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Saturday, September 29, 2012

The Original Dish Drying Mat Review

I was recently given the opportunity to try out The Original Dish Drying Mat from Influenster as part of the naturals Vox Box campaign and I must say it is simply perfect!

The options for drying hand washed dishes used to be pretty yucky, I mean you could leave them in the sink to dry (and possibly get dirty before getting put away), you could dry them all with a dish towel right away (takes too much time), you could set them on a tea towel to dry on the counter (can we say counter puddles), or you could use a dish draining rack (they get slimy and gross easily).  None of these worked well for me, and so I turned to my trusty dishwasher to get the job done.

Well I hate using my dishwasher because it uses too much water, the eco-friendly and chemical free detergent is expensive, the amount of electricity used to heat the water and run the machine (including the drying cycle) is just wasteful in my opinion, and often the dishes wouldn't come fully clean.  This is where The Original Dish Drying Mat comes in handy!  It absorbs 4 times it's weight in water, dries quickly, doesn't slide around on the counter, looks pretty, and best of all it's machine washable!  So I wash the dishes, lay them on the mat to dry, put them away and then hang the mat for drying and storage!


 Now you tell me, what could be simpler?  This mat has made my family so happy, because now we have a perfect solution for drying our dishes!  I've had no need for the dishwasher since receiving The Original Dish Drying Mat, and my counter stays puddle free!  This mat is easy to use and store, and measures 18" by 16" and is large enough to accommodate our sink full of dishes.  

You can visit The Original Dish Drying Mat on Facebook or their Website and you can purchase The Original Dish Drying Mat at Bed Bath and Beyond for only $4.99.  It comes in the original cream color, as well as a sage green, gray, and red to coordinate with your kitchen.  If you need a larger mat you can purchase the XL Dish Drying Mat which measures 18" by 24" and comes in cream, red and black. 

Birbitt Thinks The Original Dish Drying Mat should be on every wedding registry, and in every kitchen! 

Disclaimer: Birbitt Thinks was provided The Original Dish Drying Mat free of charge as part of Influenster Vox Box program, I was not required to write a review here on my blog and all opinions expressed are strictly my own!

28 comments:

  1. I am def. Going to check this out thank you for showing us a great deal!!

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    1. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do! I love sharing wonderful products and tips and tricks here on Birbitt Thinks so be sure to come back and visit us!

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  2. Same I need something like that for sure. I usually just use a dish towel folded up.

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    1. Yeah I've done that a thousand times, and it always ends the same a drenched towel, spotty dishes, and a puddle on the counter :( Puddles no more! :)

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    1. It is, it really is! If I still had to dry my dishes on a plastic rack I don't think I'd ever eat off of them.

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  4. This is a must have! I hate using a regular towel, and this sounds so much better!

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    1. When I use a towel I end up with a puddle on my counter, and sometimes the floor. When I use The Original Dish Drying Mat I have no puddles! :)

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  5. Oh i seriously need one of these. I lothe doing dishes. It kills my back.

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    1. I am with you, I hate washing dishes, but it's one of those things that must be done.

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  6. I don't even HAVE a dishwasher at the moment. :/ We're using a draining rack and it's bulky and doesn't sit well on the counter. A mat like this, probably the big version, would be perfect! Thanks!

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    1. Yes, it would be perfect for you! They really are very absorbent, I think my dishes even dry faster on the mat! :)

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  7. I have one of these and LOVE it!! Great review!!

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  8. I've been meaning to get one for ages, my kitchen is SO small there isn't room for anything on my counter other than a coffee pot and a microwave, so a dish rack is almost impossible without a squeeze!

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    1. This is perfect! You can set it out when you need it, and then put it away when you are done! :)

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  9. Awesome review...i use a towel ...which doesnt look great...i will have to change it up and get a mat like this!A red extra large would be awesome for baking and canning day's dishes!!

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    1. I used to think a towel was the only way to go, and now with this mat, I will never use a towel again. :)

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  10. I really need this. we have such a small counter space next to the sink!

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    1. It's great for small spaces because it can be easily stored until it's needed.

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  11. Wow that is great for living in an apartment. I used to use the racks but they took up too much space. I love how you could easily move it and store it when not in use.

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  12. $4.99 is a fantastic price for that dish drying mat

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  13. I want to try this. Great review.

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  14. I need one of these so bad. Really good review on it :)

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  15. Wow it doesn't use much space and would be great for when you have to wash a lot of dishes and they all won't fit into the rack or if you have a small family and not many dishes you could just use the mat in place of a rack. Thanks for the review it is awesome.

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  16. I have 4 of these now. I don't know what I would do without them! Awesome review!

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