The Best Dish Drying Racks of 2021

Listen, dish drying racks may not be the most exciting purchase in the world. But having a dish drainer or caddy can make all the difference when you're looking to dry off your silverware and other cookware after dishwashing. Who wants to sit and dry off all that flatware when you can instead set them in a dish drainer rack on your countertop or an in-sink dish rack? These are also great for those times when you break out the cutting board, but it's barely dirty and you just want to rinse it and set it out to dry. Available in silicone and other materials, dish drying mats can work for this, but a real steel frame dish rack, bamboo dish drying rack, or in sink dish drying rack can make small tasks like this a breeze.

We came up with a list of some of the most high-quality, best dish racks you can buy off of Amazon or at your local kitchen store. Be sure you have the counter space for these deluxe dinnerware holders and a drain board, and you should be good to go, even if you have a small kitchen (though there are roll-up racks for those).

1. Sabatier Expandable Stainless Steel Dish Rack

If you want a dish rack with a wine glass holder -- and really, who doesn't? -- this one is for you. It holds cutlery and has cup holder spots as well, of course.

2. OXO Good Grips Foldaway Dish Rack

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Want something collapsible? Consider this dish drying rack. This has a removable utensil holder and can be easily folded up and put away in a cabinet. Collapsible dish racks are definitely the way to go if you have little in the way of kitchen storage and need something foldable.

3. KitchenAid Full-Size Dish Rack

You can never go wrong with a KitchenAid product. It has a plastic drip tray and cutlery holder bucket, and can easily hold pots and pans as you're washing them after dinner. This one will take up a little more room on your kitchen counter, however.

4. Umbra Sinkin Drying Rack

This one will fit in right inside your kitchen sink if you're dealing with a small space and need a small dish drainer that won't use up the little bit of counter room you have. It's well-rated on Amazon and described as simple and sturdy.

5. Simplehuman Kitchen Compact Steel Frame

This dish drying rack is cool because it has a swivel spout. It promises great drainage and it even kind of looks sleek and modern.

You can't go wrong with any of these dish drying rack recommendations!

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