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10 Easy Pieces: Countertop Dish Drainers

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Oct 10, 2013 01:05 AM
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by Alexa Hotz last modified Oct 09, 2013

When it comes to doing dishes, I'm a hand-washer through and through. While I admit that this isn't entirely by choice (no dishwasher), for me, attractive accessories go a long way to elevating the chore. True, there are plenty of dish drying racks on the market, and just about all do the trick. But it took a long search to find the few that qualify as good-looking enough to leave out on the counter. Above: The Tornillo Wooden Dish Rack is made from tornillo, a South American hardwood, and hooks onto the edges of the sink; $115 from À Detacher. Above: For those looking for the Mercedes of dish racks, the Stainless Steel Draining Rack isn't chromium-plated like most, but solidly made of stainless steel 18/10;  €133 from Manufactum in Germany, made in Italy. Above: The Ordning Dish Drainer  measures 19 5/8 inches long and 14 1/8 inches; $19.99 from Ikea. Above: The  Core Bamboo Dish Rack with Utensil Holder ; $39.03 through Amazon. Above: The  Stainless Steel Compact Dish Rack  is designed for small spaces; it has a removable utensil tray and can accommodate up to 14 plates; $29.99 from The Container Store. Above: I myself use Ikea's super simple (and affordable)  Kvot Dish Drainer  ($8.99), which I pair with Muji's  Stainless Steel Tray  ($18.75) to keep my counter dry. Above: Though meant for the wall, the  Wall-Mounted Dish Rack  from UK kitchen shop David Mellor can be set on a countertop with a dish or tray underneath. Made of birchwood with pine dowels; £79 for the smaller size (50 centimeters wide, 44.5 centimeters high) and £95 for the larger size (82 centimeters wide, 44.5 centimeters wide). Above: Home Basics'  2-Tier Dish Rack  consists of a chrome-finished wire rack and stainless steel tray with a separate cup for silverware; $32.50 from Amazon.   Above: The Simplehuman Steel-Frame Dish Rack is $69.95 from Williams-Sonoma. Above: The  Wooden Dish Dryer  is made of sturdy pine and is foldable for storage and easy portability; $18.36 from Norpro Webstore. Above: A too-good-to-leave-out 11th option: The  Industrial Style Metal Dish Drainer is taller than it is wide and has a detachable drain at the bottom; £55 from Rockett St. George. Pressed for counter space? See our previous post 5 Favorites: Space-Saving Dish Racks .






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