View of the Kamenstein Heritage 16-Jar Revolving Countertop Spice Rack with Cohas Brand Chalkboard Labels

Cohas Chalkboard Labels fit right onto the side and top of these airtight Kamenstein Spice Jars

This review and technical analysis is for the Kamenstein Heritage 16-Jar Revolving Countertop Spice Rack.  It comes with Free Spice Refills for 5 Years and is sold on Amazon and in other stores.

We ordered the 16-Jar Short tower to try our chalkboard labels on. Knowing that it would not come with the right spices or labels since we are big Indian and Mexican food fans, it would have made more sense to buy empty jars and fill with our own spices. But the compact tower caught our eye.

We were correct in that several of the spices we would not use, but the price, and especially the value even if we discarded all the spices, was worth more than what we paid for it.

I did find it odd that the Bay Leaves came all broken up in the jar. Who would do, or want that? When you use a bay leaf it is added to the sauce or gravy then fished out at the end. At least in all the cooking we do that is our method. But enough about the spices.

Technical details of the display and containers

We could not find all these answers on the Amazon catalog page or in the questions so I thought others may appreciate the information:

View of the Kamenstein Heritage 16-Jar Revolving Countertop Spice Rack with Cohas Brand Chalkboard LabelsStainless steel rack is 5 inches square and 11 inches tall. It rotates about the center on a plastic piece with ball bearings. It spins easy and is strong enough to handle the spices you put in it. The unit will take up a space on your counter 8 1/2 inches in diameter because the jars stick out a bit, just know that if your counter or cabinet area is tight.

The jars are 3 1/2 inches tall and 1 3/4 inches in diameter. They have plastic tops and plastic shaker inserts that you can remove if needed. The black plastic tops are a softer plastic and are not brittle like the lids of some spice jars. The reason this is important is because you can take out the plastic shaker insert and tighten it down the jar. I twisted it on as tight as I could (with big hands) and could not get the threads to strip or the top to crack. This is not the norm in this size and price range for spice jars.

Whoever put the printed labels on, never put them in the same place, and they are not centered. Since the label is gloss black, and so is the top, unless it is way off (many are) you do not notice it from a few feet away.

Chalkboard Labels

Our use involved the Cohas Brand labels and waterproof marker, so the labels on the jars were not important to us. We tried to remove them but they started to split in half with adhesive and paper on the top and the black label part we discarded. At that point we thought about soaking the tops in water overnight and cleaning them off completely. We did not, we just put on the Cohas Chalkboard Labels over the existing stickers.

For more details or to order click, Cohas Chalkboard Spice Jar Labels that Fit Kamenstein, CS Household Glass Jars, and Other Style or Brand Jars  in stock for same day shipment.

Since we were going to use some of the spices, we made labels with the waterproof marker that comes in the Cohas Chalkboard Label kit. It has both the top round label and a label for the side of the jar. Especially helpful when you open two containers at the same time. Our kit was the Professional version, the 1/2 mm Chalk markKamenstein Spice Jar submerged in water proves it is airtight shown with Cohas Chalkbaord Label with 1mm writinger. It also comes in a 1mm version and would have worked fine with the size of the jar and label. I added a picture so you can see how they look in the rack. We lettered the stickers while they were on the sheet they come on. While you can do it after you put them on the jar or the cap, we find this easier.

The jars have a date code printed on the side. We covered that up with the side chalkboard labels in the Cohas Chalkboard Systems kit.

What do the jars hold?

Using table salt to measure we were able to put in 20 level teaspoons into each jar. We also put water in and found they hold 3.6 liquid ounces or 105ml of water. With tight tops, we submerged them, as shown in the photo, both with and without the plastic shaker top in water for 5 minutes. We did not have any leaks, showing that these jars are airtight.

If you would like to by these spice jars on Amazon you can order them HERE.

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