Monday, September 24, 2012

Review: The Original Drying Mat

Right out of the box, this was the second thing that I gravitated toward. I normally don't have very many dishes to wash at home but my boyfriend does. I felt it would be somewhat unfair to judge the powers of this mat at my place so I used it at his.

Notice that the mat is missing already.
I was doing some dishes and ran out of space in the dish rack so I ended up breaking out the Original Drying Mat. It does what it was intended to do -- dries dishes but they seem to dry out much faster.

What I like about using this (in comparison to just spreading a towel out and letting them rest on that) is that water doesn't get everywhere. I'm not left with a drenched towel -- I'm just left with a slightly damp mat which you can then hang out to dry. The fantastic part was that after the first use, it wasn't all that wet so I didn't have to hang it up to dry. (I mean, it's not always going to be like that, but it was a nice change).

Shortly after that, I moved it to the bottom of the dish rack in order to clean the drainboard. After the drainboard dried out, it was then placed under the mat as a precaution. See the big issue we were having was that the sink ridge was a bit higher than the rest of the countertop. This meant that the drainboard couldn't actually drain out properly so it wasn't a matter of the drying rack and drainboard not doing their job, it was a matter of logistics. Even if we propped up the drainboard, it was still too high.

So having the drying mat underneath now keeps the water from spilling onto the counter and keeps the dishes from coming into the contact with the water that pools up. Overall, this was a great addition to the household so I'm very happy about it.

As I might have mentioned in the previous posts about this Naturals VoxBox, that we have the same kind of mat at work so I already know that it works so I'd definitely recommend this.

Disclaimer: I received these products complimentary through the VoxBox product testing program

No comments:

Post a Comment


Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...