I've got a fairly small kitchen and that is why I'm looking for practical items which will be close to the stove, at arms length, in terms of spices in order for me to cook efficiently. I was thinking of getting one of those multi-turn spice racks but they take up too much space and then you have to fish for them and open the lid, by which time it might be too late for the food.
I'm actually thinking of maybe purchasing a few of what they call 'salt pigs'...only saw them the other day. I know they're designed for storing salt so that you can quickly dive in and pinch some, but I was wondering if anyone's had any experience in using
this product for storing various spices. I like the fact that there is no lid and that you can just dive in...most come with a little spoon as well.
Would this way of storing spices cause them to have a shorter shelf life?
The one I really like is the following: http://www.etsy.com/listing/40900865/french-salt-pig-salt-cellar
but it is way too expensive (obviously hand made). I wonder if anyone's seen something similar to this one.
Simple, with a wide opening at the front and no nonsense or kitch design?
I'd love to hear what others have to say...