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Best Dish Drying Mats

Not all dishes are safe in the dishwasher. Before you start hand-washing dishes, though, don’t forget to bring out a dish drying mat. These can be placed under a drying rack or right on the countertop for ultimate protection as you rinse and place to dry. Not sure what type of mat is best for you? Check out our recommendations. We believe these will kick your shopping off in the best way.

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S&T INC. Absorbent, Reversible Microfiber Dish Drying Mat for Kitchen

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Cute and Durable

If you want an eye-catching dish mat to give your kitchen some more flair, then you’ve found your match here.

What We Liked

This drying mat doesn’t just look good. It protects your countertops and best dishes, too. Use it under a drying rack or simply place it right onto your counter. It holds up to four times its weight in water. Choose one (or a few) of the 25 designs. Get it here. 

Largest

XXL Dish Mat by Bellemain

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Make Room for More

Spread out this 24 x 18 inches dish mat after your biggest meals. Make this cleanup chore a family affair.

What We Liked

Stacking all of your dishes on top of each other only puts them at risk of breaking. Lay out every individual dish on this large dish mat. It’s actually the largest mat on our list. Its thick microfiber structure keeps all dishes safe and your countertop dry. Pop it in the wash when you’re done for an easy clean. Buy it now. 

Fastest-Drying

Norpro Gray 18×16” Microfiber Dish Drying Mat

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Use It Again and Again

This drying mat includes a hang tab for easy drying, and you’ll note the material feels light and ready for more absorption in no time.

What We Liked

This drying mat gets the job done, so put it to the test. It can take on water, but simply hang it to dry and watch it work. It cushions dishware, dries quickly compared to other similar dish mats, and stores away super easily. Buy it here. 

Best for Small Kitchens

OXO Good Grips Large Silicone Drying Mat

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Easy to Clean and Store

Roll it or fold it after you use it. Then tuck it away for a rainy day – or until you must to dishes again. Free up counter space for more kitchen duties.

What We Liked

Prefer a silicone mat over a cloth one? Then this is the one to pick. The ribbed design and soft surface dries and protects all dishes and stemware. Silicone is a flexible material, so it’s easy to clean, store, and use again. And it’s great if you’re trying to achieve maximum function in a tiny kitchen. Get it now.