With the vast majority of people now owning dishwashers, dish drying racks may have become a thing of the past, if it wasn’t for those few people without dishwashers and those who prefer to wash some dishes by hand.
If you are still washing some or all of your dishes by hand, finding the best dish drying rack to meet your needs can shorten your kitchen tasks and allow you to air dry your clean dishes. Here is a look at some of the best dish drying racks to meet today´s needs.
OXO Good Grips Convertible Foldaway Dish Rack
The OXO Convertible Foldaway dish rack is made from heavy duty plastic with stainless steel rails and legs.
The plate rack is designed to fold down making more space for larger dishes or cookware items.
There are tines to hold cups and glasses and an easily removable utensil holder.
There is also a spout to allow water from the dishes to drain directly into your sink. The spout, sidewalls and legs all fold up to make for more compact storage.
Consumer reviews and ratings for this dish drying rack are very good. Users really like the more classy and modern look of this product and find it extremely easy to keep clean.
They also state that it drains well behind little if any standing water, and they like that it folds away and can be stored so it doesn’t have to sit on the counter taking up space when not in use. Overall, it is sturdy and perfect for those who have small loads of dishes that need to be washed and dried.
simplehuman Steel Frame Dish Rack with Wine Glass Holder
This steel frame dish rack with wine glass holder is sure to add some style to your kitchen sink.
It is made from fingerprint-proof stainless steel and has a water spout so your dishes can drain directly into the sink.
The spout pivots so that you can use on either wide or narrow side.
There is also a removable wine glass holder and the rack comes with an anti-residue coating to make it much easier to keep clean. It measures 21.8” X 20.2” X 14.3” and the natural bamboo knife block gives an additional pinch of style.
Buyers´ reviews are exceptionally good with most users agreeing that this is a well designed and well made drying rack for dishes. They also love the fact that this is a larger dish rack and that it is extremely attractive.
They like the adjustable spout and find the wine glass holder to come in handy. This dish rack has plenty of room to allow them to get their dishes drained well.
Deluxe Chrome-Plated Steel Foldable X Sharp 2-Tier Small Dish Drainer
This small dish drainer is foldable chrome plated steel and comes with a black drainboard that has a drainage spot. It measures 17” X 13” X 9.”
Consumers’ feedback is very positive with users finding this drainer to be well designed.
They also like that it fits onto small areas of your counter space.
It is great for smaller loads of dishes and folds up easy storage. It does not have any silverware cup so draining silverware may be a bit difficult.
Over-The-Sink Kitchen Dish Drainer Rack by Neat-O
This over the sink dish drainer rack is chrome plated steel and easily fits into most sinks.
The wire base as well as the handle are coated with a silicone type of rubber for additional protection, no scratches as well as some little extra style to it.
I think that this looks like a nice and simple sturdy drainer rack which won’t look bulky in your kitchen and it is also easy to clean.
Users seem to love this product for different reasons. First, because of its dimensions, which are good for big as well as small sinks, but also because of its slim elegant design as well as its solid and sturdy construction.
For people who want to have a clutter free countertop and no drainboards or don’t like a drying rack that sits on the bottom of the sink, this over-the-sink drainer rack seems perfect.
One more advantage is that it holds the dishes upright and can of course be removed when you are not using it.
UpGood Stainless Steel Over the Sink Drying Rack
This Dish Drying Rack is rollable, foldable and easy to store. It is made from premium grade stainless steel and sits over the sink to save space.
It holds up to 30 pounds and is heat resistant up to 450 degrees Fahrenheit. Also, dishwasher safe and BPA free.
Buyers’ reviews for this product are excellent. People like that it rolls up for storage and you can unroll as much or as little of the rack as you need.
This rack is not bulky and it’s easy to clean. Users love the fact that it frees up counter space.
In my view, a very positive point about this item is that all water drains directly into your sink and therefore you don’t need to clean drainboards or common racks at all, and you know how much thorough cleaning these racks require especially if you regularly use them.
My only concern is that this rack may not fit all different types and sizes of sinks, so you will need to check the dimensions carefully before buying.
Neat-O Stylish Sturdy Oil Rubbed Bronze Metal Wire Small Dish Drainer Drying Rack
This Neat-O dish drying rack is designed to fit into most sinks. It measures 12” X 14” X 5 ¾,” it is steel constructed and has a matching silverware cup.
The rack has small slots making it able to hold smaller dishes.
Reviews are very good. Consumers find this to be a nice size for smaller apartments and it’s extremely sturdy.
It is also nice looking and can be used with small sinks.
People like the fact that it has feet on the bottom and say that their dishes dry well in this rack. Nevertheless, you need to either find a drainboard for it or put a thick towel under it which can do the job of not making your kitchen countertop wet and messy.
If you have a second sink, you can also put this rack in there, so you don’t need to do anything else for the water drainage.
Comllen Stainless Steel Over The Sink Compact Dish Rack
The Comllen over the sink dish rank is a very similar product to the UpGood Drying Rack we have reviewed before.
It is made of anti-rust stainless steel and is easy to roll up and store when you don’t need it.
On the ends it has silicone grips to prevent slippage and its dimensions are 20″ x 12.8″ so you need to measure your sink before buying.
Users are pleased with the fact that this rack has many uses with some of the people using it in their laundry room for drying their shoes or small clothing objects. It is also used to raise hot items to cool more easily.
Overall, users like it because it is well made, durable, convenient, multi-functional and it saves space.
SONGMICS 2 Levels Bamboo Folding Dish Rack
This natural bamboo 2 level dish rack looks steady and beautiful offering that warm feeling that the natural color of wood always has.
It is also foldable for an easy storage when you don’t use it.
My only worry with the specific material is that it might not be as long lasting as a stainless steel drying rack in terms of the wood absorbing the water and even mold appearing.
Also, you will need to put some type of cloth or a mat under the rack.
Nevertheless, some people comment that this is the best bamboo drainer they have ever had. It is sturdy and the pieces are well finished.
It’s also lightweight and does not take up lots of counter space. They also like the price which is a lot cheaper than if they had to buy something similar from a store.
Rubbermaid Anti-microbial In-Sink Dish Drainer with Silverware Cup
This Rubbermaid in-sink dish Drainer comes in Bisque, white, or red and is designed to fit into most sinks.
The drainer holds 13 plates and 6 glasses or cups and has a built-in Microban for antimicrobial protection.
The drainer is 1 piece plastic coated wire.
Consumers´ feedback about this product is quite good. They review that it holds a fair amount of dishes and is great for smaller homes and apartments because it will fit into most sinks.
They also like that it fights odors and stains that cause bacteria. It is fairly easy to keep clean and is a good quality kitchen accessory.
Better Chef DR-16 2-Tier Dish Rack
This Better Chef DR-16 2-Tier Dish Rack seems to be good looking and functional but it is not made of stainless steel and several people had issues with it getting stained and rusted.
Nevertheless, some other people have found it convenient and spacious.
In conclusion, these were the best dish drying racks we have selected based on good quality, functionality, style and top reviews, so it may not be difficult anymore to choose the one that meets your needs, looks great and lasts long.