Updated: June 8, 2015
Lazy Susan Reviews:Whenever you are working with limited space - say in your kitchen cabinets or the pantry - you want to maximize storage and pack as much into the available space that will fit. The key to kitchen storage solutions is being able to access things in the back as well as those in the front of the cabinets. A lazy susan is a great product choice for you if you want to organize cans, spices, and other foods in your kitchen. I looked into getting built-in lazy susans and have some cabinets redone, but the cost was amazingly high. I decided to go the cheaper route and buy the full circle lazy susan for our pantry cabinet. Our pantry is narrow and not very deep so getting to the different shelves in the back was a pain. You would have to take out all sorts of stuff just to get access to anything stored near the back. Once the new lazy susan was installed our pantry has become the model of organization and my wife and kids love it. Now we can reach nearly everthing by turning the lazy susan around. Finding things has never been so easy. How much are lazy susans? Are they easy to install? Where do I buy them? We answer all those questions down below.
Choosing a Lazy Susan - You have to start with your specific dimensions and go from there. Measure the inside of your cabinets or pantry area that you want to redo. A basic two tier system is the Copco 2555-0187 Non-Skid 2-Tier Cabinet Turntable with a 12-Inch diameter. Great for things like canned food, spices, or jars and at $12 it's a steal. It fits well in cabinets and pantry areas. For tables or countertops, the Snow River 7V03387 19-Inch Lazy Susan with Groove is nice for storing things like salt/pepper shakers, napkins, olive oil, etc. Goodhousekeeping gave the OXO Good Grips 2-Tier Adjustable Turntable with Divided Top Tier a thumbs up as a product that is a kitchen necessity. We found lazy susans with diameters ranging from 12 to 32 inches. Shapes vary a bit a well. The circle is the most popular style, but some cabinets fit the D-shaped lazy susans like those designed by Rev-A-Shelf. They cost a bit more but at 5 tiers high it can handle quite a bit of storage at $200+. Some are half moom shaped (for odd shaped cabinet spaces) and Fulterer makes wondering corner lazy susans. Lazy Susans Review - You can find lots of consumer feedback online at websites like Cooking.com, Goodhousekeeping.com, Epinions, and Amazon.com. See which models rate the highest for functionality. You can find most brands in stores like Walmart or Target and in the kitchen departments of Sears or Macy's. You can browse the best selling lazy susans here.