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 dish drainer 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.
OXO Good Grips Foldaway Dish Rack
The plate rack on this well-designed dish drainer folds down if you need to make room for more substantial items while the tines are perfect for cups and glasses. There's a spout that opens to drain directly into the sink and the feet fold out to elevate the rack for drying and fold up for compact storage.
Neat-O Deluxe Chrome-Plated Small Dish Drainer
This smaller dish drainer is ideal for compact kitchens. It's made of steel but has a chrome-plating for a more stylish finish. It can hold up to eight plates and comes complete with a detachable plastic cutlery cup for drying your knives, forks and spoons.
NEX Over the Sink Dish Drying Rack
This awesome adjustable length drainer sits over your sink, so any drips are not an issue. It's made of high quality 304 stainless steel and has rubber feet to stop it from moving. While the drying options are plenty with hooks and holders, it's also very flexible as they can be moved to suit you.
iPegtop Expandable Dish Drying Rack and Cutlery Holder
This expandable rack can be used on the draining board, in the sink or over the sink thanks to its extendable rubber-finished arms which take the rack from 40cm to 56.5cm wide. Made from 304 stainless steel, it's sturdy and rust-resistant.
Kingrack Compact Dish Rack with Microfiber Dish Drying Mat
If you're really, really short on space in the kitchen, this compact option from Kingrack could be the answer. The small rack can hold up to 11 plates; there's two cup holders and a removable cutlery holder. It comes with an absorbent microfibre drying mat to go under the rack to catch drips.
Tower Dish Rack with Removable Tray
Ideal for anyone who doesn't have a draining board, this full-size rack can hold up to nine plates with room to spare and boasts two removable cutlery holders. The rack is made of chrome-plated stainless steel while the removable drip tray is plastic and will keep your countertop clean and dry.
BirdRock Home Bamboo Folding Dish Drainer
An attractive alternative to all the steel and plastic versions we've featured, this rack is made of eco-friendly, sustainable bamboo for a natural look. It measures in at 45cm wide, 29cm deep and 25cm in height for a decent-sized drying area, but folds flat when you're not using it.
Simplehuman Steel Frame Dish Rack
This high-end option will add a bit of elegance to your kitchen. It has a fingerprint-proof stainless steel frame with space for four cups and four hooks for extra-tall wine glasses. The cutlery holder is safe to go in the dishwasher, and there's a swivel spout that drains into the sink.
2-Pack Roll Up Dish Drying Rack
This is a straightforward solution that is a space-saving roll-up design you can use for washing up and for food preparation. You get two racks which you can cut down to size to fit your sink. Made of food-safe stainless steel this is heat-resistant to 240 degrees celsius, so usefully can double as a pot stand too.
Decdeal 3-Tier Dish Drainer
Perfect for larger households, this three-tier draining rack can hold an entire meals' worth of dishes. With a chrome-plated alloy frame, there are clever design features like a chopping board rack, hooks to hang larger utensils on, a covered knife container and an open cutlery holder.
Oxo Peg Dish Rack
OXO's cunning design sees the pegs built into this drainer flex to accommodate and securely hold, any shaped items. This flexible drainer's drain tray can be placed in any direction, and it's removable, as is the cutlery holder. The raised ribs on the base of the drainer mean your dry items stay dry.
Relaxdays Bamboo & Stainless Steel Dish Drainer
A stunning-looking design from Relaxdays, we love the designer looks of this bamboo and stainless steel dish drainer. A good size, you can dry plates on the top, cutlery in the holder on the side and cups, mugs and glasses on the metal arms. This also gets a drip tray that's removable for easy emptying.
Rack and roll
With solutions to suit all kinds of budgets, all types of sink spaces and all kinds of household needs, your dish drainer options in 2019 are quite varied.
Useful design features strongly here through, with clever functionality such as iPegtop Expandable Dish Drying Rack and Cutlery Holder expandable drainer that can be used as a small, sink-friendly device on ordinary days or in an increase in size on days when you're doing lots of washing up. Our overall staff pick, 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 NEX's impressive over sink solution. With room for a Sunday roast's worth of cutlery, crockery, and glassware, it's a fab solution for families.