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Brewer's Dishrack
« on: December 02, 2015, 04:27:30 PM »
We recently replaced our old crappy dish drying rack after renovating the kitchen. I purposely looked for one that would be good for holding bottles upside down as well as buckets. I use bottling trees for bottling days, this is for cleaning used bottles before storing. One interesting feature is that it has a closeable drain. This comes in handy on bottling day ad I can use it to hold my sanitize bottling bucket etc. Then move it away to make room for a bottling tree without having it drip. It also folds up for storage but I leave it out.

Its an OXO Goodgrips.
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EDIT Almost forgot: http://www.bedbathandbeyond.com/store/product/oxo-good-grips-foldaway-dish-rack/1043211784?skuId=43211784&mcid=PS_googlepla_nonbrand_kitchenaccessories_&adpos=1o1&creative=43742642629&device=c&matchtype=&network=g&gclid=CIzUqcnLvckCFYP1HwodaTEHVw
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Re: Brewer's Dishrack
« Reply #1 on: December 03, 2015, 02:17:26 AM »
Lost me at $40 for a dishrack.

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Re: Brewer's Dishrack
« Reply #2 on: December 03, 2015, 02:20:07 AM »
Yes, if it says OXO,expect to pay "exo"rbitnate sums of money.
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Re: Brewer's Dishrack
« Reply #3 on: December 03, 2015, 02:22:22 AM »
I just use my dishwasher.  The peg things make decent bottle holders, and I can fill the detergent slot with PBW.  ;D

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Re: Brewer's Dishrack
« Reply #4 on: December 03, 2015, 02:26:01 AM »
For me $40 for an item I buy once every several years that I find useful because it does what I want instead of $15 or whatever for a piece of crap with plastic coated wire that breaks in weeks and gets moldy is a much better value. I find that oxo products last a long time, even in commercial kitchens.
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Re: Brewer's Dishrack
« Reply #5 on: December 03, 2015, 02:31:54 AM »
I just use my dishwasher.  The peg things make decent bottle holders, and I can fill the detergent slot with PBW.  ;D
We cook about every day so the dishwasher is rarely empty. In the rare case that its empty on bottling day I will use it as a bottling day but if we used it for both bottles and dishes we would be running it constantly.
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Re: Brewer's Dishrack
« Reply #6 on: December 03, 2015, 02:36:08 AM »
Pete, I agree with your thoughts on being willing to pay more for quality, but my personal experiences with OXO have not convinced me that they are that much more durable. I worked in casual dining kitchens for almost 30 years, so I do like nice kitchen tools and have paid more for some useful items. I guess what I am saying is that I always felt that with OXO, I was paying for the name and not increased quality. It always takes up room on shelving at Bed Bah and Beyond type big box stores that I feel rely more on volume than quality. In the end though, I think the way you re-purposed it makes it worth while, anything to make bottling day easier is worth $$$ to me as a fellow bottler.
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Re: Brewer's Dishrack
« Reply #7 on: December 03, 2015, 03:17:04 AM »
I just use my dishwasher.  The peg things make decent bottle holders, and I can fill the detergent slot with PBW.  ;D
We cook about every day so the dishwasher is rarely empty. In the rare case that its empty on bottling day I will use it as a bottling day but if we used it for both bottles and dishes we would be running it constantly.

Yeah I have that problem, but i just move the dishes to the sink, and either wash them there if there aren't many, or put them back after bottling.  The fact that I can wash an even 48 bottles is enough incentive for me.  Of course the fact that I've got a couple flip top bombers for leftovers and tasting doesn't hurt.

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Re: Brewer's Dishrack
« Reply #8 on: December 03, 2015, 12:17:43 PM »
Pete, I agree with your thoughts on being willing to pay more for quality, but my personal experiences with OXO have not convinced me that they are that much more durable. I worked in casual dining kitchens for almost 30 years, so I do like nice kitchen tools and have paid more for some useful items. I guess what I am saying is that I always felt that with OXO, I was paying for the name and not increased quality. It always takes up room on shelving at Bed Bah and Beyond type big box stores that I feel rely more on volume than quality. In the end though, I think the way you re-purposed it makes it worth while, anything to make bottling day easier is worth $$$ to me as a fellow bottler.
Believe me Frank I'm the last person to get an overpriced brand name from a big box store. In fact I don't even go to big box stores if I can help it. I looked at about every dish rack online and this was by far the best one for this purpose and is clearly better made than any I have seen. I wouldn't recommend their products across the board but its been multiple times that I ended up getting one of their products for a commercial kitchen after trying various products that failed. I have one of their veggie peelers at home because it has a nice grip and I have big hands. I also have their salad spinner at home. Its a superior design and gets tons of use.
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