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We ordered this drying rack for the kitchen sink and thought I would post up in the event anyone is considering one. It rolls up & stows nicely in the sink on top of the micro dish which is wrapped in a towel during travel. The cutting board lays correctly in the sink with rack in storage. Note: The rack can serve as a hot pot trivet if needed ONLY deployed  over the sink as pictured do not use as a trivet on the countertop, you risk melting your counter top.
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How do you use the sink and the rack at the same time.  . . . . I usually wash dishes in a small basin placed in the sink which allows me to rinse them in the sink too.  Then I place them in a rack or on a drying mat on the counter.  I'm thinking of using the bit of counter in front of the microwave deleted cabinet using a drying mat and perhaps a folding bamboo drying rack we have.  Don't have our Oliver yet, so not sure how it will all pan out . . . .  I've looked at the roll up rack; thank you for sharing how well it fits the Oliver sink.  Certainly food for thought.

Thanks for sharing.

Ray and Susan Huff

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Susan, to conserve water, I carry two small dishpans. One to wash, one to rinse. Stack dishes to air dry on a rack. 

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12 minutes ago, SeaDawg said:

Susan, to conserve water, I carry two small dishpans. One to wash, one to rinse. Stack dishes to air dry on a rack. 

Sherry

Are both dishpans fit into the sink?  Could you possibly take a photo of your setup?

 I often use one of the dishes/pans from meal prep as a dishpan and a small plastic serving bowl that we use in the bathroom when we don't want water going into the black tank (our van's bathroom sink drains into the black tank.  The idea is to add some liquid and possibly soap to keep the black tank more fluid)

Ray and Susan Huff

Elite II Twin "Pearl" - Hull#699; taking delivery December 7, 2020

2013 F350 3.2l diesel Super Duty 4x4 long bed crew cab

2017 Leisure Travel Van Unity Twin Bed (sold)

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Actually,  I  usually wash dishes outside, if the weather is good. I wash with cold and soap, and rinse with boiled water from the kettle. One tea kettle of hot water is enough for most days. 

Inside, I use the sink to wash, counter for rinse, small dinette for drying rack, with a towel beneath.

Remember,  I have the smaller trailer, with the smaller countertop.

Sherry 

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We found a collapsible dish rack with a separate drainer. This allows full use of the sink. They both fit in a drawer when collapsed. We also found a cutting board fits on the drawer, which gives us more counter space when needed, and it moves quickly out of the way...

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4 minutes ago, Mainiac said:

We found a collapsible dish rack with a separate drainer. This allows full use of the sink. They both fit in a drawer when collapsed. We also found a cutting board fits on the drawer, which gives us more counter space when needed, and it moves quickly out of the way...

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Nice, but where does it store away when not in use?

 

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1 hour ago, Mainiac said:

In a drawer. Fits with plenty of room for other items. The collapse part works surprisingly easy.

Thanks for this idea. Ordered.

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It is interesting how many solutions people have come up with for this important task! 

When we wash dishes inside the trailer, we use this pink pan (10" wide x 13" long x 5.5" high), which fits into the sink for filling. (Ours is an older Elite II, with a smaller sink than current models.) Several years ago Susan had a medical procedure where they used this pink pan; afterwards the tech asked if she wanted it, because they cannot re-use the pans and they throw them away. The tech said "they are really good for camping!" How true!

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After putting warm soapy water in the pink pan, we put it onto the counter next to the sink. Then the sink is used for rinsing, and the clean dishes are placed into a Camco dish drainer, which sits on a drying mat on the stove. 

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The dish drainer could be left in the sink to allow dishes to dry by evaporation. Susan prefers to use a dish towel and get the dishes put away right away. 

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The dish drainer nests inside the pink pan, which nests inside some nested Rubbermaid pans, and we put them on the top shelf in the closet. 

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We store the drying mat hanging on the wall adjacent to the trailer door, which allows it to dry. We hang it using hanging clothes pin clips, hanging on command hooks. We also use a single hanging clothes pin clip in the bathroom to hang our bath mat. 

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What are the Rubbermaid pans, which are left from out tent camping days, used for? For most of our meals, we cook and eat outside, and the Rubbermaid pans can be used to carry plates, silverware, napkins, glasses, salt and pepper, etc, out to the table, all in one trip. We also put the dirty dishes in a Rubbermaid pan to carry to the dishwashing station. 

When we are camped on a BLM site where it is suitable to discard grey water, or at a campground where there are specific places to dump grey water, we prefer to do the dishes outside at the outdoor shower. First, the outdoor shower faucet has a lower flow rate than the kitchen faucet, using less water. Second, no water goes into the grey tank. We place some small collapsible tables near the outdoor shower, and we use four Rubbermaid pans. One has the dirty dishes, one has the soapy water (with biodegradable CampSuds), one pan collects the rinse water, and one pan has the dish drainer. This system works for us!

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I also do dishes outdoors, when I can. Heating water in a teakettle, I can limit water use to a quart or less for dishes, most days. Like you, two pans, and an IKEA drainer, that fits in the top of the black pan, that fits in the sink. White dishpan fits inside the black.  

 

 

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4 minutes ago, SeaDawg said:

I also do dishes outdoors, when I can. Heating water in a teakettle, I can limit water use to a quart or less for dishes, most days. Like you, two pans, and an IKEA drainer, that fits in the top of the black pan, that fits in the sink. White dishpan fits inside the black.  

 

 

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