Great Idea For Draining Dishes

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  1. Robert Clark

    Robert Clark Funster Life Member

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    The kitchen area of our Motorhome has two problems;
    A small round sink, with no draining board
    Other draining boards we tried were square, and took up loads of space, and didn't keep plates upright

    The Dish Garden from Lakeland, solved both of these problems.
    Its small enough to fit into our round sink, when travelling, and it takes up very little worktop space when being used.

    It has a soft rubber emptying spout that can hand over the sink, or it can be folded up, keeping any water inside the Dish Garden

    Its 'fingers' keep plates and crockery upright, and there are also two handy cutlery holders

    Available from Lakeland (see link below), it looks as good as it works!

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    http://www.lakeland.co.uk/23411/Dish-Garden
     
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    Thank you for sharing ...we have the same problem ....this looks good
     
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    I saw that in your holiday photos and loved it thanks for details! Now got to persuade Rob that we definitely need one!(y):LOL:
     
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    You should try the 'trick' that Mrs C uses
    Buy whatever you want, then when when Rob says "is this new?"
    Simply reply, "this old thing??? had it for ages"
     
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    Anthea M Funster

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    Already use that ! Even when it is an old thing from the wardrobe, worn many times he says " is that new" that's how observant he is! Sometimes I say " my sister gave it me as an early birthday prezzie";)
     
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    So does it come with an attachment for a selfie stick and a camera?
    But seriously, Robert, that looks like a useful piece of kitchen kit.
    Stef.
     
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    Looks like it would make a fun alternative to a whoopee cushion. :)
     
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    Our 6 year old grandson got a whoopee cushion for Christmas - he hasn't stopped laughing since. Best value present he ever got
     
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    Brought one on Amazon on say so of Robert having said was ideal for motorhome - it arrived today - it's huge - will never fit in the hymer sink
    Guess will have to send it back, mind you looks good - if you have a large sink would be perfect.
     
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    amazing how you can multi-task stuff.. My circular sink cover broke in two.. It was over £52 to order a new one. I found a circular bread/chopping board which fits perfectly. :)
     
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    Sorry it doesn't fit your sink
    Did you measure it before ordering?
    The product description on Lakeland states 34cm (13 in) diameter - is this correct?
    Fits our Carthago sink perfectly
     
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    We had a problem draining our plates when stood on edge....they tended to fold in half.

    Saying that, paper can never be fully waterproof so what did we expect.
     
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    Gosh how smalls a hymer sink ? If it's only 13 inch diameter.
     
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    Small !
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    Can you fit a dinner plate in ? ;)
     
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    Of course !

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    This is best we've come up with. Light, flexible and stores away easily with no rattles.
    £12.99 from Amazon, maybe cheaper elsewhere.
     

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    Will any of these gizmos take a large frying pan that is needed for a full English ? :rofl::rofl::rofl:
     
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    Having a pvc we are limited for space and the adhesive hooks that attached the drainer to the glass sink lid came unstuck, so I put a thick tea towel on top of cooker glas top and allow dishes and pans to drain on to it. Dry up and put away, hang damp towel over oven handle to dry until next wanted. This means a tea towel has two uses, an important factor when space is a premium.
    I was advised early in my mhing to seriously consider how much I needed an item if it did not have more than a single use.
     
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    If I am not careful get plates stuck in sink and have to use a little sucker to pull them out! (Not my husband!)
    We tried the small simple human drainer ..... a similar concepto_O (again not husband) but I prefer the drainer space and a flat pebble / silicone mat.

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