Yesterday I removed the stainless steel grate from the bottom of my sink and I feel like the quality of my life has improved immensely. It’s so freeing, and my sink is so much cleaner.
I feel like I removed my bra after a year of wearing it.
When I remodeled my kitchen, I wanted a fancy workstation sink so badly. I had one picked out that had almost all the features I wanted: deep single basin, double ledge, and cool accessories I’d use. My kitchen guy talked me out of it because he didn’t like the brand, so I got the one he recommended. It has corners that are hard to clean and the accessories kind of suck. There are a lot of cool sink accessories out there that you don’t need ledges for. If I had to do it again, I’d just get a big basin with rounded corners that are easy to clean with nice, lightweight accessories that can be used with any sink.
But the one thing I did like was the grate. Or so I thought. I was constantly chasing food particles to the drain and wasting a ridiculous amount of water doing it. Sure, it keeps the bottom from scratching till a knife goes in between the grates. If you don’t clean the underside of the grate every day bacteria will build up super quick because they drip underneath. I read this blog post, and I was convinced.
My son made a smoothie with my new strawberry tool (why didn’t I have this before?) but there were little berry tops in the sink next to the mug I wasn’t ready to wash yet. It was such a joy to take my little handle sponge, sweep it all into the disposal while cleaning my sink in two seconds WITH ONE HAND.
Tell me: Are you pro grate or anti grate, and why?
I’m Ana. I’ve been blogging about books at Ana’s Attic Book Blog for 10 years and I started this site because basically “I’ll start Monday” is my mantra. I’m in my mid-fifties, recently divorced, with two boys, one who is still at home. I’m great at starting diets…for a few weeks, but the weight always comes back and brings friends. My recent remodel has sparked a love of interior design and I love to help others with their homes.
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