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Top 10 Reviews

Best Spice Rack in the UK 2020

Luxury Choice

EZOWare 4 Tier

4.5/5
EZOWare 4 Tier

Editor's choice

iDesign Rotatable Single Tier

4/5

Best Value

Buckingham 4 Tier Wall-Mounted

4.5/5

Do you often find yourself searching for a particular spice that you swear you have in your kitchen? Or, do you have limited space and are unsure of where to keep all of your spices? If so, a spice rack could go a long way in helping you stay organised while also maximising the space you already have.

Of course, spice racks come in all different shapes, sizes, and styles. That’s why we created this list and buyer’s guide to help you find the best spice rack for your specific needs.

Best Spice Rack Reviews – Top 10 Picks

The iDesign Single Tier is the Editor’s Choice on our list of the best spice racks for any kitchen. It is a simple and versatile spice container that is designed to fit inside a cabinet, pantry, fridge, or on a countertop.

Features

The iDesign Rotatable Single Tier rack has a functional turntable design featuring a durable plastic tray with a grooved base to prevent your spices from sliding. Its rotating, Lazy Susan style enables you to easily access all of your herbs and spices by simply turning the rack.

The open space tray on the iDesign Single Tier rack allows you to organise spice containers of all shapes and sizes so it’s a good choice if you like to buy some flavouring products in bulk. It is also easier to clean than a wire spice rack and comes in three different sizes – 23cm, 28cm, and 35cm.

Criticisms for the iDesign Single Tier spice rack include a lack of grip on the base, making it slide on slick counters. Rotation may also feel a bit stiff and it is not ideal for heavier items like oils or vinegar.

PROS

  • Rotating design
  • Holds different types of containers
  • 3 sizes
  • Easy to clean
  • Grooved base

CONS

  • May not be good for heavier items
  • Rotation could be smoother
  • May not have much grip on the base
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The EZOWare 4 tier spice rack is our top luxury choice. This stand-alone spice rack has a stylish modern design that would look great sitting next to your kitchen knife holder.

Features

The EZOWare 4 Tier spice rack has a chrome-plated iron structure with four tiers that are six jars wide, complemented by a sleek bamboo base. It is suitable for a countertop, cupboard, or pantry use. To create a more uniform and appealing aesthetic, the EZOWare 4 Tier spice rack comes with 24 clear glass canisters for spices and 32 adjoining chalkboard labels included. Each of the spice bottles has a shaker lid beneath the screw-on top.

This kitchen spice organiser incorporates four non-slip foot pads into its design. This rack measures 32.7 x 11.3 x 24.8cm and also comes with a one-year warranty to guarantee craftsmanship.

Be aware, the EZOWare 4 Tier spice rack does not have a chalk or chalk pen included for the labels. Plus, the added height means you have to be careful in loading the rack and avoid placing heavy jars on the top row. Our only other criticism is that the soldering seams are quite visible.

PROS

  • 24 jars included
  • Stylish chalkboard labels
  • 4 tier storage
  • 1-year warranty
  • Luxury quality

CONS

  • Height could make it less sturdy
  • Chalk may not be included
  • Soldering seams could be unsightly to some
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The Buckingham spice rack is our top value choice. It is also one of the best spice rack options for anyone looking to maximise space with a kitchen cupboard spice rack.

Features

The Buckingham spice rack is designed to fit inside a cabinet door but can also be mounted on the wall. Just makes sure you measure your intended cupboard door first if you plan to mount it that way. It also has a simple chrome finish on its iron structure.

Buckingham spice racks weigh 1000 grams which is just enough to hold your spice jars without being too heavy for your kitchen cabinets to support. They have four shelves and can hold up to 32 spice bottles at a time, providing you with ample, organised storage. It is also easy to install with the provided hardware.

This wall-mounted spice rack can’t go on the countertop and must be hung. The screws included may be too long for some cupboard doors and there are reports that the wire bends somewhat easily. But overall, we really like this space-saving spice rack and the value it provides. It has a dimension of 32.7 x 11.3 x 24.8cm.

