Monday, January 21, 2008
For those of us with a significant number of spice (and herb) tins and jars, figuring out how to keep them all accessible can be a challenge. And those with smaller collections might want a stylish storage option. Here's just some of what's available - beyond the basics.
1. For pure fun, how can you beat the ferris wheel spice rack by Olde Thompson? (The orbit rack from the same company is also worth a look.)
2. I've written about magnetic spice racks before (here and here), but I never mentioned the See & Store containers by Soho Spices, sold by Lipper International (and others, but Lipper seems to have the most complete offering).
3. Anther unusual offering is the spice tower, made of stackable acrylic jars.
4. Moving to the purely practical, the SpiceStack lets you save a lot of spices in a small space.
5. Rev-A-Shelf is one of a number of companies making spice drawer inserts, in white or wood finishes.
6. Rev-A-Shelf also provides door mount spice racks.
7. Under cabinet spice racks aren't lovely, but they are a space-saving option. I've only seen two versions: this white one and the metal one by Jokari. Update on July 1, 2013: I'm not finding those two under cabinet spice racks any more, but there's a wood under cabinet spice rack from Axis International.
8. It may not be novel, but this carousel spice rack from J.K. Adams is lovely - and the largest one holds 48 bottles.
9. Trudeau makes some interesting spice racks. I've only seen one of the three on most web sites; I first found the wedge on the John Lewis web site. Update on July 1, 2013: John Lewis doesn't carry this spice rack any more.
10. Finally, because I love supporting artisans, I'd like to point you to the handmade spice racks from Tumbleweed Woodworks.