Important kitchen sink poll
noblegiraffe · 03/05/2021 15:52
Really dredging the bottom of the barrel with lockdown conversation topics, I was discussing with a friend how we'd been looking round a house and the draining board was on the wrong side of the kitchen sink. It was on the left, which is stupid, because most people will want to use their right hand to take the wet crockery and put it on the draining board, particularly as it is slippery, and having the draining board on the right is the most efficient way to do this.
My friend insisted that their draining board was on the left, but not only that, all draining boards they had ever known were on the left and that this was fine.
So which side should the draining board be on by rights?
YABU: Left hand side
YANBU: Right hand side (obviously)
Am I being unreasonable?AIBU
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pigsDOfly · 03/05/2021 16:01
Mine is on the left.
Don't do a great deal of washing up as I have a dishwasher, but when I do wash up, being right handed, I wash the pan, or whatever, with a sponge in my right hand, rinse it under running water and put it onto the draining board with my left hand.
If the draining board was on the right I'd have to put the sponge down in order to put the pan on the draining board.
noblegiraffe · 03/05/2021 16:11
Obviously you prefer it on the right because that is the correct placement. A conveyor belt of dirty stuff from left into the sink then right onto the draining board.
RichardMarxisinnocent · 03/05/2021 16:16
It's only annoying and wrong if you're right handed, it's great for us lefties. Mine is on the right, my DP's on the left, I prefer his. I've lived in houses with it on the left, and others with it on the right, I don't think there is a standard configuration.
Piggywaspushed · 03/05/2021 16:19
In my local Waitrose someone came in and put in all the self serve tills the wrong way round. It drives everyone mad .
You can buy lhs and rhs draining boards so it depends where they go in the kitchen really. Mine is on the left. The idea is the right hand is doing all the big stuff in the sink.
But I have a dishwasher anyway so the draining board serves very little purpose, other than looking pointlessly bulky and dirty and storage for my frying pan.
PrincessPeachh · 03/05/2021 16:29
Mine is on the right but I’d prefer it on the left. I use my washing up brush with my right hand, I then need to put the brush down and put the dish on the draining board with my right hand. If it was on the left, it would flow a lot easier and no need to keep putting the brush down!
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