How much weight can an above-sink dish drying rack support?

Above-sink dish drying racks have been known to deform and even break. Understanding how much weight they can support can help minimise these risks.

Depending on their size, above-sink dish drying racks can generally support:

  • from 5 to 12 kilograms on the plate drying rack
  • 9 kilograms on the glassware drying rack

We always recommend reading the instructions that come with these products, which clearly state the exact weight they can support. This value is always inferior to the weight supported by upper cabinetry which has a completely different structure and functions.
Product sheets can be downloaded online using the link provided at the time of installation.