1.) Cheap drying mats look just like they sound...cheap. 2.) The bright grass honestly dresses up the countertop and provides a warmer more appealing feel. 3.) The grass actually serves a functional purpose like a dishwasher does holding bottles and other breastfeeding equipment in the optimal drying position.
The white part is a tray. The green part has a whole bunch of holes in the bottom. Dirt and dust can easily be rinsed, shaken or vacuumed out of this thing. The green part lifts easily out of the white part. The white tray keeps little parts from getting lost.