This Ingenious Amazon Find Will Completely Improve the Way You Hand-Wash Dishes
Whether or not you have a dishwasher, certain items like water bottles and delicate ceramics are best washed by hand. But if you drain your dishware by inverting it onto your countertop or (gasp) a not-so-clean dish towel, we need to talk. Not only is this pretty ineffective at removing moisture from the vessel you’ve just cleaned, but you might actually be introducing nasty germs right where you sip.
Luckily, we’ve found the perfect solution, and all it requires is a little real estate along one side of your sink. Meet: the Sanni Shoo Drip.it kitchen sink caddy, a 3-in-1 organizer that allows you to drain drinkware, caps, sponges, rags, and more directly into your sink. It also functions as a trivet for protecting surfaces from hot cookware. The low-profile, multifunctional organizer has an impressive 4.5 star rating on Amazon, and a growing number of fans who call it “space-saving and practical.” Let’s take a closer look at the simple, but versatile, design.
The Sanni Shoo is made of brushed stainless steel, and features two telescoping rails that reach across your sink’s basin. The rails can extend from 14.5 to 22.5 inches, allowing you to adjust it to fit your sink, whether you have a small, circular wet bar sink, or a large, rectangular sink in your kitchen. Silicone pads at both ends protect surfaces from scratches, and prevent the organizer from slipping, even if you get a little splashy while you clean.
The organizer’s removable stainless steel plate has four holes that are sized to allow a variety of water bottles, narrow-necked jars, and lids to drip-dry upside down. Several reviewers note that the two large holes which measure 2.75 inches across are big enough for a glass SodaStream bottle, and others point out that the hole with a perforated outer edge is helpful for drying bristle brushes and sponges.
Due to its flat, telescoping design, the Sani Shoo is perfect for small spaces, whether you stash it in a drawer between uses, or leave it out on your countertop to serve as a landing spot for pots and pans. As one reviewer notes, the design is “more inconspicuous than any dry rack available,” and adds that it’s “easy to store when not in use.”
How you configure the Sanni Shoo is a matter of preference. You can slide the removable plate to one end of the rack and use the open rails to hang a dishrag or as a drying rack for a handled brush. One smart reviewer shared a photo of their Sanni Shoo sink setup, which includes one dedicated to drying bottles and caps, and another strictly for sponges and towels. However you arrange the organizer, you’ll be able to keep countertops dry and uncluttered.
Musty smells and funky condensation are all but eliminated when you thoroughly dry drinkware and cleaning supplies. So stop placing them on a flat surface or on their sides, and upgrade your sink area with the Sanni Shoo! We can’t wait to hear how much you love it.
This post originally appeared on Kitchn. See it here: This Ingenious Amazon Find Will Totally Improve the Way You Hand-Wash Dishes