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Dish Rack - Folding by Better Housewares


Dish Rack - Folding by Better Housewares

A folding dish rack saves valuable space on the kitchen counter, allowing you to use it only as needed.  Drip-drying dishes is the earth-friendly way to go! 

Only the platinum #10020 has a double capacity cup or glass space while the white does not.

This folding metal dishrack was designed for easy drying of dishes, cups, and glasses. The new design of this dish drainer doubles capacity of cup and glass space. It also folds down compactly for easy storage.  These folding dish racks are constructed of epoxy coated steel. 

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#10020
Folding Dish Rack-Steel-Double Cup Capacity - by Better Housewares - 3489.5
$10.49
List Price: $17.99
You Save: $7.50 (71%)
Platinum
18"L x 12-1/4"W x 10-3/4"D
OUT OF STOCK
#10002
Dish Rack - White - by Better Housewares - 1489/W
$9.49
List Price: $15.99
You Save: $6.50 (68%)
White
18"L x 12-1/4"W x 10-3/4"D
OUT OF STOCK

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  • Made of
    #10020 - None Specified
    #10002 - Metal
  • Dimension(s)
    18"L x 12-1/4"W x 10-3/4"D

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Folding Dish Rack-Steel-Double Cup Capacity - by Better Housewares - 3489.5
 
4.0

(based on 32 reviews)

87%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (21)
  • Attractive (20)
  • Durable (15)
  • Lots of storage (15)
  • Lightweight (14)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Countertop (17)
    • Space saver (8)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Budget shopper (11), Midrange shopper (11)

    Reviewed by 32 customers

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    4.0

    Great for dishes up to 10"

    By Gary

    from Columbia, MD

    About Me Budget Shopper

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Flexible Design
    • Lightweight
    • Lots Of Storage
    • Saves Space

    Cons

    • Design Limits Dish Size

    Best Uses

      Comments about Folding Dish Rack-Steel-Double Cup Capacity - by Better Housewares - 3489.5:

      We love the overall design of this dish rack. We had a similar bamboo one that fell apart, and like the way the bottom is open on this one quite a bit more...it holds more, and larger items.

      We also like the way you can hang cups on the top.

      However, as other people have mentioned, because the bars that run along the top are somewhat low, it can't hold dishes over about 10" diameter...the bottom edge of the dish barely engages with the rack. Our 10" dishes work, but our 11" dishes don't.

      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      good but needs help

      By opes

      from MA

      About Me Budget Shopper

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Lots Of Storage
      • Saves Space

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Countertop
        • Space Saver

        Comments about Folding Dish Rack-Steel-Double Cup Capacity - by Better Housewares - 3489.5:

        BUT... had to retrofit with wood bars on each end to keep things from sliding off. Also had to retrofit a silverware holder.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        UNEVEN

        By K

        from USA

        About Me High-end Shopper

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

          Cons

          • Flimsy

          Best Uses

            Comments about Folding Dish Rack-Steel-Double Cup Capacity - by Better Housewares - 3489.5:

            DOES NOT STAND EVENLY. DEFECTIVE PIECE.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            Won't hold up standard dinner plates

            By On-Line Shopper

            from Salida, CO

            About Me Midrange Shopper

            Pros

            • Attractive Design
            • Durable

            Cons

            • Poor Design

            Best Uses

              Comments about Folding Dish Rack-Steel-Double Cup Capacity - by Better Housewares - 3489.5:

              The horizontal cross bars are paced so low they don't allow anything as wide as a standard size dinner plate, large pot lids or pizza pans to stand up in the vertical grooves. Those are such common items it significantly reduces the racks usefulness.

               
              4.0

              Wanted secure cup holders & foldable

              By Christina

              from Middle TN

              About Me Midrange Shopper

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Efficient use of space

              Cons

              • Cheesy aluminum rivets

              Best Uses

              • Countertop

              Comments about Folding Dish Rack-Steel-Double Cup Capacity - by Better Housewares - 3489.5:

              I replaced all four of the aluminum rivets with stainless steel screws and nuts. This was done because two of the rivets had bent and popped out in transit. The other two were getting ready to pop out, as well. Once that was done, this became an awesome drying rack.

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              1.0

              poor design leads to many problems

              By Lisa

              from St. Paul, MN

              About Me Midrange Shopper

              Pros

              • Attractive Design

              Cons

              • Collapses
              • Fits no drip mat
              • Plates fall
              • Poor Design

              Best Uses

              • Cups

              Comments about Folding Dish Rack-Steel-Double Cup Capacity - by Better Housewares - 3489.5:

              I. Designed with no drip mat in mind: I've used 4 different mats for underneath this thing and nothing works--the pods slide all over the place on bigger mats, and this thing needs a HUGE mat. It really could use some rubber on the bottom of its feet so it wouldn't slide.
              2. THE CATCHES SLIP, causing it to occasionally collapse unless you check up on those catches, monkey with them, make sure they're ok.
              3. LARGE PLATES WON'T balance because of another design flaw: two parallel bars going lengthwise prevent the plates from nestling into the perpendicular grooves.