PROS

  • Excellent value
  • Hangs inside a cupboard door
  • Maximises usable space
  • Holds up to 32 spice bottles
  • Easy to install

CONS

  • Longer screws may be too long for some doors
  • Maybe a little too easy to bend
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The Premier Housewares spice rack is our top pick for two-tiered option in this best spice racks list. We love the easy access it provides while enhancing your overall kitchen counter organisation.

Features

The Premier Housewares spice rack has two compartmentalised black plastic shelves that can hold six spice jars in each tier and a chrome finished metal centre pole. It has a revolving design that makes it easy to locate and extract all of the spices on the rack. Thanks to its rotating design, this spice organizer takes up minimal kitchen countertop space.

16 full-size Schwartz herbs and spices come included with each Premier Housewares spice rack. This makes it a great choice for a new cook or as a housewarming gift.

Be aware, the top of this spice rack, which is used as the turning knob, unscrews fairly easily, and not all size spice jars will fit into the precut circle compartments on the shelves. Also, the spices included may vary and there are reports of some consumers receiving doubles.

PROS

  • Schwartz spices included
  • Accessible rotating design
  • Compartmentalised shelves
  • Holds 16 spice jars
  • Great space saver

CONS

  • The top may unscrew easily
  • Only specific spice bottles may fit
  • Included spices may vary
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The EzoWare 2 Tier is our top choice for the best countertop spice rack. It has a versatile design that will fit into any kitchen and save you kitchen space.

Features

EzoWare’s 2 Tier spice rack is durable and designed for the kitchen countertop but can easily fit inside most standard sized cabinets as well. It has a simple, no-frills chrome finished metal structure and comes preassembled so it can be used right away.

This large spice rack features two wide tiers that allow you to store more than just spice jars. You can use it as a bathroom organiser, too. At maximum capacity, it holds 24 standard sized spice jars and has an overall dimension of 30 x 26 x 14.5cm.

There are reports of inconsistent leg lengths with this spice rack making it less stable. Also, the rims in the lower shelf may not be high enough to keep the spice jars from falling out when extracting items from the back row.

PROS

  • Durable construction
  • Wide shelves
  • Suitable for kitchen countertop or inside the cabinet
  • Simple chrome design
  • Fits any size spice jar

CONS

  • Rims on lower shelf may be too low
  • Reports of inconsistent stability
  • Back row could be less accessible for some
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The Neo four-tier wall or cabinet spice rack is a great choice if you have a lot of flavouring products that need to be stored and organised in your kitchen. It has a simple, purely functional design.

Features

The Neo four-tier spice rack holds up to 32 spice jars at a time. Its design demands that it be mounted on the wall or inside a cabinet or pantry door. It features a chrome coating with anti-scratch properties that help increase durability and keep it looking new for as long as possible.

Neo spice racks come with a Screw and Plug Fixing Kit and are easy to hang. This kitchen spice organizer does require some minimal assembly but nothing you should be concerned about.

It’s worth noting though that the Neo rack can’t stand unsupported and its towering height may interfere with the shelving in your cabinets. However, the only real problem we noticed is that the mount kit includes long screws that are likely to poke through a kitchen cabinet door. Hence, you may need to buy screws in a different size.

PROS

  • Holds up to 32 spice containers
  • Wall or door mounted
  • Anti-scratch finish
  • Functional space-saving construction
  • Mounting kit included

CONS

  • May require some minimal assembly
  • Screws provided may be too long
  • Height may interfere with cabinet shelves
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The iDesign 2 Tier is next up on our list of spice racks. It is compact with lots of storage, making it an excellent choice for anyone looking to maximise limited kitchen cabinet or counter space.

Features

The iDesign 2 Tier spice organizer has a multi-level Lazy Susan style that creates easy-to-access storage. Both tiers feature a clear rotating plastic tray to make your kitchen spices more visible. This rack is made with durable plastic that can hold a large number of spices in differently shaped containers.

