Spice Racks, All Types and Kinds Explained
The Most Usual Types
Wall Mounted Spice Rack
This rack is perfect for those who want more space in the kitchen. As the name implies, wall mounted spice rack meant for hanging on the wall, so that your kitchen countertop or table looked more spacious and roomy. This type of rack is available in a wide range of materials, colors and prices. The material is also diverse, from wood, traditional models such as wooden spice rack/ crate spice rack, acrylic spice rack, to rack made of metal. In its development, created a variety of models that are very varied and beautiful, such as the use of magnetic in a wall mounted magnetic spice rack.
This rack is not only meant to supplement your kitchen space more efficiently, but it also adds to the beauty of your kitchen. When needed, you can easily find and reach your spices. Some people prefer the look of a clean and neat kitchen, and choosing to store spices in the cabinet spice rack. All depends upon individual taste. However, with wall mounted model, you can save space in your kitchen cabinet, and still stay organized. You can then utilize your cabinet to store other items. If you do not like spice jars to be seen on the wall, you can choose a wall-mounted spice rack with door models. It makes your kitchen walls look simpler. In the placement, you better choose a kitchen wall space that is not exposed to direct sunlight, so the spices will last longer.
Over The Door Spice Rack
Also called Door Mount Spice Rack, Over the Door actually is classified to the Wall-Mounted Spice Rack. The only difference is, this type/ model is hanging over the door. There are several of this type that can be directly hung over the door using nails, and there are other type that should be installed using nuts/ need to be drilled to put it on your kitchen door. Materials used are vary, from wood to stainless steel. This model can also be hung on your kitchen cabinet doors.
We do not advise to choose the one that made from acrylic material, given the lack of material strength. If you like plastic, you better choose the model of Countertops Spice Rack. These Over the Door models are generally made compact, lightweight, and without doors. If you choose this model, consider how far the location of the door and your stove. You do not want to walk up and down just to take your spices when cooking. A troublesome.
Cabinet Spice Rack
Cabinet type would be a nice option for people who do not like her kitchen walls look full of various items. There are people who like their kitchen wall clean of shelves/ any decor, and this model is a great choice, if they have empty space in his kitchen cabinet. This rack can be installed fairly easily. When you cook and need spices, you just open the cabinet by sliding it out. Practical and hidden. Adjust your rack capacity by the number of spice jars that you have.
Magnetic Spice Rack/ Metal Spice Rack
This type of rack is using magnets, that you can stick to the spice jars. Magnets are usually placed at the bottom of the bottle or bottle cap, so your spice bottles attached and hung with unique magnetic cross section. You can choose to attach the magnetic bottle on the fridge if you like, and you do not need more shelves or cabinets to store your spices. Magnetic Spice Rack makes the kitchen display look more crowded. If you liked this, this rack type is suitable for you. If you like the decoration that made of iron, choose this type of rack. One more thing, you can choose to show or hide your spice bottles, by create a cross-section of the magnet in hidden places like under your cabinet, if there is available space.
Countertop Spice Racks And Circular / Revolving Spice Rack
This model is intended to be placed on top of your kitchen counter/ table. Circular/ Revolving Spice Rack is the same in the placement, and is typically classified under the type of Countertop Spice Rack, which is placed on your kitchen counter/ table. As the name implies, it is made with a Circular shaft that able to spin, equipped with holes where you put the spice jars in, and is generally sold with the spice jars included so you do not need to find spice jars that suit the size. There is wide selection of materials, ranging from wood, plastic/ acrylic, to the iron. Adjust to your taste and kitchen decoration. If you have lots of free space on your kitchen countertop, and want to fill it, then countertops spice rack can be an appropriate decoration and complement for your kitchen. The advantage with this type of rack is that it can be moved easily and requires no installation.
Acrylic Spice Rack
Made of acrylic/ transparent plastic, available in various models ranging from the wall mounted rack to countertop. The only difference is the material. This type of rack is sometimes not necessarily cheaper than wooden spice rack, spice rack or metal. I personally love the spice rack that made of wood, given the durability and higher artistic value. However, everyone has his/ her own tastes
Crate Spice Rack
This rack is actually classified as the type of wooden spice rack because it is made of wood. Crate has the ancient spice rack impression that it is preferred by most people. Racks are usually hand made, with traditional touches here and there. With the finishing that showed stain, fiber and color of the original wood, it gave the impression of vintage but give warm and pleasant feeling to a person who saw it.
That’s the most usual type of spice rack available on the market. Names like spindle/ scrolling/ drawer/ olde thompson/ kamenstein spice rack, just variations of the above types. Pick your favorite model at a price that suit the budget and suit your needs most. Consider in terms of functionality, price, and taste.