The 9 Best Spice Racks to Buy in 2018

Keep herbs and spices neat and tidy

Spice sacks at a market stall in the old medina in Casablanca, Morocco
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Herbs and spices add that special something to your cooking, even if you’re just sprinkling a little-dried oregano on your store-bought pizza or adding cinnamon to your morning toast. But those little jars can be annoying to store once you’ve accumulated more than a handful.

Spice racks can help make your cooking much easier since you won’t have to paw through cabinets to find the Italian seasoning mix when you need it. Racks keep the jars neatly organized, easy to find and to put away, and they can make use of otherwise wasted space in your kitchen.

While some spice racks are meant to be tucked into cabinets, others are pretty enough for public display. No matter which you choose, you’ll never have to empty an entire cabinet the next time you need just a tiny pinch of nutmeg.

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    Best Overall Spice Rack: YouCopia 30-Bottle Spice Organizer

    This spice rack is the perfect solution for cooks who have too many spices. It holds up to 30 full-size spice bottles or 60 half-size spice bottles and can accommodate either round or square spice containers.

    The drawers on this rack pull out and lower so you can see all the spices in each drawer in one glance, then you simply slide the drawer back in for neat and compact storage.

    This does not include spice containers, but it does include 96 labels. Of those, 48 are pre-printed with the names of the most common spices, and 48 are blank, for blends or unusual spices you have.

    There’s no need to mount or install this rack — just slide it into your cabinet or leave it on a shelf or on your counter. This unit is 8 3/4" x 10 7/8" x 12 3/4" wide, to fit most standard cabinets. Other sizes and spice capacities are also available.

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    Best Magnetic Spice Rack: Magnetic Spice Tins Labels

    When kitchen space is at a premium, sometimes you need to get creative with storage. These magnetic spice tins let you store your spices on any magnetic surface, whether it’s your refrigerator, a metal shelf in the pantry, or a thin metal sheet attached to the inside of your kitchen cabinets.

    The fronts of the tins are clear, so you can see the spices at a glance. The lids twist, so you can sprinkle or pour the spices, or remove the lids to dip a measuring spoon in for precise amounts.

    This set includes twelve tins, along with 113 clear spice labels so you’ll always have the right label for the tins, with 96 pre-labeled with spice names and 17 blank labels. Each tin holds 3 ounces.

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    Best Decorative Wall Spice Rack: DecoBros 3-Tier Wall Mounted Spice Rack

    This elegant rack is both useful and attractive, so you can display your favorite spices in style. It’s made from sturdy steel wire with a bronze finish that will look good in most kitchens, and it includes all the hardware you’ll need to mount the rack on your wall. If you don’t have wall space in your kitchen to display the rack, it will look just as good in a pantry.

    This is 3 1/2" deep and will hold any jars up to 3" in diameter. Jars are not included.

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    Best Pantry Wall Spice Rack: Country Rustic Spice Rack Organizer

    When you’re tucking a spice rack into your pantry, it doesn’t need to have frills and decorations, but there’s nothing wrong with a bit of design. This one has a rustic look, with a metal chicken wire design that would also fit perfectly in a country-style kitchen.

    The shelves, at 3.7" deep, are designed to hold most common spice jars. At a total size of 17.3" x 26.7" high with five shelves, this rack can hold a lot of jars, yet it’s narrow enough to fit inside your pantry door or on any convenient wall.

    This is easy to assemble, with no tools required. Screws are included for mounting.

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  • 05 of 09

    Best Pull-Out Spice Rack: Rev-A-Shelf Pull-Out Base Filler Spice Rack

    There’s never enough kitchen space, so this pull-out spice cabinet turns wasted space between cabinets into useful storage for your spice jars. It has four shelves with support rails to keep the jars from tipping.

    This measures 30" x 3" x 23" and is designed for new cabinet construction, or for that remodel or update that you’re planning. It is fully assembled and ready to install. The front is light brown wood, but other colors are available to match your cabinets.

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    Best Door Spice Rack: Over-the-Door Spice Rack

    Make use of wasted space with this spice rack that fits onto your pantry door, or any standard door, with no tools required. This rack can simply hook onto the top of the door, but if you prefer, you can use the included screws to affix it more permanently.

    This rack has eight adjustable shelves and three stoppers that help keep taller items from falling, even if you open or close the door enthusiastically. At 5.1" deep, this can accommodate all your spices, including large jars, bulk bags, and small canisters.

    This measures 77" x  17.7" to fit standard doors, or it can separate into two shorter racks if you prefer.

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    Best Tiered Spice Rack for Cabinets: Rubbermaid Pull Down Spice Rack

    Spice jars tend to all be the same height, which makes them hard to see when they’re piled into a standard kitchen cabinet. This simple tiered rack lifts rows of jars higher and higher, so you can see and retrieve jars at the back of the cabinet just as easily as those in the front.

    This is made from epoxy-coated steel, so it’s sturdy and durable, and it mounts easily in any standard kitchen cabinet with the included hardware. It measures 10 x 9 inches x 14 1/2 inches wide. Spice jars are not included.

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    Best Countertop Spice Rack: AllSpice Wooden Spice Rack

    Keep your spices close at hand with this wooden rack. It makes all your favorite spices easily accessible while also keeping them safe from excess light that can make spices go stale faster. Since it’s only 4 3/4" deep, you can place the rack on your counter against the wall and still have use of most of the space in front of it.

    The frame is made from maple wood with a cherry stain. It accommodates 30 half-cup (4 -ounce) glass jars, which is the amount sold by many specialty spice shops. Jars are included with the rack, so you’ll have a complete matching set and the jars will fit perfectly on the rack. This also includes 15 large-hole shaker tops, 15 small-hole shaker tops, and 15 spoon-scraper tops, so you can choose the right top for each of your spices. It also included 280 pre-printed waterproof labels for common and exotic spices.

    If you don’t want to display your spices, this can also be tucked into a cabinet or onto a pantry shelf.

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  • 09 of 09

    Best Revolving Spice Rack: Kamenstein 20-Jar Revolving Spice Tower

    A perfect gift for a new kitchen, or for someone who really needs to dispose of those ancient spices with no flavor left, this revolving spice rack keeps the 20 most common spices at your fingertips and includes the rack, jars with sifter tops, and the spices.

    The rack has an attractive stainless steel finish that will look good in any kitchen, and spins easily, so you can retrieve the correct spice every time. Since the jars tuck into the rack and the lids are opaque, they aren’t exposed to as much light as other racks that leave the full jar is full view.

    An added bonus with this rack is that if you register it, the company will send you free refills of any of the spices for up to five years.