This Under-$50 Amazon Find Will Totally Change How You Hand-Wash Dishes

published Dec 13, 2020
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A common conundrum with countertop dish racks is that they take up too much space yet still don’t have enough space for all your dishes, cups, cutting boards, and utensils. Either they occupy an entire half of the sink or waste precious countertop prep space. There’s no winning—especially if you have a tiny kitchen. Until now.

The iSpecle Over the Sink Dish Drying Rack (an Amazon customer favorite) is like the holy grail of dish drying racks.

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Buy it: iSpecle Over the Sink Dish Drying Rack, $49.99

Instead of taking up space, this dish rack floats above the sink and has a sturdy base with rubber feet, which won’t scratch your counter. The coolest part is that as the dishes dry, the water can drip directly down into the sink. It has room for a whole table’s worth of plates, cups, and silverware, as well as hooks for utensils, slots for cutting boards, and even a shelf for your sponge. If you can’t fit it over your sink (maybe you have a window that you don’t want to block or maybe you have cabinets up there?), you can still put it on your countertop without losing work space. Just be sure to put a dish towel underneath to catch the water.

Let’s take a look to see what Amazon shoppers love about this drying rack:

“I absolutely love this over-the-sink dish drying rack! It is a perfectly pragmatic organizer for a small kitchen space. I had seen other similar products for triple the price, so I am more than pleasantly surprised with the quality. It is very study, even when the top is piled with several pots, pans, and dishes. Dishes can be propped in a way on the top so that the water drains perfectly into the sink. Everything is well constructed and the rubber feet keep it still. I’ve accidentally knocked it a couple of times, and everything stood strong! The extra shelves and hooks have helped to free up so much more space in my kitchen. I highly recommend this product for improved kitchen flow and organization—just make sure to measure your space. It’s improved my entire kitchen!”

“I have a super tiny kitchen and was very excited to try this rack even though it was really way out of my budget. It was not hard to assemble, but it would be helpful to have an extra set of hands to hold the pieces still. It has really opened up a lot more space and made very good use of the space between my sink and cupboards. I altered it slightly by installing the silverware cup and knife rack on the inside of the frame, so that they would drip over the sink. I feel like this was a very good purchase and I’m very glad I took a chance on it.”

“I took a chance when I purchased this. I wasn’t sure how well it would work with a corner sink. But I love it. It came with simple instructions and was nicely packaged. It was helpful to be able to adjust the lower extra drying attachments to places they worked best for my needs. It really helped open up countertop space, and it helps dry things faster so they aren’t just sitting out. All in all I’m very happy with my purchase!”

This post originally ran on Kitchen. See it here: This Amazon Find Will Totally Change How You Hand-Wash Dishes