Rubbermaid Small Antimicrobial Drain Board-Black
Very disappointed with the new style. I have used the Rubbermaid Dish Drainer and mat for over 30 years and the older style was constructed much better. Since purchasing the new style I always have water draining on the counter. The mat is not the same as the "old" style.
You will only loose sales. You should bring back the old style drain board and mat. I'd rather have paid a little more for the older set.
April 28, 2013
Dish Drainer and mat
I have used the Rubbermaid Dish Drainer and Mat for over 40 years (replacing them occasionally). Well, I just bought a new one that
is supposed to be anti-bacterial, etc. and it is horrible. The
mat is more like a hard plastic and the drainer slips around on it.
Plus the sides are not deep enough to hold the water. My old one
was more of a rubber like material. I bought the small drainer and mat in the bisque color. Not very happy. I probably will return it. Please go back to your original design. I have always used Rubbermaid products.
Unhappy Loyal Customer
April 27, 2013
Do product designers ever wash dishes by hand?
Large Drainboard #1182
Aside from being clean, this new product is no improvement over our old Rubbermaid one, the new one is a double disappointment. It will not fit over the lip of our stainless top-mount sink. It is too short to reach the sink. And the slope is nowhere near enough to drain water. There is no reinforcing under where the dish rack feet would go; the old one is well-used and depressed enough in the four corners so that water pools there, making it deficient as well.
We are going to return the new one and try for a different system.
To improve the old design, there should be another 1/2 inch rise along high, back edge--so it actually drains fully, and it could be at least an inch bigger in each direction so that mugs, when hung on the rack holders, actually drain onto the board, not the counter. We need the drain board with the long-edge draining to the sink. Thanks for considering our note.
March 24, 2013
Poorly designed product.
I need to replace my old Rubbermaid drainboard due to a hole. I purchased this board, but promptly returned it to the store. The angle is not correct for all the water to drain, the sidewalls are too shallow and water runs onto the counter. Thankfully--I still have my old drainboard. Guess I'll fix it with some duct tape until I find a suitable replacement. So very disappointed in the Rubbermaid brand. Usually I can count on that product line.
March 23, 2013
I have used your products for years and been totally satisfied. However, I have a problem with your new style drain tray and hope I will not have to look for another manufacturer's product. In the past I have used the old style drain tray with the short drain end. I find the new one does not work well at all. I have to angle it so the water drains into the sink and not on the counter. If the tray is accidentally moved (very easy to do) the result is water on the counter. The angle at both ends of the front should be raised even more so water drain into the sink. Are there any plans to manufacture the old style once again?
February 25, 2013
Drainboard drains on wrong side for my needs
I want to replace my old large drainboard, which is cracked on the draining end. It is the old style that drains on the short side. This is the only way it works for me because my sink is at an angle in the corner of my kitchen. The new style makes the set-up awkward and I don't like it. Please bring back the old style. Some of us don't have dishwashers and need a good set-up for the amount of use it gets. Also, my dish drainer remains on the counter all the time, so I need it to look presentable, which is another reason why I'm looking to replace it.
February 9, 2013