A lazy susan turntable, often called just a lazy
susan, is a device that is fit on dining tables, usually at the center. This is a revolving
The lazy susan can be rotated around a vertical
axis.The convenience provided by these turntables is
quite immense, because any person sitting on any place around the table can simple rotate the
turntable to get the things that are placed on top of it.
They do not need to disturb others by asking them
to pass stuff around the table and nor do they need to reach out to get at things.
The lazy susan appears as an attractive lightweight round table
that is meant to fit on the tabletop at the center. There are several designs available and, if you want, you could
get a lazy susan that could match perfectly with the design and color of your existing table. You can find lazy
susan turntables in all kinds of materials.
The wooden lazy susans were the most popular earlier
because most of the furniture was made of wood back then, but in recent times, you can just as easily find
glass lazy susan turntables, as well as those
made of plastic, metals and other materials. People buy according to their needs.
Types of Lazy Susan Turntables
You can also find unconventional shapes of lazy susan turntables
nowadays. Though the prevailing shape is still round, because that is what really befits a turntable, there are
other designs too. You could find triangular, square and rectangular turntables just as easily nowadays.
It is also possible to find a lazy susan turntable that have 2
tiers or shelves, one above the other. This allows for keeping more items on the turntable and hence adds to its
utility. When you have a 2 tier lazy susan, there are at least three rods to support and hold them
In fact, some tables are sold with lazy susan turntables fixed on
them already. If they are available in such a manner, it is wider to buy them, because this counts for a cost
saving. Both can be bought at a bundled rate. But if they are bought later on, the prices tend to be higher. You
could expect to pay starting from $10 and going upward, depending on the material and the fabrication of the
turntable you are purchasing.
A different type of lazy susan turntable is used inside
kitchen cabinets too. These are present inside the cabinet, in the form of shelves. These lazy susan shelves can
rotate about their axis. When rotated, the shelves reveal items that are kept on them.
It becomes a good way to store things because you can store more
things within a smaller space, and access them in an easier manner too. When the shelves are closed, they look just
like ordinary cabinets and so they do not look too different for any kind of kitchen décor either.
Lazy susan turntables are not very sophisticated devices. They
have been around since the 1700s and they have not changed much since then. However, these devices are quite
perfect as they are and that ensures their timeless utility and popularity.