Best Baby Bottle Drying Racks Reviewed in 2018

Bottles, nipples, rings, brushes, sippy cups, and teething toys. These are all things that babies and toddlers need, but they sure get dirty quickly. Babies drop things, breastmilk leaves fat deposits and formula needs to be washed out of bottles. You also have to worry about sanitizing teething toys, pacifiers and sippy cups. Putting them in boiling water for a few minutes will do the trick or wiping them down with warm soapy water. Now you have a tiny wet thing filled with crevices that need to be dried. Hand drying isn’t working, your hands don’t fit inside a bottle or a nipple. What can you do? You can use a baby bottle drying rack. You are in luck, this is a list of the top ten baby bottle drying racks.

A bottle drying rack will make your life easier. It will allow your baby’s small items to have a place to dry properly. A baby bottle drying rack will allow your small baby items to stand on end while drying, allowing all of the water to properly escape. This process allows the items to become completely dry, and it prevents mold and mildew from building up on your baby’s most important items. You always want your baby to have clean and sanitary items to use. Having a place to properly dry these essential items is very important. A bottle drying rack is an essential baby item.

You will use your baby bottle drying rack multiple times a day, so you need to make a choice that will fit your personal needs. Think about the type of items you will be drying. Baby bottle drying racks are very versatile and can dry a variety of baby and toddler items. Do you want a rack that will grow with your baby or do you just need something now to hole bottles? Also think about if you will be drying smaller items such as bottle valves, teething toys, and sippy cup parts. If you need to dry these smaller items you will want to be able to securely place them on a post or on top of a raised tray to dry properly.

Regular drying racks usually only have short stubby posts that stick up to hold cups or plates and bowls in place. The problem with this is that they are too short to hold a bottle at the correct angle for optimal drying or they completely lack posts and you must lay your bottles on their side to dry. Regular drying racks are not made with small baby items in mind. Your teething toys, bottle nipples, and sippy cup parts will fall through the crack and sit on the wet base of a regular drying rack. This is why you need to have a baby bottle drying rack.

10 Best Baby Bottle Drying Racks

 

1. OXO

Our top pick is the OXO Tot On-The-Go Drying Rack. This is a portable travel drying rack. It is compact and perfect if you are lacking counter space or you just want to put it away in a cabinet when the baby items are done drying. It includes much-needed accessories to make bottle washing and drying easier. This compact bottle drying rack is perfect for a family that travels often or has minimal counter space.
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Benefits
This is the ideal bottle drying rack to have for a family that enjoys traveling with their baby. The drying rack is actually a case that can be closed for easy cleanup and storage. The posts are topped with silicone to assist with holding baby items high enough to dry properly while still being compact.

What We Like About It
The greatest benefit of this drying rack is its stow and go bottle brush. The brush comes in two parts. When you put these parts together they create a full sized bottle brush. The container even has a place to store the brush so you can keep it clean and dry while you are using the drying rack.

Cost and Value
The OXO bottle drying rack is over our median price and just above average for our price list. It is a fantastic value because of its compact portability.
Pros

Compact

Includes a bottle brush

All parts fit nicely into the case

Top rack dishwasher safe

Perfect for travel

Cons

Drying posts are bit short

2. Philips AVENT

The Philips AVENT Drying Rack is our number two pick. This drying rack is flexible and versatile. It is easy to store when not in use. All of the parts are easy to clean because the entire rack can be conveniently disassembled. It includes a water catching reservoir and s a truly convenient baby bottle drying rack.
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Benefits
The drying posts snap into the tray top of the base and can be moved to different places to accommodate drying all types of bottles and accessories. Each drying post has two long arms on each side and two shorter arms near the top. This is perfect for drying two bottles, rings, and nipples. All of the parts are upper rack dishwasher safe for easy cleaning.

What We Like About It
The drying rack has three components. It has four drying posts, a tray top, and a water reservoir base. The tray top has many vent holes to allow water to drip into the drying area. The drying area is fully enclosed so you don’t have to worry about water dripping all over your counter. The many holes in the tray top allow the water in the base to evaporate easily.

