Schroeder and Tremayne, Inc. has been offering products that provide solutions to everyday needs around the home since 1915. One of their lines of products available through Envision Home, is the Dish Drying Mat. Available in six colors for the 16 in. x 18 in. size, you have several options for coordinating your mat with your kitchen decor. I had the opportunity to try a mat with a cream color.
Rather than a basic plastic mat, the Envision Home™ Dish Drying Mat is made with a piece of foam that is surrounded by a decorative, yet highly absorbent, microfiber material. The microfiber material is designed to redistribute water as it first begins to drip onto the mat. The addition on an inner piece of foam helps to provide support for delicate dishes. The design of the Dish Drying Mat is simple, but features extra touches such as the seam and diamond pattern.
An alternative use for the mat is to place it under your small kitchen appliances. Rather than lifting the appliances when you need to clean or use them, you can gently slide them using the mat. (I would assume that it’s not recommended for use underneath appliances such as toaster ovens.) This will help to prevent scratches on your counter top.
I normally use towels in addition to a chrome dish drying rack. I often have large knives that I would prefer to keep flat while drying, but that takes a lot of space in the rack. I also have some kitchen gadgets that I don’t want to scratch by packing them into the rack. One reason that I use towels instead of a dedicated mat is because it can easily be folded and stored when not in use. The Dish Drying Mat folds into thirds so that you can easily tuck it away. This is convenient for times when you need to clean your counter top.
Win a Dish Drying Mat
I received an Envision Home™ Dish Drying Mat for the purpose of a product review. Three (3) readers of Our Virginia Home will have the opportunity to win one to try in his/her own kitchen! (There is not a color choice.)
To enter, use the Rafflecopter form below. The first question is mandatory, while all others are optional. Giveaway will run from June 22nd to July 9th, 2012. Please read the Terms.
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