We've all spent far too long searching furiously for a specific spice or herb, lifting numerous jars and cursing ourselves for not having an organised system in place. Put an end to this small yet frustrating occurrence, and get yourself a spice rack.

A spice rack not only lets you keep your herbs and spices in order, but also helps free up precious cupboard space.

In our list of the best spice racks, we've included a range of options - from quirky eye-catching designs and carousel sets to clever space-saving solutions - so you can find the perfect fit for your cooking style, and kitchen interior.

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Best spice racks to buy for 2023

Bamboo Spice Rack

Bamboo Spice Rack with Glass Jars

Made of bamboo, this spice rack set is a handy countertop accessory to have within reach when cooking. You can create your own orderly system using the empty glass jars and labels, making it a more versatile alternative compared to the usual herbs and spices found in pre-filled spice racks.

We like the unusual, geometric design which helps this option stand out as a funky kitchen accessory. With room for 18 different containers, this spice rack is a solid choice for enthusiastic cooks who have built up a large collection of favourite seasonings.Plus, the free-standing nature of the design, you don't have to worry about mounting it to a wall.

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Kitchenista Chrome Spice Rack

Kitchenista Free Standing Spice Jar Rack

Another free-standing option, this is a straightforward yet effective spice rack design that'll slot into any kitchen. A bit of an all-rounder, you can use this rack for storing larger jars and bottles - such as peanut butter and soy sauce - as well as your thyme, ground paprika and curry powder.

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Place this spice rack on your countertop, or keep it out of the way in a cupboard.

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Joseph Joseph Under-Shelf Spice Rack

Renowned for its cleverly-designed storage solutions, such as food waste caddies and drawer organisers, Joseph Joseph is a reliable choice when it comes to space-saving organisation. This nifty spice and herb rack hooks onto your shelf, and remains tucked away when not in use. The storage unit pulls out like a drawer, and swivels down so you can browse your spice and herb collection.

No tools or drilling are required as the spice rack comes with non-marking sticky tape so it's easy to install. The rack provides room for around seven spice and herb jars, so it's perfect for holding your favourites within easy reach.

Cole and Mason Jar Filled Spice Rack

A chic and practical choice from a reliable brand, this Cole and Mason spice rack would make a lovely housewarming gift. The rotating effect of the carousel design lets you efficiently find your spice of choice, and the clear jars and labels make it easy to spot what's inside. The jars are all filled, and you'll find cumin seed, oregano, parsley, basil, rosemary, sage, chilli flakes, cinnamon and more.

Topped with a convenient handle so you can move this spice rack around the kitchen with ease. If you're fed up of messy surfaces, you'll appreciate the raised jar design which lets you wipe underneath for a clean and sparkly worktop.

Beech Wood Spice Rack

John Lewis and Partners Beech Wood Freestanding Empty Spice Rack

For a fun twist on the traditional spice rack, look no further than this beech wood spice rack from John Lewis. Well-suited to a contemporary kitchen, or perhaps one with a bohemian feel, the free-standing rack holds eight empty jars in a design reminiscent of test tubes. Fill the glass containers with your preferred herbs and spices, and make flavouring your dishes a breeze.

T&G Woodware Spice Rack

White spice rack with love heart design

We couldn't resist this cute traditional spice rack! The cream colour, wood design and sweet love heart detail make it a lovely choice for a cosy farmhouse kitchen. Fully assembled, and with room for 12 jars, it's a practical and pretty kitchen accessory.

  • £34.99

Buy the T&G Woodware Spice Rack now from Wayfair

August Grove Free-Standing Spice Rack

Spice rack and storage unit

If you're after something a bit more substantial that can hold more than your spice and herb jars, this free-standing small cabinet is one to consider. We love the rustic charm of this design, and it's a versatile storage solution that could work in any room of the house.

The set comes with 12 jars, and the three drawers at the bottom are bound to come in handy for packets of seeds, spices, nuts and dried fruit, or other baking essentials.

  • £69.99

Buy the August Grove 12-Jar Free-Standing Spice Rack now from Wayfair

Lakeland Black Mesh Metal Storage Caddy

Lakeland Black Mesh Metal Storage Caddy Filled with Spices

If you're looking for a stylish but affordable spice rick to hold your favourite dinner table condiments, Lakeland's spice caddy could be the answer. Plus, when you're treating yourself to a TV dinner or a summer BBQ, you can load this caddy up with tasty sauces and flavourings and save yourself a couple of trips to the kitchen!

The powder-coated iron gives this choice a stylish touch, and the large carry handle means you can transfer it from countertop to table in no time.

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Rachel HowatsonDigital Writer

Rachel Howatson is a digital writer who works across Our Media’s home and craft brands. With a love of eclectic furniture and bold, statement decor, and an ability to scour out the best deals online, she’s got your interior and crafting needs covered.