Drying dishes in a regular drawer
I just had a crazy idea, and I don't think I've seen it discussed here (and I tried a thorough search on google too).
Has anyone used a drawer to hide drying pots and dishes? Not a dishwasher drawer, but an actual drawer.
I'm not obsessive about hiding this daily fact of kitchen life, but I live in Europe where it is awfully handy to be able to tuck away all my hand-wash pots in the wonderful drip-rack cabinet (with door) directly over my sink. I won't have upper cabinets in my new American kitchen, plus you'll be able to see into my sink area from my home's front door, so I've been mulling over how to handle this.
Then today, I had this epiphany - you could put a rack in a deep drawer, with a lipped metal base below it to catch most of the drips. Is there a downside to doing this? Anyone tried it?