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              Questions about this item:
              Shopper: Does this product rust? How sturdy is it with lots of glasses hanging off the rungs at the top? Thanks
              Joy C: Sorry for the delay. I ordered this for my mom, but I know it doesn't rust due to its coating. She hangs stemless wine glasses on the back rungs and dries pots and pans on it, so I'd say it's pretty sturdy.
              Suzanne W: I have had it for about a year and there is no rust. I use it for glasses I don't put in the dishwasher and other cooking items I don't put in the dishwasher. I have had several glasses and pots and pans at the same time and no issues. I really like it and it folds up easily to store.
              Rebecca F: The rack is very well engineered to be very well balanced. It Works!!! And I can't believe how much suff I can stack on it.
              Elizabeth K: My rack is constantly in use. A vinyl coating covers the dish rack, and the contact points of the rack "feet" with the stainless sink drain board have a few bits of rust after a year of use, but I never wipe off the water. I use the rungs for glasses only occasionally. Glasses placed on the front rungs are too susceptible to being bumped, so I never use those for glasses and only to support plates. The back rungs can hold 4-16 oz. glasses fairly safely if you balance them well. As I have a dishwasher, my glassware goes in there. If air drying crystal glassware, I use the flat surfaces of the rack or a dish towel on the counter.
              Betty B: Has not rusted so far. Top rungs are not really long enough that I use for glasses, just cups (as shown). If you don't weight the bottom shelf, it tends to fold back up. Works very well for plates.
              Sally E: My dish rack has NO rust and is sturdy when I load it up with lots of stuff. It has never collapsed or toppled over.
              Linda D: Not too much experience with glasses hanging off the rungs at the top, but the product has not rusted, and I am very happy with it.
              Yvette G: I have had the product for several months and there is no rust. I have not had glasses hanging off the rungs so I can't help you there. It is a little larger than the rubber mat under it, but overall I am very pleased with the dish rack. Love that it folds flat.
              Connie D: I love this rack and no it has not rusted at all. It is sturdy and holds heavy pans with ease. I don't use it for glasses hanging off the rungs at top as I have a dishwasher, but I think it would work fine for that. It is well balanced and not at all flimsy. It can be configured to sit 2 ways and folds flat for easy under sink storage. Looks modern. I always use a dishtowel under it for absorbing the drips.
              C. Yvette T: Rust proof. However, I was surprised at how tall and how much space this rack takes up. Despite the size, it holds very little and with no real stability, as things can roll off the open ends. I would not buy it if I saw it in a store. It is so hard to make these visuals online with only a photo! If I place glasses beneath to avoid the unstable top, there is little room in height before it hits the underside of the V. If I place plates in V or glasses on the rungs, it just does not really hold the items in place as other racks do! I do NOT recommend this rack.
              George S: We love the steel folding dish rack, we haven't had any rust. We haven't had any problems with putting as many glasses as it can hold. We also have the white plastic coated rack and love that one too. They are the only dish racks I will ever buy.
              Gina S: So far mine hasn't rusted and I don't think it will. It is very sturdy but you can only put short glasses on the top rungs; taller ones just fall off. Hope this helps.
              Pamela C: It doesn't rust. It holds cups just fine, on both sides at the same time. However, it does not hold regular dinner plates, just smaller salad or bread plate sizes. If you look at the picture of the rack, you can see where there is a vertical bar on each side just below where the cups are hanging. The two bars are not far enough apart to hold a dinner plate. So, I just use my empty dishwasher for that. I DO like the fact the wine glasses hang by those "cup" holders, really nicely.
              Marion C: We purchased this rack in June 2012. We love the way it looks and the way it performs. It has not rusted at all despite daily use and has been sturdy no matter how many dishes/glasses we have placed on it.
              Larry W: We love the rack. It hasn't been an issue with rust and we've had ours' quite some time. We don't "hang" the cups/glasses. We place them on the rack and it works great. I would recommend this purchase!
              Helen J: I have not had any problem with rusting, still looks good. As long as the glasses aren't too tall they fit on the top rungs nicely, I have actually not filled those up but we have piled up the rest of it and it is sturdy.
              Dawn D: I have been using this rack for 3-4 months. It is well-made and sturdy; it does not rust; I use it on a water-absorbing dish mat on the counter top. When using it, I first put plates and bowls in, then the cups and glasses on the rungs. The rungs are short so coffee cups and some glasses fit fine, but I don't put quart jars or hang delicate glasses on them for fear of them slipping off. Otherwise, I really like it!
              Hannah C: So far, the dish rack hasn't rusted, but the hinge did come loose at some point when I loaded a bunch of stuff on it (heavy pots, etc.) - I was able to fix it, but I have to be gentle about what I put on it now... I have never used it to hang glasses on the top rungs, so I can't answer that question... Now that the hinge is loose, I probably won't do that.
