When I first started preparing any dishes, I wasn’t familiar with any of the spices, not even the most common ones that you probably use every day in your cooking – parsley, black pepper, paprika.

I avoided experimenting and never added any new seasoning that I didn’t know to my dishes. Later in life, when I met my husband, who just loves any condiments and hot peppers, I realised that adding different spices could make one dish taste amazing and different each and every time.

Now, I would say, that one of the most important things you should have in the kitchen is the spice rack.

Spice rack is a rack for displaying containers filled with spices. That is a stand that would help you organise the spices and make you see exactly where any spice you need is.

And having spices nearby handy and not needing to search for them when cooking, would allow you to use your imagination when preparing dishes for your loved one.

Product: Rotating Spice Carousel by Coninx Rotating spice carousel

(includes space-saving spice rack and 12 easy-to-use spice jars with convenient flip-top closure)

Price: £24.95 (RRP £39.95)

Place to buy: Amazon.co.uk

Guarantee: 3 year replacement warranty

My rating: 9/10

Product: Andrew James 3 Tier Spice/Herb Rack Wall Mountable or Kitchen Cupboard Storage Spice rack

Price: £11.98 (RRP £16.99)

Place to buy: Amazon.co.uk

Guarantee: Free 2 year warranty

My rating: 8.5/10


Rotating Spice Carousel by Coninx and Andrew James 3 Tier Spice/Herb Rack are both very useful in the kitchen. I guarantee you, this stand would be one of the most used appliances in the kitchen as you will need it every time you prepare something:

  • breakfast – reach for the cinnamon for your oatmeal or for the black pepper for the fried eggs;

  • lunch and dinner – whenever you need a spice you think would make the dish you are preparing even more yummy.

Why I like having a Spice Rack:

  • spices, herbs and condiments are always in handy reach

  • they are well organised and easy to find

  • looking at spices sometimes may inspire you to prepare a dish you’ve never thought you’ll try preparing yourself

  • saves space on the shelves and counters in the kitchen

  • spice racks can be wall mounted or installed on the back of the kitchen cabinet doors, saving you space

  • it doesn’t cost much at all, but your meals would be amazing and would be prepared according to your taste – using your favourite spices and herbs


The spice rack made me use more spices, condiments and herbs when cooking. Those make my dishes more delicious. Before using spices in my cooking, I’ve never known that they can make such a difference in the taste of one dish.

Some meals might be yummy and without adding anything to season them, but some (like minced beef, aubergine/eggplant, etc.) they just need us to add something to make them nice.

Having a spice rack made the access to all the spices and herbs at home so easy – I just open the cupboard and see them lined perfectly on the rack. It saves me space on the shelves to put other things that need storing, but not only that. The most important thing for me is that whenever I need a spice I know exactly where it is, I don’t search for it long, I don’t move anything to see it hidden behind something, I just get it and use it the exact moment I need to add it to the dish.

I think having a spice rack is a very low-cost investment, but will make your cooking time much easier and enjoyable, and the dishes more delicious 🙂


I use my spice rack every time I cook. It doesn’t matter if I’m making the breakfast, lunch or dinner, or even a special meal to celebrate a special occasion in my family. I just add seasoning, spice or herb every time.

I have the usual seasoning – parsley, black pepper, paprika, basil, bay leaf, cinnamon, dill, garlic powder, curry powder, mint, mustard powder, oregano, rosemary, vanilla, watercress, etc.

I also have and use some with more unusual taste – nutmeg, capers, caraway seeds, cardamom, cayenne pepper, celery, chilli, clove, coriander, fennel, ginger, saffron, sage, tarragon, thyme, wasabi, etc.

Add and store your favourite spices and herbs that you use most common as well as some herbs that you have always wanted to use when preparing a dish. This way whenever you need to make the meal just the way you like it, you’ll have everything within a hand’s reach.


I first started using spices and herbs after meeting my husband, because I then got the inspiration to make my meals more scrumptious. After years of adding different jars and packets of seasoning into the cupboard, I realised that it was a mess – it took me a lot of time to find something I needed (sometimes I needed it fast, while stirring the meal on the hot-plate) and then to put everything back to their places.

Then I found out the spice racks and I chose the one that was most suitable for the space I had and how I wanted to use it. I believe in this product and would definitely recommend Rotating Spice Carousel by Coninx and Andrew James 3 Tier Spice/Herb Rack to any home-cook who likes their kitchen tidy and all the things needed for a delicious meal to be easily accessible.

You can find the spice racks almost everywhere, but shop around and find the one that suits your needs. If you, like me, prefer to shop online, Amazon has amazing deals as well.

I hope you enjoyed my review and if you have any questions or you want to leave your personal review or suggestion, write to me or leave a comment below.

Enjoy your day!


  1. jschicanha

    for the love of cooking and i really enjoy preparing my food, it had been giving me so many pressures in finding the accurate spices to add the one that i’ve got. after reading this post i have now realized that i have been losing great moment sometimes

    1. Ellie

      Hi Jose. I should admit that I wasn’t a great lover of spices. Before I met my husband I was using maybe only parsley and paprika. Then, I realised how delicious meals could become by adding different seasoning.

      And hving all the spices neatly organised is so helpful, even if you are not in a hurry to find something.

      Have a lovely day. All the best from me


  2. Dan

    I like the simplistic design of the Andrew James 3 tier rack and it’s pretty cheap too. It is also can accommodate more spices as I have a lot a spices to organize and the carousel can’t hold as many as the Andrew James.
    I also have to make a comment about spices containers all being different sizes, which can make organized storage a problem. Any suggestions?

    1. Ellie

      Hi Dan. It’s true that spices can be bought in different-sized containers, especially if you choose such of different brands. I also have both small and bigger containers and I usually organise and re-organise them by size or by usage (spices for baking, for roasting, for different kinds of meat, for sauces, etc.).

      Just think what spices you use the most and put them where you would reach for them the easiest, the others – arrange in a way suitable for your family’s needs. I am sure that however the spices are arranged, when using them you will know where each one stays (just put it back in the same spot after each use) or you will re-arrange them as preferred.

      Wish you all the best,


  3. Good work

    One of my favorite things to do besides travel is eat good food. Lol I really can’t cook, but I definitely would love to learn how.

    I was looking at your page how to make food appealing and I had to check out the Struggle To Make The Vegetables Appealing To Eat? Try This Yummy Cheat Pizza. This definitely caught my eye because pizza is one of my favorite dishes.

    I will definitely use some of the things I read today.

    1. Ellie

      Hi, thanks for the comments. I love cooking, especially some easy recipes that don’t need you to do much 🙂

      Check out some of the other recipes and you might find something to cook to impress your love ones.

      Have a lovely day


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