You’ve just finished hand washing your baby’s bottles to get that nasty smell out, cleaning their sippy cups to keep the mold away, sterilizing your breast pump parts to make sure no harmful germs remain and cleaning their pacifiers so they’re good to get sucking on those again – now all that’s left is to leave the bottles to dry on a baby bottle drying rack.
But, the next time you step into the kitchen to get a hold of any one of these essential items, you realize it’s still wet … Now what? You obviously can’t wait forever, not with a crying baby!
For all of these items to be out of action for as little time as possible, you need to get a quality drying station.
Oh, and if you’re not yet in the trenches of this whole parenting thing yet and are still planning what you want to add to your baby registry, this is a must-have! You’ll thank us later for the suggestion.
So, let’s kick this off by having a quick look at what we believe to be some of the best baby bottle drying racks of today.
Best Baby Bottle Drying Racks – A Quick Look At Our Top 10 Recommendations
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- Munchkin High Capacity Drying Rack
- Philips AVENT Drying Rack
- Boon Trip Travel Drying Rack
- OXO Tot Space Saving Drying Rack
- Boon Grass Countertop Drying Rack
- Boon Twig Grass and Lawn Drying Rack Accessory
- Dr. Brown’s Universal Drying Rack
- BABY NUMBER ONE BOX Baby Bottle Drying Rack
- Glory & Grace Rustic Industrial French Farmhouse Wall Mount Dryer Rack
- Stuff4tots Foldable Baby Bottle Drying Rack
Best Baby Bottle Drying Racks Reviewed – A More Detailed Look At Our Top 10 Recommendations
Let’s start things off with a list of some of the best baby bottle drying racks of today, as well as an explanation in each section about what makes each so special, and any possible drawbacks you need to be aware of before you make a buying decision.
Munchkin High Capacity Drying Rack
When it comes to drying racks, the more space in the least surface area possible is a major plus.
This functional Munchkin baby bottle drying rack can hold up to 16 bottles, with ample space for the valves, straws, nipples, and pacifiers, as well as all breast pump parts.
Due to its adjustable multi-level design, bottle height is not an issue – a huge plus if you’re using bottles from different brands that don’t have equal measurements.
The bottom part is made of a removable and reversible tray with a little drawer that can be set to either catch the dripping water or to directly drain into the sink.
There’s no playing Jenga with all the bottle pieces on this spin stack! Both the top and bottom trays rotate 360-degrees to make loading and unloading super easy and mess free.
For those of you who happen to be short on storage, the upright pegs fold down; which means it can be easily and efficiently put away when not in use.
- Perfect for kitchens with limited counter space
- Ability to load up to 16 bottles at a time
- Sturdy and great for heavier glass bottles, although be careful not to over-load it with glass
- The water reservoir can be easily emptied
- Has to be put apart to store, although the process is quick, simple and straightforward
- Due to its two levels, the rack may look slightly bulky when loaded. You shouldn’t care too much about how it looks, though – your main focus should be on how well it performs and how efficient it is.
Philips AVENT Drying Rack
Who said a bottle drying rack can’t look neat and tidy and be efficient at the same time? The Philips AVENT drying rack has been designed to achieve exactly that. It manages to hold many baby bottles and related gear at once, without using too much counter space.
At 2.8 x 8.2 inches, the rack can fit up to 8 bottles at a time, as well as nipples, breast pump parts, pacifiers and lots of other baby-related items that need air drying.
Bottles can be easily placed on the branch-like parts, unlike other racks that make this a more complicated task than it needs to be.
Got larger bottles you feed your baby with? No worries: the branches can be attached anywhere on the rack to help you make the most of the space available. You can even remove any of the tree pieces given to you if you need more space to work with.
As far as regular maintenance duties go, the drip tray below is detachable for easy water disposal and cleaning. When not in use, it can be easily disassembled and stored in as little space as possible.
Not all drying racks have this feature, so it’s something to consider if you plan to store your rack when not in use. It’s also something to keep in mind if you intend to use your rack for more than one child over a period of years.
- Can hold up to 8 bottles
- Branches can be adjusted to meet your needs
- Small footprint, more kitchen space
- Easy to assemble and disassemble
- Can hold glass bottles
- Easy cleaning
- Loading one side before the other may tip the rack over, so it involved a bit of trial and error to get comfortable with the process. This is probably something you’ll have to get used to with most drying racks out there, though.
