Boon Grass Countertop Drying Rack,Green

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Reviewed by Brankica Ivanova
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We like

Stylish and eye-catching design

Silicone drying blades

High-quality materials safe for the baby- BPA/PVC free

Tray for collection of water

Right size to fit in small kitchens and almost any countertops

Easy to clean

We don’t like

Not so affordable

How it works

When you are in the period of bottle feeding your child you are constantly throughout the day washing and drying the baby bottles, as well as other baby things like soothers. A drying rack for the baby bottles may seem like a waste of money for many parents but for the ones who are thinking about this option we have prepared a review of one of the best drying racks for this kind of baby items. Although not a must-have product for a baby it is still nice to have a special place for all the parts of the baby bottles as you hand-wash them a couple of times a day and it is much better than just mix them with the adult dishes or leave them dry on a towel.

The company Boon in the world of baby products is what IKEA is in the furniture world. It has smart but simple designs that are functional and practical at the same time.

 

Product Specifics

Product Specifics

The moment you see this drying rack you will fall in love with its beautiful design and appealing colors that make you feel calm. The brand Boon among other baby products designed this aesthetically appealing drying rack called Boon Grass. In addition to it, there is a variation of it or different model called Boon Lawn. Basically, if we compare both racks the size of the rack is what makes the difference. Grass comes in a smaller size with dimensions of 9.4 x 9.4 x 2.6 inches, meaning that it has a square form. It is an extremely lightweight product with only 1.63 pounds. Although not a necessity it is still an accessory that can help you stay organized and it is always nice to have a specially dedicated place for drying of the baby bottle parts, especially if you are bottle feeding as you will be going to have to use and clean afterward the bottle so many times during the day. It is a drying rack that is to be used over any countertop and because of its design it looks great regardless of the color of the kitchen countertop. On the positive side, there is no need for assembly. It comes ready made in a package so the moment you take it out of the box you can start using it. It basically looks like a pot of grass because of the green spikes. Talking about the quantity or how many bottles you can fit on this rack we would say definitely about three together with their parts and maybe more if you do not spread the baby bottle’s part on it, which is quite a good number.
Who is it for?

Who is it for?

The drying rack may seem like a product with no real need for purchasing. We could most certainly survive without it, but still, the purchase of this product can have many advantages. It is mainly used for drying of the baby bottle parts but it certainly can be used as a drying rack for many small items or accessories for baby products. The thing that we like the best is that this gives you the opportunity to separate the baby bottles parts and other items from all the other dishes. It is extremely appreciated by moms who like to stay organized and like stylish designs. If you are bottle feeding your child this will be very handy as most of the time you are hand-washing the parts of the bottle on daily basis so when washed the parts can be put on the rack. If you are breastfeeding you can use this rack for drying of the tiny parts of the breast pumps. Besides the appealing design that will strike you first, this product is versatile and after the period of baby feeding, it can be used for so many things like drying of water bottles or sippy cups or some other tiny accessories or dishes and utensils for the kids. Because of its size, it can be used on so many different countertops but it is suitable for the small sized kitchen too. If you have a larger kitchen or you need bigger space you can purchase the other model Lawn.
Design

Design

The design is really cool, unique and eye-catching. It looks like natural grass and almost like an item for decoration, whose purpose is to serve as an ornament in the kitchen. It is a pleasing sight and yet this ornament does have a practical function and serves more than just a beautiful thing in the kitchen. It consists of two parts, a tray that catches the water and a kind of mat with blades made of silicone. The tray has a function of a base that keeps the mat steady on the countertop. The tray is in white color. The blades, on the other hand, are flexible and they have been designed to look like grass, so naturally, their color is green. The function of the blades is to hold the staff that is drying up. Of course, the tray and the mat are separable for better and easier cleaning. Compared to other drying racks it is convenient that this has a tray of its own where the water from the items drips because many drying racks have to put in a sink or on a towel for soaking of the water.

