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DryLids

Don't Put Them Away Wet
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I hate emptying the dishwasher. I do cause then I can eat so I can wash the dishes so I can procrastinate on emptying the dishwasher again. I really don't like the dishwaser I have, everything comes out a little damp and never ever ever dry.
With all the re-usable food containers I (and probably a lot of people) use, it is a pain in the butt when it comes time to dry out the lids that cover my containers. I have a dishrag that I use the edge of to try to get into the little crevice to suck the water out so they don't go back into the cupboard wet, and the dishrag always slips out or doesn't want to fit in or whatever. 95% of the time I end up flopping the lids back and forth in the air to try to shake the water out.
I want to have a sponge or something to be able to go into the little crevices to get the water out. Maybe even a little vaccuum tool like the dentists use.
UhhOK, May 09 2002

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yamahito, May 09 2002
  

       "...you've got to make a suggestion, not just describe the problem."
"I want to have a sponge or something to be able to go into the little crevices to get the water out. Maybe even a little vaccuum tool like the dentists use."
Sounds like a solution to me. Personally, I'd have gone for a dishwasher rack that shakes like a wet dog. Less practical, more halfbaked.
phoenix, May 09 2002
  

       What's wrong with putting them in the cupboard wet?
beauxeault, May 09 2002
  

       I am so sorry about asking this here...but some users have the following characters in their user description...what does it mean...thanks

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HBGC e- p++>p s@ g- B+ A+ n r+ E+ a(+) t+

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Sorry to use you yamahito, but as being the first to reply, you should get some honor.
Thank you phoenix.
UhhOK, May 09 2002
  

       I usually get them out and bash them a few times on the sink drainer, maybe a very strong vibrating dishwasher, followed by another hot air blast. I used to work in a bar and when the glasses came out of the washer we had to dab the tops with a cloth before re-stacking the glass storage. Not too much trouble and solved the problem.
arora, May 09 2002
  

       Hey! that's mine...   

       <scratches back of head> - guess i'm getting ahead of myself if i'm already getting comparisons with the legendary sealybot... my conquest was supposed to be slow and subtle. Oh well.
yamahito, May 09 2002
  

       What beaux said. Putting them away wet is bad, how?   

       When I empty the DW, I lay a dish towel out on the counter. I tap these lids on it just to shake out the excess water, but I'll still put them away wet. They will dry in the cabinet. The dish towel is more handy for things like mugs, which collect water on the upside-down bottoms. And I have this one iced tea carafe which usually collects about two cups of water in its base.
waugsqueke, May 10 2002
  

       What's wrong with using a plate-drying rack?
yamahito, May 10 2002
  

       I think having compressed air and a airgun in the kitchen would be useful. My husband has these in his shop and he is always using them to blow stuff out or dry things off. Also, just like in the shop, you could have pneumatic kitchen appliances. Guests would really wonder what you're cooking if the sounds coming from your kitchen were roughly the same as those coming from a tire shop.
bristolz, May 12 2002
  

       Rather than have the water jets rotating and the dishes still, the dish rack should rotate and the water jets stay still. Hell, make them both rotate if you want. But fast, very fast. Remaining droplets should fly off the wet dishes.
lubbit, May 12 2002
  

       what is the tumble dryer for? for goodness sake. puppies?
po, May 12 2002
  

       bris, nice idea. Needs it's own post. I would love to see the look on my guests faces when I operated the air-powered turkey knife. Has to be loud, like an air-hammer wratchet gun.   

       UhhOK, be glad you have a dishwasher. I don't even have a double sink at the moment, and doing dishes really sucks. But who designs those lousy dishracks in those things? Lids always were a problem. Maybe there could be an attachment that you could clamp to the waterjet arms that would fling the lids around.
RayfordSteele, May 12 2002
  

       I'm for keeping with the grease(monkey) pit concept kitchen. Pots, pans, wok, mixer, and steamer all have quick-release fittings that can be snapped to hot or cold air or water hoses. These colored hoses are pressurized and hang near the food prep area where they can be pulled into use.   

       The effect would be similar to fast-food prep lines, except with more steam geysers, water hisses, rattling, and squeals.
reensure, May 12 2002
  

       You'd need one of those rather pricey oiless compressors and a nice air dryer.   

       The oiless compressors are designed to be able to supply breathing air as well as run tools, sprayguns, etc. Regular oiled compressors can pollute the air supply with carbon monoxide among other bad things.   

       The air dryer would help keep the kitchen tools from icing up during use plus you wouldn't want condensate spitting into your food. I guess vegetable oil could be used to lube the tools.   

       I wonder if you could do weird baking with sealed pressurizable bread loaf pans (hyperbaric bread)?   

       Snap-On and National-Detroit kitchen tools. Heh.
bristolz, May 12 2002
  

       Laughing too hard to annotate. Absolutely doubled over at the the thought of a "Swag Pneumatic Carving Knife" in lieu of the ubiquitous swag lamp pendantly coiled above the dining table at a traditional Norman Rockwell holiday dinner. And a pneumatic Margarita Blender would have been perfect for Cinco de Mayo.
jurist, May 13 2002
  

       Mairzy doats and dozy doats and liddle lamzy divey A kiddley divey too, wouldn't you? Yes! Mairzy doats and dozy doats and liddle lamzy divey A kiddley divey too, wouldn't you?
po, May 13 2002
  

       // Mairzy doats and dozy doats and liddle lamzy divey A kiddley divey too, wouldn't you? //   

       [Mephista]: The above snippet is from a silly song. To make sense of it, you must close your eyes and open your ears. It magically becomes "Mares eat oats and does eat oats and little lambs eat ivy."
BigBrother, May 13 2002
  
      
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