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Old 06-27-2008, 09:18 AM   #1
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Spice Rack

I have ammassed quite a few spices, as probably have many of you> Does anyone have a really killer spice management thingy (Rack, carousel or whatever)?

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Old 06-27-2008, 09:30 AM   #2
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Sorry, Adi.
Way, way too many to have just a rack.

Oh, and have been planning to start a spice/herb thread.
I guess today's a good day for it. I just haven't figured out how I want to do it.
Sort of like TPBM thread.
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Old 06-27-2008, 10:07 AM   #3
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Yea, I've been looking for one too, I have about 100-150 spice bottles that need to be orginized.
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Old 06-27-2008, 01:37 PM   #4
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I think that I have way too mane for a rack as well, but, I need some kind of organization. I have a lazy susan in a corner cabinet. Only problem is that the high use ones are on the outside and the lower use ones are located by the "bible methiod" "Seek and ye shall find".

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Old 06-27-2008, 01:42 PM   #5
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I don't know if this will help but I saw this in a magazine last night. Take one of those very cheap tension rods (for curtains) and put it about an inch from the back of the cabinet, then set your smaller spice bottles on it, leaning them back slightly. You can put several of them in one cabinet and you don't have to make holes in your cabinets. I haven't tried it yet but it looked like a great idea and I will when I get back in town.
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Old 06-27-2008, 03:53 PM   #6
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I went to Wal Mart and bought two dozen glass jars with a air tight sealing lid. They hold approximately 4-6 ounces of whole spice and herbs. I buy in quanity. I have a slender book shelf ( for paper backs ) I store all of my spices on it next to my kitchen door, very handy and they are out of the heat of the kitchen
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Old 06-27-2008, 03:55 PM   #7
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Actually I've come to enjoy 5-6 jars of something falling on my head or toes as I look for whatever it is that's made it's way to the back or top shelf......
I don't get out much, maybe it's the element of suprise.....
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Suzi - You made a perfect end to my day. I too live in a similar house. I have decided that homelife is a search for the master piece of junk. The master piece of jink is the one that the whole house is balanced on. Pull it out, ans it all comes down.

I am sort of viewing the spice rack as an attempt to fight back.

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Old 06-27-2008, 05:05 PM   #9
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We use these. I got them from Cost Plus, pretty sure they were less than $2 apiece. I got two of the cases shown, and one case of larger ones. They have little labels with the names of common spices/herbs on them. For less commonly used spices we just label them with a Sharpie. We keep them attached to the side of the fridge.

I guess this might not be practical for those who have >100 spices to manage, but for my collection and tiny kitchen it's very helpful.
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Old 06-27-2008, 05:11 PM   #10
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I have a 3-tierd wood and metal rack that hangs on a wooden rail mounted to the wall of the kithen. I got it at Ikea several years ago. The have a newer version that is all steel. IKEA | Kitchen accessories | Rails & wall storage it is part of the GRUNDTAL series.
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