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A Revolutionary Dish Rack

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I’ve never wanted a dish rack sitting out on my counter top, which is why I would call the Rubbermaid dish rack ‘revolutionary’ because my mind is now changed.  I know, it sounds dramatic, but seriously, this rack is pretty & looks great in my kitchen.  No more nasty stained, flimsy plastic dish racks that are not even close to sturdy enough for expensive cookware, flatware and pots that need hand washed.  No more eyesores sitting out on the counter top, and no more risking your most loved dishes being ruined by piling them in the sink or sticking them in the dishwasher.

This rack is sleek and made with much thought.  There are no sides on the rack so it can hold large platters and cookie sheets.  It is perfect for bar ware and good enough to be a holding spot for your precious china as  it air dries or as you hand dry each piece yourself.  The silverware container is removable, so if not needed, removing  it provides even more space for plates, pan & platters.  It also makes it very easy to clean.  I especially love the wide rows, they are all the perfectly spaced with the back two rows giving even more room for pans.  It resists mold and mildew with Microban, which is an antimicrobial protection product.


The Rubbermaid Dish Rack was so pretty that while I was at Target I had to buy 2 of them.  I was able to get one for 15% because I am a Target Cartwheel card holder & they were having a special offer. Are you familiar with Cartwheel?  I simply downloaded the app to my phone and whip it out during check out for them to scan.  I’ve been amazed by the savings through Cartwheel.

So what did I do with my second Rubbermaid Dish Rack?  

I used it to organize my daughters art supplies!  The minute I saw that it did not have sides, I knew it would be the perfect thing to organize supplies & hold canvases, frames, mats and finished projects.  The removable plastic container for utensils is perfect for her paintbrushes, pencils and markers.  She loved it and it is modern & cool enough for my 13-year-old to be ok with having it in her room.

One more idea I had for the Rubbermaid Dish Rack was to use it when we eat buffet style.  It would look great sitting on a buffet table holding plates in between the rows, and flatware in the utensil section.  The little foot up front is a perfect place to lay a pile of napkins.  I would even take it outside to set up for a buffet style picnic!  

As for storing the rack when not in use, I plan on adding a hook in my pantry to hang it.  Again, it is pretty enough that I don’t mind looking at it and don’t feel like I need to hide it away.  I want it out in the open, easy to grab.

So how would you use the rack?  Has poorly made dish racks kept you from using one?  What do you think of this Rubbermaid dish rack?

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  • Ann
    July 3, 2014 at 11:22 am

    While I think the new Rubbermaid drainer looks quite stylish and I’ve used their products for years, I left Target without buying one recently because of the inclusion of MicroBan. I prefer to let my freshly washed dishes air dry in peace without coming in contact with whatever is in this additive. The MicroBan folks keep the ingredients secret. Here’s food for thought: http://safemama.com/2010/07/14/parents-new-challenge-banning-microban/

  • Roxie M.
    May 21, 2014 at 2:16 pm

    Is there something under it other than the counter top to drain on? I need a new wrack as my old one is rusty. I will go to Target to check this one out for sure.

    Nice dishes. I have had the same dishes for 40+ years. I think I need to up-date a bit. My frugal side says NO, these are just fine, my other side says, Hey, it’s been 42 years since you got new dishes, you can splurge a little and get a new set. My kitchen is small too. I do not know what ‘extra’ storage space is.

    • AmyNewNostalgia
      May 22, 2014 at 10:20 am

      Yes! Rubbermaid carries a universal mat for draining, you can find it at Target. Yes! Splurge on new dishes. 42yrs is a great long time. 🙂 Pier 1 has the best white dishes and you can buy individual. They keep in stock and have for years so you can add piece by piece if you like. My sister in law asks for an addition to her set for Christmas each year which makes a great gift.
      Matching simple dishes is key when there is no extra storage space! I relate.

  • liz
    May 20, 2014 at 1:39 pm

    I like this dish rack. Will look great in my kitchen. thanks for this info, Amy..

    • AmyNewNostalgia
      May 22, 2014 at 10:21 am

      you are welcome! xoxo

  • Monica
    May 20, 2014 at 11:36 am

    I love it! I have a different wire one and it stays out all the time. We use it so mich that it’s totally worth it. It would look even better with pretty dishes though 🙂

    • AmyNewNostalgia
      May 20, 2014 at 12:12 pm

      Yes…pretty dishes help! I’m all about white and clear glass dishes & mason jars so everything always matches even if different sets. My small kitchen keeps me from buying all those fun colored dishes…I have no storage space! Thanks for commenting Monica!