Spice Storage Shelving

Attributes of Lean/Waste:

• InventoryYou never need to search & dig for your spices, If you are running low, using this exposed system of spice storge, you WILL know!
• Motion We used to keep spices behind closed doors, now, we save the motion of constantly opening & closing cabinet doors, and, walking further than we need to to find oils, spices & other daily used items!

Remember, Just 5s it!


Keeping on the spices and oils
exposed at an arms reach to the cooktop was very important to us. The glass containers allow a visual identification as well as printed labels for confirmation.IMG_0830.JPG

Iron shelf spice rack
Iron shelf spice rack

This iron spice storage rack is custom made by Classic Welding in North Haven, CT. After the iron is properly washed, a 3 step finish is applied. An aged copper base coat (must let dry overnight) then a brown spray paint that is immediately wiped on the corners before it dries. After it is dried, a random lite rub-through sanding is done, to enhance the aged look. IMG_0837.JPGWhen I am happy with the look, I spray a satin clear coat over it to protect and enhance it.




The same process was done on the frame surrounding the tray ceiling.IMG_0834.JPG



So much Lean here…

We will break this down piece by piece a little later, but her is a quick LEAN list of what is in the picture.


Let’s start with the cutting board location. Notice it is between the trash hole in the counter and the built in strainer sink. So basically, do your chopping, chuck the waste, put the good stuff in the sink to be rinsed; never moving in location, opening or lifting anything. It literally cuts your prep time in half.

Not only does the sink have a built in colander system, but the faucet has motion control activation for no touch. So you don’t need to dirty up your faucet before you wash your hands, that saves a step of cleaning the faucet and turning it on and off.

Need to quickly dry your hands? Check out the location of the paper towels and rag.