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Old 07-29-2011, 12:32 AM   #1
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Spice Storage

Hi,
I am in the process of designing my kitchen and I would like to get some help with my spice storage. I have narrowed it down to a few options.. maybe square tins with clear lids maybe a drawer or magnetic board??

Too many choices.....

Any suggestions would be much appreciated.

Thanks in advance.
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Old 07-29-2011, 07:42 AM   #2
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I use a wall mounted spice rack for spices that I don't use daily and a smaller rotating round spice rack that is kept on my counter next to the stove for spices I use often.
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I currently use two cupboard shelves for my spices but part of that is because I buy some of them in large containers (about 7 or 8 inches tall, 2 inches wide and 3 or 4 inches deep) and the kitchen is kind of small with very little counter or wall space. If I were actually designing a kitchen I'd have several places to store spices. I'd probably keep the large containers of spices in the pantry and then portion them out into smaller containers to keep closer to the stove. For spices that I use daily, they'd be right by the stove in whatever sort of rack fit best for the area and kept them the most accessible. I'd have another "pretty" rack for spices that didn't get used as frequently that would be kept further away from the stove, preferably in a cooler area of the kitchen. For anything that might be stored for a longer period of time I'd use opaque containers and labels to protect the spices from sunlight.

Do you have a basic kitchen layout with the stove, fridge, counters, etc. that you could attach? Also, do you keep a lot of spices or just a few? Having that information might help us know what kinds of things to suggest. Personally, I kind of want the containers that are triangular and when you put the long sides of the triangles up against each other they make a square. I think it would be space economical and triangular spice containers just aren't seen as often so would also be sort of a novelty. I've only seen them in stores a couple of times and not for quite a while. I wonder if you could store spices in wood containers. If so, when I finally get to have a kitchen of my own (instead of in a house I'm renting), I might just have to make my own racks and containers.
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Old 07-29-2011, 11:15 AM   #4
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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?
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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?
Those do look interesting.

I have a cabinet by the stove with two shelves that I put lazy susans on. Fairly easy to get to the spices. I also built a dedicated stand-alone spice cabinet out of a big dresser drawer with a hinged door and shelves inside. It's up on spindle legs. Definitely one of a kind, but it works!
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Old 07-29-2011, 04:16 PM   #6
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herbs and spices do best in a cool dark dry place. so a drawer or cabinet is better than out in the open. turntables and step-like shelving are tried and true. if you are buying bulk and want smaller jars for daily use items, consider if you want shaker tops or open tops for pinching. Keep all the timeers close at hand and the once in a whiles elsewhere if space is limited.

also, the advice to toss the product after a year and buy fresh really depends on how you store and use your herbs and spices. Many are fairly potent and will last longer if well stored.
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Those do look interesting.

I have a cabinet by the stove with two shelves that I put lazy susans on. Fairly easy to get to the spices. I also built a dedicated stand-alone spice cabinet out of a big dresser drawer with a hinged door and shelves inside. It's up on spindle legs. Definitely one of a kind, but it works!
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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
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