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Old 01-24-2018, 11:27 AM   #1
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21' sink cover vs custom sink

Would you prioritize the sink cover on the stock ETI sink, or the 3" extra depth and 1-2" extra width (or length, not sure how it'll orient) in a custom Houzer bar sink?

We'll either buy or make a cover for the oven stovetop, but we're trying to do without a counter extension next to the sink. I'd love to put our dirty dishes on the extension, but I've got to say no to something!!

Does anyone functionally use their sinktop with the cover on it? Do I really need the extra 3" depth on the sink? (We cook 2-3 meals a day, dinner we cook in big quantities at home, not sure how that'll translate in the camper.)
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Old 01-24-2018, 11:35 AM   #2
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We do not have the counter extension. Had it on the 19' and it was in the way of getting out the door. Others like it for when cooking outside. I also have other things there now.

We never use the sink cover as the faucet could be on and get water on the floor. Some use the sink cover for a prep area but we need the water for that.
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Old 01-24-2018, 11:43 AM   #3
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We never use the sink cover and don't take it anymore. We do use our counter extension all the time, though it does impede(but not totally block) ingress/egress through the door. Susan uses it when she does dishes; I don't but prefer to use the space between the sink & stove. We do use it with a small wooden cheese block to put hot saucepans on when needing 3 pots for cooking.
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We never use the sink cover and don't take it anymore. We do use our counter extension all the time, though it does impede(but not totally block) ingress/egress through the door. Susan uses it when she does dishes; I don't but prefer to use the space between the sink & stove. We do use it with a small wooden cheese block to put hot saucepans on when needing 3 pots for cooking.
Ditto, Ditto, Ditto....Although, I do help with drying the dishes........
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Old 01-24-2018, 12:51 PM   #5
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We never use the sink cover and don't take it anymore. We do use our counter extension all the time, though it does impede(but not totally block) ingress/egress through the door. Susan uses it when she does dishes; I don't but prefer to use the space between the sink & stove. We do use it with a small wooden cheese block to put hot saucepans on when needing 3 pots for cooking.
More dittos. I think that it's the last thing my wife would omit.

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The sink cover is in the closet, hasn't come out in three years. Guess I could take it out and leave it home... But I love the flip up table by the door!
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Old 01-24-2018, 01:24 PM   #7
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The sink cover is in the closet, hasn't come out in three years. Guess I could take it out and leave it home... But I love the flip up table by the door!
Ditto on that also. Only I don't even know where ours is.

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Old 01-24-2018, 01:39 PM   #8
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More dittos. I think that it's the last thing my wife would omit.

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Strong language. Maybe I should reconsider.

Anyone have a custom sink or feel like you'd like more than the 5" depth of the stock sink?
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One of the first mods I did was to get rid of the shallow sink and install a larger deeper sink in our 21. We had owned a Casita Indy. which really has no counter space. We found a rubber coated steel wire rack, I think it is used as a sink protector. The rack was larger than the sink laid on top of the sink and the and the feet sat just inside the sink holding it in place. You could use it as a prep area to set bowls on and still run the water if needed. (Kind of like a large cake rack on top of your sink)
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Old 01-24-2018, 01:56 PM   #10
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Anyone have a custom sink or feel like you'd like more than the 5" depth of the stock sink?
Ohhh yeah! Lots of us.
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