Hands on Review: Budget Magnetic Drip Tray

Here’s a hands on look at the CMS Magnetics Magnetic Tool Tray Tool Organizer for use a magnetic drip tray.

Note: As of this update the exact size I reviewed (6″ x 4″) isn’t available. I’m seeing some larger sizes available, but other sizes are available.  Search: cms magnetics tool tray on Amazon

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Some use this as an economy drip tray.  It is magnetic so you can mount it to a freezer or refrigerator based kegerator.   Credit for this idea goes to /u/laserwash2000 on reddit r/homebrewing.

Top down view of the tray

Back view.  Two hefty magnets on top.  There is a hole in the top left corner.  There is protective rubber padding on the bottom.

Side view

Front view

Installed on my kegerator.  My faucets are about 3 1/2″ on center.

Centered on a single faucet

This is 6″ wide

and about 4″ deep

It has plenty of holding power for use as a drip tray.  Here it is holding a 1 kg calibration weight.  That’s about 2.2 lbs.  In fairness the weight is toward the back of the drip tray.  If it’s toward the front of the drip tray it slips.  Still, this is a great illustration that this has plenty of holding power.

One of my concerns about this was – since this is a tool tray and not designed for use with liquids, is it watertight??  It may be difficult to see from this picture, but I can tell you… no it is not water tight.  At least mine isn’t.

You can see the light shining through the corner.  I found this to be true for each corner.  This tray is not watertight.  I filled mine up with water.  Practically speaking, this probably won’t be a problem in real use scenarios.  A few drips is a lot different than full to the brim.  This is also an easy shortcoming to fix.  A dab of silicone in each corner shoulder resolve the issue.

Since I have a drip tray already, here’s what I’ll be using mine for.  As a home for my Eagle Cap Off Bottle Opener


When I first wrote this review, this tool tray wasn’t marked as a drip tray… Now it is.

If you’re in the market for a cheap drip tray solution, this one is a winner.  It’s not stainless and it’s not completely water tight, but the general low price and the fact that it’s magnetic make is a great choice.

It’s beyond me why other drip tray manufacturers have added integrated magnets. It’s a great feature.

What are Other’s Saying?   Search this product’s Amazon reviews for “drip” – affiliate link, note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link

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Thanks to Twitter Follower [connect with HBF on Twitter] Peter for a picture of these in action!


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