After reading the many positive articles and product reviews for our Five Two Dish Rack, I needed to know: Is this thing as good as everyone makes it out to be? Now, one week into drying-rack-ownership, I have my answer: Yes. It really is that good. My kitchen has never been cleaner and my dishes have never been drier.
Since there is already a slew of stories detailing this drying rack’s appeal, I figured I’d spare you the fluff and get right to it: Here are my five really good, never-outlined-before reasons for why you should make the Five Two Over-the-Sink Dish Drying Rack your newest kitchen accessory.
1. It never leaves the sink but isn’t always blocking it.
Because you can roll the rack onto the side of the sink without actually removing it, you’ll never need to find space to store it. This is especially great if your kitchen, like mine, can barely store a box of cereal. And if you’re worried about your dish rack permanently occupying the side of your sink, you shouldn’t be. Who uses the side of the sink?
2. It took my girlfriend three days to realize it was there.
The gray-colored dish rack perfectly blends in with my sink. Thanks to its compact design and flawless shade of muted silver, it’s a stealthy dish rack. It’s subtle enough that your stack of drying dishes won’t be drawing attention and nobody will accuse you of being an ostentatious ramekin dryer.
3. It travels well.
Before my dish rack nestled into its forever home (the sink), I carried it the half mile between our office and my favorite bar. With any other drying rack, that could’ve felt like a burden, but this walk was easy. With the rack rolled up, you’ll have no issues carrying it to your neighbor’s house or, for some reason, your local watering hole. If you’re someone who moves to a new apartment or home every year, it’s the perfect choice. Since it’s easily carried, that also means it’s not a headache to pack—it’s essentially the THUMA bed frame of dish racks.
4. It’s sturdier than it looks.
At first glance, I thought the dish rack looked flimsy, so I worried it would struggle to support my nightly mountain of dishes. However, once I spread its rods across the sink, the rack’s structural integrity was no longer a point of concern. The rack has no give and it refuses to move unless you want it to. Anything in your kitchen can rest upon this mighty rack (well, up to 50 pounds).
5. It’s easy to clean.
You don’t need some narrow, long-reaching brush to wash this thing’s nooks and crannies. Instead, you can just toss it in the dishwasher. If you don’t have a dishwasher, that’s fine—the rack’s simple design (rods and a rubber pouch) lends itself to easy cleaning with soap and sponge.
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