as an avid user with no dishwasher, a lot depends on how good the dish rack is. i have to say, this dish rack is awesome! i have filled it to capacity, and it holds its own under pressure. i don't really like how glasses are stored, but it's no big deal.
How wonderful is this folding dish rack? Before we installed our new dishwasher we had to do everything by hand and we had a very old and very tired regular dishrack. It held enough for a night's dinner, but not quite enough to hold larger items without stacking them. This is a great item for your kitchen if you want to save on space and maximize its use. It's flexible, holds more of your items, and the side walls fold for storage. I love this!