The girl visited Japan, decided to tell us about the unusual and at the same time convenient kitchen device that uses the Japanese.
Once in their first year of life in Japan, I went to celebrate the new year to his good friend, who was my part-time senior translator and teacher in all respects. She then ten years was married to a Japanese, who was also a translator-specialists in Russian philology, and they were quite interesting lifestyle. Their family life was very Russian, when they lived in Russia, but quickly changed when they moved to Japan. And six years ago we had sat in their kitchen in Sapporo, chatting about something while she was preparing dinner. And all sorts of cleaning vegetables tossed it in this kind of basket bags, which stood in the corner of the sink. I still remember how my eyes twitched at the sight of this process. What she told me that "What do you mean, this thing is at all Japanese women, and you definitely need the same! It is very convenient! "I then said nothing and all these years and could not bear the thought that something can be cleaned in the sink. Yes, it is very convenient to some parties do not have to stand over a bucket or cleaned in a bag or a newspaper, and then once a day or as filling the contents of the baskets thrown, and again everything is clean. But that's kind of organic residues in the sink did not give me rest. How can I allow these cleaning procedures lie there? For a long time I continued to clean the vegetables over a bucket or something else, and just beyond is cleaned. But then we have in the house appeared curious child, and I realized that all my attention to the bin provokes her to experiment. And the first time I decided to buy the container in the sink to throw him in the garbage, appearing as cooking. And once all cleaned, the contents can be thrown into a bucket in one fell swoop, quickly and quietly to the child, and not to run between the bucket and a table of ten times in the evening. And nothing, quickly got used. But this is my popularly known feature - I worked long and hard to resist, and then try and say "Damn it! Why did not I done this before ?! ":) species of these baskets a great many.
Most often, there are containers or are such metal.
Or more frequently - plastic.
This type is probably the most popular. They are available in different colors. Such plastic containers triangular shape easily fit into a corner sink and take not much space. Still, this design is very popular because similar types of containers sold in stores stoenovyh. And many Japanese families buy a good half of home goods in stoennike. Why pay for a piece of plastic design fifteen dollars when you can pay one?
Sometimes the garbage collection uses only the bag. This bag is made of non-woven material with holes. It can throw wet cleaning, then the water will drain into the bucket and it is already possible to throw out the trash, from which nothing leaks and will not drip. There are also special triangular-shaped bags for containers. They put in a container to plastic to metal and nothing sticks and had less to wash the container.
Such as bags, but a special cylindrical shape is used for a bucket in the sink, which protects the pipes from clogging. These buckets removable, but inside there is still built with a fine mesh. Double filtration makes no debris fall into the pipe. I used these buckets used by themselves. But it's once a week it should pull out, shake, rinse all sides and povytaskivali clogged leftovers of holes. Therefore, at one point, I still decided to buy for him, nonwoven bags with holes, which again saves a lot of time during cleaning.
Often, these buckets are also plastic.
They are wide, closed top a metal or silicone cover.
I also have in the kitchen like is such a thing. I do not know how to call it :) It was bought in the days of living in a bachelor apartment, where the kitchen was our little nook with virtually no table. These pieces can be installed on top of the sink. It is adjustable in width, allowing you to customize it to virtually any width of the shell. As a result, there is little, but more space.
We at the apartment for some reason, two sinks next to each other, occupying more than a meter of kitchen space. One of them is as wide as half a meter. I did not understand why it was so done. Do not hoard was there for three days, the dishes :) Better kitchen counter was a foot wider. So, even though we have now and a large kitchen, but we take this thing further, by mounting it on a second sink. Can be put on top razdelochkuyu board and use the resulting workspace.