- Not the most sturdy of options. This is especially true when the drip tray is not attached, as the rack tends to lose its stability
- Cannot be used to drip directly into the sink
- Not dishwasher safe
Boon Trip Travel Drying Rack
On holiday with a baby? There’s so much to pack and think of when traveling with a baby in tow, and the last thing you should worry about is how you’re going to dry the stuff they use to eat.
If you’re dreading the bottle washing part, here’s a product that’s going to make your life easier whilst ensuring that your little one’s feeding gear remains hygienic at all times.
The Boon Trip Travel Drying Rack is a compact rack developed with your baby’s needs in mind. It can easily fit in your diaper bag for added comfort on the go, without hogging too much space.
With differently sized baby bottle brushes included in the pack, you can safely clean bottles, nipples, valves, and breast pump parts. The case comes with an air-vent to help facilitate complete drying, too.
This travel rack is also ideal for moms who pump at work. It can fit all breast pump parts for hygienic drying and then easily packs up in your bag for added use at home. You simply have to ensure that there’s no excess water residue in the case before packing into your bag.
The size of the brushes makes them perfect for cleaning every nook and cranny of your tiny breast pump parts as well.
- Easy to clean with a built-in drain hole
- Perfect if you need something compact to take along when traveling
- Kit includes everything needed to wash bottles on the go
- Not dishwasher safe
- If you’re not extra careful with it, the nipple brush can easily break with use
- Since it can only hold around two bottles at a time, it’s not exactly ideal for daily use at home
OXO Tot Space Saving Drying Rack
If you’re really tight on space, the vertical OXO Tot Space Saving Drying Rack may be an ideal solution for you to consider. Its space-efficient design saves on counter space, utilizing your kitchen wall and designed in a height made to fit very neatly under cabinets.
The rack is made up of 9 pegs angled for optimal drying of sippy cups, bottles, and breastmilk storage containers. The shelves on its top and base are perfect for smaller items such as nipples, pacifiers, and breast pump parts as well.
The two trays at the top and bottom can be easily removed whenever you need to. The bottom tray has ridges for safe and hygienic drying. The baby drying station can be used with most bottle brands, including glass bottles.
This product is ideal for kitchens with limited counter space and for those looking to have as much of an organized kitchen as possible.
For those of you who aren’t too fond of having an added gadget on their countertop, you’ll be glad to know that with a bit of DIY, this unit can also be hung altogether.
With fairly limited vertical drying options on the market nowadays, this rack is a breath of fresh air and a very good option if you really cannot dedicate any counterspace to drying feeding gear.
- Can hold substantial weight
- Great for glass bottles
- Minimal countertop footprint
- You’re faced with somewhat limited space on the drying rack if using for both bottles and pump parts simultaneously
- We think it could be more efficient if made a bit wider
- Once assembled, it doesn’t come apart, requiring more storage space
- Pegs are not angled enough to work well with all bottle brands out there. As a result, it’s possible that some bottles may retain water.
Boon Grass Countertop Drying Rack
Who said drying racks had to be boring? The Boon drying rack adds a pop of color to any kitchen. Think of it like having a patch of garden on your countertop, a hygienic one at that.
Its low profile ensures that it doesn’t look bulky, and it can hold any kind of bottle and accessory in an upright position for optimal drying.
It doesn’t require expansive counter space either – the product can fit easily on just about any countertop. And, if you find that you’re still in need of more space, the available accessories (such as the one we talk about right after this pick) will help you make use of added layers of space without compromising on valuable countertop area.
The built-in water collection tray can be easily drained and cleaned whenever needed, so there’s very little time and effort needed to do that. The grass part easily comes away from the water collection tray, making both parts easy to clean.
The Boon countertop drying rack was made with your baby’s safety in mind as well, so you can rest assured that it doesn’t have any nasty chemicals in its make up.
Looking for a baby shower gift? The Boon Grass Countertop Drying Rack is a fun and functional gift for moms to be!
- Stunning design, miles away from the boring norm of drying racks
- Can hold glass bottles
- Available accessories add levels to the rack for more optimal use of space, if you need the extra layers
- Not dishwasher safe
- Since it cannot be sterilized, it may not be the ideal product if your baby was born prematurely or you have any other situation going on that requires the bottle rack be sterilized frequently
- Might require added accessories to fit all feeding gear, hence increasing cost – albeit only slightly
Boon Twig Grass and Lawn Drying Rack Accessory
The creative people behind the Boon Grass Countertop Drying Rack have ensured that bottle drying can still look great on your kitchen countertop without leaving you with minimal space for other stuff.
