It feels odd to wax poetic over my new kitchen drain cover.
Backstory – an old roommate had unknowingly broken a little pin on our kitchen drain cover. This little pin was what kept the drain cover in the open/drain position. Once broken, the drain cover was stuck in the closed position, letting water build up. My cheap solution was to simply turn the drain cover upside down so that it was always in the open position. However, the downsides to that were 1) the main pin that attached to the handle was always sticking up and in the way, and 2) water didn’t flow through very well.
I left it like this for a very, VERY long time.
I was in my local hardware store recently, and by chance ended up in the aisle with the drain covers. I picked up the cheapest one that looked like it would fit, and went home.
My new drain cover is *cheap*. It looks like metal, but it’s just painted plastic. I thought I was conned out of $3. But the happy truth? The drain cover is pretty awesome. The flow through holes aren’t circular – they are shaped to match the direction water flows down the drain (in my hemisphere). And it works like a charm.
The water flows faster than it does with a normal drain cover. It probably drains water three times faster than my ghetto upside down cover.
I was over the moon. Yes, I could not stop praising my drain cover all weekend. (It doesn’t take much to make me happy, I guess.)
My next couple of posts will be more fun, I promise. It includes the post that I was promising last time. I haven’t been able to experiment in the kitchen until today. There’s just not enough time in a typical day. I will leave you with a teaser though – “OXO.” Now go imagine what the next post will be. (^_^)