If you lack sufficient cabinet space to store a typical dish draining rack and tray duo, buying just a tray may be all you need. That depends of course on how many dishes, cutlery or cookware you wash by hand. After doing without a dish tray for several years because I didn't like having one hog the counter space and most were too bulky to store, I finally started to look at various options.
There's quite a variety of dish draining racks and trays on the market with many available for purchase separately. I wanted something that was easy to put away when not in use, so I decided to buy just a tray. Not having a rack to keep dishes upright and off the tray does have a down side, they don't fully dry. But that's not a problem if you dry the dishes right away, which is what I prefer to do. And the drain board does keep water off the counter.
This Rubbermaid® Drain Board is available in two sizes and in clear or black finish. The 14.2" x 14.8" (small) size is perfect for my needs. And, I can easily store it under the sink, along the side of my recycle bin. This tray has Microban® antimicrobial protection, which is a nice feature to have. You can't beat the practical value you get with this drain board, for less than $10.
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