Three Things to Consider Before Buying Spice Bottles

Aligning your ingredients in matching jars makes it easier to keep your kitchen organized and find what you need when you’re cooking.

spice jars in a cabinet
Make sure your spice jars have air-tight lids to keep ingredients fresh for as long as possible.Pixabay

If you’ve ever spent ten minutes rooting through cabinets looking for the oregano, or sprinkled tasteless red pepper on pizza, or found a snowstorm of onion powder in a drawer unleashed by a poor-fitting cap, you know why dedicated spice bottles are worth the investment. These bottles are very space-efficient, easy to organize and keep your spices super-fresh. Cooks who buy spices in bulk should look to airtight containers, which will keep those delicate spices from losing their potency. If you tend to use a lot of a few kinds of spices, go with large spice bottles, which also are perfect for dispensing coarse spices such as basil, parsley, and oregano. Which spice bottles are best depends on what kind of spices you buy and how you store them.

NEW OXO Good Grips 4-Piece Mini POP Container Set
You can push the button on the lid of these jars to create an airtight seal.OXO

Buying a large quantity of spice certainly saves you money, but after you open a container, the freshness clock starts ticking. If you don’t use all of a specific spice in a short time, the quality will deteriorate—unless you store it in an airtight container. Look for containers that allow you to easily lock the lid down, ensuring a tight seal and extending preservation time.

Aozita 24 Pcs Glass Spice Jars/Bottles - 4oz Empty Square Spice Containers with 612 Spice Labels - Shaker Lids and Airtight Metal Caps - Silicone Collapsible Funnel Included
The flat sides on these carafes make for space-efficient storage.Aozita

Creative cooks need a lot of spices, and it’s easy to fill shelf after shelf with spice bottles of different sizes and shapes. That leads to forgetting what spices you have on hand, or exactly where a particular spice is amongst the masses. The best solution is to get a large collection of spice bottles that are all the same size, with pre-printed labels you can easily identify. Get square bottles, which are more space-efficient than round bottles, and add some style to your kitchen.

Talented Kitchen 14 Large Glass Spice Jars w/2 Types of Preprinted Spice Labels. Commercial Grade, Complete Set: 14 Square Empty Jars 6oz, Pour/Sift & Coarse Shakers, Airtight Cap, Chalk & Clear Label
The size of the bottles in this collection make them perfect for dispensing ingredients like basil, oregano, and parsley.Talented Kitchen

If you like to use a lot of spices, whatever the recipe, look for spice bottles that are larger than average. You won’t have to refill the jar as often and the containers look as good as their downsized brethren. Large spice bottles also make it easier to dispense coarse spices like basil, oregano, and parsley.

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