Cost and Value
The Philips AVENT bottle drying rack is just over our median price point. It has a great amount of versatility and a super convenient design. This is a great choice if you want to pack the drying rack away after each use.
Pros

Flexible design, the racks can move on the base

Fits up to eight bottles and accessories

Enclosed drip tray

Raised rack base

Two different heights of drying posts

Cons

Have to use on drip tray for stability

Must evenly stack items for stability

3. Boon Twig

The Boon Twig has our number three spot. This is a drying rack accessory that will up your drying rack game. It will create more space on a grass style drying rack. It is meant to fit right over those adorable little silicone blades. The silicone blades of a grass style drying rack will hold this accessory in place while it frees up some space.
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Benefits
This accessory will create more space on the top of your grass style drying rack. It can create vertical drying space for smaller items like bottle nipples and breast pump accessories. It is super easy to clean with warm soapy water and can dry right on the rack.

What We Like About It
Because this is an accessory you can buy multiple Twigs and personalize your grass style drying rack. This accessory will allow you to dry more items with less space. All of your little items can dangle from the convenient twigs while larger items dry below.

Cost and Value
This item has the lowest price on our list. The reason for the lower price is that it is an accessory item. This is a great value because it will add life to your grass style drying rack. As your baby grows up you will have more items to dry so this is the perfect accessory!
Pros

Adds vertical space to grass style drying racks

Holds small parts

Personalizes your grass drying rack

Easy to clean

Removable

Cons

Need to buy a grass style drying rack to use this item

4. Number One Box

Our number four pick is the Number One Box grass style drying rack. This grass style drying rack is perfect for all of your baby items big and small. It is a large size to accommodate multiple items at once. This is a perfect item for a family with multiple small children.
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Benefits
The larger size of this rack will accommodate a greater quantity of bottles and baby items. It is completely BPA free. All of the water accumulates into the drying base to keep your items dry and fresh. The design is made from antibacterial materials.

What We Like About It
The base is easy to remove for cleaning and excess water removal. This means you have a more sanitary drying rack. This item comes with tongs for handling hot newly sterilized items.

Cost and Value
This baby bottle drying rack has the highest price of all items on our list. It is a larger size than most of the racks on our list. You can purchase one of these drying racks to accommodate what two of the other brands will usually hold. It is a great value if you have the extra counter space.
Pros

100% money back guarantee

BPA free

Antibacterial

Extra large

Fast dry design

Cons

Must clean frequently

5. Boon Sprig

Our number five pick is the Boon Sprig drying rack. This rack has a smaller footprint because it is mostly vertical. The Sprig has multiple areas for drying a variety of items. It is made of safe plastic materials. This is a great drying rack for smaller spaces or lactation rooms.
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Benefits
This drying rack is placed into a base to accommodate water drippage from wet items. When you are done drying the rack can be removed from the base for a simple hand wash cleaning and it is ready for another use.

What We Like About It
This drying rack has a variety of drying posts that are at different heights to accommodate many types of baby items. I can also hold between six and eight bottles depending on their sizes. It is also BPA and PVC free so you can feel safe using this product.

Cost and Value
The price for the Boon Sprig is right in the middle of our list. It is a great value for a compact drying rack that will hold a variety of objects.
Pros

Multiple height drying posts

BPA and PVC free

Compact size

Water catching base is removable

Easy to clean

Cons

Tips when overfull

6. Boon Grass

Our number six pick is the Boon Grass drying rack. This drying rack has a unique design. It is a mat of small silicone blades that are made to resemble grass. The blades hold your items up while they dry sufficiently. This is a stylish low profile bottle drying rack option. It takes up much less vertical space than other drying racks. This is a great choice if style and function are your number one concerns.
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Benefits
This rack is made of BPA and PVC plastic. The blades are sturdy and will hold up even glass bottles in a prime drying position. It comes with a water-catching tray as a base to help hold things steady. The lack of long posts allows you to lay any item on the blades that needs to be dried without having to precariously perch smaller items such as pacifiers and bottle nipples.

