Best Wooden Spice Racks in the UK

Review & Comparison, Last Update September 15, 2019
A wooden spice rack shelf will allow you to store and organise your spices' collection. With one of these racks, you'll be able to have many different spices always at hand. Plus, they don't look too bad either, making a spice rack like that a perfect addition to any kitchen. ...Read more ...Read less
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PROS

The model comes with 5 shelves that will allow you to store up to 60 jars in total. The aluminium rails keep the jars in place and make sure you don't accidentally knock one when you grab the other. The rails aren't susceptible to scratches or corrosion. 

CONS

The screws that come with the package are a little short. 

OUR VERDICT

This wooden spice rack from SilverAppleWood is great for people who love cooking, for people who would like to expand their culinary horizons, and for people who enjoy experimenting in the kitchen and showcasing their cooking skills. For others, it might be an overkill.

detailed parameters
Placement

Tabletop, wall (mounting hardware included)

Max Capacity

5 tiers: up to 60 jars total

Material

Oak wood

Extras

Aluminium rails for secure jars holding 

Dimensions

56 x 73.5 x 7 cm

Warranty

Amazon's 30-day return policy

PROS

The rack is made of carefully-selected hevea wood. It is hard, stable, and has a naturally high resistance to warping. Furthermore, it is really easy to maintain. It doesn't absorb water. You can just wipe the shelves with a damp cloth and that should be enough to keep the rack in a good condition.

CONS

The round little front pieces bend easily. 

OUR VERDICT

T&G Scimitar is great because this wooden spice rack is as stylish as it is practical and functional. You can put it virtually anywhere you want. It is not demanding in terms of maintenance whatsoever. Plus, it doesn't hurt that the model looks pretty good too.

detailed parameters
Placement

Tabletop, wall (mounting hardware included)

Max Capacity

3 tiers: up to 18 jars total

Material

Hevea wood

Extras

Wooden rails for secure jars holding

Dimensions

32 x 41.5 x 7.5 cm

Warranty

Amazon's 30-day return policy

PROS

You can use the rack as a book holder. Crafted from premium birch wood, you can sand, lacquer, and paint these shelves without worrying about damaging the rack. You can install it in any room you want. 

CONS

It might take you some time and effort to put the whole thing together. 

OUR VERDICT

IKEA BEKVAM Wooden Spice Rack represents everything that IKEA furniture is all about: the price is attractive, the minimalistic Scandinavian design is efficient and, for the most part, practical enough, and you will have to break a little sweat to install it.

detailed parameters
Placement

Wall (mounting hardware not included)

Max Capacity

4 racks: up to 28 jars total

Material

Birch wood

Extras

Wooden rails for secure jars holding

Dimensions

40 x 9 x 10 cm (each rack)

Warranty

10 years

PROS

Rubberwood doesn't darken with time when subjected to UV lights on a daily basis. You can use the rack as a tabletop model or wall-mounted. There's a little more space between the shelves, making the rack suitable for taller jars.

CONS

There are no holes or hooks to hang it, so you'll have to drill into the wall. 

OUR VERDICT

Apollo RB is a smart, space-saving storage solution. The price couldn't be more affordable. The rack is as durable as it is reliable in the long run. Plus, its edges are rounded, making the model about as safe as a wooden spice rack can be.

detailed parameters
Placement

Tabletop, wall (mounting hardware not included)

Max Capacity

3 tiers: up to 15 jars total

Material

Rubberwood

Extras

Wooden rails for secure jars holding

Dimensions

24.5 x 44 x 7.5 cm

Warranty

Amazon's 30-day return policy

PROS

The glass jars come with chrome-finish lids and self-adhesive spice labels. The lids work wonders keeping the spices' aroma and flavour intact. The self-adhesive spice labels will allow you to immediately find and identify the right jar. 

CONS

The small holes in the cap don't fit larger spices. 