This accessory for the Boon Grass and Lawn Drying Racks gives you added layers of space for all of your baby’s feeding gear, pacifiers, and pump parts.
The Twig can hold bottles as well as small sippy cup parts, and can be used with both the Grass and Lawn countertop drying racks.
The accessory takes very little space on the rack itself, providing a bigger area for drying larger items on the Grass or Lawn rack which it stands on.
As with the Boon grass rack, it’s been safely made, so you don’t have to worry about any harmful chemicals.
It should be noted, though, that the Twig is simply an accessory that’s added to either the Boon Grass rack or the Boon Lawn rack, and cannot be used on its own.
- Looks great on any countertop
- Gives you extra layers to use, without taking up any additional countertop space
- Easily organize feeding gear for better access
- Perfect for tiny pump parts
- Very affordable add-on to an already stylish drying rack
- Not dishwasher safe
- Might not be sturdy enough for heavier glass bottles
- Branches could have been made a bit longer to fit items better
- Does increase the drying space you can work with, although not substantially.
Dr. Brown’s Universal Drying Rack
The first impression you get from this one is of something medical, akin to your doctor’s office. While other baby bottle racks deliver on the fun design factor, the design of the Dr. Brown Universal Drying Rack veers more towards the serious but functional.
The rack’s universal design ensures that it fits all Dr. Brown’s bottles and accessories with flexible tines that fit a variety of bottle and sippy cup sizes, including wide-necked ones.
It also has an easy to clean removable water tray that prevents water from pooling on your kitchen counter, which saves you on a ton of time you would have otherwise spent on cleaning.
When not in use, Dr. Brown’s Universal Drying Rack easily folds down for perfect storage.
Also, and thanks to its durability, you can use it for more than one child over the years.
- Easy to store when not in use
- Dries bottle parts thoroughly
- Can be used for most bottle brands and not just Dr.Brown’s baby bottles
- Easy to clean and is dishwasher safe, a breath of fresh air from the ones that aren’t dishwasher safe
- Can be sterilized
- Tends to take up more counter space than some of the other racks mentioned on this list
- It’s tidy when all the items are placed inside, but it’s not necessarily the most aesthetically pleasing option
- The tines are placed a bit too close to each other, which sometimes prevents the use of each one for a separate bottle
- Whilst it’s advertised to hold 12 bottles at a time, some people find that it can only comfortably hold 8 to 10 bottles at a time – when including nipples and other accessories. This also applies for bottles from the Dr. Brown’s brand itself.
BABY NUMBER ONE BOX Baby Bottle Drying Rack
If counter space is not an issue for you at the moment, and drying all your baby’s feeding gear at once in a single station is a top priority of yours, this large countertop drying mat and stand is the ideal product to an organized clean up.
The extra large size of the drying station (15.6 x 10.5 inches) can hold all of your baby’s bottles and accessories at once, as well as breast pump parts and other feeding gear.
With the ability to hold an impressive 24 bottles at one go, this option is ideal for twins and siblings.
The mat has been expertly designed for fast and hygienic drying with a natural air flow system that helps you save on precious time. This is important to consider if you prefer storing everything quickly.
The tray also pulls out for easy emptying of the collected water.
And, for those of you who want to add an extra layer of space, you’ll be glad to know that this bottle rack is compatible with the Boon Twig accessory that we’ve already covered in this list.
The product is antibacterial, ensuring hygienic drying at all times without the formation of mold. Not only so, but it’s stylish enough to look great on just about any kitchen counter.
An added plus is that the rack comes with nipple tongs for safe placement and removal of items, as well as a plastic bottle. This is a plus on the hygiene front, as only a few drying racks come with nipple tongs nowadays.
- Easy to assemble and store
- A significantly large area for multiple bottles and accessories
- Comes with nipple tongs for hygienic placement and removal of feeding items
- Sturdy, ideal for glass bottles
- Compatible with Boon accessories
- Requires significantly more counter space than other brands available – definitely not a good option for those of you limited on counter space
- It’s quite large already, but you may still require some add-ons if you’re using the rack for more than one child at a time
Glory & Grace Rustic Industrial French Farmhouse Wall Mount Bottle Dryer Rack
If you’re looking for something that blends in with the style of your kitchen and you can continue to use well beyond your child’s first years, the Glory and Grace Bottle Dryer may be a good option for you to consider.
Thanks to its wall mount feature, it requires zero space on your countertop. Not to mention that the rustic industrial finish looks great on just about any wall.