What We Like About It
There are a variety of accessories available for this bottle drying rack, so you can dry things vertically if you choose. The entire drying rack can be easily cleaned with warm soapy water in your sink. It is a great choice for drying your baby’s well loved and much-needed items.

Cost and Value
The price for this rack is right in the middle of our list. It is very versatile and will work to dry a variety of your little one’s objects. This is a great value because of its style and low profile.
Pros

Low profile

BPA and PVC free

Sturdy silicone drying posts

Easy to clean

Water catching base

Cons

Does not grip bottles, they can fall over if bumped

7. The First Years

The First Years Spin Stack Drying Rack has our number seven spot. This vertical drying rack can hold a bunch of bottles. It has special draining features to keep your counter dry. It stores compactly and is easy to clean. This is a great drying rack if you have a small amount of counter space and a lot of bottles or other baby items to dry.
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Benefits
This drying rack can fold flat for storage. It can hold up to 16 bottles and smaller items. The entire rack can spin so it can be stored underneath a cabinet while drying and you will still have easy access to your dry bottles and accessories. The top level is adjustable to accommodate taller bottles on the bottom as needed.

What We Like About It
This rack has a drainage trough that will catch any water, or it can be positioned beside your sink and drain directly into the sink. You don’t have to worry about a wet counter with this drying rack. It is also dishwasher safe for easy cleaning.

Cost and Value
This product is priced just under our average price. It is a great value because it is easy to store and get to all of your drying bottles. You will have dry counters with this rack and it is also height adjustable.
Pros

Adjustable height

Dishwasher safe

Spins

Vertical footprint

Drains into trough or sink

Cons

Drip tray does not attach

Will not spin with glass bottles

8. Munchkin

The Munchkin High Capacity Bottle Drying Rack is our number eight pick. It lives up to its name and will hold a lot of bottles. This drying rack is fully customizable and you can fit a variety of baby’s much needed items on the rack. You will be able to access all of your items even if they are drying under your cabinets. This rack will keep your countertop dry and your life easy!
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Benefits
The baby bottle drying rack comes equipped with a reversible drip tray so you can drain water into the sink or hold it in the base of the drying rack depending on where it is placed on your countertop. The entire rack spins within its base so you can get to your dry items even in tight spaces without having to move the entire drying rack.

What We Like About It
The adjustability of this drying rack is a key feature. We love that you can move the posts around and that the top can be moved up and down to accommodate items of different sizes. This baby bottle drying rack will fold completely flat for quick and easy storage.

Cost and Value
The cost for this vertical bottle drying rack is at our median price for this list. It is a great value because it is fully customizable. You will be able to use this bottle rack as your baby grows into a toddler. It will work for bottles, sippy cups, and everything in between.
Pros

Reversible dip tray

Holds 16 bottles

Spins

2 vertical tiers for a smaller footprint

Fully adjustable posts and height

Cons

Not good with glass bottles

Be careful adding items so you don’t knock stuff off

9. Dr. Brown's

Dr. Brown’s Universal Drying Rack gets our number nine pick. This drying rack is perfect for Dr. Brown’s bottles and all other types of bottles you may have. It will easily store out of the way when not in use to make your countertop clutter-free. It will easily accommodate smaller items. This drying rack also keeps your counter dry. It is a great universal drying rack.
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Benefits
The blue posts fold flat for storage. There are posts of different lengths to accommodate multiple items. The base under the rack is designed to collect water if you use it on a countertop. If you choose to use it in your sink, remove the base and drain the water directly into the sink.

What We Like About It
There is a section on the rack with miniature drying posts for your smaller baby items and bottle parts. You will not have to perch anything precariously on the top of a post for proper drying. This rack can be placed in the top rack of your dishwasher for easy cleaning.

