$8 Kmart buy solves common kitchen dilemma: 'Genius!'

Gillian Wolski
·Lifestyle & Entertainment Producer
·2-min read

A Kmart shopper has revealed their solution to a common kitchen dilemma: how to thoroughly dry bottles after washing.

Sure, you can pop them in the drying rack along with plates and cutlery but, if you’re anything like us, keeping the awkwardly-shaped things upright on their own is near impossible.

A Kmart shopper has solved the common kitchen dilemma of how to thoroughly dry bottles. Photo: Kmart, Facebook (supplied).
A Kmart shopper has solved the common kitchen dilemma of how to thoroughly dry bottles. Photo: Kmart, Facebook (supplied).

Kerrie, from QLD, tells Yahoo Lifestyle she too was fed up with half-dried Soda Stream bottles on her bench until she spotted an unusual product in the party goods section of her local store.

“When I was browsing around Kmart I saw the donut maker and thought it was exactly what I needed,” she says.

“I was sick and tired of wet bottles in my drainer.”

Kerrie says she came up with the hack using the $8 item all on her own while searching for a way to make sure her bottles were nice and dry before they were put away in the cupboard.

Before getting her hands on the handy donut stacker, Kerrie was about to take matters into her own hands and make one herself from a piece of timber and a few pieces of dowel from Bunnings.

The ready-made version, however, works just as well and, as she says, “I didn’t have to get the saw out to make it.”

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Others have suggested that the donut stacker might be useful for drying reusable zip-loc bags or storing hair scrunchies. Photo: Kmart.
Others have suggested that the donut stacker might be useful for drying reusable zip-loc bags or storing hair scrunchies. Photo: Kmart.

Kerrie shared a snap of her makeshift bottle dryer on Facebook and was met with praise from her fellow Kmart fans.

“Omg genius,” wrote one in the comments, while another added, “Bloody brilliant I’m going to copy.”

Others shared their own ideas for the stacker, such as drying baby bottles or silicone sandwich bars, as well as storing hair scrunchies.

One wry Facebook user suspected the discount retailer was well aware of the ‘hackable’ potential for their homewares.

“It’s almost Kmart does this on purpose? Renaming products to be ‘hacked’ — who the hell would use a donut stacker?” they quipped.

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