The Best Dish-Drying Racks, According to Our Test Kitchen
Whether you're making a Raspberry Yogurt Cereal Bowl or Creamy Lemon Pasta with Shrimp, dirty dishes are an inevitable byproduct of cooking. From a single spoon to a sink full of pots and pans, washing up after a meal isn't an enjoyable activity for most people. While you might be able to pass off some of the responsibility to a dishwasher (check out 18 surprising items you can put in your dishwasher), for those without one (or for the items that aren't dishwasher-safe) having a dish-drying rack is essential in the kitchen. To help you find the perfect fit for your kitchen, we've pulled together this list of the best dish racks.
Types of Dish Racks
From aluminum dish racks to folding dish racks, there are many types to choose from. In this guide, we tested a wide range of models, including over-the-sink dish racks, dish racks with features to dry wineglasses, and more. While you may be wondering what the best type of dish-drying rack is, truthfully, that answer will vary kitchen by kitchen. Instead, when you're deciding which type of rack to buy, keep these two things in mind: space and usage.
For example, if you're working with limited counter space, buying an over-the-sink dish rack or a compact dish rack are both good options. If you're not worried about counter space, you'll still want to think about the space a dish rack will take up and make sure you have room by your sink so your dish rack can drain properly.
The second thing to consider is how frequently you plan to use the dish rack. For those with a dishwasher who only need to clean the occasional item, a smaller dish rack may be suitable. On the other hand, if you're without a dishwasher, a larger dish rack may be necessary so you're not stuck hand-drying everything. Keep these factors in mind and you'll easily find a dish rack that fits your kitchen.
Best Dish-Drying Racks
This is our list for the best dish racks. Each dish-drying rack was incorporated into a kitchen's daily routine for two days and was tested with plates, containers, pots, pans, utensils and more.
Read on for what makes these dish racks the best, as well as the ones that deserve an honorable mention.