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is it worth it?

i noticed one of my local grocery stores has a system like this on its shelves for Campbell's soup.
 

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I've been eye-spying those but was worried the plastic would be flimsy ... So you like them? I really want one of their big shelves to put 10# cans on too but DANG those things are pricey ...
 

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No it is not worth it to me. There have been several members here that built their own. I recall seeing one who made an entire wall of it. All you need is a couple pieces of angle and something to mount it to.
 

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is it worth it?

i noticed one of my local grocery stores has a system like this on its shelves for Campbell's soup.
the ones you see for the campbells soup....I have checked on them they are not available for retail.
 

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I've been eye-spying those but was worried the plastic would be flimsy ... So you like them? I really want one of their big shelves to put 10# cans on too but DANG those things are pricey ...
have assembled the first. Went together great and appears stout.
I did recently build some out of wood. They came out great but were time consuming,,,,,,,
 

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we made our own a lot bigger and cheaper for the # of cans we have

ours is able to hold the large coffee can sized cans and is 15 deep 8 wide and 10 high and prol cost 100 in materials
 

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the ones you see for the campbells soup....I have checked on them they are not available for retail.
no, i wouldn't have thought so.

i hear in the not too distant future we'll be able to make this kind of stuff ourselves with a kind of printer. Just download the plans to the machine and like magic, there it is.
 

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I had something like this for my sodas in the fridge. I hated it. The cans kept going sideways and I could store more if I took it out. It took up too much space.
 

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I've been eye-spying those but was worried the plastic would be flimsy ... So you like them? I really want one of their big shelves to put 10# cans on too but DANG those things are pricey ...
BB - we have Cansolidator racks and they are awesome and VERY sturdy. However, they are a lot cheaper to buy from Shelf Reliance than Costco.
 

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I have been wanting to build one of these rotating shelves.

http://www.wikihow.com/Build-a-Rotating-Canned-Food-Shelf
thats very similar to mine except mine is for the large #10 cans and we got rid of all excess space between shelves ill post pic in a min

I would want more supports in the one you posted as I would worry about sagging due to excessive weight

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heres my home made can rack sorry for bad quality its a cellphone pic
 

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Here's my concern... Planned Obsolescence.

Not on the part of the manufacturers that build these things, but the soup/can factories.

We all know how the ounces per can has been dropping over the yrs (as well as ounces per box or whatever pkg)

What happens when the 'can' size starts getting smaller?
 

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Here's my concern... Planned Obsolescence.

Not on the part of the manufacturers that build these things, but the soup/can factories.

We all know how the ounces per can has been dropping over the yrs (as well as ounces per box or whatever pkg)

What happens when the 'can' size starts getting smaller?
my food gets packed in the #10 cans by me so i will just get more and if they do change it up well some of the stuff i have rotates slowly with a long shelf life so ill just leave em there and build another shelf
 

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Here's my concern... Planned Obsolescence.

Not on the part of the manufacturers that build these things, but the soup/can factories.

We all know how the ounces per can has been dropping over the yrs (as well as ounces per box or whatever pkg)

What happens when the 'can' size starts getting smaller?
I saw a food storage system a fella built using dowel rods and plywood dividers that he had built into his cabinets in his kitchen. The plywood dividers slid back and forth on the dowels, essentially making the rotating racks adjustable.

I'm going to Kansas today, (and the hubby is having a FIT because I'm in her on the computer instead of getting dressed :upsidedown:) but will be back tomorrow. I'll try to find the link and post it up so you can see it. (I'll be honest -- it's a shot in the dark, but I'll try ... :xeye:) Check back later tonight or tomorrow around noonish ... :D:
 

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Here's my concern... Planned Obsolescence.

Not on the part of the manufacturers that build these things, but the soup/can factories.

We all know how the ounces per can has been dropping over the yrs (as well as ounces per box or whatever pkg)

What happens when the 'can' size starts getting smaller?
Cansolidator systems can be adjusted to whatever size can you need from the big spaghetti sauce size to the little chilli peppers in a can. They link together sort of like a lego set and are never permanent so if you decide you need more room for one kind of can than another, you can just adjust them again to fit your new needs.
 

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only problem i see with those systems is they waste a whole lot of vertical space between the cans
 
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