A must-have for those who prefer neat, orderly countertops.

By Nina Huang
Updated January 07, 2020
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While they may not be the first thing that comes to mind amongst kitchen gadgets, sink caddies are one of the most useful basic kitchen tools. No one likes their counters to be wet and occupied by dirty, damp sponges, but many sink caddies come with finicky suction cups that aren’t reliable—not to mention, they can be breeding grounds for mildew. So to avoid this problem, Umbra’s Sling Sink Caddy uses a malleable plastic material that can be contoured to fit different-sized sinks without the need for suction cups.

The compact, bendable caddy is a total steal for those who prefer neat, orderly counter spaces and don’t want to place a wet sponge or scrubber brush next to the sink. There are so many ways you can customize Umbra’s sling caddy to fit into your space—place it around the faucet’s base, hang it on the faucet neck, or bend it over the sink divider. It’s made with a flexible molded coating that’s non-slip and elastic, so you won’t have to worry about it falling or slipping when wet.

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It even has a cutout at the center so it can hold scrubbing brushes as well as sponges. What’s more, the sling caddy is made with a perforated base that’s designed to prevent water build-up and mildew growth (it’s easy to clean, too; all you have to do is rinse it with some warm water and dish soap).

Amazon shoppers have been raving about the Umbra caddy, with one calling it “a real sponge saver.”

“Love the flexibility of the entire product so that you can bend it according to your sink and faucet,” said a reviewer. Another added, “We got so tired of setting out sponges on the sides of the sink. We bend the loop in half and drape it between the two sides of the sink, and it has held its shape and position great!”

Umbra’s Sling Sink Caddy comes in four colors and is only $5 on Amazon. Not only is this handy little tool the perfect alternative to sink caddies with suction cups, but it’s also a great space-saver for your kitchen.

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To buy: $5; amazon.com