When we talk about design we have to mention all the stylishly designed and extremely cute accessories that can be purchased additionally but have been intentionally designed for this rack - Grass. These accessories are in different designs such as one resembles a tree, a flower, a butterfly or a bud and they are very useful for drying of nipples, soothers, bottle rings and related that can be hanged on these accessories. This particular drying rack that we are reviewing today can be purchased in two different colors: green with the white tray, and only in white color (both the tray and the mat).
Safety

Safety

When water is involved there is always the question of mold. It happens so many times when you have just washed the staff and put them to dry on a kitchen towel or some other fabric which collects water and moisture, the outcome to be mold or mildew or even a stinky smell that the drying items can absorb. So you can easily understand why we would say that these fabrics are not really hygienic. Well, with this product you do not have to worry about this as the baby bottle parts or any other items put for drying are sitting on a plastic part which is BPA and PVC free. It is also significant for a drying rack to have a base where the water will drip and this drying rack has one. When the basin is full of water you can just remove the top and empty the water from the base. The mat with blades is not flimsy and can keep the parts on it. Also, the blades that are like spikes are not sharp so there is no danger of accidental cuts. Many customers ask if it is safe to put glass bottles on the mat and the answer is yes, it is perfectly safe to be used with bottles made of different materials even glass. The rack also does not slide on the countertops and it keeps quite a quantity of water so there is no danger of an overflow. Just make sure not to forget to empty the water for some time because of course if the water stays for a longer time it may become stinky.
Versatility

Versatility

With the spikes that are flexible but again sturdy, this product can easily accommodate bottles of different sizes and shapes or cups of any size can fit on these blades. The rack may fit quite a large number of bottle parts and accessories. It is extremely convenient as it is not layered but rather simple so all the parts of the baby bottle are easily accessible which is important. They do not get stuck on the rack but you can quickly and easily pick them up and assemble the bottle. If you purchase the additional accessories they can provide you more room for the main or bulkier parts and all the tiny items can be hung on these accessories. Of course, there is no need to purchase all of them. It is about enough to have one that can hold all the small items you have. However, if you decide not to buy these accessories you can perfectly manage without them as there is plenty of room.

When the child grows up and you no longer need to wash the baby bottles or clean the breast pump, this rack has a room for sippy cups or cutlery and even dishes that the kids use, so it can be like a special rack only for the child. On the other side, because of its stylish design even if there is nothing on the rack it will look beautiful on your countertop in the kitchen.
Value

Value

Compared to the other products that belong to the category of bottle drying racks this product may seem on the higher end of price range when we talk about cost. The product however is a high-quality product that at the same time is extremely stylish and with clever design. All the accessories that are not necessary can be purchased additionally which again increases the cost of the product itself. Many of the reviewers are satisfied with the durability of the grass and when you are thinking about the cost and value you should definitely take into consideration the versatility as well as the fact that this drying rack can be used afterward when the period of bottle feeding is finished so it is not an item that is limited to be used for a certain period of time. As a versatile product, you can use this drying rack for a range of kids food items and kitchen utensils especially if they are small in size.
Care and Maintenance

Care and Maintenance

Although it looks good when we think about maintenance the grass with its blades can look a little complicated. One would think that the hard water can make some stains on the silicone or dirt and grease may enter in between the blades, but according to the reviews, although easy to clean, you will have to do the cleaning on regular basis because it is pretty easy for the dirt to be accumulated at the bottom of the grass and it can be nasty and stinky if you do not clean the rack regularly. The rack can be hand- washed but you can put it in a dishwasher too on the top rack. Both the tray and the grass are safe for dishwasher cleaning and sanitizing. Occasionally it is recommended to scrub it as it is expected that some dirt can be collected on the blades and as mentioned at the bottom of the mat as the water drips on the tray. Once a week you can just rinse the grass with hot soapy water and hand-wash the tray.

Bottom line

Although not a must-have item, it is a smart invention that can assist you to achieve better organization of small items and parts of baby bottles or related baby products that require regular cleaning and drying. It is just the right size not to be bulky and fit anyone’s countertop even in small kitchens as it does not take much space and big enough to accommodate more than two bottles. This will definitely make your kitchen look nicer as it has an aesthetically appealing look but will also make the countertop neat as it provides space for more than two bottles together with their parts. The company Boon has designed accessories for this drying rack that besides the stylish design are very practical as you can hang the tiny items from the bottles on them and use the other space for bigger parts or the bottles. The drying rack is versatile and although primarily intended to be used for bottles they can be used later for drying of utensils and dishes used by the kids. The one thing that is also very important is that the rack has its own tray that can be emptied from the water that drips from the grass. It is easy to clean and maintain. The only thing that is one of the cons is the price as it is more expensive than the usual racks but of this is not an issue for you then this is a useful product to have around in your kitchen.
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