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Keep your Commercial Kitchen Floor Safe and Water-Free
When business student Alexandra Abraham slipped on a wet hotel kitchen floor while catering an event, she resolved to fix the problem for commercial kitchens everywhere. Taking a leave from Seattle University's Albers School of Business, Alexandra designed, patented, and prototyped a product that would prevent excess water from leaking or spilling from glass racks. Her result—the DripCatch™ glass rack basin, an effective and affordable way to dramatically reduce the number of slip and fall incidents that can occur in a commercial kitchen.
The DripCatch basin is a 20" x 20" drip prevention system which snaps tightly underneath commercial glass and dishware racks and fits snugly into dollies to prevent excess water from leaking or spilling in kitchen and dining areas. The DripCatch basin is designed to increase the safety of the kitchen and reduce messes by preventing water from dripping off of freshly cleaned racks onto floors and carpets. Anyone who's ever had to move a freshly washed glass rack and ended up with a wet lap can appreciate the value that the DripCatch basin brings to staff morale.
If helping to reduce slip and fall accidents wasn't enough, catching drips isn't all that the DripCatch basin can do. It's also an effective dish rack cover. It can be placed on top of a 20" × 20" rack to protect dishes from contamination during storage and transport, which can result in time lost due to rewashing. Additionally, it can be used as a soaking bin for utensils.
A further benefit from the DripCatch basin is the ability to use it as an ice- and water-filling catch rack. This helps caterers and banquet staff to enjoy speedier set-ups and allows them to take advantage of the DripCatch basin when it's time to clear the tables.
Dollies are NOT the answer!
Glass racks and dish racks are often stored on dollies. Dollies are great for moving racks around your kitchen or transporting them out to the dining room or to a banquet room or meeting area. They are not great for collecting the water that drips and runs off of freshly washed racks. The walls around the edge of most dollies are not high enough to keep collected water from sloshing out and onto the floor. For those dollies that have a built in well, they are heavy and awkward and messy when being emptied.
Additionally, the constant exposure to water rusts the hardware of the dolly, leading to eventual replacement. What's more expensive, the cost of acquiring a DripCatch or the cost to replace a dolly?
DripCatch™ Glass Rack Basins are available through FMP!
- Reduces the amount of water accumulated from run-off and condensation.
- Reduces potential slip and fall accidents.
- Keeps staff dry when carrying racks.
- Use as an ice- and water-filling catch rack for speedier set-ups. Great for clearing tables, too!
- Can be used as a flatware pre-soak bin or as a cover to keep glassware clean and protected.