Are you intrigued after watching the video? I really do like my Dish Drying Mat, and I actually didn’t know anything about them until just a few weeks ago.
BUT, even I have to admit there are times when only hand-washing will do – large pots and bowls, delicate silver and glass, and awkward things like silicone liners. In my house these items just get set on the counter next to the sink for a few hours until they dry and then are put away.
Directly on the counter. No towel, no drainer, nothing. Because we have hideous tile and don’t care one whit about our counters. But within the next six months or so, we will be installing wood counters (ah, be still my heart…) and simply setting dishes to drain on them would not be wise, to say the least.
Enter the Dish Drying Mat, which is:
- Absorbent (it really does hold a lot of water)
- Nice looking and doesn’t take up a lot of room when it is put away
- Fast drying and allows the dishes to dry faster (because of the microfiber) so less time is needed with dishes on the counter– yeah!
- Made with a layer of foam that cushions fragile items and helps hold bulky items without slipping.
- Able to be washed over and over without the layers coming apart.
I’m already using it on our yucky counters so it will be second nature when it really matters on our wood counters, and I love how there aren’t puddles of water to deal with everyday. I also found that it’s great for draining vegetables after washing, too.
You can order them from the Garden Botanika website for $6.00 each, or as a bundle of three from Amazon for about $15.00: Garden Botanika The Original Dish Drying Mat, 16 X 18 Inches (Pack of 3), but there are lower-quality dish mats out there, so make sure yours is a “genuine” Dish Drying Mat made by Schroeder & Tremayne. The mats also come in two other sizes- 18 x 24 and 18 x 32.
To Win One:
I’m excited to be partnering with ten other bloggers to bring you a fun giveaway where a total of 33 Dish Drying Mats will be given away!! So lots of people can win this cool little prize!
The mats come in different colors, so each blogger is going to give away three mats in a chosen color and you can enter the one(s) with the color you’d like:
A Slob Comes Clean –Coastal Blue
Spell Outloud — Coastal Blue
Many Little Blessings –Sage Green
Finding Joy — Sage Green
Jimmie’s Collage — Gray
Weird Unsocialized Homeschoolers — Gray
Raising Arrows –Red
Crispy Not Crunchy — Black
Feels Like Home –Red
Mama’s Learning Corner — Black
And here at An Oregon Cottage, you can win one of 3 Cream-colored mats.
For example, if you would like to win a cream mat, enter here at An Oregon Cottage. But if you really want a red mat, then you’d want to head over to Feels Like Home or Raising Arrows and enter the giveaway there. Make sense?
Enter using this new form I’m trying out that makes it easy to leave your email and enter numerous times (and let me know what you think!) – here’s a 45 second demo about how to enter, if it would help.
REMINDER: Please come back and click the “I did this!” button after leaving a comment- you’ll then be instructed to leave your email address there so you can be counted in the giveaway!!!
DISCLAIMER: I received free dish mats and was compensated for my time to review this product. Of course the opinions are always 100% mine. *smile*