Each product is handcrafted with no lead-based finish and is 16.25″ wide, 4″ deep and 27″ tall.
It’s also dishwasher safe and easy to clean.
The wall mount dryer rack can fit up to 18 bottles at a time, and you can also use one of the arms to hang pacifiers.
Unlike all the options discussed in this list so far, this option was not specifically made for drying baby bottles, but it’s still a very good product to consider if you’re looking for something you can continue to utilize once baby bottles are no longer being used in the family.
The rack can be great for mugs and other glass containers as well.
- Because it needs to be mounted on a wall, it takes up no space on your kitchen counter
- Fits 18 bottles from the majority of brands
- Sturdy – ideal for glass bottles
- Because it wasn’t specifically designed to dry baby bottles, it will require an additional solution for drying nipples and breast pump parts
- It doesn’t have a dripping tray; so things can get quite messy at times
- Not the most budget friendly option out there, especially when compared to some of the other bottle drying racks discussed so far
Stuff4tots Baby Bottle Drying Rack
This unique bottle drying rack is definitely scores points on design. In fact, it might just be our favorite as far as looks are concerned. Designed to resemble a flower in bloom, this rack offers a compact and fun way for airdrying baby gear.
It’s easy to assemble and use, and folds well for easy storage. Its size when closed also makes it ideal for travel, as it can easily fit in your diaper bag if need be.
If you’re worried about you or your baby injuring yourselves because of this rack’s edges, don’t be. The Bloom drying rack has been safely made with all edges rounded to avoid any unwanted injuries.
It can hold most bottle brands and sizes, and has ideal space for spoons and forks once you wean your little one off the bottle and start transitioning onto solid feeding.
It was built in a way to allow for optimal drying as well. It can be easily kept hygienic – simply place on the top rack of your dishwasher and it’s once again good as new.
The Bloom Drying Rack fits snugly on your countertop, even if space is limited. It’s also surprisingly sturdy, not something you’d expect from it at first glance – which is perfect for heavier glass bottles.
If you’re looking for a versatile solution to use both when traveling and at home, this product is a very good option to consider. The fact that it can be sterilized is also a plus, especially if your baby was born prematurely and you need to take extra precautions.
- Compact, does not require substantial countertop space
- Folds up snugly, making it great for traveling
- Lovely design that’s both fun and one of the most unique on the market
- Fits most brands and gear, including glass bottles
- Does not come with a dripping tray
- Spindles aren’t the strongest – they can break from constant use, especially if not used gently
Do I Really Need A Baby Bottle Drying Rack?
On the fence about buying a baby bottle drying rack, and think you can do without one and save that money on other more pressing baby gear you’re in need of? Let’s go over why these things are super useful!
Convenience & Hygiene
You might be saying to yourself “well, how did moms manage to survive for hundreds of years in taking care of their babies before bottle drying racks were ever invented? Why is it that I desperately need one now?”.
The answer is plain and simple – convenience and hygiene.
After washing or even sanitizing anyone of your baby’s accessories, placing these items on a clean drying station ensures they don’t come in contact with any harmful germs and bacteria before being put to use again.
If the whole point of you washing or sterilizing any of these items is to rid them of harmful germs and bacteria, a baby drying rack offers you the perfect space to store these items in until next use. Much better than having to keep them on a dirty kitchen counter or towel instead.
Towels Won’t Always Be Enough
If you’re used to doing all your bottle drying with towels, this won’t always work.
With many bottles, there’s certain spots that are almost impossible to get to with a towel.
Besides, I don’t know anyone who has enough clean towels at home to handle all the wet parts that seem to pile up on the kitchen counter out of nowhere!
Isn’t A Dishwasher Enough?
A dishwasher can sometimes be enough for cleaning your baby’s items and accessories (we say sometimes because not everything is manufactured to be dishwasher-friendly).
Even if what you plan on cleaning is dishwasher friendly, washing is just one half of the battle – the other half is properly drying these items and ensuring they’re stored in a safe and sanitary place until later use.
Can all dishwashers dry your baby’s equipment? Nope.
Even with the ones that can, don’t expect them to do a very good job, since drying isn’t exactly what they were designed to do. (Unless you have a fancy-shmancy advanced dishwasher you’ve spent a fortune on, of course).
Drying racks allow you to separate all your baby gear from the dishes you and other family members use.
This also helps keep your counter tops looking all organized and de-cluttered, which is very important if you’re anything like me and can’t stand the sight of everything scattered all over the place.
