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Best Drying Racks

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Even if you have a dishwasher, there's inevitably always a certain amount of things you still have to wash by hand. Your draining board deserves a decent drying rack that suits your household's washing up needs. Whether that's one with a wine glass holder built in, ones that offer smart storage solutions, or giant options that will work for large families, we've got a superb selection of draining products for your perusal.

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Ace Teah Over Sink Dish Drainer

The ultimate one

Perfect for larger households, this stainless steel beauty offers as much drying capacity as you could need, plus well-thought-out extras like hanging hooks and a tray for your dish and hand soaps. 

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We love this product's playful design. Aside from looking great on your countertop, on a practical note, it will hold items of all shape and size upright while the excess water collects in the bottom for easy emptying. 

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Homexpect Roll Up Dish Drying Rack

The roll up one

This space-saving solution rolls up when not in use, can be used to dry dishes over a sink and is food safe if you're washing fruit and veg. It is heat resistant up to 400 degrees, so it can also be used as a trivet mat. 

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Simple Houseware In Sink Dish Drainer Drying Rack

The in-sink one

This drainer's classic design means it can be used on a draining board or countertop or, thanks to the extending handles, over the kitchen sink. It boasts a sturdy steel construction with a chrome finish. 

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Joseph Joseph Extend Dish Drying Rack

The expandable one

Joseph Joseph's draining solution can be expanded to almost twice its size when you have more items to dry than normal. The integrated spout drains away water and the steel prongs' tips are covered so as not to scratch any delicate glass or china. 

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OXO Good Grips Convertible Foldaway Dish Rack

The modern one

A strong option from OXO, this rack's plate holders fold down if you need to dry more substantial items, while the legs fold out to lift the dish rack off the draining board. It has a built-in spout to drain water directly into the sink.

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Neat-O by Hopeful Universal Dish Drain Board

The minimalist one

Made of durable plastic, this simple design will fit almost all draining boards and countertops and protect them from water with its drain-away sloped design. It can also be used in conjunction with other drying racks that you can place on top.

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Termichy Baby Bottle Drying Rack with Drainer

The sputnik one

Uniquely designed for drying baby bottles, this could also suit more general use if you love its funky design. The colorful balls are designed not to scratch bottles, while the detachable draining board removes for quick emptying. 

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Simplehuman Dish Rack with Swivel Spout

The smart one

This stainless steel rack boasts a pivoting swivel spout to drain water into the sink. With plenty of space for general drying, vino-lovers should note the integrated wine glass holder that can hold up to four large glasses. 

Rack and roll

With solutions to suit all kinds of budgets, all types of sink spaces and all kinds of household needs, your drying rack options in 2019 are quite varied. 

Useful design features strongly here through, with clever functionality such as Joseph Joseph's expandable drainer that can be used as a small, sink-friendly device on ordinary days or doubles in size on days when you're doing lots of washing up. The OXO Good Grips foldaway choice is similarly cunning, with the ability to fold down the plate racks and/or remove the cutlery holders for extra space. 

If space in your kitchen isn't an issue, then we strongly recommend Ace Teah's impressive over sink solution. With room for a Thanksgiving's worth of cutlery, crockery, and glassware, it's a fab solution for families. 

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