PROBLEM – I have a very small kitchen and not a lot of counter space. My family rarely makes enough dishes dirty in one day to run the dishwasher. I actually prefer to wash dishes by hand but there isn’t really room for a drainer. If I do wash dishes by hand I feel frustrated by all the wasted space in the dishwasher.
SOLUTION – Use the dishwasher as the drainer. Wash the dishes by hand let them air dry in the dishwasher. (I can’t take credit, this was my client’s idea.)
SIDE NOTE – It probably makes sense to keep the door open for a chunk of time so the dishes can dry. Running the dishwasher every once in a while might be a good idea. *This idea has not yet been approved by the dishwasher association. 🙂