Dish Racks

How a dish drying rack can make life easier

Dish racks help you save time in the kitchen, as they provide secure and convenient storage for dishes, glasses and cookware you've just washed. They are easily placed beside your kitchen sink and are available in various sizes to meet the needs of your household.

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The stainless steel dish rack is the most common type, as it resists, is sturdy and highly durable. Much like dishwashers, dish drying racks contain specially designed compartments for various items, including plates, cutlery, glasses and larger items. Basic dish racks have only one level, while more elaborate designs may offer drying space for plates, glasses and mugs on two or even three levels.

Advantages of Dish Racks

The major advantage of a dish rack is that it helps you and your household save a significant amount of money. Dishwashers are expensive appliances, and running them costs you even more because they tend to use quite a bit of electricity. Air-drying your dishes is better for your energy bills as well as for the environment, and they can also help extend the life of your fine glassware and dishes. Washing these items in a dishwasher can leave spots on them, and gently hand-washing them is generally a better way to ensure they stay in good shape for a long time to come.

Dish Rack Accessories

Some kitchen plate racks are designed solely for drying dishes, while others have space for glasses but aren't intended to store cutlery. If you want to save some money by purchasing a basic model, you can get a standalone container for drying cutlery. These are typically partitioned in the interior to help you keep your forks, knives and spoons separate from one another. This saves you time when you're putting your dry dishes away, as you can just grab a handful of like cutlery items and slip them in the drawer until you're ready to use them again.

You can also get rubber mats to place beneath your dish drying racks to give dripping water a place to collect. Some of these mats are ingeniously designed with a downward slope, which enables water to drain into your sink rather than collecting in the mat.