When the perfect sliding mechanism and design was obtained, Vertical Spice Rack as a company was born.
Maple Grove, MN (PRWEB) July 18, 2014
Founder and co-founder of Vertical Spice Rack, Scott Miedtke and his wife Linda Miedtke, scoured the kitchen spice rack market for a rack that would solve their organizational dilemma. Linda, an avid and accomplished cook, liked to arrange her spice rack alphabetically while Scott couldn’t access their spices without knocking them over or misplacing them. For years, they struggled to find middle ground: a spice rack that was compact, granted easy access to all condiments and spices, but still added to the appearance of their kitchen.
Scott, with a background in mechanical engineering and a hobbyist woodworker, began drafting out spice rack designs to accomplish this. Dozens of spice rack prototypes, using different woods, opening mechanisms, storage systems the designs came to fruition; then tweaked and tweaked yet again. When the perfect sliding mechanism and design was obtained, Vertical Spice Rack as a company was born. After many years of conception, the project became actualized in 2012.
Becoming a company has proved to be as much a challenge as a boon, patenting the product itself has turned out to be a tedious process. Regardless, the amount of customization allotted when ordering a vertical spice rack is astounding. Vertical Spice Rack offers a free Cabinet Designer tool that allows future spice rack owners to design the perfect rack to fit their kitchen space. Each unit has an innovative side-by-side design that allows spice racks to be vertically stacked but still maintain fluid motion and easy access to spices. Their tight, compact design, forces all spices to fit snugly back to back. Vertical Spice Rack set out to solve a kitchen jam, and ended up inventing the peanut butter and jelly sandwich of spice racks.