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.