dish drainer

Submitted: Wednesday, May 10, 2006 at 16:22
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i know this isn't a very interesting topic but does any one know if there is a dish drainer out there some where that is made to fit a van's draining board? and if so where would i find one?. we have tried all sorts of different ones but they are to big and when draining the water tends to run all over the bench. if there isn't there's a good invention for some one.
hope you can give some light on the subject gone bush.
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Reply By: Shaker - Wednesday, May 10, 2006 at 16:30

Wednesday, May 10, 2006 at 16:30
Yes there are, we have one that we take in the camper trailer, I am sure that we bought 2 at the time, I will ask SWMBO & see if she knows where the other one is. If we can find it you can have it, I'll just post it to you.
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Follow Up By: gonebush SA - Thursday, May 11, 2006 at 20:48

Thursday, May 11, 2006 at 20:48
i would be quite interested if you can find it and let me know about it. thanks heaps.
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Reply By: Muddy doe (SA) - Wednesday, May 10, 2006 at 16:38

Wednesday, May 10, 2006 at 16:38
Hi Gonebush

I don't know if this will help you (size of your required draining area) but I use the bottom (pull out insert) dish drainer/rack from an old dishwasher,maybe you can cut it to size?
The cutlery part neatly slides over one side of the rack and is secured.
It does the job exceptionally well.
I put a tea towel under it to soak up the small amount of water that drains from the wet objects.

Cya
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Follow Up By: JJ - Wednesday, May 10, 2006 at 17:40

Wednesday, May 10, 2006 at 17:40
I have a plastic one that clips onto a tray; use on or off drainboard (doubles your draining area). I bought a few years back in Warehouse (ex Solly's) or one of those cheapie Dollar shops.
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Follow Up By: Muddy doe (SA) - Wednesday, May 10, 2006 at 18:00

Wednesday, May 10, 2006 at 18:00
Hi Gonebush

Muddy and I were at that Discount Camping store 833 Main North Road Pooraka SA 5095.
I just remebered we saw a plastic fold up dish drainer there.
Might be worth a look?

Cya
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Reply By: Member - John L G - Wednesday, May 10, 2006 at 17:01

Wednesday, May 10, 2006 at 17:01
I would have thought those small timber fold up jobs with a slotted top and bottom shelf would be the go.

Don't know what they are called or where you get them but popular in trendy homes.
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Reply By: Old Scalyback & denny - Wednesday, May 10, 2006 at 17:05

Wednesday, May 10, 2006 at 17:05
goodday gonebush
a good excuse to do some travelling we got ours in bunnings in darwin

maybe try a local bunnings

steve
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Reply By: snailbait (Blue mntns) - Wednesday, May 10, 2006 at 18:08

Wednesday, May 10, 2006 at 18:08
gonebush SA asked for information on dish drainer

hi we got one from Our Sydney caravansin Emu Plains NSW BUT WE HAVE SEEN THEM IN K MART its white plastic and has aclip on bottom which dosnot let the water spill all over the table it has a brand name it was about $23.00
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Reply By: Sand Man (SA) - Wednesday, May 10, 2006 at 21:00

Wednesday, May 10, 2006 at 21:00
I use the aluminium slatted tabletop. Works a treat.

Of course, you really need to be outside so the water can just fall onto the ground:-)

But then again, I prefer the outdoors anyway.
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Reply By: Arkay - Wednesday, May 10, 2006 at 21:35

Wednesday, May 10, 2006 at 21:35
To create more preparation and wash space (prepare - wash - drain production line) we put a cheap plastic tray on the other side of the wash up basin on the bench top with tea towel underneath to stop it sliding & collect any overspill. When we had the camper trailer the tray went - was balanced - on the top of the 9kg LPG cylinder (outside camper kitchen). The tray collects the draining water and is emptied off from time to time during the process. Once you do find a draining rack you may want to try that. Personally we don't use a rack as the slack drying Dept. (me) is a lot faster than the meticulous washing up Dept. (SHMBO) so the washed items don't hit the tray for long & don't have time to pile up.
Can't believe we have managed to make such a long post over such a menial (enjoyable) task.
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Follow Up By: Sand Man (SA) - Wednesday, May 10, 2006 at 22:40

Wednesday, May 10, 2006 at 22:40
It's amazing how enjoyable such a mundane task can be when you are:-
1. on holiday
2. outdoors (at least we are)
3. sharing the camping tasks
3. communicating and laughing
4. In no particular hurry
5. In a hell of a hurry so we can finish off the Red, if it's in the evening

Maybe that why I (we) love camping so much.
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Reply By: gonebush SA - Thursday, May 11, 2006 at 20:40

Thursday, May 11, 2006 at 20:40
thanks i'll look around for those mentioned through the week as we are heading to Adelaide for a bit of shopping, we too use the table outside most of the time but for the days when it's better inside etc it would be handy to have one that fits. we have bought one of those slatted types thinking it will do the job but it too is to wide and there is no where for the cutlery and it fulls through the slats which can be quite frustrating. thanks again gone bush
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Follow Up By: jonsal - Friday, May 12, 2006 at 00:02

Friday, May 12, 2006 at 00:02
hi gonebush, picked up a little beauty at our local caravan supply shop. cutlery drainage holders, plate slits and hook things on the outside of the box shape drainer. a bit exy at $25 but we used it every day on our last trip. it also has a lid that doubles as an extra drainer. when not in use can be used to store sponge, plug and detergent.
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Reply By: jonsal - Friday, May 12, 2006 at 00:07

Friday, May 12, 2006 at 00:07
also forgot to say that when travelling it fits nicely into jayco penguin sink. overall measurement about 10 x 12 (inches) and 6 or 7 high.
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