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Old 03-24-2016, 11:19 AM   #29
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We started out with the 12" round, 6" deep plastic pans and would fill one with water for rinsing and the other keep in the sink to wash. We just used a microfiber pad to set dishes on to dry, and would wipe out larger items and store as washed. We would throw out the dishwater, to keep the gray from filling. We have since moved to a collapsible, rectangular drain dish rack and collapsible pan from Amazon. This works much better; we still use one round dish pan to wash and we now spray off in dish rack and dump out both pans when done, collapse and put away. Paper plates are also used a lot; we have velcroed a paper plate holder and napkin holder under the cabinets above the lounge/dinning area for easy access. The real solution of course, is AS to get back to the rectangular sinks like they used to offer...(Sorry for the picture size shown...did not know how to size from snapshot at Amazon) :-(

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Old 03-24-2016, 01:13 PM   #30
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I forgot to mention that I set my plastic drying rack on a dishtowel while going through the whole rinsing process. I then use the towel to hand dry any remaining moisture. The drying rack ends up being handy in the cabinet to keep cups/mugs in place during travel. It gets packed fairly tightly and the mugs are set in it to keep them from flying around. They are isolated from the bottom surface of the cabinet and also isolated from crashing into each other. When I contemplated getting a new folding, put-away drying rack, it occurred to me that I'd lose this functionality, so I've kept the plastic rack.
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Old 04-22-2016, 08:03 PM   #32
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I really miss the double sinks that my previous RVs had. One to wash, one to rinse/disinfect, and a drain tray on the counter. Airstream used to provide double sinks on certain models, but it looks like they are 'cheaping out' on sinks as well as other things.
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Old 04-23-2016, 09:13 AM   #33
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I really miss the double sinks that my previous RVs had. One to wash, one to rinse/disinfect, and a drain tray on the counter. Airstream used to provide double sinks on certain models, but it looks like they are 'cheaping out' on sinks as well as other things.
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. We miss the double sinks also we had on earlier 25' models! They clearly do not have a women on their design team it seams.
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Old 04-23-2016, 01:45 PM   #34
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I really miss the double sinks that my previous RVs had. One to wash, one to rinse/disinfect, and a drain tray on the counter. Airstream used to provide double sinks on certain models, but it looks like they are 'cheaping out' on sinks as well as other things.
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. We miss the double sinks also we had on earlier 25' models! They clearly do not have a women on their design team it seams.

Hi, I'm sure happy with my Safari's double sinks. 2005 was a good year.
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I bought a dish rack that collapses like that tub (Lowes -like Home Depot) and an extra long drying mat at WalMart. I have a tub from WalMart that had I used in my Rpod to soak items and then rinsed them in the sink. The collapsible tub looks interesting. I also bought a chrome sink bottom rack to go in the round sink so water drains off items you drain on it in the sink just like my big sink at home. It is rectangular but covers most of the round sink bottom.
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Old 04-24-2016, 06:30 AM   #36
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The collapsible tub is handy for many things, and stores easily.

Right now is a good time to find round "dish pans" at WalMart...many pretty colors, in the area for patio ware and pic-a-nic-ing.


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Our 2014 Classic came with the double kitchen sink. They are small and shallow. The single round deep stainless sink in the 23D allows for easier washing. (Husband speaking)
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Our 2014 Classic came with the double kitchen sink. They are small and shallow.
This is one place where Airstream could take a lesson from the boating/yachting industry. There are plenty of small-but-deep sinks made for sailboats that would be much more effective than what Airstream uses. Sailboat sinks have to be deep enough to hold a usable amount of water even when the boat is heeled over at a 20° angle.
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Is it just me?

Why would anyone design an RV with a galley in it, then put a single-bowl sink in it? Especially when these vehicles are "premium". Lay out $100K+, then have to buy a $2 plastic mixing bowl to wash dishes? Makes no sense to me.

I would rather have two sinks and choose to not use them than to have one sink and wish I had another.

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Why would anyone design an RV with a galley in it, then put a single-bowl sink in it?
For the same reason that apartments often have a single sink. Designers just naturally assume that those with small kitchens don't really cook so they don't really need to clean up, either.

Of course, in my case they're half-right… I don't really cook, just heat-and-eat, but I still need to clean up after.
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Is it just me?

Why would anyone design an RV with a galley in it, then put a single-bowl sink in it? Especially when these vehicles are "premium". Lay out $100K+, then have to buy a $2 plastic mixing bowl to wash dishes? Makes no sense to me.

I would rather have two sinks and choose to not use them than to have one sink and wish I had another.


Ummmm,,, I plead guilty.

A single deeper sink made sense in my "design for space" thinking on how to build a nice RV kitchen, but not so great in actual use.

I would like to say that my original design was the smart move, but that ain't so... (Like several other of my ideas that didn't make the cut in actual use).

My next "re-refit" will consist of a redesigned galley cabinets with a double sink. This is my last major redo of some of my ideas that SEEMED good on paper, but not in practice.


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This is one place where Airstream could take a lesson from the boating/yachting industry. There are plenty of small-but-deep sinks made for sailboats that would be much more effective than what Airstream uses. Sailboat sinks have to be deep enough to hold a usable amount of water even when the boat is heeled over at a 20° angle.
I have zero experience with anything "marine" outside of fishing-boat-sized floaters, so your mention of marine sinks made me curious. A quick search came up with this:

http://www.thetfordmarine.com/product/kitchen-centre/

Now that seems like a good idea. One sink, but it transforms into two basins if you'd like.

Kudos to that designer.
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