              Liz M: I have had this for just over a year...it has not rusted, & it is sturdy enough to load it w/coffee cups OR glassware... just keep it on a non skid surface.
              Laura M: I actually returned it because it is not really stainless steel but rather a coated metal product and the double cup capacity did not seem sturdy at all.
              STEPHEN K: The rack is NOT sturdy. We returned the product after unpacking and seeing how flimsy it was.
              Kristin S: No rust yet, looks good as new. Overall it's quite sturdy but not sure about glasses question. We don't ever put a lot of glasses on it. The rungs will work better for shorter things, like mugs, because taller glasses won't slide all the way down -- they'd stop at the crosspiece you can see in the picture. So if glasses were fairly tall or heavy, could fall off. I'll note that we use the drain in a flatter position than shown in the pic -- when you unfold it you can basically set it up high as shown, or a good bit flatter. I just don't like how tall it looks the other way and works fine for our uses. Possible that in the taller position, glasses would be more upright and less likely to fall off. That said, it's a very nice rack and we like it. Hope that's helpful!
              Shari W: I have been using it for well over a year, and there's no rust. As long as the drainboard under it is larger (or you don't use one)it is very sturdy and holds a lot of glasses. I really like the product. Good luck!
              Kathy H: I bought my folding dish rack one year ago and I love it! I have a lot of cups and bottles that I hang to dry every day and it holds their weight well. Occasionally, I will hang glasses, but those are trickier because some glass bases are very heavy (like crystal goblets) and they will slip off. It has not rusted and I love the drying capacity!
              Kathleen P: We returned the dish rack only because it was a little too large for the space on our kitchen counter. Thus, we did not get a chance to experiment with it or know it is rusts, etc. Thx!
              Jessica T: I've had it for years now and no rust. It is quite sturdy, just don't try to move it while it's full of dishes because the bottom "feet" are not locked in place, just set in place in groves, but if you don't move it, it should be fine.
              Shopper: Is there a tray or something under it to catch the drips? Or do you have to buy that separately?
              Doreen K: No tray was included. The opening on the top is quite wide and some dishes don't stay upright, otherwise am very pleased.
              Dana H: No, there is not a tray attached to the base of the rack or in the package with it. I have used a thick towel, but any sort of rubber-type tray (from Wal-Mart or wherever) would be very good to have.
              Maria M: Buy it separately!
              Robert C: I had a drip tray already that is open on one end so it drains into the sink.
              Michael M: No, there is not. We use one of those absorbent counter pads instead of a tray. It works very well and is much easier to store than a plastic tray. Overall, I am very happy with this dish rack.
              Ruth G: You need to buy one separately.
              James V: You will need to place a tray or other product underneath however, this product is WELL worth the money as we searched the entire internet looking for a smaller dish rack that stores a lot but doesn't take up much counter space. This is the one! Having the fingers on the top ends for hanging cups is what really makes the difference. We'd buy it again in a heartbeat.
              Charlene L: You will have to buy a tray separately. Also, I found that my large dinner plates do not fit in the rungs very securely. They tend to fall backwards. Smaller luncheon size plates are fine.
              Cathy F: There is no tray, just the rack. You have to buy the tray separately.
              Barb Z: I bought this rack and absolutely love it. It cleans up nicely and does not mold like some wooden ones do. I use an absorbent towel pad (about 18" X 15") and it absorbs all of the water, can be easily washed and looks nice too. The rack does not come with any type of water collection. Hope this helps. Barb
              Dorothy F: I don't remember if there is a bottom tray, but I use mine on the kitchen counter and wipe underneath occasionally. This works fine. It has held up well for 1 1/2 years and I would buy it again.
              Robin R: No, you have to buy that separately. I bought a clear plastic dish drainer tray and you don't really notice it on the counter top. Overall this is a very nice dish rack!
              Martin W: No tray. I bought a clear plastic tray for about 3 bucks . It looks great under the rack. Enjoy.
              eileen m: You need to buy it separately.
              Comment(s) about this item:
              Lizabeth C: Looking for folding dish drying rack with good quality and not too many frills. Hoping this one will fit the bill.
              Frederick S: Best suited for our needs
              Claudine D: I was looking for a stainless steel looking dish drainer
              Steve M: have a similar one, Its large yet sits next to sink well!
              Melissa M: replace a similar one I already have that is broken.
              Donna P: The collapsible feature makes it easier to store when not in use. I have had one of these for many years and have been very satisfied with it. But it's time to replace it with a new one.
              Jennifer P: style
              stacy c: have a folding rack already is getting old and have never found one at a store this one was features in March 2012 RealSimple mag I had saved the page
