Are you looking for more kitchen organization ideas? Whether you’ve just stocked your kitchen with must-have spices to need a little tidy up, a kitchen spice rack is a simple to install kitchen storage solution which makes cooking easier and your kitchen storage tidier.
Which spice organizer works best in your kitchen depends on how big the kitchen is and how much kitchen cabinet storage you have. For example, a magnetic spice rack is a great solution for small kitchen storage while a large spice rack can be used as a decor piece in a spacious kitchen.
The Best Spice Racks of 2019 for your Kitchen
Kitchen herbs and spices are used in our everyday lives and some actually have many health benefits. Even if you’re not a regular cook, having a spice rack in your kitchen will open up new versions of your cooking.
So whether you’re looking to try some new seasoning tricks for your popcorn or simply need somewhere to store your spices, these spice racks will do the trick. Read on for the perfect spice rack ideas for any kitchen style, from a large farmhouse kitchen to a cramped city apartment kitchen.
Best Revolving Spice Rack
|SPICE STORAGE TYPE||Revolving countertop spice rack|
|DIMENSIONS||14.2 x 11.3 x 8.2 inches|
|NUMBER OF SPICE JARS||Incl. 20 spice jars|
A Kamenstein spice rack is a true household brand for kitchen storage solutions. This modern spice rack tops our list of best spice racks because of the Kamenstein spice refill program that makes you eligible for free spice refills for up to 5 years.
Kamenstein is a local US company that still has its factory in Massachusetts where the filled spice jars are sealed before shipping. Yes, this means that this Kamenstein spice comes with 20 pre-filled spice jars of the most common spices.
This revolving spice rack is made of stainless steel meant to be put on display on the kitchen countertop. Each spice jar has a labeled cap covering a removable sifter top.
Best Cabinet Spinning Spice Rack
|SPICE STORAGE TYPE||Lazy susan|
|DIMENSIONS||13.2 x 10.9 x 7.3 inches|
|NUMBER OF SPICE JARS||Fits up to 50 jars|
|MATERIAL||Plastic and vinyl|
This lazy susan spice rack is a great kitchen cabinet organizer. It is compact enough to fit inside 11-inch kitchen cabinets but can hold up to 50 spice cans and seasoning bottles.
A spinning spice rack makes every single bottle, can and jar in your kitchen easy to reach. This lazy susan model is versatile because of the different height on its two tiers so you can store seasoning packages of different sizes.
This is a sturdy spice rack made of high impact polymer plastic that can carry a weight of up to 35 pounds. The bottom is covered with a vinyl non-slip liner that you can easily pull out for quick cleaning.
Best Tiered Pantry Spice Rack
|SPICE STORAGE TYPE||Tiered wall mounted spice rack|
|DIMENSIONS||17 x 20.8 x 2.2 inches|
|NUMBER OF SPICE JARS||Approx. 36 jars|
This tiered spice rack has a rustic country farmhouse look thanks to its chicken wire. It is a wall-mounted spice rack that can hold most spice jar sizes on each of its shelves.
This is a good kitchen pantry organizer but you can also use it as a door spice rack when you have limited wall space in your kitchen. The chicken wire design gives it a DIY spice rack feel but has the quality of a good manufacturer.
Best Magnetic Spice Rack
|SPICE STORAGE TYPE||Magnetic spice rack|
|DIMENSIONS||9.7 x 4.4 x 3.8 inches|
|NUMBER OF SPICE JARS||Approx. 8 jars|
In small apartments, you have to get creative to create new storage space and this magnetic spice is a good example of that. It is a black single tier shelf that attaches to any metal surface.
It is a small metal spice rack so it does not store too many spices but it is sufficient spice storage for a single apartment. Hang this modern spice rack on the side of your fridge for easy reach.
Best Designer Kitchen Spice Rack
|SPICE STORAGE TYPE||Countertop spice rack|
|DIMENSIONS||10.6 x 6.9 x 10.8 inches|
|NUMBER OF SPICE JARS||Incl. 60 jars|
AllSpice kitchen organizers are like the Ferrari among spice racks. This large wood spice rack is made of high quality bamboo and includes 60 4-ounce glass spice jars.
Each jar is already labeled with 60 of the most common spices. Divided among those 60 glass jars are spoon scraper tops, 30 small hole shakers and 30 shakers with large holes.
AllSpice is a true luxury item and a great gift idea for your favorite home cook. The solid wood frame comes in 7 types of wood and finishes to match any kitchen style.
Best Flip Down Drawer Spice Rack
|SPICE STORAGE TYPE||Tiered spice rack with shelves|
|DIMENSIONS||10.9 x 12.8 x 8.8 inches|
|NUMBER OF SPICE JARS||30 – 6o jars|
YouCopia is another big brand name in kitchen storage racks which is why it is not suprising that they created this innovative pull out spice rack. It has three drawers that all slide out and drop down so you can clearly see all the different spices.
