This 5-gallon plastic tub with two handles sells for $12.99 at the time of publication and comes in blue or green. It’s also marketed alongside the similar Adventuridge Collapsible Dish Drainer, which some of my friends own and like. Remember, these are limited-time ALDI Finds, and once they’re gone, they probably won’t be back in stores until next year.
Last year, I bought the collapsible tub to use for washing cookware and some dishes while we camp, although it’s also suitable for household use if you need a bucket or storage tub.
If you intend to use this for camping, and if you’re trying to decide between the collapsible tub and the collapsible dish drainer, and if your space is limited — as is often the case with camping — I recommend buying the collapsible tub. Once the tub is emptied and rinsed, it doubles as a good spot to put your wet, clean dishes and cookware; set the tub in the sun and let your dishes dry.
The tub takes a little effort to collapse and open back up again, but it’s not too hard. It has a hard plastic upper rim and hard plastic base, with a more pliable plastic material making up the sides.
The dimensions on this year’s tub are 18.6 x 14.9 x 9.7 inches when it is fully opened and 18.6 x 14.9 x 2.8 inches when it is collapsed.
It’s big enough that we can wash our camping skillets and pots in it as well as smaller items like the spatula we use to make scrambled eggs on our camp stove. My kids also think it’s fun to wash dishes outdoors using this tub.
Our collapsible tub has lasted through one camping season so far, and we anticipate it will last for many seasons to come.
The Adventuridge Collapsible Tub is a handy thing for washing dishes while camping or just for storing stuff. We’ve had ours going on two camping seasons, and so far it’s been durable and useful.