In this guide we’ll look at the best spice jars for the UK market.
We’ve compared shape, size, quantity and cost
to give you our top recommendations.
What is the Best Spice Jar?
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Mambocat Spice Jars with Cork Lid Review
Our recommendation for the best spice jars is the Mambocat Spice Jars with Cork Lid. Everyone’s idea of a traditional spice jar, the high-quality glass is crystal clear to display all your colourful herbs and spices.
Suitable for other cooking ingredients, the Mambocat jars have an opening of nearly 40mm so its easy to decant spices from supermarket purchases without mess or fuss. The cork is completely airtight for the dry storage of kitchen ingredients including vinegar and oil.
Food-safe, dishwasher friendly and hygienic, these stylish glass jars make a fabulous gift for your favourite cook or as a house warming present. Add labels or use glass paint to identify the contents.
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Kirrex Spice Jars with Wooden Lid Review
The Kirrex Spice Jars with Wooden Lid are a stylish square shape with an attractive round lid. The airtight rubber seal is guaranteed to keep your herbs and spices fresh to use.
Bigger than standard spice jars, it is easy to put a teaspoon inside to accurately remove just the right amount for your recipe. The wide neck also allows for easy refilling without spillages.
Their square shape makes for easy cupboard storage but the Kirrex jars will fit into a standard spice rack – their extra width means you will just fit less in. This eight jar set comes with 16 labels for easy identification.
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Lawei Spice Jars with Silver Metal Lids Review
The Lawei Spice Jars with Silver Metal Lids are French designed square spice jars with stylish snap-on silver lids, the perfect display in any kitchen. A handy funnel is included to make filling the jars easy and mess-free.
Made from lead-free and BPA-free glass, this set also includes shaker tops which you can swap with the lids for decorative sprinkling on your favourite dishes. The glass jars are dishwasher safe but the lids and shakers are hand wash only.
This Lawei spice jar set includes plain labels and some pre-printed labels with the names of the most popular herbs and spices. An ideal storage set for the kitchen, they also make the perfect storage jars for craft projects.
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Kilner Clip Top Airtight Spice Storage Jars Review
The name, Kilner, needs no introduction to the savvy chef and the Kilner Clip Top Airtight Spice Storage Jars are the original real deal. This set of 6 is the ideal storage for dry herbs and spices but will also double up for handy portions of jam, pickles and chutneys.
The rubber sealed clip top which is so distinctive of Kilner keep the contents fresh and dry. Their size will accommodate the contents of an entire Schwarz jar so is perfect if you want to use the jars for display.
This size and traditional design make these Kilner jars perfect for gift giving. Fill with homemade jam, marmalade or even Sloe gin to make a decorative and attractive present. They have multiple kitchen uses, this is storage with style.
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Maison & White Mini Clip Top Spice Jars Review
From the well-known name of Maison & White, the Mini Clip Top Spice Jars come with 24 black labels and a liquid chalk pen for that authentic bistro look. Made of premium quality glass, they will keep their clear good looks for years to come.
The rounded square shape is both attractive and durable. Their airtight seal and strong metal clip make these the perfect storage option for a range of goods. The neck is wide enough to accommodate a teaspoon for accurate measuring.
Opt for sweets or candies, jams and preserves, these Maison & White jars make the perfect gift, either empty or full. If you can’t decide whether to buy square or round spice jars then have the best of both worlds with this unique design.
Spice Jar Buyer’s Guide
Spice Jars are something of a kitchen essential and a dedicated set are so much nicer than the supermarket versions. They will make an attractive display in your kitchen and mean all your herbs and spices are ready to hand at mealtimes.
Not sure what to look for when it comes to buying the best spice jars? Check out this buyer’s guide.
Pieces in the Set
Eight and twelve jars are the most usual sizes for spice jar sets and the best number will depend on the variety of your cooking. Some people have a smaller number for their ‘go-to’ ingredients which they use all the time.
If you are a bit of super cook then you might just want a larger set to accommodate some more unusual herbs and spices. This can make for a very attractive display.
Designs vary from round or square jars to something of a combination of the two which is described as rounded square.
Lid fittings are available in cork and wood or choose silver metal or a Kilner type top which has a rubber seal and a metal over clip. Lid choice is a matter of preference. If you like to spoon straight from the jar, make sure you choose a style which has a neck wide enough to accommodate a teaspoon.
For sweet bakers, some sets come with a sprinkle top which you can swap with the lid to create that lovely decorative finish for your cakes and puddings.
Read user reviews carefully as this will tell you whether you can decant the contents of a supermarket jar into your own spice jars.
Some ranges are oversize which means they are ideal for mini portions of preserves and chutneys and these can also make lovely gifts.
You might find that the larger jars have other uses in the home; they are great for keen crafters and those who like needlecraft and also make super storage for the kids’ crafting corner.
Spice jars in the kitchen are probably something you don’t think about hugely often but you will be surprised how often you reach for herbs and spices as you cook. Small, airtight glass jars have multiple uses and not just in the kitchen.
Our recommendation for the best spice jars is the Mambocat Spice Jars with Cork Lid. Traditionally designed, these jars are practical as well as super stylish.