For an affordable, good-looking dish rack that'll fit in most small kitchens, you can't do much better than Umbra's Tub Dish Rack. Considering its small footprint, it holds quite a lot of dishes and it has a slightly angled base and spout to drain water right back into the sink!
It's a bit of a puzzle, but for some reason wall mounted dish racks are hard to find here in the US, despite the fact that they are very common in Europe and in Great Britain in particular. Perhaps our lack of exposure to this clever and attractive way to store dishes has kept demand down? With open-shelved kitchens all the rage right now, this might just be the moment for us to wise up. Luckily, a few forward-thinking shop owners have us covered with three very different approaches to the wall mounted dish rack.
I'm always so inspired by dream kitchens like this cottage kitchen in Maine or any one of these gorgeous, glamorous spaces. I appreciate the details, materials, the layout, all the finer things that make it special and swoon-worthy. But sometimes too much day dreaming can make me feel a little deflated when I walk into my thoroughly average and unspectacular rental kitchen. Has that ever happened to you? Most of us probably don't cook in our dream kitchen. Instead, we deal with our kitchens' quirks and inconveniences on a daily basis.
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If you like the no-fuss functionality of restaurant equipment, you'll probably love this stainless steel wall-mounted dish rack from French design company Tsé & Tsé. It's advertised as a dish drainer (all the shelves have holes in them) to be hung over the sink, but I honestly think it'd work better as a dishware cabinet in a small kitchen, don't you? You could even get a couple and hang them side by side for a wall of open cabinetry.
I do not have a dishwasher, which means all the dishes get hand-washed in my house, so it's not uncommon for the dish rack to be under quite a bit of strain from the day's plates, glasses, and pans. We went through two replacements of this wooden dish rack from IKEA, which warped and cracked both times. Fed up with "disposable" dish racks, I knew I wanted something sturdy, reliable, long-lasting, yet aesthetically pleasing. This dish rack from Simplehuman fit the bill.
We're not blessed with the luxury of a dishwasher, so we're heavily reliant on our dish drainer rack. Right now we have a very simple rack, but we've found that in the case of drainer racks &mdash the simpler the better! Drainer racks come in many different shapes, sizes and materials and we're not sure which material is the best.
Q: My boyfriend's apartment doesn't have a dishwasher, and with all of his roomates living there, and everyone cooking each night, dishes are a real problem. There is limited counter space as well, so we are trying to find a multi-level dish rack — hopefully something with at least two full levels if not more.
Short of building shelves for multiple standard dish racks I haven't seen anything. There is no cabinet above the space next to the sink so height isn't an issue, but the space isn't much bigger surface wise then a standard dish rack from Target.