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Spice racks for cabinets are a great addition to any kitchen. They come in a variety of choices, colors and styles at prices ranging from a few dollars to $200 or more.
Great alternatives to free-standing spice racks that take up space on your countertops, spice racks for cabinets offer a variety of options to organize your spices: pullout spice organizers, horizontal column pullouts, door-mount spice racks and tiered spice racks with interchangeable shelves.
Pullout spice organizers come in a variety of options. My favorite by far is the pull-down stainless steel spice rack that stacks inside the kitchen cabinet, but still has an individual flair. It makes finding the spices you need for cooking preparation so much easier, with less hassle and mess, and it conveniently pulls out and folds down in front of you so the spices are at eye level for easy access. I find this type of spice rack to be the most efficient and least obtrusive.
You can also have a pullout spice rack built into your cabinet to match the facing of the other cabinets as part of the furniture. The rack still pulls out for easy access to the spices, as it is with a horizontal column pullout. This is a great option for lining up spices for easy access and convenience, while still maintaining fluidity with the other cabinets in the kitchen. With a facing that matches the other cabinets, it pulls out like a sideways drawer and has shelves that line up your spices in single file for easy identification.
Door-mount spice racks are specifically designed to hang on the inside of the cabinet door to protect spices from too much light. They come in a variety of styles, but they keep spices arranged side-by-side so access and location are easy and quick. Adjustable shelves are common with this design, and the racks are usually made of wood or metal.
Traditional tiered spice racks also can be made to hang on the inside door of your kitchen cabinet. They're like mini-caddies for spices, able to stand alone on the countertop, mount to the wall or the inside of a cabinet, or be carried to your work area as needed. In a nutshell, it's like a portable shelving unit for your spices. These racks are made from a variety of materials ranging from wood to metal to plastic, and they're built in a variety of designs and styles to fit any tastes and budget.
If you're looking to make your kitchen as organized and efficient as possible without cluttering your countertops, consider adding a spice rack to your list of must-have kitchen accessories.