About Spicy Shelf

Spicy Shelf touts itself as a way to organize all your spices, using your existing cupboard space. They claim these U-shaped units are stackable, adjustable to fit any cabinet, and can organize up to 64 spices so you can see them at a glance and access easily.

Spicy Shelf is sold by Infomercials Inc, a direct marketing company based in Utah. There is no information, rating, or accreditation available about them on the BBB website at the time of this writing.

How Spicy Shelf Works

Spicy Shelf consists of 2 plastic adjustable shelving units that are in the shape of a horseshoe and 10 3/8” deep. They come with both large and small legs for stacking. To use Spicy Shelf, clear out the cupboard you intend to use and remove the regular shelves.

Next, take the Spicy Shelf and adjust the size according to the directions by adding back pieces to the unit. They claim it will fit any shelf area from 7.5” to 17”. If you are placing in a cupboard that already had shelves, you can use the existing shelf pins to set Spicy Shelf in place; otherwise, you can use the included (short or long) legs.

If you have a cupboard wider than 17” they suggest you use 2 Spicy Shelves in a “double-wide” configuration (or use to one side.) They claim Spicy Shelf can be used in 4 different configurations with one set of Spicy Shelves, with more choices available the more Spicy Shelf sets you buy.

They claim it installs in minutes, uses no special tools, and is made of durable plastic that is easy to clean. Once you have the Spicy Shelfs in place, they say the shelves run along the sides and back of the cupboard, leaving the middle area open; they state you can place your spices around it and be able to see every bottle.

They claim this is much better than hunting for spices in a jumbled cupboard. They say one set can hold up to 64 bottles of a standard spice size. (For taller bottles, they suggest you can put them in the center of the cupboard.) In addition, they say that Spicy Shelf can be used for medicines, vitamins, cosmetics, lotions, crafts, and more.

The website contains written and video testimonials from women (and a token man) who gush that Spicy Shelf has made their lives more wonderful by making the cupboards organized and spices easy to reach even for the “vertically challenged”.

Each Spicy Shelf Order includes

  • 1 Spicy Shelf Set (2 units with short and long leg attachments)

Spicy Shelf Pricing, Shipping, and Returns

They say a Spicy Shelf Set costs $19.95 plus $7.95 S & H for a total of $27.90. But if you would like more than one, you can purchase the second set for $19.95 and shipping is free. If you want up to 4 more (6 total) the extra units are $10 each with shipping included. They ask to allow 4 to 6 weeks standard shipping for your order. Once you get your Spicy Shelf order, you have 60 days to try them. If you find they don’t fit, or any other reason, return them (you pay the postage) and they will refund your money less any S & H, if applicable.

Bottom Line: Is Spicy Shelf a Scam?

This product seems to work as advertised and has a good return policy. If you are looking for a way to get your spices (or lotions, makeup, vitamins, etc.) organized, this may be what you are looking for – and maybe they’ll add you to the testimonial page.

45 Customer Reviews for Spicy Shelf

Average Customer Rating: 2.2
Rating Snapshot:
5 stars: 10 4 stars: 2 3 stars: 3 2 stars: 3 1 stars: 27
Bottom Line: 33% would recommend it to a friend
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  • 1 out 1 people found this review helpful

    Does the Job but some usable space is wasted

    • Baltimore, MD,
    • Jul 28, 2015

    I bought the SpicyShelf to organize spices. My cabinet is 17" wide and it fit perfectly using three extensions on each side. I found it easy to assemble; clearly written instructions. I did not find it flimsy as others stated. First I tried it with tall legs on the bottom and short legs in the middle (the way it is shown on the front of the box.) However, there wasn't enough space in the middle shelf to accommodate two small spice jars, one on top of the other, or one tall (look closely at the picture on the front of the box and you will see they show one layer of small jars on the middle shelf.) Also, my cabinet has another shelf above so I didn't want to lose that.

    So, I changed it to use tall legs on both levels. It took some time to rearrange all my spices and other items I had in this cabinet but it was a worthwhile use of time because I found several duplicate spices and other items I didn't remember having. The "loss of space" has to do with the fact the shelf makes a "U" in the cabinet, hugs the walls, and only takes up about 2 inches depth against the walls all around. So, the "center" space of the cabinet is open, allowing one to reach in and grab. I had to redo two cabinets due to this loss of usable space. But if the goal is to organize items and see them all at a glance then this does do that! It does look nice to open the door and see everything organized and in alphabetical order!I expect to get used to the change and be very happy with this.

