I installed three of these spice racks on the inside of the pantry door in our kitchen. Now I'm a hero with my wife. She loves recovering the cabinet space that all the spices formerly took up in her kitchen. Now they are easy to see and reach on the back of the pantry door. Simple to install. Holds small and large containers. Now my wife has more storage space and I don't need to remodel the kitchen. Wahoo!
You can look at the picture of this spice rack all you want, but it is trick photography! The large shelf tilts forward a little, but the two smaller shelves tilt towards the floor too much. If you install this rack lower than shoulder height, you cannot read the labels of spices. If you don't set a spice bottle just right in the rack, it will tip over and fall on the floor.
We solved the problem by gluing a 1/2" wood nub on the back of each lower side of the small shelves and 1/4" nubs at the back of the large shelves so that the spices and the racks would be level and not lean forward. The nubs also solved the problem of not being able to read the labels lower down.
In the end, these spice racks worked for me (I bought 4) but only with a good bit of extra work. I should have let my hubbie build some from scratch - it would have been cheaper!
Be careful if you buy this spice rack in the store! There were two opened boxes in the store - one had no screws and the other one looked like someone had bent the larger shelf. Later I realized it was bent because someone else experienced what I found out: these shelves are not level and they must have tried to bend it but returned it.
Pros: good idea
Cons: poor design, not practical without leveling
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This shows the nub we added on the smaller shelves and how the larger shelf also needs nibs to level it.
I'm strapped for cabinet space, so I recently installed this on the back of a cabinet door to free up space that was being consumed by a lazy susan full of spices. The product works nicely and is sturdy enough. It's important to note that the assembled product is 12 inches wide, however, the mounting strips can NOT be 12 inches apart. That posed somewhat of a problem for me - I ended up having to glue on the mounting strips because they couldn't be far enough apart to attach to the thick outter edge of my cabinets & the screws included were far too long & would have gone all the way through the door in the area it had to be mounted. Just be careful measuring, but otherwise, great product!
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Review 5 for Spice Rack
This is a good concept, but falls short.
PostedMay 24, 2011
No, I do not recommend this product.
The rack idea is good, but the reality is that it is very limited in use or practicality. The trays can be adjusted, but the two mounting supports are so short that one does not have hardly any choice of spacing the trays. By the time you put in the top tray as high up as one can go on the mounting supports, and the bottom tray at the lowest mounting points, there really isn't much choice or room left for the middle tray. So be prepared for using only small spice containers in the lower two trays, and the taller spice containers for the top. I would recommend you try to tape this in place to get an idea of how much room you need top and bottom before drilling any holes etc.
It would be a greater help if the mounting supports were 6-8 inches longer, and had the option of being cut to fit for shorter applications.
I bought one of these for my wife. She loves the adjustable shelves (not all spices come in the same size container). I'm thinking of getting one or two for the workshop to hold small containers of fasteners. They should have designed adjustable shelves years ago!
Bought this spice rack to hang on the inside door under my kitchen sink - for sponges, soaps, etc. It is a perfect size and fit for that and I love that the racks adjust to fit your personal needs. However, we are having to figure out another way to hang it because the screws are too long and will go all the way through the cabinet door. So far attempt #1 has failed and my husband is going to try Gorilla Glue to see if that will hold. If you have thick cabinet door I imagine you can just hang it according to instructions using the screws it comes with.
Wanted something for on the door part of the cabinet to hold the spices I used frequently so I didn't have to search inside the cabinet through bottle after bottle to find what I was looking for every time I wanted one. Works great. My cabinet has adjustable shelves so this being adjustable worked so that the door shuts just below the shelve edge.
The racks worked as described, as long as the notches for the racks allowed the racks to be placed above or below the cabinet shelves. In my case, they didn't in one cabinet. I had to figure out a way to attach the racks individually. I used some hardware made for ClosetMaid shelving. I now have all the racks installed and am happy with their functionality.
We have a pantry door with raised panels. I thought these racks could be arranged side by side but they were just a bit too wide. Instead we used only three tracks to arrange them side by side so that two horizontal racks used the same central track. While they don't clip together perfectly that way, they worked just fine for us. We love the racks and the light weight works well for a door where we had to use mollies. We purchased a total of 6 of these.
I like my new spice rack, because it creates more room in my kitchen cabinets and allows me to view all spice names easily. It seemed a little unsturdy when we first took it out of the box, but once it was screwed securely to the inside cabinet, it was fine for holding the few spices. Fine for inside of a cabinet, but I wouldn't want it showing on the wall in my kitchen.
Fiddly when getting your herbs out. Really does not hold much. Hard if not impossible to get the spacing on rack right for installing in a cupboard w/ shelves, so I had to put the rack on the outside of a cupboard.
These were exactly what I needed. I am always cooking all kinds of food, so I have tons of different spices. These racks worked out great, easy to install and easy to find what I am looking for.
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Review 18 for Spice Rack
rack too short- screws too long
PostedAugust 1, 2013
No, I do not recommend this product.
as another reviewer said the rack was too short so I was only able to us two of the shelves for storage. I guess if you only put spices in it is might work but I was using it for vitamins and so it doesn't work around my own shelfs in my cabinets. The screws are a bit too long so one made a small bump as it almost came though the door. Now my doors were DIY so I'm guessing they fit fine in a standard door.