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8 Best Dish Drying Racks That Make Kitchen Cleanup Easier
They make the process faster and safer.
It's a universal truth that whether you like to cook or not, there will always be dirty dishes to wash. And even if you have a dishwasher, there are going to be items you wash by hand in the sink. Think: heavy Dutch ovens, delicate wine glasses, and your sharp knife sets. You grab your cleaning sponges, make a bath of warm, soapy water, and then what? They need to dry somehow! And while you can lay down paper towels or your favorite kitchen towels for a quick fix, the best thing to do is pick one of the best dish drying racks instead.
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Why a dish rack? It makes cleanup so much easier! First off, it helps separate the items so you don't chip or break them accidentally by stacking them on top of each other. Second, it helps them dry faster because air circulates around them, and they can drip off extra moisture. Many kitchen tools also need a dish drainer to avoid rusting, like certain types of steel and your trusty cast iron skillet.
When picking out a good dish drying rack, consider the size of your kitchen, your sink, and the items that will be drying. There are compact models and options that sit over the sink so you don't take up counter space. There are also larger models for bigger pots and two-tiered versions that hold practically everything. Don't worry, we've got all the best options right here (even one that went viral on TikTok!) so you don't have to wonder which one is best. Just add to your cart and then add to your sink!
AnnMarie Mattila is the Commerce Editor for The Pioneer Woman, covering products ranging from home, fashion, beauty, and more.
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