When we renovated the Laboratory, moving and installing our 25-year-old kitchen cabinets for the 3rd time, we had to also install new countertops. We choose original white colored Corian from Home Depot (the prettiest and cheapest) and treated ourselves to something we’ve always wanted: built-in dish drainer gooves that would wick water from just-washed dishes into the sink. We want minimal and good looking when it comes to draining dishes AND silverware. Our minor obsession takes the form of NOT wanting to look at the big stainless steel dish drying rigs that are around these days.
First, we bought the lowest profile dish drainer we could fine, and ditched the tray underneath that make it look bulky. YAY. That made for nice neat lines. Then we fashioned our own silverware drainer out of an old Arabia-ware crock to replace the usual steel caddy
We cut out the bottom of a plastic bottle exactly the diameter of the Arabia crock; then we broke drain holes in it (rather crudely, but no matter if it worked and nobody was going to see it.).
We inserted it into the bottom of the crock so that it would elevate clean silverware out of the water that drained off them…
Yikes: our favorite spoons need cleaning…Time to use our baking soda, salt and tin foil technique…
As for the dish rack, we weren’t able to find the exact one we bought years ago. Here are some similar ones:
This American Standard rack comes in large and small sizes. The plate holder section can be reversed to fit inside a small sink.
This one by Polder would work in a small space OR you could place two side-by-side without on an already grooved counter (without the stainles trays), without the boxy utensil holder.
If beauty is in the details…for us, these are details that make washing dishes a little more pleasing.