Please recommend a dish drainer
JayeAshe · 30/09/2020 10:59
I'm having a kitchen upgrade. I hate to see drainers out on the counter. Wood ones go black and mouldy, metal ones rust, plastic is unsightly, those with a tray underneath just create another annoying small job to empty the tray. Nevertheless, DH will insist, and we shall need somewhere to air-dry the items that come from the dishwasher still wet.
Is there any help available please?
dementedpixie · 30/09/2020 11:35
Can you not dry the wet items with a tea towel? I don't have a dish drainer so if I'm washing stuff in the sink I pile it on the drainer bit of the sink
JayeAshe · 30/09/2020 11:50
dementedpixie, I would, DH is unlikely to. We both think air drying is more hygienic.
Lillipops · 30/09/2020 12:00
Check out Joseph Joseph dish drainers very stylish and practical 👍
Rollercoaster1920 · 30/09/2020 12:02
Leave the dishwasher open until they have air dried? It even has a built in drying rack, pre-loaded!
We just pile the plastic stuff up on the drainer. Crockery, glasses and utensils dry just fine.
JayeAshe · 30/09/2020 12:11
Rollercoaster , thanks but small and awkwardly shaped items tend to hold puddles which would never dry if we didn't tip the water out of them. Then they go on the draining rack to finish air-drying so that the dishwasher can be re-filled.
JayeAshe · 30/09/2020 12:13
Lillipops I am looking at those, esp. with a spout that drains into the sink, thanks.
Justmuddlingalong · 30/09/2020 12:17
I've got an oxo drainer. Have a look online.
JayeAshe · 30/09/2020 12:19
@Justmuddlingalong , have you got a folding one please ?
HardAsSnails · 30/09/2020 12:23
I have oak worktops so need a tray/spout, but after years getting annoyed with slime puddles on the swanky ones with trays and spouts, I invested in a ceramic draining board and can just use a basic draining rack and it is so much better. So, my advice is ignore the bells and whistles racks and just get a basic airy one. I've got this one now, the plate rack folds down so you can drain a large pan or whatever too:
Justmuddlingalong · 30/09/2020 12:26
This is the one I've got. It's the oxo good grips dish rack. The wee spikes are
great for positioning things to let them drip dry. There's no spout so you just tip the water out. It's neat enough to store away and just gets bunged in the dishwasher to clean.
JayeAshe · 30/09/2020 12:26
@HardAsSnails thank you, how rustproof is it, please ?
JayeAshe · 30/09/2020 12:28
Thank you Justmuddlingalong , that looks useful
TheLightGetsIn · 30/09/2020 12:33
We've got a wire one from John Lewis. Black, to match black granite worktops, but I think they do various colours and sizes too. It's very neat and discreet, coated so doesn't rust, and has no drip tray underneath (we have grooves carved into the granite instead). I've had it a few years and have been pleased with it.
I think it's one www.johnlewis.com/john-lewis-partners-wire-dish-drainer/grey/p5065278.
HardAsSnails · 30/09/2020 12:38
I've had mine nearly a year and no rust.
JayeAshe · 30/09/2020 12:41
Thanks, TheLightGetsIn , I like the sound of it.
JayeAshe · 30/09/2020 12:45
TheLightGetsIn , I see there is white available to go with the new worktop
JayeAshe · 30/09/2020 12:48
Many thanks, HardAsSnails , the wire one we have now rusted almost straight away but tbf it was cheap.
Deux · 30/09/2020 12:49
I’ve got a Simple Human one. It’s 7 years old and hasn’t rusted. It has a wire frame and a rigid plastic insert with drainage spout.
You can buy replacement parts for it if any degrade over time. It’s excellent and I’d recommend. www2.simplehuman.com/uk/slim-wire-frame-dishrack-stainless-steel
Deux · 30/09/2020 12:53
If you don’t want a rack you could get an absorbent dish drying mat that can be folded away.
I have one for overspill and it’s very effective
This kind of thing www.lakeland.co.uk/23868/Diamond-Dish-Drying-Mat-For-Glasses-and-Cups---Black
PickAChew · 30/09/2020 12:56
I have a metal one from John Lewis that's over 10 years old with no sign of rust.
PickAChew · 30/09/2020 12:59
They still do it, in fact
JayeAshe · 30/09/2020 13:10
Great ideas, Deux thanks for the messages.
PickAChew, grateful for the information ( and impressed ) !
JayeAshe · 30/09/2020 13:14
I started this thread really pessimistically, but all the replies have greatly cheered me - I have lots of ideas now
FrogFairy · 03/10/2020 00:05
These roll up drainers look pretty nifty...
JayeAshe · 03/10/2020 08:19
@FrogFairy thanks, I like the look of those.
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