Dry all that and the kitchen sink with the best drying racks
Even if you have a dishwasher, there’s inevitably always a certain amount of things you still have to wash by hand. Your draining board deserves a decent drying rack that suits your household’s washing up needs. Whether that’s one with a wine glass holder built in, ones that offer smart storage solutions, or giant options that will work for large families, we’ve got a superb selection of draining products for your perusal.
The ultimate one
Ace Teah Over Sink Dish Drainer
Perfect for larger households, this stainless steel beauty offers as much drying capacity as you could need, plus well-thought-out extras like hanging hooks and a tray for your dish and hand soaps.
$66 at Amazon
The fun one
Boon Grass Countertop Drying Rack
We love this product’s playful design. Aside from looking great on your countertop, on a practical note, it will hold items of all shape and size upright while the excess water collects in the bottom for easy emptying.
$13 at Amazon
The roll up one
Homexpect Roll Up Dish Drying Rack
This space-saving solution rolls up when not in use, can be used to dry dishes over a sink and is food safe if you’re washing fruit and veg. It is heat resistant up to 400 degrees, so it can also be used as a trivet mat.
$12 at Amazon
The sophisticated one
Kohler Dish Drying Rack with Glass Holder
Kohler’s rack expands to drain larger items and collapses for storage. The wine glass holder folds upwards for use or can be folded down if you don’t need it. The base is sloped so that water will drain away into your sink.
$70 at Amazon
The in-sink one
Simple Houseware In Sink Dish Drainer Drying Rack
This drainer’s classic design means it can be used on a draining board or countertop or, thanks to the extending handles, over the kitchen sink. It boasts a sturdy steel construction with a chrome finish.
$15 at Amazon
The expandable one
Joseph Joseph Extend Dish Drying Rack
Joseph Joseph’s draining solution can be expanded to almost twice its size when you have more items to dry than normal. The integrated spout drains away water and the steel prongs’ tips are covered so as not to scratch any delicate glass or china.
$40 at Amazon
The baby one
Baby Eat Go Draining Mat
Aimed at the baby market, this is nonetheless a fun option to consider for colorful kitchens. The grass-like blades hold all kinds of items upright to dry, and it cleverly splits into three pieces for easy cleaning.
$11 at Amazon
The modern one
OXO Good Grips Convertible Foldaway Dish Rack
A strong option from OXO, this rack’s plate holders fold down if you need to dry more substantial items, while the legs fold out to lift the dish rack off the draining board. It has a built-in spout to drain water directly into the sink.
$40 at Amazon
The over-sink one
iPegtop Over Sink Dish Drying Rack
Another over-sink offering, this is smaller than our “ultimate” pick. There’s still plenty of drying space though — including glass and cutlery holders, hooks and a tray for cleaning products.
$100 at Amazon
The minimalist one
Neat-O by Hopeful Universal Dish Drain Board
Made of durable plastic, this simple design will fit almost all draining boards and countertops and protect them from water with its drain-away sloped design. It can also be used in conjunction with other drying racks that you can place on top.
$8 at Amazon
The sputnik one
Termichy Baby Bottle Drying Rack with Drainer
Uniquely designed for drying baby bottles, this could also suit more general use if you love its funky design. The colorful balls are designed not to scratch bottles, while the detachable draining board removes for quick emptying.
$14 at Amazon
The smart one
Simplehuman Dish Rack with Swivel Spout
This stainless steel rack boasts a pivoting swivel spout to drain water into the sink. With plenty of space for general drying, vino-lovers should note the integrated wine glass holder that can hold up to four large glasses.
$78 at Amazon
Rack and roll
With solutions to suit all kinds of budgets, all types of sink spaces and all kinds of household needs, your drying rack options in 2019 are quite varied.
Useful design features strongly here through, with clever functionality such as Joseph Joseph’s expandable drainer that can be used as a small, sink-friendly device on ordinary days or doubles in size on days when you’re doing lots of washing up. The OXO Good Grips foldaway choice is similarly cunning, with the ability to fold down the plate racks and/or remove the cutlery holders for extra space.
If space in your kitchen isn’t an issue, then we strongly recommend Ace Teah’s impressive over sink solution. With room for a Thanksgiving’s worth of cutlery, crockery, and glassware, it’s a fab solution for families.