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Briwy shelf / kitchen shelf - extra space or a waste of money??

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Carter3

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I’m thinking of buying the kitchen shelf or the briwy shelf. Has anyone had experience with one? I’m thinking the extra bit of workspace will be useful but not sure??
 
andyinluton

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Best thing we ever bought! especially useful if you don't have the split glass lid to the sink / hob. It gives you somewhere to move all the stuff thats sitting on the glass top so you can open it.
 
Camperfamily

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I’m thinking of buying the kitchen shelf or the briwy shelf. Has anyone had experience with one? I’m thinking the extra bit of workspace will be useful but not sure??
I quite like the look of it. It requires you to turn the passenger seat however, which we often tend not to do, so not sure how often we would use one
 
ThomasHJ

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We don't have one but it seems quite useful to me, although I do agree with @Camperfamily.

I think it would be a nice addition if the part that rest on the window sill was hinged. That would allow you to fold it and then fold the entire table exactly like the way the inside sliding table folds. That would make it possible to just leave it hanging on the side of the kitchen. Much easier to flip it up in place when parked/camping and flip it back down when going for a drive/driving. Would be nice to build a prototype, but the original VW hinge used on the sliding table that fits the kitchen rail costs too much money to make a nice little project out of it. Perhaps if I have time some day I migth look into making a DIY hinge.
 
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I’m thinking of buying the kitchen shelf or the briwy shelf. Has anyone had experience with one? I’m thinking the extra bit of workspace will be useful but not sure??
We find it handy as worktop space is so limited. When not in use it fits beautifully on the shelf in the RHS kitchen cupboard. It is nicely made. Very smooth, and fits its space like a glove.
 
GrumpyGranddad

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I’m thinking of buying the kitchen shelf or the briwy shelf. Has anyone had experience with one? I’m thinking the extra bit of workspace will be useful but not sure??
What van do you have? I don’t believe the shelf fits the 6.1.
 
Adamvanman

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The Briwy shelf is brilliant, it is amazing how useful that little bit of extra space is, we also thought it would be a waste of money but we use it every trip, it's just part of the set up routine now
 
ejmoore

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We've got the Briwy shelf and find it very handy. It lives in the seat pocket on the back of the passenger seat while in transit. The only problem is, it's surprising how often one of us opens the passenger door when the shelf is in place (we never open it otherwise) so I don't put liquid things on it unless we're both inside the van.
 
Skylark2.0

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Even lighter, get the lid for the sink bowl and chopping board cover for the cutlery draw.
That is true we have it! Stays on the sink though, the tray goes over the fridge to move the books etc to get the milk out for the morning coffee in bed!
 
Ian Maddocks

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We've got the Briwy shelf and find it very handy. It lives in the seat pocket on the back of the passenger seat while in transit. The only problem is, it's surprising how often one of us opens the passenger door when the shelf is in place (we never open it otherwise) so I don't put liquid things on it unless we're both inside the van.
Same mistake. I’ve taped a warning sign to the shelf and flip it up so it’s visible through the window to remind me before I open the door.
 
Erbster

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We have one, and never use it. Just another place to put clutter. It’s in the box of “useful
Cali accessories” in the garage. The problem with a shelf is that it encourages people to leave stuff lying about. I say this as a scuba photographer (the most cluttered subspecies on the planet)...
 

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