Cost and Value
This drying rack is barely over our average price. It is a great rack for all types of bottles, both glass and plastic. It has areas to hold smaller items securely. This bottle drying rack is a great purchase.
Pros

Folds flat

Flexible posts

Removable water tray

Specific space for smaller items

Top rack dishwasher safe

Cons

Not great with glass bottles

Sometimes the blue posts fall down

10. Munchkin Deluxe

Our number ten pick is the Munchkin Deluxe Drying Rack. This drying rack folds flat for convenient and quick storage. It comes fully assembled so you can just wash it and use it right away. This rack keeps your countertops dry and your items upright. It is adjustable and will hold a variety of your kiddos smaller accessories for proper drying.
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Benefits
The posts on this drying rack fold flat individually so you can adjust them to fit your needs exactly. They are posts of differing heights to hold tall and short bottles and sippy cups. Your bottles and countertops will remain dry when you use this rack. It is a great item to have available for all of the little things your baby will need air dried.

What We Like About It
This bottle rack will grow with your child. It will hold the straws and valves from their sippy cups securely. The base is a water reservoir so your countertop will remain dry.

Cost and Value
This drying rack is priced near the top of our list. It is a fantastic buy because it will accommodate your growing collection of bottles and sippy cups. This rack will keep things neat and tidy because it can fold flat for storage when not in use.
Pros

Folds flat

Holds straws and valves upright

Adjustable posts

Multiple height posts

Attached water reservoir

Cons

Difficult to use with glass bottles

Criteria for Evaluation of Best Baby Bottle Drying Racks

Durable

The drying racks that made our list are sturdy and durable. They can handle the day in and day out bottle drying needs of a growing family. Each rack is made from sturdy baby safe plastic materials. They will hold your bottles and other baby items for a superior dry. You will be able to use each one of these drying racks as your child grows out of using bottles and into using sippy cups.

Easy to clean

All of the drying racks on our list can be easily cleaned. The majority of them are top rack dishwasher safe. Some of them do have to be hand washed in warm soapy water. We want to make sure your life is easier so we made sure that they bottle drying racks on our list will be easy to keep clean so your bottles and other items will come off them clean and ready to use.

Versatile

Each one of the drying racks we have chosen to highlight can hold bottles. That is not their only purpose. They can also hold sippy cups, pacifiers, teething toys and a variety of other small baby and household items that you need to hand wash. This makes the drying racks highly versatile and a great purchase.

Affordable

We wanted to make sure that the racks we chose were accessible to all families. Everyone needs to dry their baby’s bottles and other needed items. A drying rack is an essential baby item.

FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Do I need a baby bottle drying rack?

A: A regular drying rack will not sufficiently dry a baby bottle. Most of them have very short posts or lack posts completely. A baby bottle drying rack will have drying posts of multiple heights to accommodate all types of bottles. Baby bottles should be dried vertically to avoid water collection. When a baby bottle is dried on its side or at a harsh angle water will accumulate and can cause mildew and staining. This is one reason it is so important to have a bottle specific drying rack. They also have space specifically for the smaller parts of a bottle such as the nipples and rings. On a regular drying rack, you will eventually have to dry these items in the silverware area. This can cause water to accumulate and cause improper drying. A proper baby bottle drying rack will allow your items to fit well for optimal drying.

Q: What style of bottle drying rack is best for me?

A: There are many styles of bottle drying racks. You can find vertical racks, spinning racks, portable racks, large, and small racks. If you have a lot of heavy glass bottles make sure that you get a low profile rack with sturdy posts to accommodate the extra weight. If you have bottles with multiple pieces you need to get a rack that will hold smaller pieces securely. If you are using multiple sizes of bottles or have a child with bottles and one with sippy cups you should make sure your bottle drying rack is adjustable. Also, think about where you will be using the drying rack. Will it be under a cabinet? Will you be putting it away after each use? Does it need to be low profile or stacked vertically? These are all questions you should answer before choosing a drying rack.  

