Product Type: Tesco Kitchenware
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Tesco Stainless Steel Cutlery Drainer
Member Name: juicy_lucy
Tesco Stainless Steel Cutlery Drainer
Advantages: Drains the water
Disadvantages: Spoons fall through
Tesco stainless steel cutlery drainer
I needed a cutlery drainer because nothing was drying properly leaving them on the side of the sink and the cutlery ended up with water stains.
This one is available online at www.tesco.com and is also available in Tesco stores. It costs £4 so isn't as expensive as some cutlery drainers. I bought mine in black but it is also available in a chrome colour.
The product is made of stainless steel, obviously coated in black and the nice thing about it being black in colour is that it obviously doesn't show any water or finger makrs. Immediately, it scores points from me, because I don't have to worry about smears.
It is rectangular in shape with curved edges and is about 13cm high so plenty tall enough to put even larger kitchen implements in to drain without them falling out. With a depth of about 7 cm and its width being about 19cm, it is space saving but still big enough for all of that cutlery. I like the fact that it isn't too big, because if it was huge I would have a tendency to leave the cutlery in until I ran out. This way, it does get full and has to be emptied.
It has three separate compartments and bars round the edges but with a flat and covered base so that the cutlery doesn't fall out of the bottom. The upper edging of the drainer is thicker than the bars down the sides which makes it easier and more comfortable to pick up and means that even when hands are wet I can get a good grip and not drop the thing.
For anyone interested it is not dishwasher safe so I tend to clean it as I do the dishes, in warm soapy water and this does the trick. Its not microwave safe but I haven't had any reason to prove or disprove this, and can see no reason why I would want to put it in the microwave.
It looks quite stylish for a cutlery drainer and in theory is very practical, but there is a down side, involving tea spoons. The fact that the horizontal bars run all the way round the product means that the teaspoons keep falling out of the sides. There is also an issue with the three compartments; whilst they look separate, they are actually joined at the bottom so the teaspoons tend to fall through and lie on the bottom of the drainer. This then involves some upside down shaking to get them out.
A cheap enough drainer which is well made and looks good. However, the design faults means that I can rate it only as average and give it three stars. If this was sorted out, then it would be much better but if you want a cutlery drainer buy one which keeps the teaspoons nicely in place.
Thanks for reading
Summary: Cutlery drainer
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