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2 hours ago, MrsSquid said:

I am curious as to what people use to store spices.   Do you keep them in a rack or carousel, in a cabinet or drawer? There are so many options.

It varied from one rig to another. One had a built in spice rack so that was a no brainer. In one I had a pull-out pantry so they went on a shelf in it. In one I put all my spices into a clear-sided shoe box so I could more easily lift the whole thing out of a drawer when cooking. Like you said, "so many options.". 

Linda

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I have a drawer full of spices and seasonings. And, those that don't fit in the drawer go in the kitchen cabinet, along with the dishes. Sure, I could get by with just a few basic seasonings. But, we like to experiment with our cooking and eating, so we use a lot of different seasonings. I prefer to keep them in a drawer or cabinet so that they are not in the light, and so that they are not near the heat and moisture from the stove top or other cooking appliances.

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For spices, we have the IKEA drawer organizer and canisters in a cabinet, they're a good size. Keeping them in a cool, dark place preserves the flavor & intensity longer. I buy bulk and keep the extra that won't fit in the shakey bottle in a zip loc.

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On 4/29/2019 at 5:59 AM, MrsSquid said:

I am curious as to what people use to store spices.   Do you keep them in a rack or carousel, in a cabinet or drawer? There are so many options.

Keep your spices tightly covered and store them in a cool, dry place. Whole spices stay fresh for up to 2 years while ground spices have a 6-month shelf life. Store red spices, such as paprika and red pepper, in the refrigerator. They will hold their color and keep their flavor longer.

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YouCopia Spice Stack is what I use. The 18-spice one fits nicely in your cabinet. 
if I could figure out how, I would post a link to one on Amazon. Unfortunately I can’t seem to, sorry!  They also make bigger ones if you need one. I fit more than 18 spices, by using the older type of baby food jars. 

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