    Having assembled it and "installed" it, I can understand why others say it didn't fit well in wide cabinets or didn't work on wire shelves. I purchased it at the grocery store so did not have "credit card" issues with the company as others have mentioned.

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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  • 1 out 1 people found this review helpful

    Average

    This product did organize my spices to help reduce the digging around for a certain spice. However, it did not sit steady on a wire shelf. It needs wire shelf adapter so legs don't fall between wires. Also, it's not as stable as it appears. I guess I'd give it a better rating if it cost less. It is really worth $10, not the $20 I paid at Dollar General.

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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  • 4 out 4 people found this review helpful

    I Love it!

    • Ontario,
    • Feb 13, 2015

    I received this as a gift and I love it. We have a lot of spices in different sized jars, and this works wonders in our narrow cabinet. We removed one of the shelves, stacked Spicy Shelf, and it's great. Everything is accessible.

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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  • 6 out 6 people found this review helpful

    I agree, It's a scam

    • Vermont,
    • Jan 21, 2015

    I went to their website to order the product, and when I realized the shipping would be $15.95 for one spicy shelf, I tried to cancel, did not submit the order. But they charged my card anyway and I am still waiting after two weeks to receive it. Go to Amazon or a store to buy it if you really want it.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 5 out 5 people found this review helpful

    Measure first.

    • Portland, OR,
    • Dec 30, 2014

    Absolutely unusable for a 32" wide shelf area. Was lied to by a BB&B employee when I gave measurements. If your shelf is 30" or less it might work.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 6 out 6 people found this review helpful

    Just placed order yesterday

    • Dec 28, 2014

    Did not receive order yet, but got a call from my credit card company about fraudulent charges that posted to the credit card I used after I ordered. Coincidence? Maybe. Just letting you know what happened to me.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 2 out 3 people found this review helpful

    Good product

    • Atlanta, GA,
    • Dec 27, 2014

    Received as a Christmas gift. Easily accommodated my 17" cabinet space. My cabinets have built in shelves, so I had to omit the stabilizing leg supports. I used two small pieces of Velcro to secure to left cabinet wall, and an Old Bay Seasoning bottle as a center support (it was just the right height) Instructions were in English and thorough.

     Two improvements might be an additional leg for center support, and instructions on how to disassemble. I goofed up the first shelf by not making it wide enough, so I used the second shelf for my project.

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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  • 3 out 4 people found this review helpful

    Not worth it

    • New York, NY,
    • Dec 26, 2014

    My cabinets are 22" wide therefore there were not enough extensions to be able to use the 2 shelves one above the other. Making this a waste of money.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 7 out 7 people found this review helpful

    Buyer beware

    • Denver, Colorado ,
    • Dec 14, 2014

    I was interested in the product especially with the "2 for 1" offer, so I went online to place the order. I soon learned that you are required to provide your credit card information BEFORE you find out the total "Shipping and Handling" charges. That results in you paying more than the normal price for the two items, plus the shipping and handling is added.

    Now comes the real problem: There's no way to cancel the order and they already have your credit card information. They charge your card and ship out (1 shelf, not the two you were trying to price) without you actually placing the order.

    When I received a package from them, it took 4 months to sort out the fraudulent charge with my credit card company.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 5 out 6 people found this review helpful

    Great Spicy shelves but needs a center back support when fully extended.

    • Nov 22, 2014

    I bought 3 sets for my wife. We love them and it really does free up space and organize things. In our smaller medicine cabinets, they work fine as is.

    But in our larger and wider spice cabinet I fully extended them with the included extensions using the current shelf brackets. I did not use the included feet and it fit great. The only problem is that when fully extended they sagged with the weight of the spices.

    It was an easy fix by going to the hardware store and getting a common white metal shelf bracket strip and 2 shelf brackets and securing them on the back wall of the shelf. Someone posted using a screw into the back wall to support center when fully extended.

    We love them and are buying some for relatives for Christmas.

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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  • 5 out 6 people found this review helpful

    Website is a trap, product is great.

    • Cleveland, OH,
    • Nov 19, 2014

    I tried to get pricing on multiple units and in order to get such info you need to enter payment info. I never completed the order, or did I? It was shipped and I was shocked. I canceled payment with PayPal.

    I did call them and they are very polite and cooperative about the rejection of the order. I am only disappointed with the website, so be careful.

    I did purchase the item in a store and it is a bit chintzy but it does a great job of organizing the spice cabinet. Just be careful.

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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