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If you dishwash mostly- do you HAVE to have a draining board?

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PaulaYatesBiggestFan · 25/05/2009 20:50

I am quite low on counter space and am therefore debating whether or not to have those channels dug into my sink unit.

the sink is undersunk and i feel the counter would be more versatile without them

am i being foolish?

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giddykipper · 25/05/2009 20:52

You can just put a teatowel on the worktop to catch the drips if you do need an area to drain things on occasion.

PaulaYatesBiggestFan · 25/05/2009 20:54

yes i think so ! thanks for agreeing with me

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deste · 25/05/2009 20:55

I think you will still need to hand wash in the sink. There are times when there is no room for pans oven dishes etc and you wash them in the sink. Same with odd cups mugs etc if you have used them while the dishwasher is on, unless you wash them immediately.

Hassled · 25/05/2009 20:58

In Italy and elsewhere in Europe they have sort of rack dryers on the wall above the sink - so water drip back into the sink. Blooming marvellous, but I've never seen them in the UK.

PaulaYatesBiggestFan · 25/05/2009 21:01

interesting hassled

nips off to google......

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Hassled · 25/05/2009 21:02

Hah! Have foundthis.

PaulaYatesBiggestFan · 25/05/2009 21:05

ok so would that be wall mounted behind the sink hassled?

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Hassled · 25/05/2009 21:07

Yes, that's right - the ones in Italy are on a much larger scale and possibly jut out further - the closeness to the wall of that worries me. What you need is a tame carpenter.

navyeyelasH · 25/05/2009 21:08

You can get drianing boards that drain into the sink so I'd invest in one of them. What worktop are you having?

navyeyelasH · 25/05/2009 21:10

Also Ikea do the ones that hang over the sink if you'd prefer one like that. But my extensive googling has let me to conclude that the rubber/silincone ones that drain into the sink are better.

I'm about to install an undermount into wooden worktops.

PaulaYatesBiggestFan · 25/05/2009 21:10

granite.... might just have tiny bit if gully tracks cut in

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PaulaYatesBiggestFan · 25/05/2009 21:26

thanks hassled ...food for thought

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navyeyelasH · 25/05/2009 21:29

Yes I think graite can withstand water right? So having the tracks put in would be fine and they look better than normal drainers IMO.

Thandeka · 25/05/2009 21:29

I do find a draining board useful for when you empty the dishwasher straight away and all the tupperware is still soaking. So I stick it on draining board til it dries. (I am that lazy!)

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