There’s no shortage of racks that you can use to drain a newly-washed pile of dishes. From ones you place over the sink to units that drain on a separate chamber, there’s plenty to choose from, as a quick trip to any kitchen supply store will confirm. If you find yourself having to drain a huge stack of dishes on a regular basis, then you’ll want to check out Lakeland’s ILO Clam Shell Dish Drainer.
Designed by Scott Jarvie, it’s a storage and draining system that’s equipped for versatile function. As in, there’s no set way to arrange your dishes like typical dish racks, allowing you to set up plates, bowls, and cookware as required.
Small spikes on the surface of the ILO Clam Shell Dish Drainer allows you to rack everything vertically, while large prongs along the edges make for excellent places to drain cups, mugs, and glasses. For holding spoons, forks, and knives, each one includes a cutlery container that you can either set down on the tray or hang onto the edge prongs with the drainage facing the tray. It comes with two sets of differently-sized feet, allowing you to arrange it in a tilted position to drain water out of the tray by combining two short feet with two long feet (just place the draining spout next to the sink so the water goes straight through).