THIS REVIEW IS FOR THE WILKO CHROME DISH DRAINER
ABOUT: For a while now we have used a plastic dish drainer which to be honest wasn’t that great to start off with because plates in the drainer would fall down all the time so we have been meaning to get a new drainer for a long time. This drainer has a chrome plated effect to it and is nice and strong and would look nice in any kitchen. Due to it being silver it would go with any colour themed kitchen as well. The height of the drainer is approximately 38cm and the width is 42.3cm meaning it should fit on most kitchen draining boards. The depth of the item is around 13.7cm so it a lot deeper than the plastic one that we previously had. There is enough space in the drainer to hold at least 10 plates either large or small. The drainer is fairly light-weight but seems to be made well and is nice and strong. As well as an area for holding platers upright there is also space for things such as bowls, cups and cutlery.
PRICE: We purchased the drainer from a Wilkinson’s store where it cost us just £4.00 which I thought was a reasonable price.
IN USE: Before using the product it was rinsed in warm soapy water and left to dry. Large and smaller sized plates stand up perfectly in one side of the drainer without falling over. Small plates such as saucers don’t really stand up so these would need to be placed in the other side of the rack. Bowls can normally be placed where the plates are and they seem quite secure there or they can be place on the other side of the drainer. Although you can place cutlery in the flat side of the rack spoons, forks and knives do tend to fall through the rack and normally end up underneath it which can be a little annoying. Saucepans can also be balanced where the plates sit as well and things like a large mixing bowl or a colander. We have had the dish drainer for a good month at least and we haven’t come across any problems with it as of yet. We wipe the rack regularly with a damp cloth and some kitchen spray to keep it looking nice and germ free.
OVERALL: A nice looking dish drainer.
As part of my new kitchen items for university, I bought a Wilko Dish Drainer. I don't see the point in drying dishes when you can let them drain and dry naturally so this was a must have for me. As it is from Wilkinson, you can only buy it in store or from the online shop.
This dish drainer comes in a variety of colours, many bright and colourful but I opted for the platinum look so that it matched the other items I bought. The dimensions are 48 x 40 x 12cm. This product costs only £2.25 which I thought was great value for something that every kitchen should have.
The drainer, as I said before, is a platinum colour and is made out of a hard plastic. It is rectangular in shape which makes it fit the draining board really well - nearly perfect fitting for mine. At one end of the drainer are two holes in each corner which can act as cutlery drainers although I never use these. Next to these is a large open space with holes in the bottom which is generally used for larger items like pans or storage boxes. At the other end of the drainer is the plate rack which can hold roughly 11 plates. Next to this is also an open space but much smaller than the other as it can be used for larger kitchen utensils.
This dish drainer has plenty of space for everything that I would ever wash up in one go. There are only two of us living in the flat so there is plenty of space for both of our plates as well as any larger kitchen items we use. The plate rack holds plates well without having them wobble all over the place. The groves in the plastic are big enough for all plates I have tried with it so far. The holes at one end are quite small and wouldn't fit in much cutlery so this is why I bought a cutlery drainer as well.
While this could have been designed a bit better for drying cutlery, it works perfectly for everything else. It is large enough for all kitchens without being too big or being bigger than a normal draining board. It's also great value for something which I class as an essential.