10 Space-Saving Spice Racks Our Editors Love

10 Space-Saving Spice Racks Our Editors Love

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There are a few corners of our kitchen that are especially susceptible to chaos — particularly if they don’t have strong organizational systems in place to begin with. One of the first that comes to mind? Bottles and bottles of spices.

Any good kitchen is (hopefully) stacked to the gills with quality spices meant to level up weeknight dinners and special occasion meals alike. But the fact of the matter is, spice bottles can be so annoying to organize. For starters, they tend to be on the smaller side and all different shapes and sizes, making a quality organization system hard to come by. Add to that the visual chaos of tons of different labels (and spice colors) and you have all the makings of a cabinet you basically …never want to open.

Enter: these ten genius spice organization systems that our editors love for solving exactly these types of problems. Over the years, our team has vetted the best of the best when it comes to all sorts of gear, spice rack organizers included. While these space-saving picks range in price and functionality, they’re all sure to calm at least one corner of kitchen chaos.

This Amazon-Favorite Spice Rack Will Tidy Up Your Cabinets and Practically Double Your Storage Space

This Amazon-Favorite Spice Rack Will Tidy Up Your Cabinets and Practically Double Your Storage Space

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If you’ve started spring cleaning in your kitchen, then there’s one area you’re likely to tackle at some point: your spice cabinet. Aside from the two important rules for organizing spices (store them away from heat and direct sunlight), there are a lot of different ways to store spices, depending on how much space you have to work with. We’ve reviewed magnetic racks, wall-mounted spice racks, and spice drawer organizers. And while all of these are wonderful options, we think you can never have too many choices when it comes to kitchen organization. Enter: the Lynk Professional Slide Out Spice Rack.

If you prefer keeping your spices in the cabinet, then this might be the best pull-out spice rack for organizing your jars. With two tiers and a compact design, this Amazon organizer will not only double your cabinet space, it will also make it so easy to find the spice you need. And with over 5,000 five-star ratings, these sliding spice shelves have clearly made a big impact on plenty of kitchens.

With easy-to-install steps and a high-quality steel design, this cabinet organizer slides out effortlessly so that you can quickly grab the spices you need. This particular model can hold roughly 20 average-sized spice jars, which is the perfect size for most home cooks. There are other sizes to choose from — including single-tier racks and wider racks that can hold up to 30 spices — but we like this version best because it can fit in narrow cabinets, too.

As one Amazon reviewer explained: “I purchased one of these, then a few days after purchased another one! I have this unique cabinet that is too skinny to use for anything and these racks fit perfectly for my spices. I was able to free up space in my other cabinet just by changing my storage capacity.”

One of the top Amazon spice racks, the Lynk Professional organizer is a breeze to install. There’s no measuring required — just use the two included screws, and you’ll be all set. Coming in at 8.5″ tall, it’ll fit just about any cabinet. Rather than wasting vertical space, you’ll instantly double your storage with its two-tiered design. Another reviewer commented, “I bought two of these organizing racks which take up the same shelf space but have space for 36 bottles now and it’s easier to get to them. I look forward to using this new setup and love how I have more room in my cabinets for other items.”

Of course, we can’t overlook the Instagram-worthy organization that will result from having these racks in your cabinet. “Wow! My favorite spice organizer!” another customer said. I can always see all of my spices: a must for the avid cook or the person who likes organization! They are HEAVY DUTY! I’ve had them several months and use them daily. Love them!”

Whether you’re looking to free up cabinet clutter, make use of unused space, or just get organized, this set of sliding spice racks is an easy way to upgrade just about any kitchen.

Erin Cavoto

Commerce Writer

Erin writes about all things shopping-related for The Kitchn, including highlighting small cookware brands, testing cool products, or scoping out need-to-know sales. She’s also a regular at the Trader Joe’s cheese section and has a never-ending supply of tea at home.

This Genius Amazon Find Creates Extra Storage Space Out of Thin Air (and It’s on Sale!)

This Genius Amazon Find Creates Extra Storage Space Out of Thin Air (and It’s on Sale!)

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The one area in everyone’s kitchen that’s been left untapped for added storage space, however, is a surprising one: your refrigerator! That’s why thousands of Amazon customers love these Roysili Magnetic Spice Racks, perfect for attaching to your fridge for easy access spices and more. They’re also 32 percent off right now, so you can save space and money.

