Gentle Readers, this post is dedicated to that most elusive creature in the kitchen, more counter space. Regardless if one has a butcher block, an island, or a commercial kitchen, I’ve yet to meet a cook who doesn’t want more counter space. So it was with The Practical Cook, particularly with the dish rack.
What to do? Put it in the sink and lose a sink, put it on the counter, lose a counter. And the grimy build-up, yowza. So I stole a good idea from Complicated Vegetarian. Throw in the dish rack, use a dish towel.
What about the big stuff? Dry it or appoint a Junior to do so. It’s good training. What about when you have a big load of dishes to wash? Work in batches or dry them when you’re done, dry as you go, or commit to drying and putting them away.
Wash the towel often, keep your counter empty. Cleaner kitchen, less fuss. Brilliant. Sorry Rubbermaid, this round goes to the humble dish towel.
How do you expand your counter space? Post a comment below, share your suggestions!
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