I’m on the hunt for spice jars. I’ve been on the hunt for awhile. These new Ikea Droppar jars looked promising. Online reviews mainly gushed that they were sleek, and they do look sleek…but are they functional?
The gasket style promises quick open-and-close functionality and air-tightness. It does look really nice with its thick stainless steel lid and glass jar. I had high hopes, but this is where all the positives end 😦
Failure 1: It makes a huge mess. The gasket seal is supposed to squeeze air out. This means when the lid pops open, spice flies everywhere. The tighter the seal and the quicker you pop it open, the larger the mess! (See below)
Failure 2: The gasket isn’t very tight I could not lift the jar any distance before the lid fell off the jar. (No picture)
Failure 3: The frosted glass gets dirty. It collects dirt from fingers, which is hard to wipe off, leaves water-marks, and looks bad when there’s water on it. (See below)
Conclusion: It’s really only functional to hold non-powdered spice. That leaves us with Bay leaves and Cinnamon sticks.
Scratch that, that leaves us only with Bay leaves. 😦 I am really disappointed.
People drop a lot of money to organize their spices. I hope this review helps someone before they invest.