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Old 07-30-2011, 02:14 AM   #11
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It took me a year to screw up the gumption to spend the dough - but they are the best spice containers I've ever had! The small size holds a little less than a standard spice jar from the grocery store. The next size up is really big. I store most things in the small containers and a few things in the large ones.

I have stacks of small ones for thinks like celery seeds, mustard seeds, etc
I use the large ones for oregano, basil, and things I use in high volume.
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Old 07-30-2011, 10:11 AM   #12
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I was wondering about the spice holders that are advertised on tv. They rotate and hold quite a few spices. Has anyone used those?

I've seen those ads. They always show them in an empty cabinet. Nothing in there but the spice rack. I wonder how well they work in a cabinet full of other stuff.
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Old 07-30-2011, 10:16 AM   #13
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Take a look at these - they are expensive but amazing. They stack and save loads of room. SpiceCare Interlocking Spice Storage System | TableFare
I see myself always needing the herb or spice in the middle of a stack so I'd have to always be disconnecting a stack of containers for the middle one. Then I'd reconnect them so that was on top but then I'd need the one in the middle next time...
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Old 07-30-2011, 10:54 AM   #14
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I have this one: http://http://www.qvc.com/qic/qvcapp...er?&cookie=set, which I really like - I alphabetized my spices (anal, I know) but the Swivel Store looks interesting.....
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Old 07-30-2011, 11:13 AM   #15
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I have this one: http://http://www.qvc.com/qic/qvcapp...er?&cookie=set, which I really like - I alphabetized my spices (anal, I know) but the Swivel Store looks interesting.....
Sherry, I couldn't pull up the page.

Andy, I have a full cabinet of spices and herbs plus runover into other cabinets. I don't put anything else in the spice cabinet, so was thinking maybe 4 of them would be nice. But my luck with things ordered "as seen on tv" is that they don't work as well as shown. If these works, it would be a definite improvement over searching each time.
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Try again: https://spicestack.com/index.php

It holds a lot of spices....
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I like this if you have the space to dedicate a drawer to them.

Of course there's never enough room for everything so I also have a low-sided basket sitting on a pantry shelf as well. I labeled each lid so I can easily pick out what I need (instead of having to lift up 15 jars to find the right one).

I buy the majority of my spices in the bulk section of our co-op, but I don't buy them in bulk quantity.

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Old 07-30-2011, 12:36 PM   #18
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I see myself always needing the herb or spice in the middle of a stack so I'd have to always be disconnecting a stack of containers for the middle one. Then I'd reconnect them so that was on top but then I'd need the one in the middle next time...

This was my concern as well - but truthfully there are many spices that I only use occasionally - those get stacked. The ones I use daily I put in larger containers and store a singles. So for instance in a stack I might have black mustard seeds, fenugreek, coriander seeds, Juniper berries. In another stack I might have pwd ginger, ground cloves, pwd cinnamon, nutmeg. Then in larger singles, oregano, basil, dill and basil.

Since you can group spices by stack, if you are cooking a pumpkin pie - you can pull down the that with the ginger and unsnap them all - use them and then put away. You can store curry spices the same way. it is a little more work than many individual jars, but in the long run you save both time and storage space. When I got these I cut my spice storage space use in half.
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This was my concern as well - but truthfully there are many spices that I only use occasionally - those get stacked. The ones I use daily I put in larger containers and store a singles. So for instance in a stack I might have black mustard seeds, fenugreek, coriander seeds, Juniper berries. In another stack I might have pwd ginger, ground cloves, pwd cinnamon, nutmeg. Then in larger singles, oregano, basil, dill and basil.

Since you can group spices by stack, if you are cooking a pumpkin pie - you can pull down the that with the ginger and unsnap them all - use them and then put away. You can store curry spices the same way. it is a little more work than many individual jars, but in the long run you save both time and storage space. When I got these I cut my spice storage space use in half.
I'm sold...this will be my "frivolous" purchase for the month of August and it's not even August, yet.
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Old 07-30-2011, 05:00 PM   #20
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Spice storage is a problem for me, it is about the last thing in my kitchen that is inconvenient and drives me crazy.

Some things are in tiny Penzy's jars, other things are in pouches, and others are in larger containers. Thing is there are so many different sizes, that If I pour the larger into smaller more organizable (I think that I just made up a word) containers, then I still have the larger ones to store somewhere, now I have spices in two places.

Seems like I am always digging to the back of a cabinet for that one spice.
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