Top 5 Best Dish Drainers Comparison

Well designed dish racks to save space while storing more.

Space is often an issue in the kitchen, especially when it comes to washing and drying the dishes. Fortunately, there are a few cleverly designed dish drying racks that increases the amount of dishes, cups and cutlery you can dry, while decreasing the amount of space you need. Here you can compare 5 of the best dish drainers below.

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Large Plastic

OXO Good Grips

Joseph Joseph

Steel Frame Large

Our Rating
4.6 out of 5 stars
4.7 out of 5 stars
4.6 out of 5 stars
4.4 out of 5 stars
4.6 out of 5 stars
ColoursWhite / Grey / BlackBlackGreyDark Grey / White & GreenSilver & Black
Material• Rustproof Plastic Frame
• Epoxycoated Steel Wire
Black Coated Plastic Wireware• Plastic
• Stainless Steel Wire
• Plastic
• Stainless Steel Wire
• Stainless Steel Frame
• Bamboo Knife Block
• Plastic Tray
Height Adjustable
Water Spout
Dimensions37 x 33 x 16.5 cm48.5 x 37.6 x 13 cm• 49.2 x 39.3 x 13 cm (open)
• 49.2 x 31.7 x 7.3 cm (closed)
• 52.7 × 36.4 × 16.1 cm (open)
• 32 × 36.4 × 16.1 cm (closed)
55.4 x 51.3 x 36.3 cm
Warranty5 years1 year1 year1 year5 years

Top Features | Best Dish Drainers

  • Our Rating – This is based on our own research in product testing and user feedback. Clicking on each product takes you to the product page where you can read customer reviews on the product you’re interested in.
  • Best Value / Top Rated – Products that we consider to excel in a certain area such as value for money, reputation or technology have been given one of our aforementioned labels of recognition.
  • Material – Most dish drainers are constructed from plastic or stainless steel or a combination of both.
  • Expandable – Some dish drainers can be expanded so that there is more space to dry dishes, cups and cutlery. When not in use, it can be closed making it more compact.
  • Height Adjustable – Very few dish drying racks can be height adjustable but those that are, offer the benefit of a different look and more breathability for faster drying.
  • Water Spout – A very useful feature is the addition of a water spout beneath the dish drainer, which allows the water to drain out from the drying rack. You should bear in mind of where the spout is located as it should be placed where your sink is.
  • Price – If you want to know the price of any of the models, just click on the Buy Now button or Check Price and you’ll be redirected to the product page. The reason we don’t put prices is because they constantly change and there are so many sellers offering different prices.
Best Dish Drainer Drying Rack
A two-tier dish drainer saves space but can be awkward putting in and taking out large items.

How to Buy a Dish Drainer Drying Rack

There are plenty of different types of dish drainers available but some are less than steller. The advantages a great dish drainer offers are faster drying, better use of space and less water buildup. Here are some tips when it comes to buying a dish drainer drying rack.

Do you have a small kitchen?

If you have a small kitchen, it’s even more necessery for you to have a dish drainer that’s compact. If is 2 or more people in your household, then the option of being able to extend so that you can dry more items if need be is useful.

Alternatively, there are dish drying racks that have two levels instead of one, which offers more drying space while only requiring a small storage area. However, they can be a bit awkward to put in and take out larger items such as saucepans and large plates.

Best Dish Drainer Drying Rack
A dish drainer that can be extended is compact yet is able to dry more items.

How will water drain?

The problem with cheaper dish drainers is that their design doesn’t account for drainage of water. Instead, you have to rely on the design of your sink area to ensure water gets drained into the sink rather than building up, which can cause limescale and water spots. It’s not a good look.

Many better designed dish drainer now have water spouts that leads water into the sink. The only issue with this is the placement of the water spout.

Make sure that your sink area has enough space to place the dish drainer in a position that allows the water spout to point towards the sink.

The last option is to use a bottom drip tray to store excess water so that it can be poured after. Some dish drainers include a tray. This is also a good option but is a bit more hassle as you have to pour the water away and clean the tray often.

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1 Comment

  1. John O'Hora

    I’m trying to locate the two-tier dish drainer pictured above? Can you tell me where I can get one or who is the manufacturer?

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