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Old 10-02-2017, 10:01 AM   #1
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DSDP 4369 - Kitchen organization helpful hints?

Good Day,

This is one for the DWs. We are newbies (first MH for me), and I'm looking for tips for kitchen organization in a DS 4369 layout. We have a dishwasher and one larger sink, as opposed to the two part sink.

As example, I've found the spices fit perfectly in the cabinet over the microwave, but I have yet to find the perfect use for the above sink shelves. I had a mat in the sink, but it seemed to just acquire stains.

Any suggestions for things that work and don't work would be appreciated.

Kind Regards,
Ally
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en lieu of my wife answering (she's not able to do anything do to health issues) I have a 2016 4369. I purchased a mat from Bed, Bath and Beyond, it has an "X" pattern and allows water to drain and doesn't seem to stain (It's clear) The cabinet above the sink holds all our dishes (plastic) and paper plates as well as cereal bowls, cutting boards and a few other odd's and ends. The small cabinet to the right of the larger above sink cabinet holds coffee mugs and those blue plastic throw away glasses.
Under the sink, I removed the slider shelves and I keep all the household cleaning products such as cleansers, glass cleaner, lemon oil for the cabinets, dusting spray etc etc as well as a waste basket.
I rearranged the spacing in the pantry and use the bottom shelf to hold my electric coffee pot, toaster and a 5lb can of coffee and filters. The other shelves hold various forms of canned goods, cereal etc. I had a dishwasher in my 2010 Winnebago Tour and removed it because as far as I'm concerned, it was useless. I had Winnebago send me the correct wood and took apart the cabinet and rebuilt it so I had 2 extra drawers. Far more practical than a dishwasher. I've found that most people use the dishwasher a few times and eventually turn it into storage.
Hope this helps.

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Old 10-03-2017, 10:08 AM   #3
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If you go into QT's # 3 and the HOOT's threads you will find many MOD's, I believe I also put a direct link to Mod's.
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We bought a basket with metal liner sized to handle large kitchen trash bags and use it. That frees up the space under the sink for pots and pans. We got it from Basketlady.com https://www.basketlady.com/
We put our plates and bowls in the pullout in the cabinet above the sink, toaster and a couple of other things on the fixed shelf above that, coffee mugs in the small cabinet to the right and tumblers and stemless wine glasses in the cabinet to the left of the microwave. We keep our microwave cooking dishes in the microwave. All flatware, knives and utensils in the drawer under the cooktop. Napkins, dishwasher detergent pods, ziplock bags, plastic wrap and foil in the drawers to the left.
Highly recommend you get the cooktop cover from Newmar. The make it out of a piece of solid surface material that matches your countertop. That gives you a lot more working room when you're not using the cooktop.
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Good Day,

This is one for the DWs. We are newbies (first MH for me), and I'm looking for tips for kitchen organization in a DS 4369 layout. We have a dishwasher and one larger sink, as opposed to the two part sink.

As example, I've found the spices fit perfectly in the cabinet over the microwave, but I have yet to find the perfect use for the above sink shelves. I had a mat in the sink, but it seemed to just acquire stains.

Any suggestions for things that work and don't work would be appreciated.

Kind Regards,
Ally
We purchased a stainless steel sink grid online that fits our sink nicely. There are rubber feet on it so sink will not be scratched. It looks great, protects sink, and provides a raised surface for sponges, etc. to dry. Judy D
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We've done several things. On the 4018 there is a sliding inside the cabinet above the sink. We found the sink covers fit under the sliding drawer. We also have one of those plastic cutting mats. It also fits under the drawer. Along both sides of the drawer is dead space. We store small items there, making them easier to find.

Under our sink we have the large cabinet with another sliding drawer. Again, we've found flat items, like serving trays or those collapsible strainers fit under it. On both sides of the drawer, we stand things on their side, like platters or a frying pan.

The cupboard above the microwave is great for wine glasses.
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Kitchen organization

We have a Ventana 4369 with a Dishwasher but I believe the kitchen arrangement is the same as a Dutch Star. We keep our pots and pans in the cabinet above the sink. The slide out drawer is handy when dealing with the heavy pans we have for the induction cook top. Our plates and glasses fit in the cabinet to the left of the microwave. Spices are above the microwave. We also ordered another drawer for the pantry (we now have 7) since we mostly have short stuff on those shelves. We use the top shelf for tall stuff (bags of chips, etc.).
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Thanks all! - great ideas!
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Old 10-13-2017, 05:53 PM   #9
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Hi,
My stainless steel sink grid came in today from Amazon, I love it! Thanks for the suggestion!
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We purchased a stainless steel sink grid online that fits our sink nicely. There are rubber feet on it so sink will not be scratched. It looks great, protects sink, and provides a raised surface for sponges, etc. to dry. Judy D
Can you please share what brand your sink grid is? The drain hold fits perfectly in the space? Thanks!
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Old 10-14-2017, 02:30 AM   #11
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Good Morning,


I purchased, Wells Sinkware GWW2014 Kitchen Sink Grid, Stainless Steel


from Amazon. The grid is 18.1 x 13.1 x1; the cost about $35. We have the single sink and this fits perfectly.


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We actually use a plastic dish pan in our sink. We constantly are over using gray water, so the soapy used dish water ends up in the half bath stool and in the black tank. Makes a difference of maybe 5 gallons capacity shifted from gray to black over a weekend.
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Check out Rev-A-Shelf online.
They carry a very complete line of kitchen cabinet accys.
We added a pullout wire tray under the galley sink...increases storage and access both. They come in different widths and depths...usually the std kit cab one is too deep... just look for the smaller size
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