It’s not easy to do the dishes when there are a bunch of reusable bottles in the way. And early in the morning, when I’m more than a little stressed out trying to get out the door on time, confronting this situation was making me nuts.
I know, I know. How hard is it to just move those bottles? Terrible problem to have, compared to all the other problems in the world, right? Still, sometimes fixing small, irritating problems–especially those that slow me down in the morning–helps me be more effective for the rest of the day.
So I went on the hunt for a perfect bottle drying solution that would not take up extra real estate on my small kitchen counter. (Putting them over wooden spoons or chopsticks wasn’t really working for me.) And then, searching Amazon, I discovered the Mommy Genius bottle and bag drying rack, which had a slew of positive reviews.
Since it’s chrome-plated steel, rather than stainless steel, I wondered how long it would take to start rusting. So I posted the question on Amazon and instantly got 5 answers from customers who all said they had not seen any rust.
Then, of course, I wondered about the packaging. Would it be shipped with a bunch of plastic? So I sent a message directly to the owner through the Mommy Genius website. She said that if I bought it through Amazon, there would be plastic, but if I ordered directly from her, she could eliminate the plastic packaging for me. So that is what I did.
The drying rack stands up inside my regular dish rack (so it doesn’t take up space on my counter), and it’s super heavy so won’t tip over. It holds up to six bottles, or a combination of bottles and bags. (Think reusable coffee filter, cloth snack bags, or rinsed and reused plastic baggies.)
I paid for this rack myself and have received no incentive to review it here. It just makes me so happy each day, I wanted to share it with you. If you do purchase through the Amazon link, I receive a small commission to help support this site. However, if you contact Annie the owner, directly, she’ll send it to you without plastic. (firstname.lastname@example.org)