OUR VERDICT

The model incorporates a contemporary, sophisticated design, with diamond-like separate openings for each and every jar. It looks gorgeous. Though the package isn't cheap, the price makes sense considering the 18 quality jars that come with the rack. 

detailed parameters
Placement

Tabletop, wall (mounting hardware not included)

Max Capacity

4 tiers: up to 18 jars total

Material

Bamboo wood

Extras

Glass jars with chrome finish lids and self-adhesive spice labels included

Dimensions

43 x 18 x 9.5 cm

Warranty

1 year

SilverAppleWood 5 Tiers 60 Jars

How Many Jars Again?

You don't go with this solid oak spice rack from SilverAppleWood if you don't really cook all that much. Sure, complemented with brushed aluminium rails, the model looks great. Though it doesn't necessarily seem like it, this not-so-little storage solution will fit modern kitchens about as well as it does contemporary and traditional kitchen settings.

The problem is that you'll hardly be able to put it to good use if you're the type of person who cooks once a week. With 5 shelves that will allow you to store up to 60 jars in total, this wooden spice rack is reserved for spice buffs, cooking enthusiasts, professional chefs, gastronomy aficionados, etc.

You don't have to be a skilled cook but you do have to have a passion for it, otherwise, the model is an overkill.

The whole thing adds up to 56 x 73.5 x 7 centimetres in overall dimensions, so you will probably have to free up some space for it. Fortunately, the supplied fixings will allow you to mount it onto a wall or a door, so you do have different placement options.

That being said, we would recommend purchasing the screws separately because the ones that come with the package aren't very good.

Once more, this wooden spice rack from SilverAppleWood is great for people who love cooking, for people who would like to expand their culinary horizons, and for people who enjoy experimenting in the kitchen and showcasing their cooking skills. For others, it might be an overkill.

Review of SilverAppleWood 5 Tiers 60 Jars Solid Oak Spice Rack

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T&G Scimitar 18-Jar

Place it Anywhere You Want

T&G Scimitar is a lovely little spice rack, as stylish as it is functional. With it, you'll be able to store and display no less than 18 jars of your favourite spices and herbs. It doesn't necessarily look that much different compared to your average rack like that. That being said, the model has a thing or two going for it that separates it from that average rack.

First and foremost, it is made of carefully-selected hevea wood. It is hard, stable, and has a naturally high resistance to warping. Furthermore, it is really easy to maintain. You can just wipe the shelves with a damp cloth and that should be enough to keep the rack in a good condition.

Now, as for that functional part, we really like the front-facing guard rails that hold the jars in place. What we don't like, however, are these round little front pieces because they bend too easily.

Other than that though, the model is about as practical as they come. You can use it in a free-standing position. You can attach the rack to a wall or a cupboard. There isn't a surface that will not suffice, especially considering that the fixings that come with the package are particularly sturdy and reliable.

Again, T&G Scimitar is great because this wooden spice rack is as stylish as it is practical and functional. You can put it practically anywhere you want. It is not demanding in terms of maintenance whatsoever. Plus, it doesn't hurt that it looks pretty good too.

Review of T&G Scimitar 18-Jar Wall Spice Rack

 

IKEA 4 racks BEKVAM

Scandinavian Minimalism

As it is usually the case with IKEA, BEKVAM is about as minimalistic as they come. All we're dealing with here are 4 separate wooden racks, each equipped with a wooden rail that keeps the jars nice and tight.

There's nothing particularly interesting about this model and we don't mean it in a bad way. Because it is so simple and minimalistic, you can just as well use it as a book holder or, well, any other holder for any other group of household articles.

Though the shelves do not necessarily look all too appealing, they're made from premium birch wood, meaning you can sand, lacquer, and paint these shelves without worrying about damaging the rack.

The only thing that's not simple about this model is installation. Then again, it is always the case with IKEA, isn't it? It might take you some time and effort to put it together but you should be able to figure it out.

As you can probably tell from the pictures, this isn't a tabletop model and you will have to mount it to a wall. You'll also have to grab your tool belt because the package doesn't include mounting hardware.

