Top 10 Best Dish-Drying Racks Perfect For Most Kitchens

Each person has their own way of doing the dishes and their own way of organizing things so we can’t really say that we know what the best dish rack would be for everyone. However, we can definitely make a top 10 list based on the advantages and disadvantages that some of the most popular dish rack types offer. A good dish rack should last for years regardless of its type or size. There are four main types of dish racks we want to focus on today: full-size dish racks, compact, over-the-sink and collapsible.

1.KitchenAid KNS896BXGRA Full Size Dish Rack

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This dish rack has the best overall design. It has a large capacity which means it can hold a heavy load of dishes but it doesn’t take up a lot of space which means you can still use if you have a tiny kitchen. It can hold a variety of different things including full-size pots and pans, bowls and glassware thanks to its simple and multifunctional design. Another really great feature is its utensil holder which stays in place even when full.

The rack is designed to drain over the sink and is very versatile in that regard, working with a variety of different styles and most over-mount sink types. The self-draining board doesn’t let the water pool and can be easily removed whenever you wish to clean it.

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KitchenAid Full Size Dish Rack
KitchenAid Full Size Dish Rack

The flatware is also removable and features a built-in handle and adjustable compartments for cutlery and specialty items.

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2.Neat-O Deluxe Chrome-plated Steel Small Dish Drainers

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This is also a very versatile dish rack which offers many of the advantages of the previously-mentioned model. The main difference is the size. The overall dimensions of this rack are approximately 12-3/4 by 14-1/4 by 5-1/4 inches which makes it compact and suitable for small kitchens with limited counter space. It has a chrome finish which gives it a modern and clean appearance.

The cutlery holder is made of plastic and is detachable for easy cleaning. There’s also a special rack on one side for glasses and cups. It fits most types of sinks and has a coated wire base which prevents scratches on the countertop and protects the dishes while at the same time adding a stylish touch to the design of this rack. 

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Neat-O Deluxe Chrome-plated Steel Small Dish Drainers
Neat-O Deluxe Chrome-plated Steel Small Dish Drainers

Chrome finish combines elegance with functionality

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3.OXO Good Grips Convertible Foldaway Dish Rack

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If you want a dish rack that can hold lots of dishes including large bowls and big pots and pans but which you can also easily store and hide inside the kitchen cabinets when you don’t need it, this seems like the perfect choice for you. The biggest advantage of this dish rack is the fact that it’s convertible and become compact enough to be stored vertically inside a cabinet when not in use.

The plate rack also folds down to make room for all the dishes and its dimensions can easily go from 19.4 x 15.5 x 5.125 in inches when open to 19.4 x 12.5 x 3.87 in inches when closed.It has legs that elevate the dish rack and a spout that lets the water drain directly into the sink. The utensil holders can be removed and are dishwasher safe which makes it cleaning a breeze. Realistically-speaking this would be a good option for households that have a dishwasher but also occasionally rely on washing dishes by hand in which case this one would be very convenient.

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OXO Good Grips Convertible Foldaway Dish Rack
OXO Good Grips Convertible Foldaway Dish Rack

Plate rack holds plates or bowls neat and upright and is safe for fine china and delicate dishware

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4.PremiumRacks Professional Dish Rack

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This dish rack’s main advantage would definitely have to be the array of customization options that it offers. It comes with a series of attachments which can be placed and spread out in a variety of different ways, based on each user’s needs. It comes with two different style drainboards, a microfiber mat, three cup holders, a cutting board attachment, a wide utensil holder and a knife holder.

You can remove the top on the knife holder and use this compartment as a regular utensil rack or you can use it to store sponges. Also, it lets you organize the dishes on two levels. The top shelf can be moved from side to side and from front to back or even removed if you find it unnecessary or in the way at any point.

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PremiumRacks Professional Dish Rack
PremiumRacks Professional Dish Rack

This dish rack is 18" long x 11.5" tall x 13" wide (21" with side drainage system) and made from high-quality stainless steel.

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5.iSPECLE 2 Tier Dish Rack with Utensil Holder

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Another great contestant in the two-tiered category is this stylish dish rack. It’s made from heavy-duty, high-graded, chrome-plated iron and it’s built to last. It’s also very sturdy and stable even with its two tiers. It offers the advantage of being compact yet having a large capacity. It takes up little space on the counter and it offers a lot in return.

To be more specific, the dish rack’s overall dimensions are 17.0 X 9.7 X 14.6 inches. It’s easy to use and practical and has a simple and modern design. The bottom tier is perfect for bowls, cups, glasses and other such items and the top tier is ideal for plater. The rack can hold up to 14 plates and 30 bowls. 

