Three Things to Consider Before Buying a Dish Drying Rack

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Dishing drying in a rack
They’re must-haves for small kitchens and busy homes.Neat-O

Even if you already have a dishwasher, dish drying racks can be essentials. That’s because they can let you do a quick clean and rinse in between meals, and can hold dishes for when you’re not quite ready to load the dishwasher. They’re also great at encouraging kids to clean up after themselves when they make a snack, without you having to deal with “where does this go?” type questions. Consider your counter space, as well as these features, when you choose a dish dry rack for your kitchen.

KitchenAid Full Size Dish Rack, Light Grey

Large Capacity

Heavy duty and rust-resistant, this unit holds everything from pans to cutlery; designed to drain over sink or drying rack.KitchenAid

A large dish rack is a must if you primarily hand-dry dishes. If you’re short on space, consider a model you can hang over the sink. If you’re drying on a countertop, you’ll also need a drying mat to catch any drips.

Dish Drying Rack, iSPECLE 304 Stainless Steel 2-Tier Dish Rack with Utensil Holder, Cutting Board Holder and Dish Drainer for Kitchen Counter

Uses Vertical Space

Multi-level unit allows for greater volume of plates; made of rust-proof material with trays to catch drips.iSPECLE

A multi-tier dish rack looks great on the counter. Some busy families find that a dish rack can double as storage space, especially if people are constantly making snacks and meals during the day. If you also feel your dishes are in constant rotation between the table and the sink, a dish rack allows for quick clean up before the next use.

Deluxe Chrome-plated Steel Small Dish Drainers (Black)

Ideal for Close Quarters

Unit holds up to eight plates and measures in at under 13 by 15 inches.Neat-O

A dish rack with a small footprint is key for tiny kitchens. These can be stored under the sink and only used when needed. This can also be great for occasional use. If the dishwasher isn’t working or you need to tidy up quickly, a small drying rack gets dishes clean and out of the sink in a snap.