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A Very Handy Device
Many years ago, our family decided that giving the older generations Christmas
presents was really not a practical idea as most of us had everything that we
would ever need, and we all could afford to buy any modestly priced items that
we may desire. It was also a complete and utter pain in the arse having a rack
one's brain to try and work out what to buy everyone else.
Anyone who owns Riedel or similar sized glasses or users wine decanters, knows how difficult they are to wash, and how much space they take up when drying. From a personal perspective, I like rinsing them with very hot water and then letting them drip dry. Experience has shown that if the water is hot enough, the glasses don't streak and don't need to be dried by hand. The only problem is that if you have guests there tends to be a lot of washing-up, and drying space is at a premium.
"Rack It" is the answer! The device can handle up to eight glasses and a decanter at one time.
And when you have finished with it, it folds flat.
The device is available in Australia from Peters of Kensington. (It is the "Rack It Wine Glass and Decanter Drainer" and is not listed on their web site. There is a "Rack It Wine Glass Drainer" listed but that is not it. The devise is probably a recent addition to the product line as it is not listed on the importers web site either.
There are more wine gadgets on the market that you can poke a stick at, and whilst some of them are useful, some are about as useful as tits on a bull. This one is an absolute necessity in any wine lovers paraphernalia.
Feel free to submit your comments!
From: Peter Benjamin02/01/2007 22:57:16 This appears to be a truly great invention. By the way, when you desribe how you wash your glassware, try this on decanters: Rinse and then fill half way with (very) hot tap water, invert to empty but spin the water inside the decanter (a vortex develops)and let is drain out into the sink. Wrap decanter immediately in a kitchen towel and rub the towel around the decanter as if drying it. Place on bench and it should be crstal clean and dry, inside! No need for rack drying.
Keep it this great site...Love your work.
From: Anthony02/06/2007 19:29:42 I&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;#39;ve had one for about 12 months, and use it every week.The picture clearly shows however that the glasses are fairly close together. Just one caution (from the &amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;#39;always wash-up sober&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;#39; school)and based on experience, don&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;#39;t bump it. They all break in unison.
From: Vickie11/08/2007 00:05:17 Just wanted to let you know that Peters has sold out and won't be getting anymore stock until after Christmas.
Using Google, I found http://www.everten.com.au/prod870.htm which is selling them for $29.95 each with delivery at $6.90 per parcel Australia wide.
Also, please note that I am in no way affiliated or get any commissions from Everten. I needed to buy the racks for myself and Peters sold out ages ago.
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