I have tested various spice racks and listed the nicest and best ones for you.
There are many types of spice racks for the kitchen. Spice racks for in a kitchen cabinet or against its door, racks for in a drawer, racks for on the wall and racks for on the countertop. We discuss them here and show you what the best spice racks of 2024 are.
Why a spice rack is indispensable
I cleaned out our kitchen drawer the other day, looking for the nutmeg to put on cauliflower. I found all kinds of spices, except nutmeg: three refill bags of cayenne powder, three jars of pepper, a couple of bags of dried celery, most of it heavily expired. At that point I decided a spice rack was needed, to keep track. But first we ate cauliflower with cayenne pepper. Also delicious.
What is the best spice rack for you?
What’s the best spice rack for you depends on your situation. What is there room for? How many jars of herbs do you want to store in it? How much do you have to spend? To help you choose, we looked at what the best choice is for each situation.
The best countertop spice rack
Coninx Spice Rack Upright, 8 spice jars
Included with this 360-degree rotating standing spice rack from Coninx are 8 glass spice jars. The spice jars have 3 different sprinkle openings. The whole forms a nice unit and looks neat on your countertop. In our opinion, 8 spice jars is enough to always have the most frequently used herbs conveniently to hand.
- Compact model
- Solid plastic
- Includes glass spice jars
- No labels
The best spice rack for the wall
Comforder Spice rack hangable, set of 4
This set of 4 individual spice racks can be hung on the wall, as well as on the inside of a cabinet door, for example. Mounting materials for all situations are included. The Comforder spice racks are made of stainless steel and are therefore moisture resistant. Each rack fits 6 spice jars. Comforder spice jars, which are specially made for this kitchen rack, can be ordered online. But jars from the store also fit perfectly. Do pay attention to the height of the jars when attaching them.
- 4 racks
- Stainless steel, thus moisture resistant
- Includes mounting hardware
- Excluding spice jars
The best drawer spice rack
Goedewaere Spice Rack Drawer, 6 pieces
All the herbs from your kitchen neatly together and neatly out of sight when you don’t need them. That is possible with this set of 6 Goedewaere spice racks for drawers. The big advantage of these racks is that they can be slid into each other, so you can make them fit any drawer and create enough space for all your herbs and spices. Non-slip caps to prevent the racks from sliding are included. The goedewaere are made of black acrylic.
- Always fits
- Easy to apply
- Solid plastic product
- Anti-slip caps included
- Anti-slip caps self-fitting
The best spice rack for a kitchen cabinet
Clear Living kitchen cabinet organizer
This spice rack from Clear Living just gives you an extra shelf in your kitchen cabinet. You can put spice jars on it, but also other low products such as bowls and saucers. Ideal to store a lot of things, but still have them within reach. The Clear living spice rack is made of black metal and comes with an anti-slip mat. You can also place the spice rack on your kitchen counter or use it for other purposes such as organizing your desk.
- Robust and stable
- Easy to assemble
- Also available in 2-layer variant
- Without spice jars
Buying guide: what do you look for when buying a spice rack?
If you are going to buy a spice rack, you need to keep the following things in mind:
- What is your budget? A spice rack is not very expensive, but of course you should not buy a spice rack that is too heavy on your budget.
- Where do you want to place the spice rack? There are spice racks for on the wall, on the countertop, in a cabinet or in a drawer.
- How many herbs do you want to store? Make sure your spice rack is large enough to store your entire assortment of herbs.
Conclusion: what is the best spice rack for you?
Once you know where you want to place your spice rack, check out the suggestions we make in our Top 4. Do keep in mind the number of jars of herbs you want to store. Clear Living’s multifunctional spice rack comes highly recommended: not too expensive and you can use it in multiple places. For on the wall, we like the set of 4 spice racks from Comforder.
Frequently asked questions
Check out the answers to some of the questions we often hear. Is your question not here? Feel free to contact us and we’ll get back to you quickly.
Dried herbs need time to absorb moisture. That’s why it’s better to use fresh herbs in salads and the like. Dried herbs do taste more intense, so you need less of them. In terms of nutritional value, there is no difference between fresh and dried herbs.
Especially if you still cook on gas, it is not wise to hang a hanging spice rack in your kitchen above the cooktop. However, it is convenient to have it hanging near it. Then, to be on the safe side, choose a heat-resistant material.
Most spice jars are about the same size, just watch the height of the jars. They can vary.
A place in the kitchen, close to where you use the herbs is obviously convenient. Usually that’s the cooktop or your countertop. If you want to store your spices out of sight, then a spice rack for in a kitchen cabinet or drawer will do the trick.