The Cansolidator from Thrive Life is a kitchen cupboard sized can rotator rack. It is built to go on a shelf in your pantry or cupboard and comes in three different sizes. For the assembly today we have the Cansolidator Cupboard model (holds 20 cans).
When the box is opened, there are 12 support bracket pieces and five tracks, as well as instructions for assembly. The number of included pieces will vary with the model you buy.
Step 1: Snap the bracket pieces together in sets of three. You’ll have four long brackets when they are all together. If you purchase more than one Cansolidator, you can continue snapping brackets together until you get the length you want your finished can rack to be. You can also stack the units up to two high.
The brackets only snap one way–the “teeth” go down into the grooves.
Step 2: Put two 0f the bracket sets across from each other. The numbers go to the inside.
Step 3: On the underside of the track pieces are little posts. These will snap into the numbered holes on the brackets. Push the posts on the first track into the number 1 slot on the front and back bracket. Now it will stand up by itself.
Step 4: Get one of the cans you want to have in your rack and use it to determine which slot you’ll snap the second bracket into. Because cans vary in width, the Cansolidator is made to adjust to the widths of the cans you want to store. You can go as narrow as a tuna can or as wide as a large soup can.
The Cupboard model isn’t wide enough to have four rows of large cans, but it’s just right for two rows of standard 15 oz cans, one soup can, and one tomato sauce can (or other combinations with at least one smaller can).
You can order more bracket pieces or more tracks separately from Shelf Reliance to make your Cansolidator fit exactly the cans you want to rotate. The Cupboard model claims to fit 20 cans, but as I have it configured it will fit 26–it all depends on the diameter of the cans you are storing.
Continue measuring cans and snapping the tracks into the brackets until you’re out of tracks.
Step 5: Snap the last two long bracket pieces onto the pegs on the tops of the rack pieces. You may need to turn the front bracket so the edge goes up instead of down depending on the cans you are putting in your Cansolidator.
That’s it! Now you can put it in your cupboard and fill it with cans. These are well built of extremely sturdy plastic, so should last you a long time.
The Cansolidator is designed to help you use your oldest food first. Just load in the top when you buy new products and you’ll always be using the oldest cans. Unless, of course, your children are fascinated by pulling a can out and watching all the others roll down! Then they might get a little mixed up.