This also saves you valuable time, since you know exactly where every one of your baby’s items is should you need it.
What Should I Look For In The Best Baby Bottle Drying Racks?
Not too sure about which one of the many options available out there is going to work best for you? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered.
This section will walk you through everything you need to know to choose the best baby bottles drying rack you could possibly get.
Not Just For Baby Bottles
As we touched on in the beginning of this article, these racks aren’t only meant to air dry baby bottles and their parts.
You can put them to brilliant use for air drying just about any washable baby accessory there is. Examples are pacifiers, sippy cups, teething rings, baby forks and spoons for when they start eating solids, and even breast pump parts – just to name a few.
Sometimes, you can even use some racks to dry some of your own items if need be, such as your favorite mug.
Well, the best baby bottle drying racks fit this criteria – at least – so make sure the model you buy gives you the ability to do this.
Ability To Hold Bottles Upside Down
One of the most important things you should look for in baby bottle drying racks is their ability to hold and store baby bottles upside down.
Why exactly? This ensures the bottles air dry more efficiently since every last drop of water inside will be drained out.
Depending on how big your house is, you might be limited on counter space – especially if you already have a cluttered counter that desperately needs organizing.
So, make sure you have adequate space to accommodate the rack you’re planning on purchasing before you get it home, or else you’ll have bought something you don’t have the necessary space for.
For this specific reason, some companies manufacture multi-tiered, space saving racks so you don’t have to lose out on a large area.
After all, that kitchen counter space is going to be occupied by other baby-related gear as well, such as baby food makers.
The more stuff you plan to use it, the more holding capacity you’ll need it to have.
If you plan on washing 10 baby bottles, 5 pacifiers and 3 teething toys all at the same time, it’s best you make sure any baby drying rack you plan on purchasing can hold all these (and possibly even more) at once.
But if you don’t plan on having this thing hold a lot of bottles at once, and it’s just a couple of bottles you plan to let air dry on it every now and then, you’ll do fine with a rack that offers you limited capacity.
These racks will be holding lots of baby accessories you’ve washed to make clean, so it only makes sense that you’ll want the rack itself to be clean at all times too.
And here’s where some racks differ from others.
Some manufacturers take this point into consideration and design their products to be incredibly easy to clean in just a few steps.
On the other hand, other manufacturers neglect this point and it ends up backfiring on the customer when they find out they’re investing way too much time and energy into cleaning something they should be spending a fraction of resources on.
Don’t just go for the cheapest one, because most of the times, that decision will come back to haunt you. That doesn’t mean you have to settle for the most expensive drying rack either, though. The right choice is somewhere in the middle.
Look for one made from high quality material that will last you a good while before having to replace it.
Glass Or Plastic Baby Bottles?
Ah, the good old battle of glass vs plastic baby bottles – which side are you on? If you plan on using (or already are using) glass baby bottles, then look for a drying rack specifically manufactured to handle that excess weight.
Unless otherwise specified and made clear, assume a drying rack you’re looking at can only handle the weight of plastic baby bottles for air drying purposes.
It goes without saying that any drying rack you get for your kitchen – just like any other appliance you get for your house – should fit in with the kitchen’s look and feel.
If you get one that doesn’t fit in with your kitchen’s decor and stands out like a sore thumb, you’re going to beat yourself over it soon enough.
We’re not saying you should pay more than you need to just for the sake of getting a “piece of art”, but at least get something you won’t hate looking at everyday.
If you’re looking to get a baby bottle drying rack that you can take with you and use outside the house, instead of one that stays put on your kitchen counter or anywhere else at home, then you need to get a portable rack that can be folded.
Because these racks are smaller than usual and can be folded, they can easily fit in a bag along other stuff.
Portable baby bottle drying racks won’t accommodate as many items as ones meant to remain stationary at home, though – but good ones will accommodate enough accessories you need when outside the house until you get back home.
Wrapping it Up
Hopefully now that you’ve made it this far, you know how super important a baby bottle drying rack is to your baby gear arsenal!
It’s not just for your hygiene purposes. Sure, that’s a huge part of why you should get and use these, but a lot of the benefits are to your advantage and are for your own convenience.
I know I heavily rely on them for organization purposes, and I (like most of you parents) need all the help I can get! We already have enough on our plate as parents, so why stress out on stuff we can easily control these days?
There’s a ton of different options available these days for you to choose from, so you shouldn’t have a problem finding something that suits your own needs.
Happy baby bottle washing!