Each tray has a grooved base so the spices stay in place while turning. The rotation is adequately stable and smooth as long as you make sure to load it evenly. The iDesign is also easy to clean.

This rack may easily be loaded unevenly if you don’t make a point to avoid doing so. Plus, it has a tall lip on the lower tray which means only smaller spice jars can go on the bottom tier if you want to facilitate easy extraction. It also lacks grip pads on the base.

PROS

  • Maximises counter space
  • Grooved tray bases
  • Easy access
  • Holds large and small bottles
  • Compact dimensions

CONS

  • Could be easy to load unevenly
  • May lack grip on the base
  • Tall lower lip may limit accessibility
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The Harcas free standing spice rack is next up on our best spice racks list. It has a sleek appearance and is a great choice for anyone looking for a model with a unique and classy built.

Features

The Harcas bamboo wooden spice rack can stand alone, be used as a wall-mounted holder, or possibly even lie inside a deep drawer. It is constructed from sustainably sourced bamboo formed into a decorative lattice shape. It is exceptionally sturdy and durable whether hung on the wall or placed on the counter.

The Harcas bamboo rack comes with 18 clear glass jars with screw-on metal lids to enable a more unified and organised storage for your herbs and spices. They are also provided with pre-printed labels, shaker filter lids, and a one-year warranty.

The Harcas wooden spice rack does not come with the hardware needed to mount it on your kitchen wall. Also, be aware that the small font on the pre-printed spice labels may be hard to read for some. Plus, the small holes on the shaker lids are not ideal for coarse or dense spices.

PROS

  • 18 jars and spice labels included
  • Sustainably sourced bamboo
  • Stylish wooden spice rack
  • Highly durable and sturdy
  • 1-year warranty

CONS

  • Wall mount hardware may not be included
  • Font on spice labels may be too small
  • Holes on shaker lids could be too small for coarse spices
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The Cole & Mason spice rack has a stylish modern look. Its unique carousel design allows you to pack a lot of spices into a small area without having to sacrifice aesthetics.

Features

The Cole & Mason rack has a two-tiered carousel-style stand with a smooth rotation that enables great accessibility to all of your spices, in a compact space. The stand is made of thick black plastic with stainless steel accents. A set of 16 glass jars filled with some of the most popular herbs and spices comes included with this product. However, 8 and 20 jar options are also available.

The included spice jars hook onto the carousel stand for a well-organised arrangement. The lids on the jars are made with chrome finished stainless steel. It rotates between sealed, shake, or pour so you can customise the amount of the spice that comes out of the container. The labels on the spice jars are neatly attached to the plastic between the chrome lid and the glass jar.

Keep in mind, Cole & Mason spice racks have smaller jars that could leave you with excess spices to store when it comes to refilling. Plus, the labels on the jars are fixed so you can’t change them. Additionally, we wish the hooks used to attach the jars to the carousel rack were a bit larger to keep it more secured.

PROS

  • 2-year warranty
  • Stainless steel accents
  • 2 tiered carousel
  • Set of 16 different spices included
  • Smooth rotation

CONS

  • May not be able to change the labels
  • Hooks could be bigger
  • Jars may be smaller than store-bought
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The bonVIVO Rondo spice rack provides you with all the essentials in a compact and sturdy package. It is a superb option if you want a classy product that will serve as a storage as well as a decoration in your kitchen.

Features

The bonVIVO Rondo is a stand-alone spice rack featuring a 3-tier, rotating structure. The 3-tier design has a surprisingly smooth rotation. It may be because it is constructed with a durable, rustproof stainless steel rack and has a wide sturdy base. It is available with either a silver or copper chrome finish.

The Rondo can hold up to 12 spice jars at a time and in fact, it comes with a set of glass spice jars included. The jars have metal screw-on caps and plastic shaker attachments that create a more uniform and organised appearance in your kitchen.

