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Old 12-26-2010, 03:53 PM   #1
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What do you use for a dish drying rack?

We're redoing the kitchen and putting in a single bowl sink. I was hoping to find a counter-top style drying rack that can be stowed away when not in use. I've found these on Amazon:

Amazon.com: Progressive International Collapsible Dish Rack: Kitchen & Dining

Amazon.com: Black Folding Dish Rack with Drain Board (Black) (10.75"H x 12.25"W x 18"D): Kitchen & Dining

Does anyone have something like one of these and like it? Or, do you have something that's even better?

Thanks for any and all help in my search for the perfect drying rack.
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Old 12-26-2010, 04:13 PM   #2
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I have the one from Progressive - got it at Bed, Bath and Beyond. It works well and folds up pretty flat. I use it with a drainer tray underneath it to catch the drips.
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Old 12-26-2010, 04:18 PM   #3
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I have to admit that I've never tried either one.

Dish Rack one looks like it wouldn't have any parts that would rust. However-it doesn't seem to hold as many dishes or glasses as drainer number two. Reviews say you must pick it up to drain the water out.

Dish Rack two looks like it holds more dishes and glasses also. I have had problems in the past with plastic coated wire-plastic coating cracks then wire rusts. Looks like you put the lip of the drain board over the sink edge and it drains into the sink. That is a plus

The bottom line is-What does Andrea think?

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Old 12-26-2010, 05:25 PM   #4
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The bottom line is-What does Andrea think?

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Andrea thinks that neither of them is exactly what I'm looking for. They would work but I'm not loving them.
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Old 12-26-2010, 06:06 PM   #5
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Dish Rack

I have a double sink in the galley. I found a dish rack that will fit inside one of the sinks. It will hold just enough dishes for 2 after a meal. I store it in the sink when traveling. If I remember right; I got it at Wal Mart in the RV section.
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It's a different approach, but we just stopped using a rack after our last one got rusty. We just spread a dishtowel out and lay the dishes on that. It works well and the towel never gets rusty.
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I also just use a dish towel. If I don't have time to leave them out to dry, I do it the old fashioned way and towel dry.
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It's a different approach, but we just stopped using a rack after our last one got rusty. We just spread a dishtowel out and lay the dishes on that. It works well and the towel never gets rusty.
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I also just use a dish towel. If I don't have time to leave them out to dry, I do it the old fashioned way and towel dry.
I'm beginning to think that might be the best way for me to go. It's simple, it's easy, and it folds up nicely when not in use.
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I'm beginning to think that might be the best way for me to go. It's simple, it's easy, and it folds up nicely when not in use.
Last time I looked at the price tag on a drain rack it gave me pause, $20 for a thing to dry dishes?? I could buy wine with that $20.
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You might consider a dish drying mat

The Original™ Extra Large Dish Drying Mat - Bed Bath & Beyond&

It the link does not work you can google: The Original Dish Drying Mat....
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I bought mine at Ikea, it's white molded plastic (no rust and light) it is two piece, one slides into the other. So it fits exactly between the edge of the counter and the sink on my 73 Tradewind counter. If I expand it, it doubles in size, and fits on the fold up counter to the sink. I can take a pic if you like. (after I did out the foot of snow we are getting) MPJ
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Recycled Chopsticks

These baskets made from recycled chopsticks can be used as a basket, a colander and a dish drainer. They fold flat, don't rust and work great.

Made With Recycled Bamboo Chopsticks - Chopsticks and sustainable home accessories made with chopsticks
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It's a different approach, but we just stopped using a rack after our last one got rusty. We just spread a dishtowel out and lay the dishes on that. It works well and the towel never gets rusty.
This is what I do as well. The best part about using a dish towel is that it has more than one use.
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I just set the dishes on the table to drip a bit, dry them with the dishtowel, and then wipe down the table to clean and dry it. Done--------- no extra parts and pieces......... and no dripped on dishtowel.
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