Chrome 18-Bottle Spice Rack
Makes finding my spices much easier
Although I have a nice riser type organizer for my spices, I am constantly spending time moving one bottle or another to find what I am looking for. This spice rack is a nice clean way of storing spices and makes them easy to spot. Now my spice cabinet looks like a picture out of the container store!
Good price for the bottles and rack. Bought the labels separately
February 1, 2014
If only it had lids that fit and seal well...
Beautiful rack that fits well on a countertop or inside a cabinet... and nice-looking, decent quality glass bottles are a good size. BUT... the lids are made from a thin, low-cost plastic with a thin silver coating. The silver coating would likely chip and flake over time. The edges also tend to be somewhat sharp / can cause paper cut type cuts.
Main issue: I tried 2 racks with two sets of bottles (36 total) and none of them seal, which is particularly noticeable if you hand-wash the bottles. If you put a small amount of water in a bottle, close the lid, and set it on its side or shake it, the water will leak significantly. This isn't good for keeping your spices fresh or for keeping the scents of all of the spices from mixing together or infiltrating nearby items or a cabinet. Tried to find replacement metal lids with airtight seals... no luck, even online. Also called Polger (manufacturer) to ask about replacement lid options. They have great customer service but could only offer more of the same leaky, thin, plastic lids. Other option was to purchase a set of replacement bottles with sealable lids... expensive and a waste of a set of good bottles because of poor quality lids.
February 4, 2013
I like this spice rack a lot! The jars are a great size, and I love that they are glass. The rack takes up very little space. I don't use the sifter lid things but it's nice to have them JIC.
The reason I took one star off is that the lids are plastic. If they were metal I would have given 5 stars. It does say "chrome plated" in the description, but for some reason I was still not expecting bendable plastic.
While I'm on the subject of possible improvements, these are not currently stackable. If they were that would be the icing on the cake, because it turns out I have more like 36 spices to put in jars...
December 28, 2012
Disappointed in the chrome
The chrome on the caps came off when I washed them. I was really disappointed because I liked the look of the bottles
May 7, 2011