Unfortunately, this copper finish option tends to scratch easily and spices are not included with the jars. Also, no pre-written labels are provided with the spice jars so you will have to either write the labels by hand or buy additional labels to accompany this product.

PROS

  • 12 glass spice jars with lids included
  • Durable stainless steel rack
  • Silver or copper chrome finish
  • Smooth rotation
  • Classy and sturdy

CONS

  • Spices may not be included with jars
  • Pre-written spice labels may not be included
  • Copper finish may scratch easily
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A Buyer's Guide for the Best Spice Racks

You have reached the end of the review portion of this article. Now we will explore some of the reasons why we chose the products on our list.

Why Buy a Spice Rack?

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Keeping all of your spices organised can be quite the task, especially if you like to use a lot of spices when you cook as we do. Finding the perfect place to keep all of your herbs and condiments can also be a challenge, depending on the storage space you have in your kitchen.

So, what is the best way to store spices? We think the ideal way to keep your spices organised and easily accessible is by using a designated rack. Spice racks allow you to arrange your flavouring essentials just how you like them. They come in all shapes, sizes, and styles that will surely meet your cooking needs and kitchen decor.

What to Look For in a Spice Rack

The following sections take a closer look at some of the main characteristics of spice racks so you can prioritise which specific traits will be most important for you, based on your kitchen and personal cooking preferences.

Design and Style

Design and style can go a long way in choosing the right rack for you. After all, you want it to not only function well but also to match your existing kitchen decor, right?

First, you have to decide whether you want a stand-alone spice rack or one that can be wall-mounted. Within these two main types of racks, there are many other different styles so you have a lot to choose from. Some of the most common designs include countertop, magnetic, drawer, and pantry or cupboard. Most of the spice racks in our collection are stand-alone but many can be wall-mounted as well, or even placed in a drawer.

Size

Size also plays a role in determining what the best spice racks for your kitchen could be. How much available space do you have in your kitchen for the product? Make sure you measure the designated spot where you plan to put your new spice rack before narrowing down the product choices. This is particularly true if you plan on installing it inside a cabinet. The last thing you want is to choose a spice rack only to find out you don’t have enough space for it in your kitchen.

Capacity

The capacity of a specific spice rack may be the most important trait to look at when choosing a new one for your home. How many spices do you already have in your collection? How much rack capacity do you need to hold the spices you already own?

Spice racks with more shelves or tiers often have the most storage space. However, pay attention to the intended capacity so you don’t wind up with a rack that is either too big or more likely too small for your spices.

Material

The material used to construct a spice rack is a good indicator of the durability you can expect. Some of the spice racks on our list also come with a warranty, but many do not. Hence, make sure you choose a product that uses quality materials like metals or thick plastic. Fortunately, spices don’t weigh that much and a rack doesn’t normally have to withstand much wear and tear so if it feels sturdy, you should be good to go.

Spices, Jars, and Labels

wooden holder for jars

Many spice racks come as a set, either with empty or full spice jars included in the product purchase. This can be a nice bonus if you want to give your spice rack collection a jumpstart or plan on giving the spice rack as a gift. It can come in handy, too, if you want to enhance the appearance of your kitchen by creating a more uniform look overall.

If spice jars are included, you can generally expect labels to be included as well. Some allow you to write for yourself and others are pre-printed.

Conclusion

Now that you have read through all of our product reviews and the buyer’s guide, let’s do a recap of our Editor’s Choice for the best spice rack one last time before you decide which product is perfect for your kitchen.

The iDesign Rotatable Single Tier spice rack has a simple style that can be placed on the counter or fit inside a cupboard. It is constructed with durable clear plastic and features a rotating Lazy Susan design. The single tray has a grooved base for absolute stability and it is easy to clean and maintain. What’s more, it can hold all shapes and sizes of spice jars so you can use it with anything you currently have in your cupboards.

Which spice rack will best suit your kitchen needs?

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