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

Staff Pick

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

Easy clean

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.

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