We get a lot of questions about two things that tend to take up excess room in the kitchen: storage canisters and dish racks. We've explored dish racks with small footprints, but here's one that looks even better, along with some really intriguing stacking canisters — all from smart design firm Urban Kitchen.
Here's a good question from Tina and Phil of 30 Bucks a Week, a blog about living on $30 a week in groceries. They're looking for a good dish drainer, and they ask:
Just wondering if there were any good ideas on dish drainers. We'll be moving into a new apartment and while the kitchen is cute and has counter space, it has zero when it comes to the sink. Any advice on a dish drainer or will we be stuck with washing and drying the dishes forever?
Counter space around the sink is always at a premium in small and busy kitchens. We never seem to have enough room to let our dishes dry - and we also don't know where to let our wineglasses dry safely. Enter this Simplehuman two-tier dish rack that even has spots for your wineglasses! We love the look of it, but there are some mixed reviews on Amazon. We're curious - do you have this dish rack, and if so, what do you think? More photos and link below.
Williams Sonoma has sold all its wooden, wall-mounted, folding dish racks. No more are on order. They would not give me the manufacturer's name. I've searched the internet, but have come up with zero. Someone, somewhere must still be making those racks. Any suggestions for me other than making my own?
Do you keep your dish rack out all the time? We do, and that standard white plastic isn't the most attractive part of our kitchen. We just spotted this Wire Dish Rack, on sale at Smith & Hawken for $28.99. It's made of heavy-gauge steel wire sealed to prevent rust. It's just a little different, and if this is your kitchen style, it may be a good deal.