If you are lucky enough to have a dishwasher, well, aren't you spiffy. I, on the other hand, can't remember the last time a machine did my dishes for me. I guess living in an old San Francisco apartment has its sacrifices. Since some of you undoubtedly share this plight, here's a roundup of dish racks that should meet a wide ranging set of needs.
System Dishrack by simplehuman. If you suffer from everything-has-it's-place syndrome (like I do), this could be the dish rack for you. The customizable design has a plate holder, cup holder, utensil holder and bamboo knife block that can all be arranged to best fit your needs. Available in stainless steel for $59.99 from simplehuman.
Sink Rack Dish Rack. If you have limited counter space or prefer to keep your dish rack out of site, this Sink Rack Dish Rack is your ideal solution. A simple design of slatted plastic, this dish rack simply fits into the bottom of your sink to allow your dishes to dry. Available for $8.50 from the Umbra Store.
Dish Doctor by Marc Newson for Magis. If you are looking to put the fun in functional, this dish rack might be calling your name. Made of sturdy polypropylene, and available in both glossy (green or orange) and translucent colors, the Dish Doctor is available for $75 from Unica Home.
Folding Bamboo Dish Rack. If your space requires an alternative to metal and plastic, the classic design of the folding bamboo dish is for you. Made of renewable bamboo, this affordable dish rack can be easily folded and stored when not in use (when in use, don't forget to put a tray under it). Available for $19.99 from The Container Store.
Grass Countertop Drying Rack. Okay, so maybe this dish rack is marketed towards parents and bottle drying, but that doesn't mean we like it any less. It's small at 10 inches square so while it may not dry all of your dishes, it could be great for wine glasses. This PVC-free drying rack is made of two pieces to allow for easy cleaning. Available for $19.99 from Boon, Inc.