October 27th, 2008

Fishy Circumstances

Shelf liner

Choose all that apply.

I have never heard of shelf liner.
4(5.1%)
I have heard of it, but am not sure what it is.
1(1.3%)
No kitchen is complete without shelf liner.
1(1.3%)
Shelf liner is old fashioned.
1(1.3%)
Shelf liner isn't necessary on modern plastic-coated shelves.
2(2.5%)
Shelf liner is a con perpetuated by the design industry.
1(1.3%)
I use shelf liner.
9(11.4%)
I used to use shelf liner, but then I stopped.
3(3.8%)
I have never used shelf liner.
2(2.5%)


And the obvious, but accidentally omitted possibility: You know what shelf liner is, but choose not to bother with it.

I went to a decent kitchen shop today today to buy shelf liner, but they said they'd never stocked it, in all their years of operation. Am I looking in the wrong kind of shop? Am I looking in the wrong country? I've never installed it myself, but it's been a staple of most decent, owned-by-user, long-term kitchens (and often bathroom cabinets and drawers) I've experienced in my life.