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Dish dryer + sterilizer

Post by bbgrace » Mon, 11 May 2009 4:35 pm

Anyone knows where to buy dish dryer + dish sterilizer in Singapore?

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Post by bbgrace » Mon, 11 May 2009 9:19 pm

I checked with some of the major retails of electirical home appliances, including Gain City, Best, Harvey Norman and Kitchen Culture, but none of them sells the item... O, it is so difficult to get a dish sterilizer in Singapore... sigh...

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Post by Strong Eagle » Mon, 11 May 2009 10:32 pm

bbgrace wrote:I checked with some of the major retails of electirical home appliances, including Gain City, Best, Harvey Norman and Kitchen Culture, but none of them sells the item... O, it is so difficult to get a dish sterilizer in Singapore... sigh...
I suppose the obvious question might be: I've been washing my dishes with soap and water and putting them in the drainer for the last 50 odd years and never once have I had an issue of catching something off the plates that I, my wife, my child, my grandchild, my maid have washed. So why would I want a dish sterilizer?

Now, if you are talking a commercial operation that is a different story entirely... in some places... but evidently not Singapore... as you are most likely to find dishes being washed in 5 gallon buckets on the floor.

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Post by AngMoKio » Tue, 12 May 2009 7:53 am

What -is- a dish sterilizer? Does it fit on a counter or is it built in?


I am intrigued.

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Post by road.not.taken » Tue, 12 May 2009 8:01 am

Strong Eagle wrote: So why would I want a dish sterilizer?
You may not, but people who have a compromised immune system definitely might...

bbgrace, if you really need one, I think you may have to import one.

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Post by bbgrace » Tue, 12 May 2009 8:21 am

There are many sizes, both-fit in and build-in. Some has only one layer of rack, then the size is slightly bigger than a microwave. Some has two layers of racks.

I urgently need one. Singapore weather is humid. My wooden chopsticks and cutting board get molded easily. And there are cockroach in my house. So I can use the dryer cum sterilizer to keep all my utensils.

I went for an haircut and read a magazine. There was an advertisement on the sterilizers. But too bad I didn't manage to copy down the supplier information... I searched on google and there is limited information; someone said he is using the one from Mayer. But I have no idea where could I find this brand.

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Post by road.not.taken » Tue, 12 May 2009 8:50 am

bbgrace wrote:I urgently need one. Singapore weather is humid. My wooden chopsticks and cutting board get molded easily. And there are cockroach in my house. So I can use the dryer cum sterilizer to keep all my utensils.

Aaaahhh. I don't believe you'll ever win the battle against mold, and a sterilizer is not really a cost effective or 'green' solution, is it?

Better to toss the wood in favor of mold resistant plastics, silicon and bamboo. Cheaper too.

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Post by taxico » Tue, 12 May 2009 9:23 am

is it one of those with a blue light thing?

you should ask around the korean community. they love those things...

my wife's friend has one in her apartment.

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 12 May 2009 9:54 am

I thought those blue light thingy things were mozzie zappers! :P
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Post by taxico » Tue, 12 May 2009 11:47 am

sundaymorningstaple wrote:I thought those blue light thingy things were mozzie zappers! :P
oh boy, no! it's like a box with racks to keep eating utensils in and it comes in an array of sizes.

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it's looks better at night. heh... it's found in many korean restaurants (in korea).

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Post by jpatokal » Tue, 12 May 2009 12:29 pm

road.not.taken wrote:Better to toss the wood in favor of mold resistant plastics, silicon and bamboo. Cheaper too.
Plastic cutting boards are actually wonderful bacteria breeding grounds. If you cut plastic, the little crack stays open forever, and bacteria throw a party inside. If you cut wood, on the other hand, it will naturally swell up and seal the gap.

I tend to get mold on the underside of wooden boards though, since it's hard to dry them thoroughly...
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Post by road.not.taken » Tue, 12 May 2009 1:06 pm

jpatokal wrote:Plastic cutting boards are actually wonderful bacteria breeding grounds. If you cut plastic, the little crack stays open forever, and bacteria throw a party inside.
Yes, but we're talking about mold, not bacteria. :roll:

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Post by jpatokal » Wed, 13 May 2009 12:33 pm

road.not.taken wrote:
jpatokal wrote:Plastic cutting boards are actually wonderful bacteria breeding grounds. If you cut plastic, the little crack stays open forever, and bacteria throw a party inside.
Yes, but we're talking about mold, not bacteria. :roll:
Mold spores grow in precisely the same cracks as bacteria does, and you'll get mildew on plastic cutting boards as well.
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Post by resm » Wed, 13 May 2009 2:30 pm

taxico wrote:
sundaymorningstaple wrote:I thought those blue light thingy things were mozzie zappers! :P
oh boy, no! it's like a box with racks to keep eating utensils in and it comes in an array of sizes.

Image

it's looks better at night. heh... it's found in many korean restaurants (in korea).
wow...this baby looks cool.

If I had a restaurant, that would be something to be considered but for my private home I just buy Dettol.

Besides, I wouldn't want to pay the electricity bill for that.
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Re: Dish dryer + sterilizer

Post by gnat » Thu, 14 May 2009 6:10 pm

bbgrace wrote:Anyone knows where to buy dish dryer + dish sterilizer in Singapore?
You can get it in Johor Baru, there is a brand 'Fotile' carry this product, quite good, I m using it.

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