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When you’re in the middle of cooking a homemade meal, there’s nothing worse than pawing through a disorganized array of seasonings and zests in a frantic search for the misplaced cayenne pepper (Or basil. Or oregano.) that you swore you *just* saw. “If only I had a spice rack,” you hear your logical inner voice say for the zillionith time.
If you’ve been holding out on buying one of these transformative organizational tools, we’re here to tell you that they’re more than worth the investment. Not only will they keep your countertop, cabinet, drawer, or lazy Susan free from the total and utter chaos that can ensue when your spices begin to overtake your kitchen, they’ll help you easily determine which ones you already have in your collection — and which ones are missing.
Where can I buy a spice rack?
You won’t need to look too far to find a great spice rack — there are plenty of solid options to be found almost anywhere home goods are sold (think Amazon, Bed Bath & Beyond, and The Container Store, to name a few).
More importantly than where you’re looking, then, is the type of spice rack you’re looking for, which will all depends on your individualized kitchen needs.
The Best Rack for Your Kitchen
When shopping for a seasoning holder, you’ll want to take the layout of your kitchen into account. If you’re short on counter space, for instance, it will make a lot more sense to opt for a hanging plate ($22.99, Amazon) that won’t take away room you might have otherwise used for a kitchen appliance, such as a coffee maker or juicer, than it would to pick up a counter carousel (35.99, Bed Bath & Beyond).
If you’re the type that prefers to hide things away completely, a pull-out ($35.99, The Container Store) or drawer rack ($11.99, The Container Store) will efficiently organize all your flavoring while keeping it out of sight.
Other nice-to-haves? Auto-measuring capabilities, large jar capacity, and included labels to show off your ever-growing assortment. Keep scrolling to shop FIRST for Women’s picks for the best spice racks on the market.
Best Revolving Spice Rack
Kamenstein Heritage 16-Jar Spice Rack
Where to buy: $24.47 (Originally $29.99), Amazon
This modern, rotating pick has everything you’ll need to implement a neat storage space for up to 16 spices. In addition to the narrowly-designed holder that’s meant to take up minimal counter space, it includes a varied assortment of pre-filled jars with labeled caps. Better yet? You’ll get refills on each and every one from the company for up to five years, making this buy worth far more than its $24.47 price tag!
Best Pull Out Spice Rack
Lynk Professional Double Spice Racks
Where to buy: From $35.99 (Originally from $44.99), The Container Store
If you’ve got a lot of spices to keep track of, you can’t go wrong with this pull-out style organizer from Lynk Professional. Easy installation and ball bearing glides will allow it to smoothly roll out from your cabinet or pantry, revealing 20 to 30 spice jars, depending on your preference for a standard or wide rack. Note that jars and labels are sold separately.
Best Magnetic Spice Rack
Honey Can Do Zevro by Gravity 12-Canister Spice Rack
Where to buy: $61.99 (Originally $88.99), Macy’s
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If you’re the type who has a place for everything with everything in its place, you’ll adore this magnetic spice rack from Honey Can Do. Its included magnetic canisters, of which there are 12, can be placed above the rack or hang beneath it, and feature three special pouring settings: closed, sprinkle, and pour. Labels for your spices are included and there’s a limited lifetime warranty.
Best Countertop Spice Rack
Kamenstein Bamboo 18-Jar Criss-Cross Spice Rack
Where to buy: $24.99, Target
How cute is this criss-cross design from Kamenstein? When paired with its attractive bamboo finish, this 18-jar rack makes for a gorgeous display piece for your countertops. It comes complete with labeled-cap jars for each slot, plus sifter discs to distribute spices evenly. It can also be mounted to the wall if you’re short on space.
Best Stainless Steel Spice Rack
KitchenArt Select-a-Spice Carousel
Where to buy: $35.99, Bed Bath & Beyond
If you’re looking for a spice rack that will go above and beyond the call of duty, this KitchenArt carousel is for you. Not only will it pretty up your cabinetry space, each one of its 12 removable spice compartments has an auto-measure feature that will dispense ¼ tsp. on demand. There are 55 labels included with purchase, and, should you need more storage, you can buy two (or more!) units to stack on top of each other.
Best Hanging Spice Rack
Gneiss Wall Plate Base and Impresa Magnetic Spice Jars
We love the geometric display seen in this stainless steel magnetic wall plate base, which is compatible with all magnetic jars — including this pictured 15-pack of Impresa hexagon containers. Not only will it enable you to conveniently reach your spices with ease, you can spruce it up with magnetic art for a custom feel. There are pre-drilled holes for worry-free setup, though hardware is sold separately.
Best Pull Down Spice Rack
YouCoupia 24-Bottle Spice Rack
Where to buy: $39.99 (Originally $49.99), The Container Store
An impressive 24 jars fit inside this stackable spice drawer, which pulls down for easy access. The 100 included labels mean you can keep them easily organized and change them out as your collection evolves, and it holds full- or half-size bottles (not included). Store it on your counter or in a cupboard to keep things nice and tidy.
Best Pantry Door Spice Rack
4-Tier Stackable Spice Rack Organizer
Where to buy: $35.99, Amazon
With a larger-than-most 36-jar capacity, this four-tier spice rack, which can be easily mounted on the inside of your pantry door, is just what you’ll need for quick and thorough seasoning. It’s made of a thick, iron wire that will hold even the heaviest of bottles (not included), and its tiers can be separated, giving you the option to house different spices in different areas.
Take it from this buyer, who wrote, “I would recommend this to anyone looking for a sturdy spice rack. It is super easy to put together and it holds all of the spices without any issues. I use glass spice bottles and I have so much trust in this rack that it will hold up to all the weight being put on it. I looks amazing on my wall and does not stick out too far.”
Best Metal Spice Rack
DecoBros 18-Jar Spice Rack Stand
Where to buy: $21.97 (Originally $29.99), Amazon
Simple and sturdy, this standing rack houses 18 included bottles in its wire frame, which has a sleek, shiny chrome aesthetic. You’ll also get 48 labels for all the most popular spices you’re likely to fill them with.
More than 2,000 Amazon reviewers are talking about this item, with one writing, “It is quite nice looking, the bottles are glass and very thick and sturdy, the rack is metal and holds things well.”
Best Drawer Spice Rack
iDesign Linus In-Drawer Spice Rack
Where to buy: $8.99 (Originally $11.99), The Container Store
If you’re not the type that fancies a lot of bells and whistles, this drawer spice rack from iDesign will suit your needs just fine. It easily fits into a cabinet drawer, where you neatly can tuck jars away to keep your countertop and pantry free from spice-induced clutter. What’s more, it has an angled design that will allow you to better read the labels.
Made from an easy-to-clean plastic, this drawer has also garnered a 4.7 star from reviewers, who say it looks great and keeps things organized.
Best Under Cabinet Spice Rack
Joseph Joseph Cupboard Store Under-Shelf Spice Rack
Where to buy: $14.99, Bed Bath & Beyond
Slim and unobtrusive, this affordable under-shelf model will keep seven of your favorite seasonings at arm’s reach with a cleverly-designed hanging placement under your upper shelves. A wall mount is included, as is a two-year manufacturer’s warranty.
Best Wooden Spice Rack
Rebrilliant 16-Jar Spice Rack
Where to buy: $30.99, Wayfair
Made from an eye-catching natural wood, this spice divider, which has a 16-jar capacity, comes with eight adjustable pieces that will make your seasoning organization work for you. It mounts neatly under cabinets with the included hardware, and can also be used to straighten up other kitchen odds and ends, such as K-cups (up to 24).