My spice cabinet was a disaster and cooking became difficult because I could not locate the spices I needed in a timely manner. Everything was jumbled. Although I tried to neatly arrange the bottles several times, I would always have to move each one to find what I was looking for. So, I went in search for a spice organizer. I don't have enough drawer space for a drawer systerm (I live in a small house). I also don't like the cabinet door racks or the lazy susan type that spins.
This was the perfect solution for me. I love that it holds over 30 of my spices, which is most of them. I can clearly see all the labels and the traditional spice bottles fit nicely. That brings me to one of the negatives for this product. I would like to see the company make the each row a little wider so that i can fit my larger spice bottles into it as well. Plus, even some of my smaller bottles come from different brands who use different bottle shapes. Having a larger row would allow me to store more of them together. The ones that I wasn't able to fit in look nice enough when neatly placed next to it. So, that isn’t ideal but it is much better than what it was before.
I know that you can pull it down when needed but I don't use this feature. It doesn't seem like the hardware would be able to support that weight over time so I simply leave the rack sitting in the cabinet and grab the spices from there. I am just too afraid that the screw would be stripped and then I would be left with a larger hold in the cabinet.
The metal used also seems a little cheap. It seemed flimsy when I tried to pull it down so that was another reason why I stopped doing that.
It has lasted well since I've had it for a few years now. I love that by cleaning up my spices, I was able to organize the rest of the entire cabinet without difficulty. I give this product the credit since it was all I bought when organizing the shelves.
Love the rack even though I don't use the pull down ability.