Kitchn Love Letters

I Splurged on This Ridiculously Stylish Spice Rack and Have Zero Regrets

updated May 25, 2022
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Credit: Joe Lingeman

My kitchen is my happy place, not to mention one of the few spots in my home where I typically feel zero guilt for splurging. Whether it’s new placemats or a Dutch oven I’ve had my eye on, I know that anything I spring for related to my kitchen will be treasured and put to good use.

This sentiment increases two-fold when I find an item that solves a functional woe of mine, most of which center around organization. Try as I might, I always find the interior of my cabinets devolving into chaos after a few weeks. We don’t have a true pantry in our circa-1800s home, so we’ve been making use of a spare cabinet to house cooking staples like baking ingredients and spices. Unfortunately, that lack of formal organization comes at a price. Sticking your hand into our spice cabinet has always been like playing a delicious game of roulette — you never know what you’re going to end up with, and you feel like a winner if you’re actually able to find the exact container of garlic powder or dried rosemary that you’re looking for. That is, until I discovered Evermill.

Evermill first stylishly made its way onto my radar late last year as I was pulling together holiday gift guides, and I was smitten from the start. The California-based company focuses solely on the most foundational aspect of any cook’s kitchen: the spices. Instead of mismatched jars and garish labels floating around unfettered in your cabinet, Evermill takes everything countertop, with a streamlined collection of amber glass jars and gilded labels that keep things looking sleek and sophisticated. Choose from a selection of four colors for your metal rack, which you can display on your countertop or mount to your wall. The rack boasts small, raised bumps along its shelves that nestle seamlessly into the base of the included jars, keeping everything secure and aligned.

Depending on your cooking needs, you can choose between two comprehensive spice collections. The Core Collection touts 12 spices like cinnamon, cumin, and oregano, as well as proprietary Evermill blends, while the Complete Collection includes 18 spices with more nuanced picks like sumac, turmeric, harissa, and coriander. There’s also a new supplementary line of customer-requested favorites, like everything bagel seasoning, garlic powder, curry, and ginger.

Each of the spices included in Evermill’s racks is 100 percent organic and sourced from only the best purveyors, bringing complex flavors and a sustainable ethos to your kitchen. While I was initially taken in by the rack’s beautiful design, it was the spices that totally won me over — you can smell the rich, aromatic difference the instant you open the package. As the child of an Italian immigrant, I tend to stick to pretty basic staples when it comes to flavoring my food, but splurging on this spice set has totally broken me out of that mold. Since receiving my Evermill rack and spices, I’ve tried my hand at numerous new recipes in an effort to use some of the more foreign (to me) blends, and I’ve discovered new flavor profiles that I now rely on and absolutely love.

Whether you’re looking for a way to streamline an existing collection or want to start from scratch with quality spices, I cannot recommend this stylish set enough. Any piece that boosts my cooking and my kitchen organization is an instant win in my book. I have a hunch you’ll feel the same way. If you’d like to find out for yourself, now’s the perfect time because you can save $30 off by entering code SUMMER30 at checkout.

Buy: The Counter Top Rack, Core Collection, $149 with code SUMMER30 (normally $179)