Because Who Doesn't Like Looking at a Nice Rack?
Question: Drying racks are ugly as sin, but so necessary in my daily kitchen life. Any alternatives? And please don't say dry everything and put it away because who has time for that.
Answer: Only Marie Kondo is crazy enough to suggest that you dry every dish and put it away immediately. I would never do that to you.
This is actually a very easy problem to solve.
You simply need a pretty drying rack—one that you'll enjoy looking at even when it's bogged down with dripping dishware. And yes, such a rack does exist.
I like this coppery one, this sleek two-leveler and this Spanish marvel. If you speak Spanish and are able to get the last one to ship stateside, please let me know, as I shall immediately order it myself.
Drying pads like this are also a great workaround: pile wet dishes onto it and it folds for easy storage whenever you get around to putting those damned dishes away.