying a Joseph Joseph square or scoop colander to keep by the sink and strain food waste into, but that won't solve the problem of dirty water dripping all over the floor. I could buy a separate tray to sit it on, but I'd rather have a more "integrated" system instead of random kitchen implements cluttering up the sink area.

What do you use, and would you recommend it?

KondoAttitude Thu 28-May-15 08:06:48

Bump. Anyone? Surely not everyone has an insinkerator?!

strawberry01 Thu 28-May-15 14:02:25

I'm worse I have nothing confused hate cleaning the food bits out at the end yuck yuck haha

Artistic Thu 28-May-15 14:58:20

I have a thin wire mesh that fits into the drain hole opening (similar to what comes with the sink but the mesh is similar to a tea strainer). No dribbling when clearing it in the bin as the water fully drains out. Not sure if this has helped?!

holmessweetholmes Thu 28-May-15 15:34:22

Why do you have so much waste going into the sink anyway? Don't you scrape it into the bin? I have one of those sink strainer thingies too, but it's only to catch the few little bits that remain - I've never had to fit lots of waste into it.

KondoAttitude Thu 28-May-15 16:09:37

Thanks Artistic I have seen those wire thingies and they're very cheap so will give it a shot while searching for my ideal solution.

Holmes I don't think so! It's the things that still have liquid in them (tealeaves, remains of porridge, half-eaten cereal, any thing like that) that are the problem. Gross. Then other crap like veg peelings etc doesn't help either. But the semiliquid waste is the worst.

KondoAttitude Thu 28-May-15 16:10:42

Sorry, I mean I don't think I scrape less into the bin than I could!

KondoAttitude Thu 28-May-15 16:14:47

It probably doesn't help that our kitchen bin is constantly overflowing, and so scraping stuff into it is often a bit of a job...

capsium Thu 28-May-15 16:16:59

I peel veggies onto a plate next to my chopping board. The peelings then get tipped into compost bin.

Tea bags / coffee grinds get spooned out straight into compost bin.

Plates scraped into household bin. If there is too much gloppy stuff to scrape this gets wiped off quickly with kitchen roll which absorbs it and can be thrown into rubbish.

Don't have much left to remove from plug hole strainer after that.

TheBlackRider Thu 28-May-15 16:20:25

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