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The Smart Finnish Kitchen Staple That Makes Cleanup Easy - The Kitchen Sink

The Smart Finnish Kitchen Staple That Makes Cleanup Easy - The Kitchen Sink
From The Kitchn - November 13, 2017

With Thanksgiving less than two weeks awayhow did that happen?you may have turkey on the brain. Plus stuffing, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, and do not forget the pie. And once the feast is over, there will be a mountain of disheswhich would be so much easier to handle if you lived in Finland (or just stole this smart idea).

What Is a Finnish dish-drying cabinet?

I am talking about Finnish dish-drying cabinets, or Astiankuivauskaappi as they are charmingly (or unpronounceably) called.

The idea is just as charmingly simple: The shelves above the kitchen sink are made of wire or dowels instead of being solid. This allows your dishes to drip drysometimes right into the sink, or other times into trays or drawers to catch the drips.

Pretty clever, right? Especially if you do not have a dishwasher.

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