If you're like me and can't get enough of making your space totally aesthetic — I'm talking clear containers, drawer organizers, and all the Amazon desk accessories you can think of — then I've got something for you. Cute dish racks, six of them in fact. Dish-drying racks don't have to be boring. Yes, they're practical and designed to help you drain your plates, cutlery, and whatever else quickly, but they can also look pretty sleek.
Besides, doing the dishes is such a pain, especially since many small kitchens don't come equipped with a dishwasher these days, sigh. Well, these dish racks will create more room around your worktops and look good on display. It's a small kitchen storage idea that'll smarten up more than your sink.
Plus, you can pick up one for cheap! Just add to your Amazon basket, or grab one from Walmart. There are pink dish racks, ones with cutlery cubbies, and even drying mats that roll up when you need more sink space. You'll be jumping at the chance to do the dishes. Okay, maybe not quite.
6 of our favorite dish racks
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You can get a different drying experience with this absorbent drying rack mat. It's made from a microfiber material to get the job done quickly and comes in so many cute colors. Less bulky than the usual options, it's perfect for single households that just have a few items they want to hand wash.
It might not be the KitchenAid product that has always been on your wish list, but this drying rack is worth its weight when it comes to tidying up your countertops. It has a huge capacity and is rust-resistant, so you won't need to replace it after a month.
Is Scandi your vibe? Or are you super into sustainability? Either way, lighten your kitchen in an instant with this simple bamboo dish rack. Collapsible for when you don't want to use it, and armed with 17 to 34 slots for plates, this spacious design adds a little style to your sink.
You might have seen this kind of rack doing the rounds on TikTok. Though it's a great kitchen gadget for drying dishes, it's great for helping wash fruit and vegetables, too. If you're short on kitchen space already, this one is ideal as it goes over the sink and rolls up when you're done. We're in!
Clean girls, this white steel rack from Yamazaki will make doing the dishes feel like a minimalist dream. It's somewhat rare to find lighter-colored dish racks, which is why this pick is so refreshing. It'll look especially good in kitchens with white accessories.
Gold accent lovers, this metal dish rack is as glam as a drainer can get. Spruce up your sink and be that girl who has to have everything matching, even the container that stores your washing up. It comes with rubber feet and a suction grip, too, so it's as practical as it is pretty.
More dish racks you might like
If you haven't quite found a rack yet that'll make doing the dishes more bearable, then there are plenty out there to take your pick from. The following retailers have a wide selection of dish racks:
- Amazon dish racks
- Walmart dish racks
- West Elm dish racks
- Target dish racks
- The Container Store dish racks
Which is the best dish drainer for small kitchens?
If you have a small kitchen, the type of dish drying rack you have matters. With so many different sizes, shapes, and materials on the market, don't go picking up any old drainer. To help maximize counter space, I'd suggest opting for an over-the-sink option, such as the Limnuo Drying Rack that doesn't have to sit on the side. Otherwise, a roll-up or fold-up dish drainer, like the Udry Drying Mat you can put away easily after your plates, pots, and pans are done drying, will free up room for more exciting tasks, like cooking your fave TikTok-inspired meal.