Good Question: Looking for a Space-Saving Dish Drainer

Good Question: Looking for a Space-Saving Dish Drainer

Faith Durand
Mar 24, 2009

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?

Tina and Phil, if your sink doesn't have room for a dish drainer, then you will need one that either sits on top of the counter and drains into the sink, or a model that hangs on the wall. You're in luck, too — our sister site Apartment Therapy just rounded up some of the best wall dish racks. The one pictured above appeared in Elle Interiör and was found at stylist Sasa Antic's portfolio site. You can see the rest of the wall-mounted racks at Apartment Therapy here:

Dish Racks Up Off the Countertop

Here is another roundup of practical wall-mounted dish racks:

Good Question: Looking For Wall-Mounted Dish Rack

If you don't want to mount your dish rack on the wall, then we recommend an inexpensive plastic or wire dish drainer with a mat underneath it that can drain into the sink. We have one like this, and we store it away under the sink when not in use.

Here's one dish drainer that stimulated some discussion here:

Hot or Not: Simplehuman's U-Frame Dish Rack

Readers - do you have any dish drainer recommendations for small kitchens and small sinks?

Visit Tina and Phil's blog: 30 Bucks a Week

Related: Home Cooking: Improvised Cookbook Holder

(Image: Elle Interiör, at Sasa Antic)

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