If you want to see a spice rack design that’s a little different to the rest, read this YouCopia SpiceStack review and checkout the video below to see how the angled drawers work in action.
Mark Greenwood, a product designer with more than 30 years’ experience, created it to provide a more organized solution to storing spices. He came up with this award-winning spice rack concept that cleverly arranges store-bought spice jars. Following the success of the original SpiceStack, he added several different versions to the company’s product line. The YouCopia tagline is ‘organize, simplify, enjoy’ and that’s what this product helps you do with your spices.
What’s different about the YouCopia SpiceStack?
Every YouCopia SpiceStack has a clean-lined, minimalist look from the outside to keep your kitchen looking uncluttered, ordered and organized. It is conceived like a closed plastic box, protecting your spice jars from light and heat, so that you can easily keep it on a shelf, a counter or inside a cabinet.
As the name implies, it helps you use the vertical space in your kitchen by “stacking” 3 layers of spice jars on top of each other. Some people, with particularly large spice collections, buy more than one SpiceStack and stack them on top of each other. The use of vertical space helps you free up your drawers, pantry and cabinets, so is particularly valuable in a full or small kitchen.
The innovative aspect of the SpiceStack is in the drawers that pull out and down at an angle. This keeps the jars hidden out of sight when not in use, but allows you to easily and clearly see the contents of the drawer when needed. This is particularly helpful for using a high cabinet or shelf to store your herbs and spices. Take a look at this video to see how the angled draws make it easier to find and access the jar you want.
There are four different-sized models available. The different models vary only by how wide the rack is. All models have the same measurement of height and depth.
Each model of the SpiceStack has 3 drawers stacked vertically.
Each of the 3 drawers has 2 shelves going lengthwise with several compartments capable of containing both round and square bottles of various sizes. These compartments keep your spice bottles lined up neatly and help them stay in place when the drawers are pulled in and out. The upper compartments fit bottles up to 5.5″ tall x 2.2″ wide, while lower ones fit bottles up to 4.7″ tall x 2.2″ wide.
The drawers pull out horizontally and can lower down to allow you to bring it to a comfortable viewing angle. This helps you easily identify which jar you want and quickly reach what you need.
YouCopia spice stacks are available in both white and silver/black.
Rubber non-skid feet holds unit in place to provide stability.
Their minimalist design makes them a good option for people who like the look of clean-lines.
This product is ideal in tight spaces, where it is essential to use every inch and keep tools and ingredients extremely tidy, in order to avoid confusion. At 8.8″ high, it can fit within most kitchen cabinets, and if you’re lucky enough to have more space you can layer multiple SpiceStacks on top of one another.
Sets of drawer labels (both printed and blank) are included, to provide you with another effective organizing tool. It includes 48 pre-printed labels with the names of common spices on them, and 48 blank labels so that you can label the slots with those less common spices you use.
They’re not as pretty and artistic as some models of spice rack, so if you want something to sit out on your kitchen cabinet you might want to look for something more artistic.
This rack is best for holding round spice bottles around 5” tall and 2” in diameter. Some users were disappointed that they couldn’t fit larger bottles in the SpiceStack. Solutions to this include using it only for the smaller bottles and storing the larger bottles on top of the SpiceStack. Or, some people bought smaller bottles that fit neatly inside the SpiceStack and transferred the contents of their larger spice bottles into the smaller ones.
The different models
- Contains 12 full-size or 24 half-size bottles.
- Dimensions: 10.9” D x 5.8” W x 8.8”H (27,7 x 14,7 x 22,2 centimeters)
- Contains 18 full-size or 36 half-size spice bottles.
- Dimensions: 10.9” D x 8.1” W x 8.8”H (27,7 x 20,5 x 22,2 centimeters)
- Contains 24 full-size or 48 half-size spice bottles.
- Dimensions: 10.9” D x 10.4” W x 8.8”H (27,7 x 26,4 x 22,4 centimeters)
Chef’s Edition SpiceStack
- Contains 30 full-size or 60 half-size spice bottles.
- Dimensions: 10.9”D x 12.8”W x 8.8”H (27,7 x 32,5 x 22,4 centimeters)
This product is a good option which will allow you to efficiently organize your favorite ingredients and make your cooking sessions more enjoyable and less stressful.