If you are like me, you pop everything into your dishwasher… plates, pots, cups and a variety of plastic containers. All is good in our house until the wash cycle is done; then a problem begins… all the plastic pieces are still wet, soaked with water droplets and they need drying out 🙁
When we first bought a dishwasher I was hoping for more kitchen space and really wanted to get rid of my dish rack, which would give me the option to replace our kitchen-sink for a smaller one… well this wasn’t an option as I still needed space to dry my soaking wet plastic dishes.
Mess bothers me (unless it is my own mess, the so called organized mess) and a pile of plastic bits stuck one on top of the other to dry out simply drives me mad. Yes, I know that there are such inventions as tea towel or even kitchen roll and I could simply dry them out and pop into the cupboard but I truly dislike drying dishes, almost as much as ironing. When I was a child this was my chore… help with the washing up by drying the dishes… I hated it so much it left me with a not so positive feeling towards drying things.
Yes, please… there was no option I would pass on this fantastic opportunity.
So I now have an expendable dishrack and my life is a lot easier and calmer. I have more than enough space to dry all plastics without creating a Mount Everest in my kitchen.
Joseph Joseph expandable dishrack with draining plug comes in a choice of two colours: white (with green) and grey (with white cutlery drainer). They are priced at £50, which might seem a little bit high for a dish rack but believe me it is worth it.
Third it has a draining plug. You can leave it closed if for some reason you should want to trap the water on your dish rack (maybe useful if you’re worried about losing very small items) or you can open it, which will allow all the water to simply drain away, leaving your dishrack looking nice and clean and fairly dry most of the time.
Fourth it is customizable to your particular needs. It has a movable cutlery drainer, which allows you to place it in any spot you desire and it also has a removable steel rack, which also can be moved if needed.
Oh, and did I mention that it can be almost doubled in size? 😉 Very useful I found after visits from friends and family where the dish volume has shot up.
Mark thinks that I am silly by getting excited about things like a dish rack but keeping the home looking nice and fairly clutter free is obviously far more important to me, so if the dish rack makes me happy why not share some love?
I am loving this expandable dishrack. It is truly a great idea to incorporate a flexible size into the design.
What do you think?
Do you like the idea of this new dishrack or are you like my Mark totally indifferent to its existence?
How do you deal with wet plastics coming from the dishwasher?