Looking to spice up the storage in your kitchen? A good place to start is by organising your spices with some innovative solutions. After all, if you’re the type of cook who likes to get serious with flavour, you’ll want to make sure your spices are close at hand so you can access them whenever you need to.
Of course, before you start, you’ll want to make sure you’ve taken care of a few things, including:
– Checking the use-by date of your spices and chucking out those dodgy old spices (the older the spices, the less flavour they’ll have).
– Checking you have those must-have everyday spices (these will change depending on the cuisine). If you’re missing some, now is the time to stock up!
– Making sure your spices are correctly labelled. You won’t want to be adding paprika to a recipe that calls for cinnamon, for example!
There are plenty of ways you can get creative with your spices, and you’ll find just a few of them below.
If you’re sick of your spices dwelling in your cupboards, why not put them on display? Magnetic storage is a clever way to achieve this. Not only will it keep your spices off your benchtops or out of your cupboards, but you can also utilise otherwise wasted space.
2. The science of good taste
Believe it or not, but test tubes are becoming a very popular way of storing spices (and our inner nerds are rejoicing). Whether you store the test tubes on your bench space, or get a special wall-mounted test tube rack, there’s no doubt this quirky spice storage will be a real feature in your kitchen.
3. Spice drawer
If you have a drawer to spare, your spices will be glad to call it home. Either fit the drawer out with a spice organiser that lets you lie your spices down flat without them rolling around, or you can invest in some cute little jars that stand upright (make sure to label the tops of the jars).
4. Pull-down spice rack
Think your spice cupboard can’t contain any more spices? Think again! Install a pull-down spice rack into your space, and immediately get way more storage space for your spices, plus they’ll be far easier to get your hands on. Win-win!
5. Repurpose everyday items
Do you have any quirky vintage boxes lying around, or even a couple of vintage tea trays? Items like these are the perfect way to showcase your spices with a touch of personality.
If you’re having trouble finding the perfect place for your spices and all those other kitchen seasonings, it could be time for a refresh! Kitchen Craftsmen offers a range of innovative storage solutions and drawer and cupboard technologies that will ensure you can always find your spices at a moment’s notice.
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