Sep 24, 2009

Dish Rack : Norpro Wood Folding Dish Rack

Very disappointing. The description said it was made of hardwood, so we ordered it to replace an older one bought at a department store. Upon receiving and inspecting the item it was discovered that it was not made of hardwood as advertized but of pine, actually we could smell it!. Futhermore, the wood was not finished at all (lacquered) to protect it from wet dishes. Also the workmanship was pretty poor. So we returned it.

Its wood and held together w/ little nails. Its going to fall apart. I'm replacing mine tonight. I had it for 6 years. Yes I glued it w/ wood glue back together again after a couple of years. Its not going to be something you pass down to your grandchildren. It holds and dries dishes. Compared to the cheap, ugly, plastic one this rocks. Like I said if you're slightly handy this will last awhile and look much cooler than the wire one you can get at Wal-Mart.

Dish Rack : Polder 6115-75 Compact Stainless-Steel Dish Rack with

Narrow enough to fit smaller sinks yet roomy enough to accommodate up to 14 plates, saucers, or a host of other freshly washed dishes, this compact dish rack unites style with function to expert results. The unit's 18/8-grade stainless-steel construction resists corrosion even under continually damp circumstances, which in turn protects dishes and glassware from transferred rust or discoloration. Even more, the dish rack features a two-slot mesh cutlery basket, which can be removed and carried to the silverware drawer for convenience when putting away dry forks, spoons, knives, and other utensils. Finally, an included stainless-steel drip-tray with side rims neatly collects water run-off, preventing it from pooling on countertops and dripping onto the floor. An energy-efficient choice well suited to apartments, RVs, boats, cabins, and dorms alike, the compact dish rack measures 14 by 6-1/2 by 5 inches.

This is the perfect size for single/couple, holds about 6 fullsize dishes, couple desert/salad dishes/cereal bowls, a weeks worth of silverware simultaneously, but not very good for glassware or coffee cups, but that is okay. Everyone who sees it comments on how cute it is, but says that it would be too small for them: well they just need to wash their dishes more frequently, instead of letting old crusty dishes pile up in sink. The bottom steel drain rack may or may not be stainless steel: when your plates drip into it, it dries with thick water spots, and I can see small amount of rust/oxidation where rack legs rest on drip tray, after many months of usage. Dont want to use abrasive cleaner or 3M pads to clean this off, but I may have too. Not a fatal design flaw, but I wish this didnt happen. Even fits inside most sinks to save counter space. I may even buy another one if this one spots and rusts too much, anyways...

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