I love this drying rack so much. It’s so unique in how it can absorb the way it does which doesn’t lead to any stagnant water. I use to use drying mats which I loved but obviously I washed frequently and I was worried about bacteria just harboring in it. I don’t have to worry about that with the stone. And it’s big enough to be able to accommodate a good amount of dishes too. The light color does stain easily but it comes with a piece of sandpaper you can use to get stains off as well as directions for how to spot clean it. Worth the purchase for me!