              Gary Y: I like that this is a similar form factor to our old bamboo one, but that the bottom is more open. Hoping it's more sturdy as well.
              Elaine M: Recommended by Real Simple
              JoAnn J: just like my other one I have
              Marissa C: Room for lots of cups, folds up when not in use
              Derek S: I needed a replacement
              katherine G: great price
              Janet M: Space saving storage
              barbara e: I like this disk rack because it is made of steel and can be put in the dishwasher. Also, it can be periodically disinfected. Plastic can not be and germs can harbor in them
              Dennnis E: I have a similar one
              JESSICA W: I wanted something that would fold for easy storage out of sight and to take up less space. I also saw this chosen as a top pick for drying racks at Real Simple.
              Kathleen P: Doesn't take up a lot of room on the counter; have a similar one; love the cup holder design.
              Nancy C: This looks like my old one and should hold everything except silverware. That is the one piece of the product that's missing!! A silverware cup attachment or basket.
              C Nannet W: Sometimes there isn't enough to use the dishwasher when my husband is away. This won't take up room on the counter & when I don't need it.
              Erin B: I own one and love it.
              Lynn P: I have a similar one to this that I have had for many years and it needs replacement. This item had good reviews and I already have a base that should fit just fine.
              Margherita M: For the cup capacity
              So Young J: Have used before and loved it!
              Sally E: Real Simple Magazine rated this in the top 7 dish drainers.
              Brian B: Even though we have a dishwasher, we needed something compact and elegant looking to hand wash and dry a few items. Also it had to be compact. This fit the bill perfectly
              Ursula V: It fits my sink dimensions and met my needs in color
              Symone E: It is space saving
              Susan M: I have one and can't find a replacement locally for this item.
              Angela P: My rack broke, I was looking for a new folding rack...wanted to try a steel one
              AMIE B: Have used this style for years and love it, but cannot find it in retail stores anymore!
              AMIE B: Have used this style for years and just love it. Used to buy it everywhere but cannot find it in regular stores anymore.
              Penny F: Saw it in Real Simple -- it looks compact and versatile.
              Sherri N: I have a similar one in bamboo that I love, but it is now breaking, so I need to replace it. The steel will match my kitchen better too.
              Gina S: It looks like a nice space saving design for an affordable price.
              Rachel P B: I've had one like this for a very long time and It finally was time to get a new one. I was so happy to find it here!
              Elizabeth K: I've owned this product and replaced it with the single cup capacity item, which does not fit my needs. Therefore I'm ordering the larger dish rack.
              Rebecca F: Size, Price, Green Efficiency, Smart looking design.
              Jane C M: Have very limited countertop and storage space. This seems like it will work.
              Kathy H: Saw advertised in Real Simple magazine. We have a dishrack we have held onto for years because of the cup-holding capacity. I am excited to get a new one finally!
              Ruth G: When not in use I like to store the rack under the sink. Because it folds, it fits.
              James V: Stores a large amount of dishes without taking up too much counter space. Works the best compared to all others, especially with the fingers on the top ends for cups.
              Charlene L: Wanted to replace a folding dish rack that had rusted out over the years. I liked the idea of the rack folding up to be able to store it away when not in use. This one is not as heavy duty as the old one and I find that my large dinner plates do not sit in the rungs very securely. They tend to fall backwards. Luncheon size plates are fine.
              eileen m: I needed something big. I don't use it very often anymore - it takes up a lot of room on the counter, but it fold up under the sink nicely.
              Roxanne B: I've had one of these drying racks for lots of years and it's now chipping and rusting so I'm replacing it. Works super as we have a small kitchen with limited counter space and I like to fold it up and put it away.
              Noreen R: Saw it written up in Real Simple Magazine
              Elayne C: a friend has one and i like using it
              Maureen M: Saw it in Real Simple magazine and looked good
              Kelly M: I have one I bought years ago and the plastic coating over the metal is flaking off. I love this because it takes up almost no space under the sink. It is great to dry bottles on. I use my dish rack everyday and I believe the steel one will last even longer than the one I currently have did.
              Liz M: It replaces one that I have very similar to it. Currently the plastic coating is coming off & the metal is rusting. I saw this in SkyMall on an AirTran flight... I'm so excited to find one that has open ends so I can hang cups upside down to drain!
              David B: Flexible design and reasonable cost
              Sheila J: It is compact, has an efficient design, is washable, and complements stainless steel appliances.
              Julie R: I saw this in Real Simple magazine. It's a nice size and won't get moldy like my wooden rack.
              carol l m: My cousin actually has this item, I sen it at her house and I just had to have it. I can't wait to get mine!! Wa Whoop Whoop Whoop!!!