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iSPECLE 2 Tier Dish Rack with Utensil Holder
iSPECLE 2 Tier Dish Rack with Utensil Holder

It can also hold a cutting board and a utensil rack and has a tray at the bottom which collects the excess water. 

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7.S-Shaped 2-Tier Dishrack

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This dish rack is very similar to the one mentioned just above. They share many similarities such as the overall structure and even some of the design details. The S-shape side frame is a defining detail. This dish rack has a strong, sturdy and durable metal structure with a chrome-plated finish. It’s rust-resistant and has a modern and elegant aesthetic. It also has silicone-coated feet protectors which prevent it from scratching the countertop and also give it a nice grip.

A plastic tray is included. It collects all the water and keeps the counter dry. Like the dish racks mentioned previously, this one has two tiers and has a large capacity while maintaining a small footprint.

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S-Shaped 2-Tier Dishrack
S-Shaped 2-Tier Dishrack

It can hold up to 18 plates or other types of dishes and also comes with a cutlery holder and a mug stand.

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8.Bambusi Collapsible Dish Drying Rack

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Collapsible dish racks are very convenient because they offer lots of flexibility. They’re very useful if you have limited counter space. The X-shaped folding model is very common and popular. This particular one is made from bamboo and has a very posh and attractive look while maintaining a simple and practical design. It can accommodate full-size plates, cups and other types of dishes and measures 18” x 13” x 10.5″.

You can easily fold it flat when you don’t need it and you’d much rather prefer a clean countertop to work on. The upper shelf has 14 slots and it ideal for plates while the lower shelf can hold cups, mugs, glasses and kitchen utensils. 

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Bambusi Collapsible Dish Drying Rack
Bambusi Collapsible Dish Drying Rack

Bamboo has antibacterial and odor-resistant qualities but it's still prone to mold considering it's constantly exposed to water and moisture which can get trapped in the corner and small crevices so keep that in mind. 

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9.Dish Drying Rack with Tray 4 PC Combo for Counter

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This is also a two-tier dish rack but not like the previously-mentioned models. Its design is more compact but not necessarily any less practical or convenient. It comes with a drainage tray but can also be used as an over-the-sink drying rack if desired. Its frame is made of 304 stainless steel which ensures the rack’s durability over time.

The utensil holder is made from durable plastic and can be removed for easy cleaning. It’s divided into three sections which allows you to easily organize the cutlery and other utensils. On the opposite side of the rack there’s a series of built-in slots for mugs and glasses.

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Dish Drying Rack with Tray 4 PC Combo for Counter
Dish Drying Rack with Tray 4 PC Combo for Counter

It's rust-resistant, simple and modern and what's actually really cool about it is that it also comes with dish drying may and a utensil holder.

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10.TQVAI Kitchen Dish Drainer Drying Rack with Drip Tray

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For small kitchens, compact dish racks are best. This one is a very good example. It fits medium-size sinks and its dimensions are as follows: 14.17 inch Width x 12 inch Depth x 5.5 inch Height. This makes it very convenient and means it takes up little space on the counter. However, although small, this dish rack doesn’t fit into the dishwasher which would have been a cool little little. It does definitely fit most  sinks and cupboards.

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TQVAI Kitchen Dish Drainer Drying Rack with Drip Tray
TQVAI Kitchen Dish Drainer Drying Rack with Drip Tray

It comes with a plastic tray that holds the dripping water and a silverware basket wish a full mesh design which fits on the inside of the rack. 

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10. Dish Drying Rack Over Sink Kitchen

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Over-the-sink dish drying racks are widely appreciated for their practicality and there are many different designs to choose from in this case. We find this one to have a really nice structure. It’s made out of stainless steel which means it was built to last. It doesn’t rust and is very resilient and durable.

This type of rack is very practical because it saves you lots of space. It’s a nice option for small kitchens which don’t have a lot of counter space. What’s also nice about it is that it keeps all the utensils and dishes in an easily accessible area. It’s also important to note that this set includes several pieces: a dish rack, a plate rack, a fruit and vegetable basket, a square basket, a knife holder, a chopping board rack, 4 hooks and a little tray for chopsticks and other kitchen utensils. That should allow you to organize everything exactly the way you want it.

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Dish Drying Rack Over Sink Kitchen
Dish Drying Rack Over Sink Kitchen

You can use it with sinks up to 32'' long and faucets up to 17.5'' high.

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