The 8 Best Sink Caddies to Keep Your Kitchen Countertop Tidy

Our top pick, the Joseph Joseph Caddy Kitchen Sink Organizer, holds everything from dish soap to hand towels—and it looks good doing it.

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Sink caddies are practical storage solutions that keep your sponge, soap, and other dishwashing essentials within arm's reach. You might not think much about the sink organizer you choose, but there are actually quite a few different types—including suction cup, over-the-sink, and countertop models.

To find the best sink caddies, we spent hours researching various models on the market and assessing them for style, durability, and storage capacity. We turned to Holly Blakey, a professional organizer at Breathing Room, for advice on how to choose the best sink caddy for your kitchen.

"Select the material carefully," Blakey says. "[Your sink] is a wet space, so you don't want [a caddy] that will rust, collect mildew, or break."

Our top pick, Joseph Joseph's Caddy Kitchen Sink Organizer, is a countertop model that's sleek, spacious, and durable. We especially love that it's segmented into different storage sections, making it easy to keep all your supplies organized.

Here are the best sink caddies for every kitchen.

Our Top Picks

Best Overall Sink Caddy: Joseph Joseph Caddy Kitchen Sink Organizer

Joseph Joseph Caddy Kitchen Sink Organizer


Also available at Walmart and Macy's.

Who it's for: People who want a sleek countertop sink caddy that makes it easy to store lots of different essentials.

Who it isn't for: People want a sink caddy that lives inside their sink.

Joseph Joseph's Caddy Kitchen Sink Organizer packs a lot of storage into a sleek profile—and that's why it's our top pick. At 4.5 x 8.5 x 5 inches, the caddy doesn't take up much space on your countertop. But it's segmented into different sections, making it easy to organize all kinds of kitchen essentials.

The caddy's main compartment is perfect for tall items, like cleaning brushes and bottles of dish soap. Its built-in towel rack is big enough to hold a few dish towels, and its dual-layer base is ideal for wet sponges. Designed with drainage holes on top and a reservoir down below, this base catches the water that drips off your sponges, keeping it from pooling on your countertops. The caddy is dishwasher-safe, so it's easy to clean—and its reasonable price only sweetens the deal.

Type: Countertop organizer | Material: Plastic | Size: 4.5 x 8.5 x 5 inches

Best Sling Sink Caddy: Umbra Sling Sink Caddy

Umbra Sling Sink Caddy


Also available at Walmart, The Container Store, and World Market.

Who it's for: People who want a small sink caddy they can bend, customize, and put in different places.

Who it isn't for: People who need to store more than one cleaning tool.

A lot of sling sink caddies are designed to hang from your faucet, but Umbra's Sling Sink Caddy is more versatile than most. Because the caddy is made of silicone-coated wire, you can bend it into different shapes—creating the exact organizer you need for your sink setup.

Like other sling sink caddies, this one from Umbra slides right over your faucet. But its versatility sets it apart from the rest: It also folds over the center of your sink, like an over-the-sink caddy, and bunches up to sit on your countertop, like an ordinary soap holder. And we love how sturdy it is, too. The flexible wire holds its shape and the non-slip silicone coating keeps it from sliding around in your sink. Since the caddy is so small, it's not a great choice if you have a lot to store. That said, it's still the perfect size for a sponge or cleaning brush, so you can keep your go-to tool within reach.

Type: Sling sponge holder | Material: Silicone-coated wire | Size: 0.5 x 4.5 x 10.25 inches

Best Suction Sink Caddy: Simplehuman Sink Caddy

Simplehuman Sink Caddy


Also available at Simplehuman, Walmart, and Wayfair.

Who it's for: People who want a suction-cup sink caddy that stays put.

Who it isn't for: People who don't want to fuss with a sink caddy that stays inside their sink.

Suction-cup sink caddies are incredibly popular, but they don't always stick to the walls of your sink. However, Simplehuman's Sink Caddy stays put better than most. Made of brushed stainless steel, this caddy is sleek, durable, and packed with storage space. It's available in two different sizes: The standard-sized option can hold cleaning brushes, sponges, dish towels, and more. If you're low on sink space, opt for the slim version, which is the ideal size for sponges and cleaning cloths.

This caddy uses four strong suction cups to stick to the side of your sink. But what sets it apart is that it's also designed with a wire ledge hanger, which keeps the caddy in place, even if the suction cups give out. This dual-action approach makes the sink caddy more reliable than other suction-cup-only options.

