Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 4
Rated 4 out of 5 by LouAndNee Bogus refill program
The spice rack was pretty much everything I expected for its price, and possibly a little more. And the free refill program had me very excited. My greatest issues came when it was time to refill. I knew I was expected to pay for shipping and handling so I planned to purchase in bulk to make the most of it. Came to find out there is a shipping fee for each individual spice refill. I ordered about 25 refills for $16.25. I got the shipment a couple of days ago and I'm somewhat disappointed with the amount each spice PACKET had. I feel it might be more beneficial for me to just buy the spices elsewhere and fill the containers that way.
Something else that disappointed me was that I haven't found anywhere to order Mainstays' spice containers for the spices that weren't among the 16 included. The refills program site offers refills for spices that weren't included so I just assumed they'd offer containers for them or, at least, the little clear stickers with the spices' names. This really got me down because it defeats my whole purpose of buying a spice rack, to unify my spices.
Overall, this is a great product especially for someone who is trying to get into cooking more frequently and build up their spice collection. However, if you're like me and have a lot of spices that you use and are just looking for something more aesthetically pleasing than your scattered McCormick bottles you might be better off with an large empty wall-mounted spice rack where you can purchase the glass containers yourself and make cute little labels.
Herbes de Provence
Gourmet Sea Salt
Rated 4 out of 5 by Livinglight Good but not great
Great for the price BUT not excellent.
I love that the containers are glass! The containers alone are worth the money.
Negatives: almost 1/4 inch holes in shaker cap (under regular cap)
Spice labels are on the caps. If rack is placed in a cabinet that doesn't help.
Finish is peeling & I just took it out of the box. Patchy copper color underneath.
Rack 7.25" diameter by 10.25" height
16 Jars 1.75" diameter x 3.5" height
Rated 4 out of 5 by ypng Wonderful addition to a kitchen
I purchased this spice rack for Christmas at as a gift to "me". I absolutely love it! The downside is that I live outside the US so refills are going to be a challenge.
Rated 5 out of 5 by CLuc1990 Great starter set
I had been searching for a LONG time for a spice rack and ended up getting this one. If you are questioning this, search no longer! This is a great spice rack with a good refill program. I didn't buy it for that purpose but it's a great perk. This spice rack is such a great deal for your money! You can't even find a spice rack without spices for this price so I would recommend it for just the glass containers. There are a couple spices I probably won't get much use out of, but again, this is a great purchase for your money!!! HIGHLY recommended!