All in all, IKEA BEKVAM Wooden Spice Rack represents everything that IKEA furniture is all about: the price is attractive, the minimalistic Scandinavian design is efficient and, for the most part, practical enough, and you will have to break a little sweat to install it.

Review of IKEA 4 racks BEKVAM Wooden Spice Rack

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Apollo RB 3-Tier 15 Jars

Safe and Durable on a Budget

There is a lot to like about Apollo RB. For starters, it costs less than 10 quid right now, so the price is nothing short of modest. With budget racks, the issue is usually subpar timber.

However, that isn't the case here. Rubberwood is anything but subpar. It does not absorb water, meaning you can wipe the shelves with a damp cloth without damaging the rack's integrity. It isn't immune to UV light but it doesn't really darken with time when subjected to it on a daily basis either. Last but not least, rubberwood isn't the most attractive type of wood out there but, for our taste, it is far from unattractive either.

Apart from that, there's nothing particularly different about this rack. It measures 24.5 x 44 x 7.5 centimetres in overall dimensions, meaning the model is neither too large nor too small. Its 3 shelves will allow you to store up to 15 jars, a solid spices and herbs collection. The usual wooden rails will keep those jars from falling.

You can use the rack as a tabletop model or wall-mounted. That said, there are no holes or hooks to hang it, so you'll have to drill into the wall.

Bottom line, Apollo RB is a smart, space-saving storage solution. The price couldn't be more affordable. The rack is as durable as it is reliable in the long run. Plus, its edges are rounded, making the model about as safe as a wooden spice rack can be.

Review of Apollo RB 3-Tier 15 Jars Spice Rack

 

Harcas Large 18 Spice Jars

A Different Approach

Harcas, with this particular model, doesn't go the usual route, presenting you with a traditional, boring spice rack. Instead, the model incorporates a contemporary, sophisticated design, with diamond-like separate openings for each and every jar. It looks gorgeous. It isn't just a practical, space-saving storage solution. No, this wooden spice rack will be able to add character to any kitchen.

Sure, the price is hardly modest. But keep in mind that the company doesn't just supply you with an admittedly attractive rack. In addition to it, the package includes 18 glass jars with chrome-finish lids and self-adhesive spice labels.

As you can imagine, these jars perfectly fit the rack's openings. The aforementioned lids work wonders keeping the spices' aroma and flavour intact. Plus, they look about as elegant and refined as jars can look. Needless to say, the self-adhesive spice labels will allow you to immediately find and identify the right jar.

The only issue we have with these jars and the package in general is the holes in the cap. Because they are really small, you might have some issues with larger spices.

Simply put, in some ways, this wooden spice rack from Harcas is less convenient and practical than your average rack like that. In others, it is a lot more convenient and comfortable to work with. However, you cannot argue that the model looks better and much more interesting than a traditional spice rack.

Review of Harcas Large 18 Spice Jars Free Standing Spice Rack

 

What Is a Wooden Spice Rack?

There are so many different spices out there that you can't really put a label on them as a whole. Having said that, in general, spices are great for you. Different spices have many different health-promoting properties.

Some are able to improve digestion, stimulating motility and enzyme production in your gut. Certain spices have excellent anti-inflammatory properties. Some are packing powerful antioxidants, while others can help with appetite control. But it isn't just about the health benefits. One would argue that, first and foremost, we use spices because they allow us to add flavour to any meal and change it in so many different ways that you'll hardly be able to recognise it afterwards.

Bottom line, you can't have too many spices in your kitchen, provided you have a nice wooden spice rack to store and organise them. With one of these racks, you'll be able to keep many different spices at hand, showcase your cooking skills, and expand your culinary horizons. Just make sure you have enough space for the rack and you're good to go.

A new spice grinder will work very well together with one of these racks, so you might want to consider one of these models too. On a different note, going the organisation route, a new dish rack certainly wouldn't hurt.

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Publish Date: 2019-04-16 10:45:14