Type: Suction-cup organize | Material: Stainless steel | Size: 5.6 x 7.6 x 7.5 inches (regular); 4.3 x 6.3 x 6.8 inches (slim)

Best Magnetic Sink Caddy: Happy Sinks Magnetic Sponge Holder

Happy Sinks Magnetic Sponge Holder


Also available at West Elm.

Who it's for: People who want a storage solution that sticks to metal sink walls.

Who it isn't for: People who don't have a metal kitchen sink or who need to store more than a single sponge.

If you have a metal kitchen sink, a magnetic sink caddy, like this one from Happy Sinks, is a great alternative to suction cup models. That's because magnets stay put better than suction cups do, so you can bid adieu to the days of your caddy falling into the sink.

Since this caddy is shaped like a hook, it can easily store a sponge or a cleaning cloth. It's also available in two sleek materials—black bio-composite and sleek stainless steel—so you can pick the version that looks best in your kitchen. Because the caddy is so small, it can't compete with the bigger sink organizers on our list—but it's a great substitute for a small sponge caddy. And since it's magnetic, the pick is quite easy to move around.

Type: Magnetic sponge holder | Material: Bio-composite or stainless steel | Size: 2.75 x 1.97 x 2.95 inches

Best Expandable Sink Caddy: Kohler Kitchen Sink Utility Rack

Kohler Kitchen Sink Utility Rack


Also available at Wayfair, The Container Store, and Crate & Barrel.

Who it's for: People who want a sturdy, expandable sink rack that can hold lots of cleaning supplies or dishes.

Who it isn't for: People who don't have much space to spare or people who don't have much to store.

Over-the-sink caddies are great if you have a lot to store. But they can get bulky, and they're not the right size for every sink. What we love about Kohler's Kitchen Sink Utility Rack is that it avoids both of these common problems. The sleek caddy offers lots of storage space without cluttering up your sink. And since it's expandable, it can fit various sizes of sinks. The rack comes with a removable storage cup that's great for tall items, like cleaning brushes. Its built-in towel rail is ideal for cleaning cloths, and the rest of the rack is great for sponges and soaps.

One of our favorite things about this sink caddy? It easily doubles as a drying rack: You can place just-washed flatware inside the cup and let dishes air dry on the flat rack. To top things off, the caddy is also made of rust-resistant steel. So in addition to being remarkably space-efficient, this expandable sink caddy is durable, dishwasher-safe, and built to last—little details that make it an even better find.

Type: Expandable over-the-sink rack | Material: Stainless steel and plastic | Size: 20.38 x 5 x 5.25 inches

Best Over-the-Sink Caddy: Eunion Sink Caddy Sponge Holder

Eunion Sink Caddy Sponge Holder


Also available at Walmart.

Who it's for: People who want a spacious sink caddy they can hang over their faucet or sink.

Who it isn't for: People who want a sink caddy that's sleek enough to double as decor.

Eunion's Sink Caddy Sponge Holder is one of the smallest options on our list—but don't let its size fool you. This over-the-sink caddy packs a ton of storage space into its sleek silhouette, giving you room to store soaps, sponges, scrubbers, and more.

The caddy is designed with two roomy compartments, which are each big enough to hold a few cleaning tools. You can either hang it over your faucet or drape it over the middle of a double sink to keep your go-to supplies within reach. Made of sturdy plastic and soft silicone, this sink organizer is durable and easy to clean. And since the storage compartments are lined with drainage holes, water will flow through your caddy and into your sink—instead of pooling at the bottom.

Type: Over-the-sink organizer | Material: Plastic and silicone | Size: 5.71 x 5.51 x 4.88 inches

Best Ceramic Sink Caddy: Crate & Barrel Chet Ceramic Sink Caddy

Crate & Barrel Chet Ceramic Sink Caddy

Crate & Barrel

Who it's for: People who want a sleek, spacious sink caddy that looks great next to their sink.

Who it isn't for: People who want a sink caddy that prizes function over form.

There are a handful of ceramic sink caddies out there—and all of them are as pretty as you'd expect. But Crate & Barrel's Chet Ceramic Sink Caddy caught our eye for a few reasons. For starters, the sink caddy is divided into two different compartments. On one side, it boasts a spacious storage cup, which is ideal for storing tall cleaning brushes and scrubbers. On the other side, there's a deep storage tray that's designed to hold smaller items like sponges and bar soaps. This two-compartment design makes it easy to keep all your cleaning supplies organized.

A couple of other things we love about this ceramic sink caddy? It comes in two sleek colors—white and black—that will match any existing decor. Plus, it's part of a matching set, which means you can get a soap dispenser and soap dish from the same collection so that all of the accessories near your sink look sleek and uniform.

