In my Brooklyn apartment, I had exactly 9.5 inches of counter space next to the sink. Watching anyone cook in that kitchen was like watching some sort of freak choreography: chopping on a small cutting board down inside the sink and balancing bowls on top of burners. No dishwasher either, and I wasn’t giving up those precious 9.5 inches to a clunky dish drainer. We went for an over-the-sink wood version instead and it was a lifesaver—often doubling as an extra surface.
Here are the 10 best space-saving dish racks for freeing up the counter.
For more dish drainers see our posts:
- 10 Easy Pieces: Countertop Dish Drainers
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- Drip Dry: 13 Kitchens with Wall-Mounted Dish Racks