Don’t laugh. You’d love this dishrack, too. How long had I dealt with dishracks that basically got icky: rusty, moldy, messed up the counter, or just plain old gross? Last year I attended a blogger tea hosted by simplehuman, a company that has products I was already using. This past December, I reviewed their Tension Shower Caddy which I continue to love and still looks brand new. simplehuman is already on my “companies with awesome stuff” list, so I was hopeful their line of dishracks would hold the answer to my prayers. The simplehuman team was so kind to send me their Steel Frame Dishrack, $69.99, which is the largest of their dishracks. I realize $70 may strike you as a lot to pay for a dishrack. But, considering it’s something that you use daily and for most of us, several times a day, it makes sense to invest in a good one. This one has everything covered, the stainless steel is fingerprint proof, the drip tray is extendable for when you have glasses hanging on the flip-out cup holders, the plate holder area allows you to customize with flip-up tines, the utensil holder has a bamboo knife block, the drain spout pivots so you can aim it to your sink. The whole dishrack is customizable for either side of your sink, if you want to have it long or short alongside the sink and if you need to raise it for an overmount sink. The whole thing comes apart easily so you can clean it all with soapy water or wash it in the top rack of your dishwasher. No nasty crevices for icky stuff to get trapped! How brilliant? All this and it comes with a 5-year warranty.
The main concept, I read is that you can leave it on your counter and have it still look nice in your kitchen because it hides dishes while drying. I can see that working for people who KEEP UP with putting their dishes away. I can. I appreciate that if I could attain that and stay on top of that, I would have that look. I personally appreciate that I can get backed up and still load it up and it lets me get away with it. With the toddlers, I have a lot of stuff that I can’t put in the dishwasher, so I really use my dishrack a lot. As you can see from my picture. My hip 20-something babysitter even commented on how great the dishrack is the other day. Yes, dear readers, we have a keeper. Available at simplehuman.com, Bed, Bath & Beyond and Sur La Table.