The stainless steel dish drainer by Ikea is part of the Ordning collection by Mikael Warnhammar for Ikea.
Dishes don't dry on their own and when you don't have a kitchen full of helpful towel-equipped guests at the ready, you're going to need a drying rack on which to place your freshly washed plates. For this latest post in our new Dwell Kitchen section, we line up nine dish drainers to help you choose your sink-side assistant.
The compact size of this sleekly designed Dish Rack makes it perfect for small kitchens where space is limited.
Doing the dishes by hand may be tedious, but drying is an even more precarious affair, balancing sopping saucers on slippery platters and bowls. One false move and your game of culinary Jenga results in a trip out for more tableware. This space-saving drainer composed of a melamine resin makes for a sturdy, easy-to-clean place to set your stuff. Watching plates dry has never been more fascinating.
Dish drainer in 18/10 stainless steel with cutlery drainer in thermoplastic resin. This item is part of the “A tempo” family, designed by Pauline Deltour.
Dish rack by Marc Newsom for Magis.
No drips and spills on the counter with the OXO Good Grips 3-pc Dish Rack Set with Expandable Drain Board. When the Dish Rack is placed on the Drain Board, cups drip only onto the Board. The Rack holds up to 10 plates or bowls and has 5 secure cup holders, plus an empty space to dry other items. If more space is needed, just pull out the expanding tray for up to 7 extra inches. Our Drain Board is sloped and equipped with a spout to make sure that drips make their way safely to the sink, but flat ridges on top won’t let the Rack or any dishes slide. Use the Drain Board on its own for fragile items such as wine glasses and pans that don’t go in the dishwasher. The Dish Rack can also be used alone and even fits into a double sink so clearing up counter space is simple.
Tackle your (small) mountain of dirty dishes, then put the clean pile on this topographic drainer to dry. The slight shift in elevation will allow your dinnerware to air out, and it's just the right fit for a bachelor/ette pad with minimal washing up.