If you love a relaxing soak in your tub, you definitely need a bath tray. These accessories are designed to rest across your tub and give you space for everything you need for a relaxing bath within your hand's reach. The right tray can hold your skincare items, phone, tablet, book, loofah, a glass of wine, candles, and more.
Here's our list of the best bath trays available online. We looked at different finishes and features to choose something for everyone. We loved the Royal Craft Wood Luxury Bathtub Caddy Tray for its impressive size, multiple slots and compartments, great craftsmanship, and adjustable arms. Find out what else made it to our list, and besides our top 10 best bath trays, take a look at our comprehensive buying guide to find a tray that's equally functional and stylish.
Scroll down to see our favorite bath trays. We considered what reviewers had to say about them, and looked for ones with unique features, so you're sure to find one that's right for you.
|Dimensions||29.5 to 43 x 9.84 x 2.56 in.|
|Material||Metal and bamboo|
|Dimensions||27 to 37 x 9.75 x 1 in.|
|Dimensions||26 to 33 x 7.7 x 2 in.|
|Dimensions||28, 36, or 42 in. x 7 x 0.75 in.|
|Dimensions||29.5 to 42.9 x 10 x 2.56 in.|
|Dimensions||29 x 11 in. (custom sizes available)|
|Material||Plastic and metal|
|Dimensions||18.25 to 36 x 8.25 x 1.5 in.|
|Dimensions||33 x 9 x 2 in.|
|Material||Bamboo and stainless steel|
|Dimensions||18 to 29 x 6.5 x 1 in.|
|Dimensions||18 x 9.5 x 3 in.|
Royal Craft Wood
Peg and Awl
Olivia & Aiden
Bathtub Caddy Tray
Aquala Bathtub Caddy
Stainless Steel Bathtub Tray
Stained Bathtub Tray
Bed Table and Bathtub Caddy
Sustainable Oak Wood Bath Tray
Bathtub Caddy With Extendable Arms
Clear Acrylic Bathtub Caddy
Home Spa Bathtub Tray
Big and Eco-Friendly Adjustable Bath Tray With Compartments
Simple Bamboo Bath Tray With Metal Arms
Deep Stainless Steel Tray With Compartments
Simple Wooden Bath Tray for Large and Small Tubs
Luxurious and Multifunctional
Customize the Size or Personalize It With Engraving
Basic, Lightweight Tray
Elegant and Clear Acrylic Caddy for Bigger Tubs
Elegant Curvy Tray for Tub Corners
Fully Adjustable for Hot Tubs and Jacuzzis
|Material||Bamboo||Metal and bamboo||Stainless steel||Wood||Bamboo||Oak||Plastic and metal||Acrylic||Bamboo and stainless steel||Plastic|
|Dimensions||29.5 to 43 x 9.84 x 2.56 in.||27 to 37 x 9.75 x 1 in.||26 to 33 x 7.7 x 2 in.||28, 36, or 42 in. x 7 x 0.75 in.||29.5 to 42.9 x 10 x 2.56 in.||29 x 11 in. (custom sizes available)||18.25 to 36 x 8.25 x 1.5 in.||33 x 9 x 2 in.||18 to 29 x 6.5 x 1 in.||18 x 9.5 x 3 in.|
|Finish||Lacquered||N/A||N/A||Water-resistant coating||N/A||Tung oil||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
Bath tray, bathtub tray or bath caddy- whatever you call it, these accessories have become essential in the homes of those who love taking a bubble bath or a relaxing soak frequently.
Most are simple rectangular trays with slots and compartments, but there are still the materials, size, and features that need taking into account before choosing. Read our buying guide to get some input on choosing a suitable bath tray for your needs.
The purpose of a bath tray is to ensure you have essentials and luxuries within your reach during your bath time. Simple, flat bath trays get the job done for most people, but others might want a specialized model with compartments or slots to hold items like a book, tablet, drink, or candles.
Before choosing a bathtub tray, consider the items you need while bathing. If you're a person who likes doing your skincare routine while taking a soak, you need more surface space and hooks for your essentials. The more the compartments or slots, the more convenient it will be.
Some trays will have hooks to hang your loofah or razor and de-clutter the space on the tray itself. Placing your drink in a holder keeps it safe from being knocked over. If you want a tray for two bathers, you need a bigger one with multiple slots, like for an extra wine glass.
Since bathtubs come in different sizes, not all trays are of the same size. And before finding one for your tub, you need to measure your bathtub’s width. If you’re going for a simple tray, it’s less likely to come with an adjustable length. Even so, most of them will have arms that extend out and rest on your bathtub’s sides.
If you’re going with a simple model with just sidearms, ensure that it can rest perfectly on your bathtub’s sides. If not, the tray can tip and knock over all your stuff. Most trays have a length of around 25 inches, and ones with extendable arms can fit most tubs. As long as the tray is made of durable material, you won’t have to worry about its stability.
Due to the exposure to water and the hot steam inside the bathroom, waterproof or water-resistant materials are a must. Wood and bamboo bathtub trays are highly aesthetic and durable. However, you need to ensure that the tray is cleaned and dried immediately after use to prevent the growth of mold, mildew, and fungus.
Consider one that’s finished with a protective coating of lacquer or varnish. You can find wooden trays with a waterproof coating that can repel moisture. A well-finished and coated bamboo tray is less likely to splinter.
Stainless steel trays are quite popular as they are naturally resistant to mold and are highly durable. But you will still have to dry them immediately after use to prevent the formation of rust.
Plastic bath trays are resistant to moisture and rust. They can crack or break if subject to a lot of weight, but many people go for plastic as it's lightweight and easy to clean and maintain.
The length and width of the bathtub tray will tell you if it fits your tub and how much surface space you'll have for your items. But the depth to which it extends down also matters.
Deeper trays can extend down into the tub and interfere with your soaking experience. They can restrict your movements and can cause the tray to topple over as you move.
If you want to place things like bottles on the tray, though, then a deeper one will keep them more secure. Just ensure the tray doesn’t extend too far into the tub. A few inches depth will suffice as long as you’re not using a big bottle of shower gel or shampoo.
You might have multiple items to place on the tray, and a tray with multiple slots can keep them organized. However, the higher the number of compartments, the bulkier it can be. If you need more convenience, go with a tray with detachable compartments that will allow you to add or remove them as needed.
Some trays also have a tablet or book stand that allows changing the angle at which you can place them. A tablet holder with a back stand keeps the device in place and ensures that it doesn’t topple at the slightest movement. It also protects your tablet or book from any splashes coming from behind.
A good soak is one of the best ways to pamper yourself and de-stress after a hard day. It's also great for your skin! Take a look at these other bath items to make the most of your home spa.
The checklist of features to look for in a bathtub tray is small. But always remember, you can use it for years with proper maintenance.
A durable and easy to clean tray should be your priority. You may think you can get away with a simple bath tray, but consider the convenience of a tray that can also keep your items organized and protect them from moisture and splashes.
Author: Biji Ravindran
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