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PostPosted: Sun Jan 29, 2012 8:53 pm    Post subject: Dish Dry Mat Reply with quote

As I was out today taking my new shocks for a test drive and running an errand for my wife, I happened on to this dish dry mat at Bed Bath & Beyond for $5. Since I'm the chief bottle washer, I've been looking for a simple solution that doesn't involve hauling around a drying rack. It also doubles as the sound dampner under the galley top.

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 29, 2012 9:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bought one of those myself a year ago, but in complimentary gray. Works quite well. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 29, 2012 10:16 pm    Post subject: Thank you! Reply with quote

I am intrigued! Drying dishes and dampening sound would be lovely. Thank you for posting this.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 30, 2012 7:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think this is what Martha Stewart has in her Westy.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 30, 2012 8:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just set the dishes on the metal, this way the dripping water is funneled back into the sink. I thought that design was pretty smart. Something that absorbs the water defeats this, and all you end up with is a soggy mat.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 30, 2012 11:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

presslab wrote:
I just set the dishes on the metal, this way the dripping water is funneled back into the sink. I thought that design was pretty smart. Something that absorbs the water defeats this, and all you end up with is a soggy mat.


The Westy dish drain is fine and dandy, but for me:
A) It blocks a portion of the sink making it annoying to wash plates and pots;
B) I spent hours polishing it and refuse to get water spots on it (yeah, I'm nuts Laughing );
C) The dish mat doesn't get any more soggy than your dish drying towel and dries in the same amount of time hanging on the pop-top bar;
D) Works great at shutting up the stove rattles.

But to each their own! Very Happy
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 30, 2012 12:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

kamzcab86 wrote:
But to each their own! Very Happy


Yes I thought the water spots might bother some. Very Happy

I try to be minimalistic, but I appreciate that others like to accessorize.

Do you put the mat between the burners and the dish drain? Or between the wood door and the dish drain? On my van there was a bumpon between the wood door and the dish drain, I'm not sure if it was stock or not.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 30, 2012 1:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Do you put the mat between the burners and the dish drain?


Seems to work best in this location, rather than between dish drain and top.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 30, 2012 1:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

singler3360 wrote:
presslab wrote:

Do you put the mat between the burners and the dish drain?


Seems to work best in this location, rather than between dish drain and top.


yup, that is where I have mine
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 30, 2012 2:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What is the dish drain?
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 30, 2012 2:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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What is the dish drain?



the metal tray sitting on top of the burners on this pic

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Missing in Canadian models. Look at the right side of the tray, by the sink, you will see an elongated hole or slot made for the water to run into the sink when you have wet dishes on top of the tray to dry.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 30, 2012 2:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've never seen that on any Canadian spec westy. You lucky ducks!
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 30, 2012 5:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

presslab wrote:
Do you put the mat between the burners and the dish drain?


Yep.

presslab wrote:
On my van there was a bumpon between the wood door and the dish drain, I'm not sure if it was stock or not.


Mine has those too... er, had them. I think it had 3 at one time, but it's down to one now (one fell off shortly after buying the van). Mad
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 30, 2012 7:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

madspaniard wrote:
photogdave wrote:
What is the dish drain?


the metal tray sitting on top of the burners on this pic
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Whadda mean dishdrainer!? That's the the pancake griddle!
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 30, 2012 8:13 pm    Post subject: Re: Thank you! Reply with quote

msinabottle wrote:
I am intrigued! Drying dishes and dampening sound would be lovely. Thank you for posting this.

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Blue Bay Bus Dishes what dishes,don't want to wash any stinking dishes. Baby! use paper! It's biodegradable and renewable. For reals good idea, good price. Very Happy
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