Vertical storage is the way to go if you have a small kitchen. But if your wall space is limited too, taking advantage of the side of your refrigerator is such an ingenious idea. Coming in a set of two, these magnetic shelves are simple, yet versatile. They’re made of sturdy metal and are each able to hold up to five pounds of weight, perfect for your seasonings. Plus, unlike wall-mounted spice racks, there’s zero assembly required — just stick them to the side of your fridge!

With over 3,400 five-star ratings, thousands of customers have raved about how much space they’ve saved in their kitchen, thanks to these shelves. Many commented on how it was the solution they needed to their cramped kitchens and lack of storage. One person wrote, “I really liked the way this gave the cabinets in my small kitchen some extra breathing space for storage of pots, pans, and appliances. A two pack was the perfect amount to fit the majority of spices I use on a regular basis.”

Not only does it free up your cabinets, but it will also situate your spices within easy reach so you don’t have to go rummaging around your spice rack when you’re in the middle of making a dish. One reviewer touched on this saying, “I have a very small amount of counter space and I cook with a lot of spices, so I wanted a storage solution to keep my countertop space from being cluttered while also having everything in easy reach while I cook. This perfectly fit the bill for what I needed.” 

And it doesn’t have to be just spices! Because you can easily adjust the space between the two shelves, you can use them to store condiments like oil and vinegar, or even vitamins and medications like one reviewer did. Another mentioned how they were deep enough to fit big Sam’s Club spice containers, perfect for anyone who buys seasonings in bulk. The magnets are strong enough to hold these items, as so many reviewers commented on the shocking strength, a few mentioning that they don’t budge once you put them up.

So if you’re tired of your spices taking up too much space in your cabinets, these magnetic racks are such an easy, affordable way to add storage to your kitchen. Who knows, you might even be enticed to try a few new recipes now that your seasonings are in such close proximity!

This $20 Organizer Saved so Much Cabinet Space in My Tiny Kitchen

This $20 Organizer Saved so Much Cabinet Space in My Tiny Kitchen

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If you have drawers in your kitchen right now, cherish them. Yes, I’m talking drawers where you store silverware, dish towels, cooking tools, and basically anything else that you regularly use in the kitchen. When I moved to my new apartment, I quickly discovered that there isn’t a single drawer in my kitchen. You heard that right — not one! Which means that I can’t even make use of the OXO organizer Kitchn’s executive lifestyle director loves, these expert-approved drawer organizers, or this chic tray to tidy up a junk drawer. One particular downside of this design is the lack of a spice drawer. To remedy this, we’d initially shoved four roommates’ worth of seasonings into our cabinet, taking up almost an entire shelf and wasting precious storage space. That is, until I decided to think vertically with these $20 wall-mounted floating shelves.

These handy shelves come in a set of two and are perfectly sized to hold up to a whopping 18 spice jars each. They’re made of durable steel with bars that are positioned low enough to easily see which spice you’re looking for, but high enough that they won’t fall out. You can also store heavier items like olive oil, vinegar, soy sauce, or other condiments because it can carry up to 40 pounds.

You do need to have a power drill for installation, but putting them up was a breeze. We ended up using smaller anchors and screws than what was provided in the pack — they were too large for our brittle walls. Once we sorted that out, all it required was simple measuring, installing the metal plates provided, and then sliding the rack on. I especially love the sliding design because we didn’t have to navigate drilling an entire shelf into the wall.

These shelves are also extremely customizable to place wherever suits your needs. For instance, you could hang them inside your cabinet doors to keep your spices away from sunlight (as advised by spice pros!) while still freeing up storage space.

An added perk of these shelves is that my roommate remarked how cozy they make our kitchen feel. There’s a lived-in quality that they add to the space, in addition to the ease of having seasonings at the ready and an entire section of our cabinets now available. Next task on the list: buying matching spice jars!

This Game-Changing Spice Rack Is the Organizing Solution I Wish I Discovered Sooner — Here’s Why

This Game-Changing Spice Rack Is the Organizing Solution I Wish I Discovered Sooner — Here’s Why

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Britt is a stargazer and sunrise-chaser with a collection of magic erasers, and a fascination with the fantastic. A storyteller at heart, she finds inspiration in all the small things, and can likely be found singing show tunes, catching up on K-dramas, or going on adventures to satiate her natural-born wanderlust. (Sometimes even all at the same time.) An all-around creative, Britt has worked in various facets with Scene Louisiana, The Nerd Machine, and The Daebak Company, Inc.

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