soho. spice. rack.
When it comes to spice racks, the typical offerings at Bed, Bath & Beyond or Crate & Barrel just don't do it for me. But the Soho Spice Rack does. It meets my two big criteria for a spice rack: 1) it's got to look good. 2) it's got to work. By "work" I mean, I have to be able to see all the spices at a glance, they have to be in easy reach, but they can't be in the way.
two. equals. four.
If you break it down that was actually four criteria, not two (notice No. 2 actually had three parts?). However you count them, the Soho Spice rack meets them all. Looks wise, it's got nice big round windows to show off my colorful spices, and stainless steel will never go out of style in a kitchen if used with restraint. Those big round windows also let me see all my spices in one shot. And the canisters are magnetic and attach to a flat sheet of stainless steel (included, as are the screws), so they are easy to mount in a convenient location. Because the canisters are wide and flat, they have a low profile, so they more or less hang on the wall out of the way until you need them. Hang on the wall like art, I should add.
spicy. but. pricey.
The good looks and cool design will cost you, though. The 20 canister mega rack goes for around $200. The lowest I've seen the 5 canister rack is $29.
There is one problem I've run into. About four (out of 36) of my canisters have detached from their magnetic base and fallen down. However, there was no damage done and a little glue fixed them up straightaway. Turns out they are quite sturdy.
It's a product shot, not something I took.