I know this will not be a popular idea but just in case there’s someone out there who actually likes hand-washing dishes or has a dishwasher on the fritz, this may be something you haven’t thought about.
When I am hand-washing dishes I use my dishwasher as a drying rack. There are a couple of reasons why this works for me. I’ll list them below:
1 – It huge! It will fit all the dishes, pots and pans.
2 – It keeps my counter tops clear. I used to have a counter top full of drying dishes. We don’t usually dry by hand and put away. We air dry them.
3 – I can close it up. The dishes are out of sight! I do leave the door cracked a bit for air to circulate.
4 – When you go to unload the dishwasher in a couple of hours there will be nothing with water pooled on it. This is a huge plus if you have your kids put the dishes away. Somehow that water ends up on my floor!
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