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Old 12-03-2013, 03:03 PM   #21
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When we spec'd our stainless counter tops we designed in a drain board into the sink. We put our dish drainer basket on this sloped section of the counter - it drains into the sink. We opted not to do runnels since that would have been pricey.

Bonus, we mounted our under cabinet coffee maker above the drainer -so if the coffee pot overflows, it drains into the sink. The coffee pot is where the paper towels shows in this picture. (Sorry the picture is a mess - it was taken mid-remodel.)

That is so cool! I love it and what a great way to design your countertop.
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Well, by coincidence I came across this at Costco today, and bought it for $28.





The draining part on the bottom is slanted, although I will find a plastic solution to raise up one end so it slants a little more. The draining part is made from some plastic from the planet Dune, that totally repels water, so it slides off quite completely.

Note that we do have a dishwasher, but there are always some things that are hand washed.

This saves me a good bit of work in the shop.

There is no mention of "Stainless Steel" on the package, but hopefully it will rust prior to the end of the one-year warranty period.
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I will show this to my wife and see if she wants one. Brand name, "KitchenAid", no less.

We hardly use our dishwasher. Hand washing is faster and less noisy.
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There is no mention of "Stainless Steel" on the package, but hopefully it will rust prior to the end of the one-year warranty period.
I keep looking for a true all stainless steel drainer that will fit in one of the two bowls of our sink. All the ones I see are chrome or plastic coated and they don't last long. Seems crazy to throw one away every couple years when SS would last a lifetime.

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I keep looking for a true all stainless steel drainer that will fit in one of the two bowls of our sink. All the ones I see are chrome or plastic coated and they don't last long. Seems crazy to throw one away every couple years when SS would last a lifetime.
It's the same situation with racks for soap and shampoo in the shower. Lots of gleaming chrome that starts to rust in a year or so. I'll have to go online to get a real SS one.
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I keep looking for a true all stainless steel drainer that will fit in one of the two bowls of our sink. All the ones I see are chrome or plastic coated and they don't last long. Seems crazy to throw one away every couple years when SS would last a lifetime.

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I have had the same plastic coated drainer since 1994. What am I doing wrong?
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Well, by coincidence I came across this at Costco today, and bought it for $28.





The draining part on the bottom is slanted, although I will find a plastic solution to raise up one end so it slants a little more. The draining part is made from some plastic from the planet Dune, that totally repels water, so it slides off quite completely.

Note that we do have a dishwasher, but there are always some things that are hand washed.

This saves me a good bit of work in the shop.

There is no mention of "Stainless Steel" on the package, but hopefully it will rust prior to the end of the one-year warranty period.
No one-year window with Costco. If it rusts, you can take it back...forever!
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I have had the same plastic coated drainer since 1994. What am I doing wrong?
Is t solid plastic? The ones I see are plastic coated metal, and the metal eventually rusts and starts popping through.

Though I just gave ours a close inspection, I don't recall when we bought it, at least a year ago probably 2, and so far so good. It shouldn't be rocket science to get a quality coating on these things, but I think they sell them as disposable and just don't bother. But I'd pay extra for one that I knew would last.


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It's the same situation with racks for soap and shampoo in the shower. Lots of gleaming chrome that starts to rust in a year or so. I'll have to go online to get a real SS one.
Agreed. A big pet peeve of mine.
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I keep looking for a true all stainless steel drainer that will fit in one of the two bowls of our sink. All the ones I see are chrome or plastic coated and they don't last long. Seems crazy to throw one away every couple years when SS would last a lifetime.

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Thanks, I had seen those, but I need one to fit in the bowl of my sink ~ 16 x 13.

Might help others though.

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