Types of spice racks and organizers

Clear, wall mounted spice rack in acrylicI love cooking with spices!

I love flavor and variety and the versatility of being able to make ordinary ingredients taste extraordinary.

… but I don’t love the clutter caused by all the little bottles they come in.

I wanted my kitchen looking great, to be a pleasure to work in and to be fully stocked with herbs and spices.

So I went on a hunt for spice rack ideas. And discovered there’s a huge range of different spice organizers!

Spice organizers come in so many shapes, sizes and styles. Some are basic, practical and functional, and others are like a work of art in themselves.

I’ve found the best options, and sorted them into 7 categories, so you find a great solution for your kitchen!

 

Unique spice rack ideas

14 Piece Chemistry Spice Rack Set with test tubes and beakersChoose a spice rack with personality to add a great conversation piece to your kitchen!

Are you looking for something a little special to make a statement in your kitchen or to give as a gift?

These spice racks have been chosen because they have the X factor. They are quality items that are uniquely artistic as well as functional.

These make great gifts for weddings, graduations or housewarmings.

Click here to find out my top recommendations for the most unique spice racks available online.

 

Best magnetic spice racks

Best magnetic spice rack with spicesMagnetic spice racks look modern and save space in your kitchen.

They can be really artistic, putting your colorful herbs and spices prominently on display up on a wall or refrigerator.

You can make use of existing metal surfaces in your kitchen, such as the side of a stainless steel fridge.

Alternatively, buy one of the options that comes with a magnetic backboard so you can mount it on an empty wall.

Click here to find out my top tips for choosing a magnetic spice rack, and my recommendations for the best ones available online.

 

 

Best over the door spice racks

Adjustable spice rack for inside cupboard doorDoor mounted spice racks let you de-clutter your cabinet shelves and utilize wasted door space instead!

Install them inside cabinet doors to keep your spices out of the way and in the dark.

Hanging door racks are great for renters. No installation or screws required. Just buy, hang and fill with your favorite spice tins, bottles or jars.

Click here to find out my top tips for choosing a door mounted spice rack, and my recommendations for the best ones available online.

 

 

 

Best spice cabinet organizers

Spice Cabinet Organization Ideas with Pull down spice rackDo you want an uncluttered look in your kitchen?

Do you want to keep your spice and herb jars out of sight, but organized neatly?

As herbs and spices last longer when stored away from direct light, a kitchen cabinet is a great, practical choice to place a spice rack.

Click here to find out my top tips for choosing a spice cabinet organization system, and my recommendations for the best ones available online.

 

 

 

Best wall spice racks

Wooden wall mounted spice rackDo you have limited space in your kitchen?

Wall mounted spice racks are a great solution for small kitchens, because it frees up your shelves for other purposes.

And/or are you a keen cook?

Wall spice racks are also a fantastic option for those who cook regularly. Keep your spices in easy reach so you don’t have to go fumbling through a cabinet or pantry.

Click here to find out my top tips for choosing a wall mounted spice rack, and my recommendations for the best ones available online.

 

Best spice drawer organizers

Spice organizer for drawer using grey foam stripsKeeping your spices in the dark of a kitchen drawer helps them to last longer.

But spice drawers can get chaotic fast without a spice organizer.

There are some clever solutions available to help your kitchen drawers stay neat and organized, so you can find the spice you want when you want it.

Time to organize that mess!

Click here to find out my top tips for choosing a spice drawer organization system, and my recommendations for the best ones available online.

Best lazy susan and revolving spice racks

Kamenstein 20 jar spice rackLazy susan spice racks, and other rotating spice racks, not only keep your spices organized but they also look great!

They look awesome out on display where you can show off the naturally beautiful colors and textures of your herbs and spices.

They’re also really functional tucked away in a cabinet, cupboard or pantry. The rotating feature allows you to easily find and access the spice you’re after when you need it.

Click here to find out my top tips for choosing a rotating spice rack, and my recommendations for the best ones available online.

 

 

 

Why buy a spice rack?

  • Stay organized!
  • Keep your kitchen looking neat and tidy.
  • Find the flavor you need when cooking.
  • Save time wasted sorting through a mess of bottles and packets.
  • Make use of under-utilized small spaces.
  • Free up shelf or counter top space.
  • Use healthy flavorings more often when they’re conveniently nearby or on display.
  • Choose an artistic style to add a talking point to your kitchen.

Herbs and spices have a natural beauty with a range of colors and textures. Put them on display and enjoy their look as well as their taste!

 

Things to consider before buying a spice organizer…

  1. Where is the best place to put a spice rack in your kitchen?

    • Cabinets or cupboards
    • Pantry
    • Benches or counter tops
    • Shelves
    • Refrigerator door
    • Walls
    • Doors
  2. Is space limited?

    • Do you need to free up your cabinets, benches, pantry, or shelves?
  3. What is within easy reach of your food preparation area?

    • Try to avoid anything that is near direct heat or steam.
      • This can spoil the herbs and spices.
  4. How many spice jars, tins, containers or seasonings do you want to store?

    • Do you need to keep all your spices in one location?
    • Or do you want some favorites at easy reach, and some less commonly used ones tucked away?
    • Consider how often you cook with spices and how quickly you go through them.
  5. What sort of look do you like in your kitchen?

    • Uncluttered?
    • Artistic?
    • Functional?
    • Organized and uniform?
    • Eclectic?
    • Modern?
    • Rustic?
  6. How much can you fit in your cabinets, drawers or shelves?

    • Get the measuring tape out! And measure height, width and depth.
    • Can you reach what’s at the back of a shelf once it’s full of bottles?
    • Can you see the labels on the containers?
    • Measure the spice tins, bottles or jars you want to store.

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