Have you considered perhaps an anti-fungal wood, such as Black Locust for example? [Yes, the dust when it's worked is toxic, but after it's been sanded and finished with a food-safe oil coating it's not going to be releasing anything nasty into your dishware.]
Kim Goody wrote:I'm leery of anything wood, because I've had wood dishracks mold too easily.
Tobias Ber wrote:hmm.... what about a conventional dishrack. you place it next to the sink. conveniently....
but when it s full, you lift the whole thing up to a shelf above the sink. it ll be mostly drained by then. it wont drip much, but will air-dry up there...
but it would be best to have an air-drying rack which will act as storage. you just leave the plates etc. THERE and get them out as needed. no cupboard for plates... or for CUPs ... as the name says.
Judith Browning wrote:I think above the sink drying racks are a great solution for a small amount of dishes and I want one
I'm also wondering if anyone has real dish towels anymore...the thin very large and absorbent white cotton ones (that many times had something embroidered in the corner)? If space is really a problem why not just dry the dishes and put away after washing?
I only do this after a party (or actually my friends do this for us after a party), just have plenty of towels clean and available only for drying dishes.
I prefer air drying but in a pinch when the dishes get beyond us the towels are there.
They are easily made from thrift store cottons if you search for thin white material.
Chuck Zinda wrote:There are many sizes of bags available. Working on trail maintenance crews, we hung our dishes from a hook. I think this is the simplest method.