How We Tested
Hi, I’m Matthew DeLauder. I spent 10 years working in the juvenile product industry in a retail setting, where I was able to see how new and innovative products can really make a difference in parents’ lives. My experience with these products not only prepared me to write about them, but also to use them as a parent with a newborn at home.
We started by reading user reviews, and finding the top-rated drying racks on the market. We ordered up the best of the best, and put them to work. We focused on how well they dried bottles, if there were any significant design flaws, how space-efficient they were, and if they offered any other special benefits for the random parts that often come with bottles. We tested each product, and enlisted the help of other parents of newborns to use them and report back. Once everyone gave feedback about their experiences, we calculated the scores and found our winner. In the end, it was clear that design really matters, and you really do notice how some models end up increasing the amount of time needed to get a dry bottle.
What to Consider When Selecting a Bottle Drying Rack
We know that space is at a premium, so finding racks that managed to hold lots of bottles and parts in a space-efficient manner was chief among our concerns. While there are a lot of crazy designs, generally speaking, the ones that allow enough space for bottles to not touch, while still giving a minimal amount of room for odds and ends were rated the highest.
Obviously, you want something that will hold as much as you can throw at it. While you need to be efficient, you also need to get the job done with one rack and not six. We made sure that each rack could hold enough bottles and parts to aid a family of one or two kids in their bottle drying quest.
Does it Help Bottles Dry Faster?
You would be surprised to find that some models, given their materials and design, actually take significantly longer to dry a bottle than others. Whether it’s the tip of the prong, or the amount of air that can get in the bottle, certain models performed better than others due to their design and structure.
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Checking our work.
We use standardized and scientific testing methods to scrutinize every product and provide you with objectively accurate results. If you’ve found different results in your own research, email us and we’ll compare notes. If it looks substantial, we’ll gladly re-test a product to try and reproduce these results. After all, peer reviews are a critical part of any scientific process.