Like this one.
I’m staying at my Brother’s fancy house down here in Melbourne which has been exciting because it’s the first time I’ve stayed here since they moved down earlier in the year. The house is lovely, in the way fancy houses are, but I’ve noticed a similar theme when it comes to the fancy house. The idea of form over function.
Like this tap. This lovely, fancy kitchen sink tap.
Looks good doesn’t it? With that Murchison-Hume soap there? And those deep, wide, square sinks sitting either side? Oh don’t get me wrong, they are some of the best sinks I’ve ever had the pleasure of washing up a large scan pan roasting dish in, but the tap. The tap, just let’s me down.
Let’s have a look at in action shall we?
Does the trick I suppose, of washing your hands on the trot the way a Mother can do 456 times in any given day. EXCEPT.
Look at that splash back issue.
LOOK AT IT.
Water pooled over everything because the tap is too close to the edge of the sink because it’s FANCY LIKE. My less fancy tap doesn’t have this problem now does it? For a clean freak like myself it’s been most distressing having to wipe down the bench top of all this excess water.
My fancy brother is a blog reader and when I indicated to him the direction of today’s post he wanted me to point out a few things to even up the “for” side of the debate. They include…
: The black part of the tap is actually a retractable number that can be pulled out for the rinsing of the plates/dishes/what have you. I didn’t realise this and wondered how on EARTH anyone is meant to be some cluely
: The level of the nozzle to the closeness of the dish being rinsed to the temperature of water indicates to HIM that he has never experienced such a superior pre-wash rinse in all this days
I say WHATEVER. It’s still messy. Unnecessary wiping takes up unnecessary time in ones day.
What do you think? Have you noticed this phenomenon with the taps of the “fancier” variety? Do you have a retractable nozzle? Is a pre-wash rinse vital in your process of getting dishes cleaned?