Friday, May 13, 2011

Swivel Store

Swivel Store
Does it work? Not for spices

Kitchen organizers are problematic, and spice racks, in particular, are cumbersome, and could use some amelioration.  However, this is probably not the answer.  Placing spices in sideways, it eliminates one's view of the spices as soon as you open the cabinet.  Stacking spices vertically should save space, but this device requires some room on both sides to slide out.  As with many as seen on tv items, the material used (plastic) is to lightweight; it can't handle the weight of the spices and can tip over easily.  In addition, for spices in the mini-canister type bottles, the rack covers up the labels.

For now, stick with the traditional methods, like the mini- step type shelves or on-the-door holders.  

* Rack can tip with the weight of the spices
* Requires room on the sides to slide out
* Mini step shelves and on-the-door holders work better



jim45ki said...


all wood, ball bearing slide!

Miller Lowline Angus Ranch said...
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Miller Lowline Angus Ranch said...

Thank you, thank you, thank you. I have been looking into the Swivel Store, thinking it would solve my problems (lots of spices that I have to dig through when cooking), but from your review I can tell that it won't! I think I will look at getting one that has drawers you pull out with the spices laying flat. I would have been highly upset if it would have tipped over on me!

Chella said...

SO horrible! I'd been anxiously waiting for mine to arrive only to find that 1)my spice jars won't fit (they only hold the little ones) and 2)it kept getting "stuck", meaning I'd have to take the whole thing down to get at my spices. What's the point of that?!?

Save your money and buy something that works!