Have your spices organized and conveniently close at hand with this ClosetMaid Spice Rack. Easy to install by simply attaching to your cabinet door or to a wall, this rack has 3 adjustable shelves to accommodate a variety of container sizes and is durably made with metal wire construction. A simple solution to organizing the clutter of different sized spice jars, this rack can be installed in multiples for even greater storage options.
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85%of customersrecommend this product28 of 33reviews
Rating Breakdown33 reviews
85%of customersrecommend this product28 of 33reviews
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!
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!
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.
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Review 4 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!
My cabinets aren't standard, so I'm thrilled to have found something I can adjust around fixed shelves and width between screws. However...
I'd have preferred 3 shelves the same size, with a height in between the 2 provided. The rail on the small shelf is quite low (my 3.5" bottles don't fall out, but I wouldn't trust anything taller) and I've mounted the large one on the top, because otherwise the shelves were uncomfortably crowded height-wise.
The large shelf is deep enough for my big square spice bottles from Costco, but only long enough for 3.75 bottles. Doh!
Would be helpful if the specs included the fact that the vertical supports can be mounted a max of about 10" apart. I have flat panel doors, so I only had 1 door in the entire kitchen that would take this rack without needing a screw thru the 1/4" panel. If you have raised panels, mounting is much more flexible. And don't forget your cabinet opening must be greater than the 12" shelf width or it'll bind.
Re the reviewer complaining the shelves don't sit level - she has mounted them backwards.
Now I can see what I have for spices. I bought three of these for my small pantry door. Between all three I'm covered with all the various sizes and bottles. I can easily see what I have. The spacing on middle shelf is a little tight (otherwise five stars)
BEFORE BUYING THIS SPICERACK, ALL OF MY SPICES WERE SITTING ON THE COUNTERTOP AGAINST THE WALL SPREAD OUT, AND LOOKING NEAT, BUT MESSY AT THE SAME TIME. THIS PRODUCT IS AWESOME. ONLY DOWNSIDE IS THE LARGE SPICE JARS DO NOT FIT. WISH THE VERTICAL RAILS FOR THE ADJUSTABLE RACKS WERE LONGER. THAT BEING SAID, I HAVE GONE FROM HAVING 30+ DIFFERENT SPICES ON THE COUNTER TO HAVING 4-5, SO I CAN LIVE WITH THE RACK BEING THE SIZE IT IS.
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.
Easy to install. Sturdy. Clean looking and easy to clean or take off the tracks. Cost effective. I mounted two of them on the inside of my pantry doors. You can position and/or adjust the shelving anyway you wish. They just snap on to the tracks. Tracks are mounted with four wood screws. Takes about 5 mins or less to install. I love them.
Pros: Easy to Clean, Easy to Use, Convenient, Looks Great, Light Weight
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.