I have tested several spice racks and listed the nicest and best ones for you.
There are many types of kitchen spice racks. 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 is 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
This 360-degree rotating standing spice rack from Coninx comes with 8 glass spice jars. The spice jars have 3 different sprinkle openings. The whole forms a nice unit and looks neat on your kitchen counter. In our opinion, 8 spice jars are enough to keep the most frequently used herbs close at hand.
- Compact model
- Solid plastic
- Includes glass spice jars
- No labels
The best spice rack for the wall
Comforder Spice rack hanging, set of 4
This set of 4 individual spice racks can be hung on the wall, but also, for example, on the inside of a cupboard door. Fixing material for all situations is included. The Comforder spice racks are made of stainless steel and are thus 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 shops also fit perfectly. When mounting the pots, pay attention to the height of the pots.
- 4 racks
- Stainless steel, therefore moisture-resistant
- Fixing material included
- Excluding spice jars
The best drawer spice rack
Goedewaere Spice Rack Drawer, 6 pieces
All your kitchen spices neatly together and neatly out of sight when you don’t need them. This 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
- Fitting anti-slip caps yourself
The best spice rack for a kitchen cupboard
Clear Living kitchen cabinet organiser
This spice rack from Clear Living just gives you an extra shelf in your kitchen cupboard. It can hold spice jars, but also other low products such as bowls and saucers. Ideal for storing extra things, but still within easy 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 organising your desk.
- Robust and stable
- Easy to assemble
- Also in 2-layer version
- Without spice jars
Buying guide: what do you look for when buying a spice rack?
If you are going to buy a spice rack, then you should keep the following things in mind:
- What is your budget? A spice rack is not very expensive, but you obviously shouldn’t buy a spice rack that weighs too heavily 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 cupboard or in a drawer.
- How many herbs do you want to store? Make sure your spice rack is big 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 multi-purpose spice rack comes highly recommended: not too expensive and you can use it in several places. For on the wall, we think Comforder’s set of 4 spice racks is a good choice.
Frequently asked questions
Here are the answers to some of the questions we often hear. Is your question not here? Feel free to contact us and we will get back to you quickly.
Dried herbs need time to absorb moisture. That is why it is 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 hob. However, it is convenient to have it hanging near it. To be on the safe side, choose a heat-resistant material.
Most spice jars are about the same size, just mind the height of the jars. They tend to vary.
A place in the kitchen, close to where you use the herbs is obviously convenient. Usually this is the hob or your worktop. If you want to store your spices out of sight, a spice rack in a kitchen cupboard or drawer will do the trick.