When it comes to doing dishes, I’m a hand-washer through and through. While I admit that this isn’t entirely by choice (no dishwasher), for me, attractive accessories go a long way to elevating the chore. True, there are plenty of dish drying racks on the market, and just about all do the trick. But it took a long search to find the few that qualify as decent-looking enough to leave out on the counter.
Above: The Yamazaki Wood Handled Dish Drainer is made of powder coated steel and walnut handles; $68 at Schoolhouse. For more on Yamazaki see Genius Low-Cost Storage Solutions from Japan. Above: Ikea’s super simple (and super affordable) Kvot Dish Drainer is $8.99. Above: For those looking for the Mercedes of dish racks, the Stainless Steel Draining Rack isn’t chromium-plated like most, but solidly made of stainless steel 18/10; €150 from Manufactum in Germany, made in Italy. Above: The Ordning Dish Drainer measures 19 5/8 inches long and 14 1/8 inches; $19.99 from Ikea. Above: New from Hay, the Dish Drainer set is made up of three components: a Cup, Rack, and Tray. Each comes in a variety of colors and is available through Hay stockists. Above: Muji’s Large Stainless Steel Basket is $40 and can be paired with the Stainless Dish Drainer ($24) and Large Stainless Steel Stand ($13.25) at Muji. Above: The Alka Copper Finish Metal Dish Drainer is £25 at Habitat. Above: Home Basics’ 2-Tier Dish Rack consists of a chrome-finished wire rack and stainless steel tray with a separate cup for silverware; $34.95 from Amazon. Above: The Labase Steel Draining Rack with a removable cutlery insert is made in Japan from stainless steel; €129 at Manufactum. Above: The Ikea Bestående Dish Drainer is made with silver-tone metal and white housing; $24.99.
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