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Thought this would be nicer than it turned out to be for 2 reasons: first, the slots to hold plate do not hold my plates well. They tend to fall over because of the design. Second, when you extend the arms to use over the sink, they do not secure well. They can easily slip, allowing the rack to fall down into the sink, and of course take your dishes with it. I think these are design flaws. With that in mind, the rack still serves my purpose, as I use only a few dishes at a time. The silverware holder is well designed and can fit on the inside or outside of the rack. I ended up having to tape the arms to securely hold them in the needed position. I used electrical tape and it seems to be working just fine. There is no fix I can think of for the slots to hold plates. Too bad...just an average product.
I wish I had seen this in person before purchasing it. Not as big as I thought it would be, but then again, at this point in my life with just me and my hubby, how many dirty dishes can 2 people possibly have? Well, as it turns out, more than you think...especially if you cook rather than eat pre-packaged or take-out! On the "cook" days, I usually have to do dishes in stages...wash, dry, and wash some more...just to have enough room. And the utensil drainer...OMG, could it be any narrower!!! If I don't put spoons, forks, knives, etc, in just right, they are toppling out into the sink. Frustrating! But since I just got this, we'll use it as best we can...for now!
Size is 7/8 size of a normal drain rack, first to allow adjustable end pieces, and, at this price, economy of materials. Works for two of us. Probably too small for a family of 4.
Update after 6 weeks: end handles expand out to set on ledge of sink. But they move too easily and it constantly falls into the sink. Cutlery holder just too small and falls off daily because of poor design.
Pros - Size was perfect for the new bar sink we put in our RV (sink is only 14”x17” and used as sole kitchen sink). It holds Corelle plates easily, have not tried heavier plates (again, using in our RV not our home). CON - It is poorly constructed in that the expandable parts are fairly loose if you use it in a compact space (so not expanded). It does not have any rubber coating over ends/sides that touch top of sink (not a big deal on an under mount sink) and the rubber sleeves over the ends are non effective to protect as they aren’t thick enough. Since size and function were what I was looking for, I took PVC tubing and covered all the areas that would scratch my new sink - that works.
It has no room for bowls unless the drainer is empty which means one has to wash and dry the plates first leaving the drainer empty, then wash the bowls or other items and try placing them in the drainer to dry. Had I known the true size, I would not have purchased it. I will live with it until I can find one better. I could put dishes and soup bowls in the plastic drainer I had. I just wanted a better drainer. I like the silverware holder because it has a individual place for the 3 main instruments used during a meal.