Product Type: Dossil Household Cleaning
Newest Review: ... Lakeland now offers to customers goes by the grand name the `Hexapus`! The Dossil sink strainer is an Eco-Friendly product, made from ... more
Not Wassailing But Dossilling.
Member Name: Emmald
Advantages: A way to protect your plughole from unwanted debris.
Disadvantages: You need to make sure that the dossil is kept clean.
For anyone who is stuck thinking what on earth is a Dossil ? In common or garden terms it is a sink strainer. Plug holes can become an obsession if you allowed them to, I am forever yelling at the Other Half, he seems to think that our kitchen sink plughole is a waste disposal unit in disguise.
So unless we want to pay phenomenal sums to Dyno-Rod or wear our elbows out plunging away at sink blockages then it is far cheaper and easier to invest in a Dossil.
Lakeland plastics ( my old favourites ) stock the white silicone Dossil and I believe that they have recently changed the shape. The first silicone Dossil that I ordered from Lakeland was round but the new Dossil that Lakeland now offers to customers goes by the grand name the `Hexapus`!
The Dossil sink strainer is an Eco-Friendly product, made from white silicone and it has a wavy edge, the centrepiece acts as a strainer and on the underside there are a couple of rubber suction pads that help to hold the Dossil in place. Once it is in place is is effective and on the whole little debris is able to creep under the edges of the silicone guard.
It is five inches in diameter and you can use it in any plughole, kitchen, bathroom, shower or basin.
Literally all that you do to install the Dossil is to place it over the plug hole and make sure that the suction pads grip then leave it to get on with its work.
At this time of year we are enjoying the first early new potatoes but they are scraped rather than peeled and all of the fine scrapings are collected in the Dossil and they can be emptied out when you have finished.
Occasionally the rubber suction pads slip and the Dossil moves, so you just need to press it down into place again.
We wash our hair over the bath and the Dossil is a great little gadget for catching all of those stray hairs that would otherwise head off in the direction of the plug hole, get twisted around the holes and then would take ages to remove afterwards.
Dossils or sink strainers may not be for everyone, if you forget to wash it out then it can look very off- putting. But as long as you empty the strainer regularly and give it a thorough clean then it presents no problems.
The silicone Dossil costs just under £3 from Lakeland plastics, they do have a pack of two stainless steel sink strainers for slightly over £3, this comprises of two strainers - one large and one small.
I have had both and do prefer the white silicone Dossil, it seems to look cleaner for longer.
The white silicone cleans easily and it can be wiped over with any kitchen spray, I often soak mine in a solution of bleach and water just to give it an extra special clean
So if you are looking for something to stop hairs slipping down the plughole in the shower, or just something to help guard against debris collecting in your kitchen sink plughole then the Dossil is the perfect purchase for you.
Lakeland has a good website and the Dossil can be ordered online.
Summary: The perfect plughole guard.
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