My New Drying Rack Disappears When I’m Not Doing Dishes

Because no one needs that sitting out.
Photography by Jessica Antola

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No matter how you play it, a dish rack will never be a beautiful object. And I would know because, as a stylist, it’s always the first item I hide when photographing a kitchen. Even the more modern ones out there, like Yamazaki’s Tosca model, still look clunky and take up precious counter space. But I have recently seen the light, and it is Food52’s Over-the-Sink Dish Drying Rack. I spotted it at a friend’s apartment and immediately noted that it’s good-looking and space-saving. The unobtrusive rack lays flat over your sink, and when you’re done with your dishes, you can roll it up and stash it in a drawer. 

My apartment-dwelling self had to have one. As soon as I unrolled it over my own sink, I realized its superpowers. It does more than just dry your dishes; you can drain washed lettuce leaves and even use it as a cooling rack for freshly baked cookies because it’s heat-safe up to 550 degrees Fahrenheit. Another fun fact? The last slot is a little wider, to fit pot lids, rolling pins, or dish towels. 

While I wouldn’t call it tiny (it’s 20.5-by-12.25 inches when rolled out), it won’t hold as much as your traditional dish rack, so it’s probably best suited for people who aren’t doing a family’s worth of dishes or for those with a dishwasher who hand-wash dishes on occasion. There’s certainly room for a few glasses, a bowl, and many utensils to dry at once, but you might need someone on hand-drying duty if you’re cleaning up from a large dinner party. 

But the real question is: How will you make use of all that extra counter space? 

Five Two Over-the-Sink Dish Drying Rack


Julia Stevens

Contributing Editor

Julia Stevens is a Domino contributing editor. Basically, she’s a professional online shopper. She started at Domino as an intern and spent almost seven years in the style department curating products for our gift guides, trend roundups, and product reviews and on set styling the beautiful homes we get to share. Off hours, you can find her scouting New York’s newest design shops and restyling her shelves