Best dish racks to suit all kitchen styles and sizes
A dish rack is a handy kitchen gadget that you can use to store your wet dishes while they dry. With plenty of different compartments for arranging your dishes and ventilation slots to accelerate drying time, a dish rack will keep your clean dishes up off the counter so that they can dry naturally without wet spots or streaks and help to maintain a tidy and organised kitchen space. Dish racks come in many different types to suit any kitchen style and space. Check out some of the ones you can pick up at Kitchen Warehouse:
Two-tier dish rack - This dish rack has 2 levels for storing more dishes while taking up less countertop space.
Stainless steel dish rack - A stainless steel dish rack is durable and rust-proof which makes it the perfect material to withstand a wet environment.
Caddy - A sink caddy is a basket used to hold smaller items. Many caddies are cutlery holders which you can buy separately or included in a dish rack.
Dish drying mat - These mats are made from a non-slip material such as silicone and are perfect for drying small batches of dishes.
Sink organiser - An organiser or sink tidy is a larger kitchen storage solution used to keep cleaning products, sponges and brushes.
Foldable dish rack - A foldable rack will collapse to a compact size after use for easy storage.
Over the sink dish rack - This type of rack sits over the sink and allows dishes to drip dry without taking up any counter space. The Polder Expandable In-Sink Dish Rack is an excellent example.
Features to look out for when buying a dish rack or dish drainer
These features will help make your new dish rack more efficient:
Draining board - A dish rack with a draining board will catch dripping water and is usually removable so it's easy to wipe clean.
Non-slip tips - Look for a dish rack that has rubber or silicone tips on the arms to prevent it slipping on wet surfaces.
Cutlery drainer - A separate cutlery drainer is handy for letting utensils drip dry. Look for a removable one for more convenience.
Benefits of an expandable dish rack
If you don't have the space for a large dish drainer or rack, an expandable dish rack can be a good alternative. These racks expand out to fit in more dishes, before collapsing back to its original size for easy storage. The Joseph Joseph Extend Expandable Dish Rack expands to provide extra space for cutlery, glassware and crockery, has a removable cutlery caddy and spout for water drainage, plus no-scratch prongs to safely hold glassware.
Foldaway racks you can store away
A foldable dish rack system allows you to collapse the dish rack when not in use so that it can be stored away to free up counter space. Their compact size makes them ideal for small kitchens, as well as for travelling and camping. Check out the Oxo Good Grips Foldaway Dish Rack with pop-up plate rack, tines for glassware and 2 removable cutlery caddies.
Over the sink dish racks perfect for drying dishes and wine glasses
An over the sink dish rack will fit neatly over your kitchen sink so that you can let your clean dishes drip dry without taking up any counter space. It's the perfect solution for kitchens with limited space.
Look out for the dish racks with a drainer or drip tray
A sink dish drainer will catch any water drops that fall off the dishes to keep your sink or countertops clean and dry. The D.Line Dish Rack With Draining Board comes with a removable dish drainer so that you can take it out and wipe it down for easy cleaning. There's also a spout on the angled baseboard that allows water to drain off right into the sink.
Browse our large range of styles, colours and sizes available
Think of us as your one-stop-shop for dish racks, dish drainers and dish mats. For heavy-duty drying, we have the D.Line Dish Drainer Chrome & PVC with Large Caddy made from stylish stainless steel that can hold 13 plates, plus mugs, glassware and cutlery.
If you're short on space, the Joseph Joseph Connect Adjustable 3 Piece Dish Rack comes with 2 drying racks and a removable cutlery caddy that can be reconfigured to suit your kitchen and storage needs.
If you're looking for extra space to store your dry dishes, the Madesmart Cabinet Shelf is a collapsible storage rack that can hold up to 11.34kg and maximises vertical storage space.
The Joseph Joseph Surface Cutlery Drainer is a separate utensil holder made specifically to store your cutlery and kitchen utensils while drying. It keeps your knives, spoons and forks upright with a sloping base that collects any excess water. Need a place to store your wet sponge? The Spectrum Cora Suction Sink Sponge Holder is your answer.
Accessories you may need with your new dish drying rack
Add to your new kitchen dish rack or update your tableware collection with these must-have kitchen accessories and products:
Brands we know and trust
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What are the benefits of having a dish rack?
If you cook a lot, a dish rack can be an invaluable kitchen storage solution. They let you arrange dishes by type and size to keep your kitchen space neat and tidy. They separate everything to improve airflow for faster drying and keep them up off the sink or counter so that water drips off easily without leaving water spots. Dish racks with drainers also help to prevent a messy countertop by directing water towards the sink for easy cleaning up.
What is the best shape for a dish rack?
This depends on your kitchen space and dishes. You can find standard rectangular dish racks to sit on counters or over the sink. There are two-tier dish racks for storing more dishes while making the most of vertical space, plus expandable dish racks and foldable dish racks that can hold a lot of dishes but collapse down into a compact shape for storing in small spaces.
There are also dish drying mats and dish racks in one. The Umbra UDry Dish Rack with Drying Mat can hold different dishes, glassware, pots, pans and cutlery with removable caddy, microfibre mat and stemware holder. When you're done, simply fold it up and store it in a kitchen drawer until next time!