Type: Countertop organizer | Material: Ceramic | Size: 4 x 9 x 5.5 inches

Best Sink Caddy With Accessories: Full Circle Kitchen Sink Set

Full Circle Kitchen Sink Set


Who it's for: People who want a modular sink caddy and a handful of cleaning supplies.

Who it isn't for: People who already have sponges and brushes that they like.

Unlike the other sink caddies on this list, the Full Circle Kitchen Sink Set comes with cleaning accessories that you can use while doing dishes. The caddy itself is made of easy-to-clean ceramic and is modular, so you can use the compartments together or separately. With this starter set, you'll also receive a set of two scrubbing sponges that are made from walnut shells, as well as a long brush that has durable bristles and a built-in scraper for removing tough bits of food. You can also purchase a matching soap dispenser and dish brush if you're interested in the entire collection.

With this all-inclusive approach, you'll have everything you need to keep your dishes (and your sink) clean, minus the soap. Every item in the starter kit is useful, but if you already have sponges and scrub brushes that you like using, you may want to opt for another option on this list (or purchase the modular caddy on its own).

Type: Modular organizer with sponges and brush | Material: Ceramic | Size: 7.8 x 4.24 x 4.25 inches

Final Verdict

Great sink caddies are sleek, sturdy, and spacious, and Joseph Joseph's Caddy Kitchen Sink Organizer checks all these boxes. The sink organizer has separate compartments to store various essentials, and it's durable enough to toss in the dishwasher. But if you'd rather have a caddy that stinks to the walls of your sink, we recommend the Simplehuman Sink Caddy because it comes in two different sizes—and it uses four suction cups and a wire ledge to stay in place.

How to Shop for Sink Caddies Like a Pro


There are many different kinds of sink caddies. Some rest on your countertop, some hang over your faucet, and some sit inside your sink. Many models have separate sections to hold lots of different supplies, while others are designed to store single items. And some sink caddies are sleek enough that they practically double as decor. So when shopping for a sink caddy, consider where you want it to go, what you want it to hold, and what you want it to look like. These questions will help you narrow down the options so you can find the sink caddy that's right for you.

But no matter what type of caddy you opt for, know that they all serve a similar purpose. "They keep items such as sponges, dish brushes, etc. off the sink bottom—away from all the mess and gunk," says Blakey. "They're also super helpful because they give your sink items a home so that you're not digging under all the dishes looking for the sponge."


Most caddies live in, on, or around your sink, so they need to be durable. Look for one made with sturdy materials, like stainless steel or plastic, and keep an eye out for mold- and rust-resistant features. If a sink caddy has a reservoir, is it lined with drainage holes? (Good drainage cuts down on mold.) And if the caddy is made of metal, is it rust-resistant? (The product description should tell you if it is.) Finally, check to see how easy the caddy is to clean. Many sink caddies are dishwasher-safe—and that's a pretty good sign that they're durable.


There are two things to consider when it comes to size. First, how big is the caddy itself? Sink caddies come in a range of sizes, so you should be able to find one that suits your kitchen no matter how much space you have to spare. Second, how much storage space does the organizer offer? Some sink caddies pack a ton of storage space into a small profile, so don't just eye the dimensions—pay attention to space efficiency, too.

Questions You Might Ask

How do you clean a sink caddy?

Most sink caddies are easy to clean. Simply dip a cleaning cloth in warm soapy water, and wipe down your sink caddy. If you want to deep clean your sink caddy, you can add some vinegar to the soapy mixture. And if you pick one that's dishwasher-safe, you can skip these steps altogether and toss your sink caddy in the dishwasher alongside the rest of your dishes.

How do you prevent your sink caddy from rusting or changing color?

If you want to keep your sink caddy in tip-top shape, be sure to clean it regularly. Wipe it down about once a week, and rinse off gunk any time you see it. These simple steps should help you cut down on the risk of rust or discoloration. Also avoid abrasive chemicals, like bleach.

How do you make a sink caddy stick to your sink?

If your suction-cup sink caddy keeps falling off your sink, you're not out of luck. First, make sure your sink and your suction cups are dry before trying to attach the caddy. If it still won't stay put, try rubbing a bit of petroleum jelly on the suction cups before sticking them to your sink again.

Take Our Word for It

This article was written by Lindsey Lanquist, a contributing writer for Real Simple with seven years of experience writing lifestyle content. To create this guide, Lindsey researched dozens of sink caddies, assessing them for style, sturdiness, and space efficiency. For advice on what to look for in a sink caddy, she turned to Holly Blakey, a professional organizer at Breathing Room.

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