Q: What size of baby bottle drying rack is right for my family?

A: The first thing you should think of to answer this question is: How often will I be washing bottles? You should also think about the number of bottles you will be washing at one time. A stay at home mom may have more opportunity to wash bottles throughout the day than a working mom who picks up used bottles at daycare daily. If you wash a larger amount of bottles at once you will need a larger drying rack. Also how many children do you have using bottles, teethers, and sippy cups? If you have multiple children using these items then you will want a larger bottle drying rack. There are many different types of baby bottle drying rack highlighted on our list. Each one meets specific needs. Make sure to carefully look over our reviews and choose a bottle drying rack that will for best for your family’s needs.

Q: How do I clean my bottle drying rack?

A: A bottle drying rack will need to be cleaned at least weekly so that you have a tidy space to dry your baby’s clean bottles. You can wipe down a drying rack with a dry cloth after each use to ensure that all parts are dry and prevent build up from unevaporated moisture. You can also hand wash any of these drying racks in a sink with warm soapy water. Make sure that you are cleaning all parts of the drying rack. You will need to clean the posts, tray, and water reservoir of the drying rack weekly. If your rack had removable or adjustable parts make sure that you are cleaning the crevices. Some of these bottle drying racks are top rack dishwasher safe. Please read your manufacturer’s directions before you place any of these racks in the dishwasher.

Q: Will these drying racks work for glass bottles?

A: Many of the drying racks on our list have some negative reviews regarding their ability to properly support the weight of glass bottles. Glass bottles are significantly heavier than their plastic counterparts. The top parts of vertical drying racks are not typically designed to hold the weight of glass bottles. The Number One Box, Boon Grass, Philips AVENT, and OXO drying racks work well with glass bottles. Their posts are sturdy enough to accommodate the extra weight of a glass bottle.  Boon Grass and Number One Box allow the glass bottles to rest on top of their low profile crowded drying posts. The OXO and Philips AVENT racks brands will hold the glass bottles low and steady so they can dry quickly.

Q: How did you choose the best baby bottle drying racks?

A: We pour over a multitude of products to come up with our top and best lists. Only the highest rates and best-reviewed products make our list. Once we find the highest rated and most reviewed products we look at negative reviews and weigh the negatives against the overall value of the product. We only select the products that we feel will contain the most value for your family. We strive to be a trusted source of buying guides for your family.

Conclusion

Baby and toddler stuff takes over your home when you are new to parenting. Bottles, teething toys, breast pump parts, and sippy cups are all the items you need when you have a baby or toddler around. All of these items need to be properly cleaned to keep your little ones healthy and safe. A baby drying rack will allow your baby’s most important items to be thoroughly dried. You will not have to worry about their items coming out of the dishwasher wet or not sufficiently drying on a regular drying rack. A baby bottle drying rack will hold the items your baby needs most in the proper position for optimal drying. This means you don’t have to worry about water build up that can lead to mold and mildew on your baby’s things.

There are many styles of bottle drying racks. Our top picks include vertical drying racks, grass style drying racks, spinning racks, and portable racks. Each one of the racks we have chosen will efficiently dry your baby bottles and other baby accessories. All of them are safe to use, meaning that they are made from plastics that will not harm your little one. These economically priced drying racks will work for all of your baby’s and toddler’s hand wash only drying needs. They are all highly efficient and all allow for optimal water evaporation. Use our list a resource on your quest for the best baby bottle drying rack for your growing family.

A bottle drying rack is something you will be using day in and day out, even if you don’t bottle feed they are perfect for drying breast pump parts, pacifiers, teething toys, and sippy cup parts. The perfect drying rack will hold all of the small items that go into your child’s mouth each day. You will be able to quickly clean the items and place them on the drying rack without worrying about if they will be ready the next time you need the item. A drying rack should work quickly and be intuitive to use. All of the drying racks that have made our list meet these requirements. We hope that you will find the perfect baby bottle drying rack to meet your family’s needs on our list.

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