This $12 Space-Maximizing Sink Accessory Is a Must-Have for Teeny-Tiny Kitchens

published Jul 21, 2022
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If you are living the dream with a spacious kitchen where you never run out of counter space, congratulations — but this post isn’t for you. Nope, this one’s for the readers who have to take every opportunity to maximize real estate with clever storage finds. The home cooks who find a way to use every bit of wall space they can for hanging utensils, pots, and pans. The people who cook alone not because they prefer it, but because there’s only room for one body at a time in their teeny-tiny kitchens. We see you, and we get it. That’s why we make it our business (literally) to tell you about the best high-performing, space-saving tools to help you maximize every square inch you have to work with — and even create space out of thin air. We’re particularly fond of dish drying racks that roll up to save room and reduce countertop clutter while not in use, and the Tomorotec Triangle Roll-Up Corner Dish Drying Rack might be the most compact such sink accessory we’ve ever seen. Bonus: It’s only $12 on Amazon right now!

This clever aide is designed to fit onto the corner of the sink, so unlike other roll-up dish drying racks, this one doesn’t hinder you from using the sink. The triangular device measures just 16.2″ x 9″ x 3.2″, large enough to be useful yet still petite and unobtrusive. You can keep it where it is all the time and use it for everything from your morning coffee mug to your soap and sponges.

And if you want to store it away out of sight, no problem! It rolls up compact enough to slip into the drawer next to your tongs and spatulas. “I needed something over the sink so I wouldn’t need a towel on the counter for the few things that can’t go in the dishwasher,” comments one buyer. ” This is great, roll it right up and stick in a drawer when I’m done. Convenient for sure.”

Even if you don’t necessarily need a surface for drying dishes, this product is a must-have for keeping sponges from getting too grimy too fast. “We always had sponges fall and remain in the sink. Ick!” shares another customer. “My daughter suggested finding a corner ‘shelf.’ Thanks to Amazon, I found this little guy. Quick delivery and it’s perfect! Allows a sturdy platform and sponges and scrubbers dry quickly.”

But that’s just the beginning of the many ways that this baby can improve your kitchen setup. Since it’s heat safe, you can put hot dishes on it straight from the oven or stove. Use it as a trivet on the table or counter. Let rinsed fruits and small veggies drip dry into the sink. Because of the stainless steel construction and BPA-free, food-safe silicone edges, you can feel confident that it won’t rust or add any unwanted contaminants to your produce. And all for just $12. Amazon for the win (again)!

This post originally appeared on The Kitchn. See it here: This $12 Space-Maximizing Sink Accessory Is a Must-Have for Teeny-Tiny Kitchens