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Dish Drainers

There’s no denying that doing the washing up is not a welcome task at the end of a family meal or dinner party. There are ways to make the chore a little easier though and this includes finding the perfect dish drainer for your kitchen. Organising your wet cookware and glassware on a dish rack will stop it piling up in the sink and prevents your kitchen from looking cluttered. Let’s take a look at some of the most common questions about draining boards.

What are the best dish drainers?


The type of dish drying rack you choose is likely to depend on the volume of washing up your household produces every day. A 2-tier dish drainer would be useful in a busy family kitchen where there are a lot of cooking utensils and dishes used for meals. A compact or foldaway dish rack would suit a galley kitchen or flat where space is limited. Bamboo dish draining racks are foldable so are suitable for hassle-free storage, while making an elegant addition to your kitchen work surface. If you do not have any spare room then over the sink dish drainers are a great solution. If you regularly hand wash delicate crockery or glasses, you may wish to consider a high-quality stainless steel dish rack that is sturdy. A drainer with a cutlery or utensil holder is also a good investment if you do all of your washing up in the sink.

Are dish drainers dishwasher safe?


It is not recommended to wash a plastic dish drainer or drainer tray in the dishwasher unless it has specifically been marked as dishwasher safe. If this is the case then place the dish rack on the top shelf only, otherwise the heating elements could cause it to melt or warp in the dishwasher.

How do I clean a dish drainer?


Clean away any mildew with a bleach solution. Use approximately one-quarter of a cup of bleach for every gallon of water. Leave the drying rack to soak for 20 minutes. It is possible to remove limescale build-up caused by hard water using lemon slices. If the limescale is persistent, press a paper towel soaked in white vinegar onto the limescale. Scrub with a brush or old toothbrush if necessary. Rinsing the drip tray or drying mat every day in soapy water will also prevent it from growing mouldy.

Regardless of whether you’re looking for a compact or Y-rack dish drainer, made from stainless steel, plastic or bamboo, Houzz is bound to have the ideal kitchen accessories for you and your home.
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