If you’re a mom then it’s no secret that you are constantly washing bottles/sippy cups/bowls/etc. You probably have a drying rack that you curse on a regular basis. I explored my options when I was pregnant and discovered the world of Boon. I would call their products the Ikea of baby products. Something about them makes them look Swedish although they are based out of Arizona. I have both the Boon Grass and the Boon Lawn Countertop Drying Racks. The difference between them is simply the size. Grass is a square, Lawn is a rectangle. They come in both green and white.
Official Product Name: Boon Grass and Boon Lawn
Price: Grass – $17.99 USD; Lawn – $29.99 USD
Description Per Manufacturer: A fresh take on drying racks. From bottles to pacifiers, Grass holds all your baby accessories as they air dry on the flexible blades that resemble real grass. Water drains into the lower tray, where it’s completely contained. And it’s got a sweet, natural presence, like a meadow full of baby deer. Only smaller. And without the deer.
- This is the most aesthetically pleasing drying rack I have ever seen – I leave it on my counter at all times
- Grass does the trick for limited counter space; Lawn holds a lot more which is great when they get a bit older and you are cleaning sippy cups, bowls and plates
- Does not work on the prong system like most drying racks allowing you to make use of the entire surface area – great for standing up cutlery and plates
- The grass sits in a tray which the water drips into as opposed to many drying racks which need to sit in a sink or on a towel to soak up the water
- BpA, Phthalate, PVC-free
- Easy to clean
- Comes with nifty attachments such as trees (Twig – white & gray) and flowers (Stem – white, fuscia and teal) for hanging things like bottle rings, nipples and soothers
- Comes in two colors: bright green and an opaque white (I’m of the opinion that grass should be green; however, some may prefer the more low-key look of the white)
- Although it looks fantastic, it does tend to take up prime real estate on the counter. I have a lot of counter space so it is not a problem for me but not ideal for a small kitchen.
- Too bulky to store anywhere when not in use – does not fit very well in cupboards
- It has a drip tray but the water is out of sight therefore you may forget to pour out the water and clean it. I forgot for a couple of months until it started to stink one day.
- Although the attachments are functional and nice to look at, it takes a few tries to get them to stick in the grass just right so they are sturdy.
- Seems a bit expensive for what it is. Try to buy on sale or used.
Overall I rate the Boon Grass and Boon Lawn an 8/10. I would not have chosen any other drying rack. I’m still using it and Miss O is 16 months old. Boon products as a whole tend to be a bit on the expensive side but they are excellent products. A lot of thought was put into designing their products and they are well-made. If you have the space for it then I definitely recommend buying the larger Boon Lawn as you can fit so much more into it than the smaller Boon Grass. I also highly suggest the Twig accessory as opposed to the Stem accessory. I find the Twig much more accommodating. Stem is definitely prettier but not as functional. I have two Twigs in the Lawn at all times. This makes a great gift for a new mom as it doesn’t break the bank but is guaranteed to be something they will get great use out of. Plus it’s just so darn cute!
*Please note this review is unsponsored and all opinions are those of the author.
Andrea can always be found with a new craft in front of her, a form of technology on her right and a coffee on her left. This is how she survives suburbia with her two crazy toddlers in tow.