Draining arrangements

Do you have a draining board  ? If you do do you use it or dry things once they are washed ?


  • I use it to place things on until I have finished the wahing up and can start drying it.

    Sometimes I leave the tupperwear tubs that come out of the dishwasher damp on there to dry

    But I feel there is something more to this question.  What have you been told off for leaving on the draining board?

  • ChimneyChimney ✭✭✭

    The wife's out. I'll ask her when she gets back........



    If reality matched intention I'd know I was dreaming
  • RicFRicF ✭✭✭

    Obviously as a master of efficiency I use a draining rack. I can do a pile of washing up from start to finish in 15 minutes which my wife would piss about with for over an hour.

    Its painful being in the kitchen at such times.


  • RicF - at least your wife does it! My OH will do the bits she wants to (leaving all the greasy dishes and pans) and claims to have "done the washing up"!
  • WombleWomble ✭✭✭

    Yes, I never understand doing some of the washing up.

  • There are those that complain the forums are dull ..... even I have to agree when the topic of dicsussion is 'draining boards' !!

    What next? .... image

  • I have two draining boards one for dirty one for clean, though towards the end of a really big session the dirty side can be pressed in for clean too.  Can't understand how anyone manages with just one.  Neither can I understand why my parents in law think it is "helping" to dry up when they don't know where anything goes.  If you leave it to dry on the rack you get a pile of dry stuff.  If they dry up I get a pile of dry stuff all over the kitchen and a soggy tea towel.

  • I have a dishwasher, life's too short to do washing up.

    I use my draining board to dry rinsed out bottles and cans before I chuck them in the recycling.

  • Hog-mouseHog-mouse ✭✭✭

    Oh I so want a double drainer. I hate my tiny kitchen sink with it's pokey little hole and pokey little frainer. how I long for a great big kitchen sink.

    Actually I hate my kitchen, I haven't the fainest idea why I haven't taken my sledge hammer to it. (except that I don't know how to plumb maybe).

  • Live on my own so dont need a dishwasher and use the draining board to drip dry the dishes exhilirating lol

  • M..o.useM..o.use ✭✭✭


    If it won't go in the dishwasher, it goes in the bin. I have an ornamental sink and draining board. 

  • don't have a dishwasher.have 3 tenage sons and a hubby for dishes..........they always get left to dry naturally as this is the most hygenic way........( and the easiest)

  • My son works in catering and never dries dishes.  He says the same as seren image, drying naturally is the most hygenic. 

  • On a slightly different 'draining' issue, it appears that the gutter outside my bedroom window is blocked or the down pipe can't cope with the volume of water falling last night.  It made sure to tell me continuously for several hours

  • Lady Wot Jogs wrote (see)

    My son works in catering and never dries dishes.  He says the same as seren image, drying naturally is the most hygenic. 

    Exactly. Tea-towels are the work of the devil, a breeding ground for contagion and vile humours

  • WombleWomble ✭✭✭

    Well ours are image

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