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Posted: 12/10/11 02:08pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

pasusan wrote:

The new trend seems to be having one sink instead of two. It looks cool and European, but... How do you wash dishes with only one sink?



Wow - don't know what is so hard about that!!!

Matter of fact we have a plastic pan in the sink, run a couple inches of hot water and add the dish soap as it runs. Stop the hot water and then wash several dishes, glasses, utensels, at a time and then turn slow run of hot water on and rinse the washed ones. Once washed and rinsed the dishes are placed in the drain rack.

Next - back to the washing and once again rinse and place in rack.

Two or three cycles of this effort and the dishes are magically washed.

By this time our plastic pan sitting in the sink is approximately 1/2 full (between one and two gallons used) and that is dumped and we are done.

Dishes sparkling and drying on rack, minimal water usage, very little effort and time.

Hard?

I don't think so.

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Posted: 12/10/11 02:43pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

... and the problem would be??? ......

.... camping has been an annual part of my life since I was an infant ..... today I am 61 years old ..... at no time in those 61 years do I ever remember 2 sinks being used to do the dishes ..... (OK - my memory might be a little foggy about those first 5 years .....) .... today we have an Airstream ...... still one sink ...... still healthy .....


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I still trying to figure out how the wife does it in the stick house. She wanted a single big sink. So we have a single big sink, that fit the hole where two would normally go. I'd like another one. But somehow she does it.


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mowermech wrote:



Yep, what was old is now "new".
Y'know, we were discussing issues like this the other night. I think it would be very good for some people to live in a log cabin, with the water supply 100 yards from the door, and a wood stove for cooking and heating, and a galvanized washtub to bathe in, and enamel ware (do NOT chip it, it will rust) pans for doing dishes, and a gas powered Maytag wringer washer with two galvanized rinse tubs for laundry (using Fels Naptha soap that you had to grate yourself), etc.
Oh, yeah, don't forget the outhouse over the pit instead of a flush toilet!
and the half acre garden so you can spend all fall canning vegetables...
Maybe they would learn to appreciate what they have instead of complaining so much...


I'm only 41 and have done all of those things when younger and spending summers at our cottage in northern Ontario. The key words being younger and summer. Would enjoy vacationing like that again, but not living full time.

I'm not sure the OP was complaining per se, just looking for a solution. I think most of us have things we would like to change about our current rig. As others have said, the biggest pot becomes the wash pan, rinse in sink, dry, and store. Not really room for a drainer. Paper plates, cups, and plastic utensils are your friend.


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I had a single basin sink in my 2007 Fun Finder X160, after the first couple of trys and washing dishes in it I went to the store and bought 2 plastic tubs and just did my dishes in that from then on, way easier then trying to do it in that tiny single basin sink. Now in my new TT I have a double and love it.

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Posted: 12/11/11 06:00am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We usually wash our dishes on the table outside unless it is too cold.

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bukhrn - Yes, we have two sinks. One is kind of small. The other is smaller yet. One large sink would allow my wife to soak a large frying pan or a large soup pot or a small roaster pan. We have a double sink in our bricks and sticks house as well. The thing is, the larger of the two sinks at home is bigger than the two sinks in our RV combined.

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Posted: 12/11/11 06:18am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

uhhh!! I will have to ask the wife when she wakes up as I dont do dishes.

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We have a stove top cover on our stove which is next to our big single basin sink. DH just made a nice 2' x 2' cover out of plywood that we painted gloss black. I put a plastic dish tub with a dish drainer rack inside the dish tub on top of the stove.

We use a small bowl or cup to make soapy water in, in the sink. Just run a little water, soap and wash, rinse them and set them in the dish drainer on the stove top.

Pretty easy and clean dishes are out of the way.


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Wills250psd wrote:

uhhh!! I will have to ask the wife when she wakes up as I dont do dishes.
DW just woke up and I was just informed that we have a double sink.

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