Packing and organizing has led me to several conclusions about how I am going to do things going forward. Last night I wen through my overstuffed spice rack and checked expiration dates. Let’s just say I threw out more spices than I kept. When I went to Colorado to visit The Kitchenette, she took me to the Savory Spice Shop in downtown Denver. They sell all kinds of spices and blends. They have some franchises, but also they offer online shopping. I ordered fresh spices to be delivered to my new home, so they’ll be waiting when I get there. Now, I need a nice spice rack to hold them.
I’d like something that could sit out on the countertop. I need something that will be accessible and tidy. Attractive and reasonably priced are a must. Here are some of the ones I’m considering.
I like this one because it has an “auto-measure” feature. You click the bottle (on the top, I’m assuming) and it dispenses 1/4 teaspoon of spice from the bottom. You can also mount it under a cabinet. But I don’t know if only 8 bottles would be enough.
The test-tube style spice rack has probably been in so many shelter magazines that it’s cliche. But I still like it. Maybe it’s the schoolteacher in me, but I like the idea of re-purposing science lab equipment for the kitchen. I like the cork stoppers, too.
Sixteen spice jars are in this rack! I like that, and I like the shape of the glass jars. I’m not sure how wide the mouths of those jars are, so I don’t know if a teaspoon or tablespoon could easily fit in the jars. That’s the only drawback for me.
I am drawn to the look of this spice rack. And I love the magnetic tins; I have some larger magnetic tins at school which are really great for holding push pins and paperclips. I think it would look good on a countertop.
This is another auto-measure set-up, dispensing 1/4 tsp with every twist of the dial. I like the compact design, and I really like how all the spices are labeled. It may not be the best-looking of the bunch, but does seem to be the most practical.
Anti-gravity spice jars! Again, a magnetic system allows the jars to mount on the top or the bottom of the rack. The lids lock, so you don’t have spices spilling out all over the place. But…there are only six jars on this one! And if you go for the larger system, it costs a lot more.
Attractive on the counter, easy to see and grab. I like the wedge style here. The top twists to either sprinkle or pour the spice. Downside? All plastic. I’d much rather have all glass.
Anybody have a spice rack that they particularly like? Does anyone own one of these and have an opinion, positive or negative?