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Spice Racks for Penzey's

I can't believe that Penzey's still doesn't make custom racks to hold their containers.

Has anyone found a good third party rack that works well? I need to fit both the small and the larger containers, and I'm sure some hound out there has previously solved this problem....

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  1. Actually, I think one of the great things about Penzeys is being able to buy the spices in the baggies and skip the expense/redundancy of the containers.

    I fill small glass jars I get cheap at Cost Plus (about the same size and shape as the 4-oz jars that Penzeys sells without the shipping expense) and keep them in CD bins in a pullout at my stove.

    But good luck in your search. Ever written to Penzeys to ask them for a recommendation or to consider offering a rack?

    1. I'm very happy with my Spice Stack. I've had it for over three years and haven't regretted the purchase at all. It fits perfectly in a cabinet and the drawers slide out easily. The only problem is that now that Penzey's has switched to glass instead of plastic for the smallest jars, the drawers are a bit heavier. It fits the two sizes very well. Check it out at spicestack.com

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      1. re: wvgardener

        Sounds good, wvg. I"m looking for freestanding, however. I have limited drawer space, but lots of counter space.

        1. re: Jim Leff

          I have my Spice Stack on the counter.

          1. re: Jim Leff

            Spice Stack is freestanding. It would sit on a counter. It's a plastic box with three drawers which are shaped to hold two small or one standard size spice bottles in each section. It comes in two sizes.

            It is not designed to fit in a drawer. I'd post a photo if I knew how.

            https://spicestack.com/index.php

          2. re: wvgardener

            I agree with you. I have one and love it. I purchased plastic jars from them, plus the plastic jars that spices are sold in fit in perfectly. You can fit two of the small ones in one slot.

          3. I, too, would like an answer to this.

            Have you ever thought about buildig you own?

            1. We have a cabinet door with a spice rack built on it, the Penzeys jars fit very nicely on these little shelves with a lip to hold them in place. It would be an easy retrofit assuming there was room between the door and shelves that are installed in the cabinet.

              This doesn't adress the free standing issue. I don't think the jars are that odd sized, there must be a rack out there that they easily fit into. I jsut don't know what that rack is.

              1. I have several of the white wire pantry shelves you can buy at any home store and initially bought all the regular glass 1/2 cup jars. Now I buy nearly everyting in the 4 oz or 8 oz bags and refill the jars as needed. If it's something I use a lot of (French thyme, peppercorns, etc) I buy their larger jars that I can reach into and it goes on a regular pantry shelf. I really like the storage options that they offer with their various glass jars.

                1. On the build-your-own front, I've found this to be not so hard to do and very useful:

                   
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                  1. re: Bada Bing

                    More or less, this is the system we have and I referenced above. It's convenient, holds a lot of spices, is out of the way and doesn't collect kitchen grease and grime, and it uses otherwise unused space.

                  2. Jim: Ever consider a vintage carpenter's tool carrier? They're usually long and narrow, fit up tight to a wall behind your counter, and can be moved around with one grab. If you're clever, you can boost the containers in the "back row" up an inch with a strip of wood so all the labels/ontents are visible--or keep taller containers in the back row. A cousin of mine did this in his old farmhouse (with vintage blued glass Ball Jars as containers) and it works and looks great.

                    1. I like the envelopes from Penzey's too. I am putting up peel and stick magnetic sheet and tins to hold my spices. I did have them in jars in a drawer. We are getting together as a family and some will put them on the pantry doors and some on cabinet doors. One of my counters is extra deep and the cabinet is a few inches deeper. It is where I keep all my baking stuff and will work well to hold spices on the door.

                      http://www.magnetking.com/#psamagnet

                      http://www.papermart.com/Product%20Pa...

                      You want to make sure the tins are food grade and stick to a magnet.

                      1. I did something heretical: I bought the stylish tins and rack from Dean & DeLuca and refill them with Penzey's as they emptied. (D&D's quality isn't nearly as good.) Since I don't have shelf space, the tins are on my counter but keep the sunlight out; also, the tins are easier on my arthritis than twisting the jar tops.