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The 13 Best Dish Racks on Amazon, According to Hyperenthusiastic Reviewers

Here at the Strategist, we like to think of ourselves as crazy (in the good way) about the stuff we buy, but as much as we’d like to, we can’t try everything. Which is why we have People’s Choice, in which we find the best-reviewed (that’s four-to-five-star reviews and lots of ’em) products and single out the most convincing. While we’ve written about wine decanters, paper-towel holders, kitchen carts, and have even taken a deep dive into what to do if you’re scared of your dirty kitchen sponge, here we’re rounding up the best dish racks, drainers, and drying racks you can find on Amazon.

Best dish rack with drainage tray under $50

Stylish Sturdy Stainless Steel Metal Wire Medium Dish Drainer Drying Rack (Stainless Steel, Chrome)

4.2 stars, 420 reviews

“Fantastic buy! Exactly what I needed: compact but large enough to hold a dinner’s worth of dishes. Slim style makes it look great on the counter. The tray underneath accommodates perfectly. Large silverware basket design allows a place for items that usually fall through other dish drainers. Stainless steel means it won’t rust.”

Best deluxe dish rack with drainage tray

Simplehuman Steel Frame Dish Rack With Wine Glass Holder, Fingerprint-Proof Stainless Steel, Gray

4.4 stars, 850 reviews

“My husband and I are avid juicers, which means we are constantly washing the various parts of our juicer, along with the glasses and tools that we use along with it. Because they are used so frequently throughout the day, we needed some sort of dish rack to keep out on the counter that would be both handy and attractive. After browsing the selection of available dish racks out there, this one fit the bill perfectly, despite the high price tag. My husband calls it the Cadillac of all dish racks! It matches our modern kitchen and stainless-steel appliances, and has many great features — such as the mini–knife block, side ‘pockets’ for glasses, and a drain pan and spout underneath that swift away any water that drips from the dishes. It’s sturdy, well-made, and very high-quality. Overall, it’s a great item that we will use for years — I recommend it to all!”

Best foldaway dish rack with drainage tray

OXO Good Grips Convertible Foldaway Dish Rack, Stainless Steel

4.3 stars, 747 reviews

“I LOVE this dish rack! I’m not overly excited about many material items, but simple, practical, and effective solutions win me over. This is a compact but sturdy dish rack that folds inward into a sleek rectangle when not in use. Dish racks take up ample space and create a cluttered appearance in my kitchen, so I love being able to easily hide it from view when not in use, but quickly erect it when necessary.”

Best two-tier dish rack with drainage tray

PremiumRacks Professional Dish Rack — 304 Stainless Steel

4.3 stars, 245 reviews

“This dish rack is AMAZING! I’ve been using it for a few days now, and I am blown away! Not only is it stylish, space-saving, and easy to use — but it’s also high-quality! … I love that it has the cup-holder attachments and the cutting-board attachment as well. The knife block was also a nice addition. It has two different drainboards and a microfiber mat as well. I love the two-tier functionality of this dish rack because it stores more and it helps them dry faster as well. The drainboard is parallel to the counter, which I love … I also love that the top rack can be taken off as needed (which is another reason that multiple drainboards come in handy). It has a modern, classy look that is beyond appealing and looks great on any countertop.”

Best versatile over-the-sink dish rack

Surpahs Over the Sink Multipurpose Roll-Up Dish Drying Rack (Warm Gray, Large)

4.9 stars, 1,179 reviews

“Very clever solution. My kitchen is small so any space-saving double-use tools are welcome. You can use this to dry dishes, cool bread, support vegetables being cleaned, drain a chicken or turkey without it sitting in its own juice. It’s very well-constructed and can easily be cleaned and even sterilized with boiling water (yes, I have done this). When you are done, it rolls up and poof! It’s gone. Really brilliant design. I LOVE IT!”

Best metal over-the-sink dish rack

Over-the-Sink Kitchen Dish Drainer Rack, Durable Chrome-Plated Steel (Black)

4.6 stars, 760 reviews

“I LOVE this drainboard. I have always had a love-hate relationship with a drainboard! This one will go across my sink, AND you can put it on the counter with a drying mat if you happen to need the extra room. It has little feet, so it stands quite well. Works wonderfully for my needs!”

