A roundup of space saving furniture solutions for freeing up the counter (especially important in urban kitchens).
Above: Tse & Tse in Paris offers the Wall-Mounted Steel Plate Rack for €300; it also comes in a smaller size for €236.
Above: The Wall-Mounted Dish Rack from UK kitchen shop David Mellor is 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). In the US, Iowa-based Woodform makes a similar style Plate Rack that accommodates a dozen plates; $84.99 at Stacks and Stacks.
Above: The Polder Compact Stainless-Steel Dish Rack measures 14 inches long and 6.5 inches wide; $21.51 at Amazon.
Above: The stainless steel Ordning Dish Drainer measures 19 5/8 inches long and 14 1/8 inches high; $19.99 at Ikea.
Above: The Kitchen Stand Dish Rack from Danish company Kingfisher House is available in several models, and comes in a range of colors (including turquoise, red, black, green, and white); contact Kingfisher for purchasing information.
For more, see "10 Easy Pieces: Front-Loading Dishwashers."
N.B.: This post is an update; the original story ran on January 27, 2011.