The Best Dish Rack for Draining and Drying All of Your Dishes
It’s said that there are two types of people in the world. And when it comes to kitchen clean-up, that's true: There are those who have a dishwasher in the kitchen, and those who are the dishwasher in the kitchen. For this second type of person, finding the best dish rack is a very, very real struggle.
In 2017, we gathered 13 dish racks and draining boards from various kitchenware brands and gave them a go in the Epi Test Kitchen. In 2020, we added six more contenders to the mix. We wanted to see if any actual disrupters had made it to market since the last go-round in 2017, or if the prior winners still emerged victorious. Of course, what works in a spacious kitchen may not work in a tiny one, so we broke down our research into two major categories: the best dish rack for a standard kitchen, and the best dish rack for a small one. The results revealed three winners, each of which you can read about below. For more details about our testing method and what we looked for in a dish rack, scroll to the bottom of the page.
Best Dish Rack for a Standard (i.e. Large) Kitchen: SimpleHuman Steel Frame Dish Rack
If you're looking for a dish rack with all the bells and whistles—and don't mind the price to match—it's hard to beat this offering from SimpleHuman. The roomy capacity, sturdy wine-glass rack, four exterior hooks (which can hold coffee cups or dish rags), and swiveling drain spout (which can be positioned to best suit your needs) makes it our winner. The Simple Human's large capacity and superior draining capabilities put it well above the competition; some of the (still bulky) racks we tested scarcely held three mugs and a plate, meaning you’d be better off just throwing a towel down on your counter. And the draining abilities of many were inexcusably poor…why take the time to sanitize a bowl if you’re just going to leave it to fester in a pool of stagnant muck?
Iron Bathroom Shelf
Iron bathroom shelf is a bathroom shelf that can be installed without punching. Our products are made of selected high-quality stainless steel materials, with excellent quality, stable structure and a certain degree of hardness. The bottom is hollowed out, which can achieve rapid drainage and keep the items on the shelf away from dirty water. In addition to the shelves, our products also provide matching adhesives to facilitate customers to hang the shelves. Compared with other racks, our products can make better use of corner space without taking up too much space, and are suitable for placing soap, shower gel, shampoo, etc. It has a large storage space, so that the storage of the bathroom is no longer a problem, and it has better waterproof and rust-proof performance and a longer service life.
Iron Fruit Basket
This hollow iron double-layer fruit basket is carefully selected high-quality iron materials and is made by our ingenuity. It has a stable structure, light weight, and is not easy to fade and not easy to rust. Our products are manufactured by mature welding technology, with beautiful overall lines, few burrs, and a very wide range of applications. It can be used in various places, such as living room, kitchen, dining room and so on. This fruit basket is divided into two layers, the upper part is small and the lower part is bigger, with different storage areas. The overall structure of iron fruit basket is stable and firm, with good load-bearing capacity, and can place a certain amount of fruit without falling easily. There is a ring on the top of its column, which is convenient for moving the basket at any time.