Best collapsible over-the-sink dish rack

Prepworks by Progressive Collapsible Over-the-Sink Dish Drainer

4.6 stars, 944 reviews

“I live on my own, and this is a great space-saver. It doesn’t hold a ton of stuff, but it’s good for [my] situation. It actually fits in my sink with room to spare, so if I use a large baking sheet, I can wash that and stick it right next it to standing up. I just leave it in the sink, so I don’t have any real need to store it, but the fact that it folds up really flat is a cool feature. The box it came in was so skinny, I was surprised it could fit in it at all. I’m glad it has the utensil holder. For some reason, a lot of these in-sink drainers don’t have that. So when I saw this and the good reviews, it was an easy sell.”

Best stainless-steel in-sink dish rack

Deluxe Chrome-Plated Steel Small Dish Drainers (Red)

4.7 stars, 305 reviews

“We love our new drainer. It’s a perfect size for side-by-side sinks, and it’s metal, so doesn’t discolor like the plastic one. I would recommend this to anyone willing to listen. Thanks for a perfect product.”

Best antimicrobial in-sink dish rack

Rubbermaid Antimicrobial Dish Drainer, Small, Black

4.2 stars, 1,291 reviews

“I purchased this drainer to replace my old one, which has begun to rust after many years. I have a double sink, and this is the perfect size for sitting in the second sink so that I don’t have to have a dish drainer sitting on the kitchen counter all the time. I like the coating on the drainer so that I don’t have to worry about anything getting scratched or damaged, and it should lengthen the life of the drainer. I have had this drainer for quite a few months now, and it sees daily use with no signs of rust. It is a great value and is offered in an attractive choice of colors.”

Best miniature in-sink dish rack

Umbra Sinkin Mini Dish Rack, Black/Nickel

4.5 stars, 672 reviews

“Love this product! Small as to fit in the sink. Sits up high enough that water can run underneath. Sturdy. Great for two-people households with just a few dishes to wash. May get one for camping as well.”

Best collapsible metal dish rack with drainage tray

Deluxe Chrome-Plated Steel Foldable X-Shape 2-Tier Shelf Small Dish Drainer

4.1 stars, 402 reviews

“I recently moved from a big kitchen with ample counter space to a small kitchen with very little counter space. I needed a dish rack that was compact, yet still functional to do the job. This was perfect. It fits in the little space between my sink and the wall. It can hold my heavy ceramic plates, and the metal hasn’t scratched them yet (it’s been a month). I can actually stack a whole bunch of dinnerware, pots, and pans on top and they’ll all dry. I am very impressed with this product and would definitely recommend this to anyone!”

Best collapsible bamboo dish rack

Totally Bamboo Premium Collapsible Dish Drying Rack

4.2 stars, 751 reviews

“Best darn dish rack out there, and totally worth the money. I’ve used a basic pinewood rack for years, and dealt with it falling apart and molding on a daily basis. I tried out other stainless-steel options to avoid the mold, but they were all too large, unattractive, and not easy on my nice dishware. I debated forking over the extra bucks on this one, as it’s quite a bit spendier than other options and I’m very budget-conscious. SO. GLAD. I. DID. Worth every penny. Not only does this rack hold a TON of dishes, doesn’t mold, and keeps my dishware nice and unscratched, but this rack is also a beauty! It looks great on my counter. What more could I ask for?! It’s a perfect size, not too large and not too small. I love the upper and lower racks as well as the flat option on the back. It holds everything from large pots, pans, and cutting boards to all my small items and glassware. Oh, and it’s made of bamboo, a renewable resource? BONUS! I’ve had this rack as well as the utensil holder for about three months now, and I am beyond happy with both purchases — Wish I would’ve bought them sooner!”

Best mug drying rack

Sorbus Mug Holder Tree Organizer/Drying Rack Stand (White)

4.1 stars, 269 reviews

“I spent too much time reviewing coffee-mug holders, checking several different websites, comparing prices and materials, etc. I finally decided on this one, mostly because of the price and the fact that it holds so many mugs. I’m very pleased with this purchase. The mug holder is the perfect size to fit in one of the shelves of my ‘coffee station,’ holds all of my coffee cups, is very stable, and looks nice, too. After comparing prices, I hoped this would be a decent one for $20, and I’m more than happy with it.”

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The 13 Best Dish Racks on Amazon, According to Reviewers