Kitchn Editors Love These 9 Space-Saving Dish Racks

Kitchn Editors Love These 9 Space-Saving Dish Racks

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Everyone has a least-favorite chore, right? Maybe you can’t stand hauling clothes down to the basement on laundry day, or maybe cleaning the bathroom you share with your roommates gives you hives. For me, that dreaded chore is — and has always been — dishes. I’m not sure if it has something to do with living in New York City for over a decade without a dishwasher, but I will let those babies pile higher than the Empire State Building before you convince me the dishes actually need to be done. Did I fall in love with my now-husband because he used to be a dishwasher in high school and didn’t mind the task? I’m not saying yes… but I’m not saying no, either.

One of the many reasons I dread scrubbing dishes is just how chaotic the task feels. Suddenly there’s water everywhere, you’re trying to remember which glasses you’ve already washed, and you’re perilously stacking clean plates atop each other in the hopes that they dry before you need to use them again. Enter: these nine top-notch dish racks that Kitchn editors love for solving exactly these types of problems. Over the years, our team has vetted the best of the best when it comes to all sorts of kitchen gear, countertop drying racks included. While these picks range in perks, price points, and functionality, they’re all sure to make one of the least-favorite kitchen chores just a bit more bearable.

This Stylish Space-Saving Dish Rack Is Perfect for Small Kitchens and Will Keep Your Sink Clutter-Free

This Stylish Space-Saving Dish Rack Is Perfect for Small Kitchens and Will Keep Your Sink Clutter-Free

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No matter how beautiful your kitchen may be, a cumbersome dish rack sitting atop the counter can be a bit of an eyesore. Not only is this one super functional (more to come on that), but it looks beautiful to boot. It has a smooth, modern finish and is available in two subtle shades, airy white or sleek black. We also appreciate the box-like shape, with high walls that hide your drying dishes and minimize visual clutter.

We love that this dish rack is versatile and can conform to a number of kitchen spaces. You can use it as an over-the-sink drying rack, nestle it behind the faucet, or keep it on the counter beside the sink. Wherever it’s stored, its slim design won’t take up too much precious space and the draining faucet rotates a full 360-degrees to accommodate your placement of choice. It also features a sloped design towards the drain to avoid dish water pooling and getting trapped in the bed of the rack. The utensil holder is even removable and adjustable, so it can be stored inside of the rack or hung along any of the outside edges to make more room for dishes.

Whether you’re looking for an instant upgrade or have just been putting off buying a dish rack for far too long, look no further than Yamakzi Home for the sleek and stylish solution. Who knows — dish duty just might become your new favorite chore!

This Transforming Dish Rack Is a Must-Have for Tiny Kitchens (and Dorms, too!)

This Transforming Dish Rack Is a Must-Have for Tiny Kitchens (and Dorms, too!)

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OXO Just Launched Two New Dish Racks That Are Total Game Changers — Here’s Why

OXO Just Launched Two New Dish Racks That Are Total Game Changers — Here’s Why

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As summer winds down and we gear up to head back to school, back to work, and shift toward some semblance of our normal daily routines, one routine that isn’t changing any time soon is doing the dishes. When it comes to meal prep, planning out weeknight dinners, and packing healthy lunches, the reality is that these tasks also create more dishes to wash. Staying on top of your pile in the sink is a major priority to keep your kitchen neat, sanitary, and organized.

Made from rustproof aluminum that won’t oxidize over time, these two new dish racks are designed to withstand daily wear and tear. The foldable dish rack is ideal for smaller kitchens and offers a flexible solution for doing dishes by hand. The frame has a double-layer design that holds dishes of all sizes, and a removable utensil cup can be placed on either side of the rack. It folds completely flat, making it ideal for use as a drying board for smaller daily dish loads.

We also love the OXO Good Grips Water Bottle Drying Rack to keep our water bottles, canteens, reusable straws, and travel mugs clean and dry. This rack’s innovative design holds four water bottles and four lids, and the unique straw holders keep up to four reusable straws elevated for sanitary and efficient drying (as if you needed another reason to make the switch from plastic straws to reusable options).

Both racks are budget-friendly, with the foldable dish rack priced under $40 and the water bottle drying rack priced at under $20. Doing those dishes just got so much easier.

This $24 Dollar Roll-Up Drying Rack Is the Perfect Solution for People with No Counter Space

This $24 Dollar Roll-Up Drying Rack Is the Perfect Solution for People with No Counter Space

Britt Franklin

Contributor

Britt is a stargazer and sunrise-chaser with a collection of magic erasers, and a fascination with the fantastic. A storyteller at heart, she finds inspiration in all the small things, and can likely be found singing show tunes, catching up on K-dramas, or going on adventures to satiate her natural-born wanderlust. (Sometimes even all at the same time.) An all-around creative, Britt has worked in various facets with Scene Louisiana, The Nerd Machine, and The Daebak Company, Inc.

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