You can use this design as a cabinet spice rack, shelf organizer or leave it as a countertop spice rack. Each drawer fits either 20 half-size spice jars or 10 full-size spice jars making this a compact spice rack organizer.
Best Wall Mounted Spice Rack
|SPICE STORAGE TYPE||Wall mounted spice rack|
|DIMENSIONS||15 x 2.4 x 1.7 inches|
|NUMBER OF SPICE JARS||8 – 9 spice jars per shelf|
This modern spice rack wins design points with its nearly invisible wall mounted acrylic shelves. The acrylic looks similar to glass so it reflects light creating a sleek and clean kitchen appearance.
This is a great spice rack for pantry door or on the wall above the kitchen counter. Each package comes with a set of 3 acrylic shelves and everything you need to mount them.
Best Drawer Spice Rack
|SPICE STORAGE TYPE||Drawer spice rack|
|DIMENSIONS||16 x 12.6 x 2.4 inches|
|NUMBER OF SPICE JARS||15 – 18 jars|
Sometimes a drawer is all the kitchen storage space that you have left so use a kitchen drawer spice rack as a drawer organizer. This bamboo spice rack for drawers is made of three tiers of slanted shelves that lay flat.
The design comes in 3 different sizes to fit your drawer dimensions. Alternatively, you can buy one of each size and stack them on top of each other a countertop spice rack.
Best Adjustable Spice Rack
|SPICE STORAGE TYPE||Expandable spice rack|
|DIMENSIONS||12.5 x 4.5 x 9.8 inches|
|NUMBER OF SPICE JARS||30 spice jars|
If you often find yourself reorganizing your kitchen cabinet shelves then an adjustable spice rack might be a good idea. This modern spice rack design by DecoBros is made with a strong chrome frame.
This is an expandable spice rack with 3 levels. Each level measures 12.5 inches and extends to 25 inches when pulled out completely.
Best Drawer Organizer
|SPICE STORAGE TYPE||Drawer spice rack|
|DIMENSIONS||2.5 x 18 inches|
|NUMBER OF SPICE JARS||Up to 24 spice jars|
Using a simple drawer organizer like the YouCopia SpiceLiner spice rack already makes a lot of difference in your kitchen drawer storage space. It lets you lay down your spice jars in neat rows in even narrow drawer space.
Not everyone has space for kitchen storage racks making this a simple kitchen storage space hack. Each set comes with 6 soft foam drawer liners that you can cut to fit your drawers.
Spice Rack Buying Guide
As you can see from our top picks for spice racks there is a different design for each kitchen storage space need. Take a look at our quick buyer’s guide for kitchen spice racks if you can’t decide between all the different options.
How Much Space Do You Need for Spices?
The first thing to look at is how many spices you already have. How much space do they need now and are you likely to need more spice rack storage space in the near future?
There are standard industry sizes for spice jars and the well-known spice racks manufacturers build their spice racks according to these dimensions. So, you can estimate how big the spice rack needs to be for the number of spice jars that you have.
Also, consider whether you are planning on adding to your spice collection. Plan for additional spice jar storage space by either getting a spice rack that is larger than your current needs or buying an expandable spice rack.
How Much Kitchen Storage Space Do You Have?
Once you know how much space you need, you can think about where you can place the spice rack. A kitchen cabinet and kitchen drawer are the neatest option because you won’t see the spice rack.
If you do not have space in your kitchen drawers or cabinets you can get a countertop model spice rack. You can use these as a decorative feature in your kitchen so choose a design that matches the style of your kitchen.
Wall mounted spice racks are good options for when you are handy and want to create more kitchen storage space. Most wall-mounted Amazon spice racks come with all the necessities for putting them up.
Don’t forget about doors and refrigerators. You can use an over door spice rack or attach a magnetic spice rack to the side of your fridge when you have limited kitchen space.
Make Precise Measurements
Once you have decided on where you want to place the spice rack, take exact measurements of the space. Use these dimensions together with how many spice bottles and jars you have to calculate what size spice rack you need.
When you have limited space, think about getting a tiered spice rack or a filler kitchen cabinet spice rack. This makes better use of otherwise lost space.
Best Spice Rack Type for Each Kitchen Storage Space
Below is a quick reminder of the best type of spice rack for different storage spaces inside your kitchen.
The best spice racks for a kitchen cabinet are the lazy susan or a kitchen cabinet spice rack shelving. These spice rack designs keep order inside your kitchen cabinet and make use of the height in the cabinets, too.
The best spice rack for a drawer is actually a simple drawer liner that prevents the spice jars from rolling around. You can also use a tiered spice rack but then you can fit fewer spice jars because drawers are shallow.
For wall mounted spice racks we prefer chicken wire design because they need minimal cleaning and maintenance.
Countertop spice racks should be pretty to look at easy to move around. Choose a rotating model with a carrying handle at the top so you can place it elsewhere when you need more countertop space for cooking.
Finally, consider spice racks with the spice jars already included for the more professional home cooks. This allows for more efficient cooking and better control of your seasoning since each spice jar has the same type of opening.