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Hi All;
Cruising around the co-op hardware store the last month and I spotted a cool little item.  A stainless sink screen you use in place of the normal strainer.
Bought one , was so impressed at how much better they were, that I went back and bought another!

I have no doubt that bunches of you have these, but well... I guess I don't cruise the houseware aisle very often... like never...
I think its a cool tool! I'm sure my septic will appreciate it as well!


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I have a couple of those. Be sure to clean them out regularly.
 
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This is a life saver for us.  Before I found it we had one clog after another.  Now my sink  hardly ever gets clogged.
 
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Yes, a total drainsaver!  I'm always shocked when I go to a house without one.  Many Airbnbs don't have them, and I have no idea how they are dealing with clogs.

I did a comparison of a bunch of them to try to find which worked best.  I used a few versions of the one like above, and tried other types as well, and the type that is stainless steel but not mesh - instead it has very small holes - this type worked the best.  It holds back debris but doesn't clog as fast as the mesh ones.

Sink Strainer I like best

 
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Kim,

I like the looks of that one too.  Stocking stuffers!

After my first clog, which required me to cut into my drain line and install a new clean-out, I was extremely clear with my children that debris does not go down the sink drain.  

What I don't understand is that they didn't carry that conviction to their adult households.  Doing dishes there is sometimes disgusting.  I'd thought of finding this design for the grands to use:

 
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