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Kitchen Turntable Organizer

Updated on September 6, 2014

For the Kitchen and All Through the House

I remember it was 1972 when I used my first Lazy Susan turntable, though apparently they have been around for centuries. Their rotating bases make them a convenient piece of tableware when placed in the center of a dinner table allowing everyone easy access to entrees or condiments. Nowadays these basic turntables have also become essential contributors to the organization of households all over the country.

These versatile organizers can be used in every room of the house and even in the garage to help keep our lives running a little smoother. Here at home, our kitchen is very small so I really appreciate the space these turntables save me daily.

The style in use in our kitchen now is white, they measure 12" in diameter and they have a convenient non-skid surface. One turntable fits perfectly in a lower cabinet near the stove to organize our cooking oils and salad vinegars. I added another one to a shelf in the refrigerator to manage the condiments. (It's so much nicer than reaching behind and rearranging contents every time we needed the mayo and it frees up much needed space in the refrigerator door.)

These handy organizers are available in different sizes and finishes. You can purchase them in eco-friendly Bamboo, various hardwoods, plastic, and stainless steel.

After sampling the stock on Amazon, you'll find readily available Lazy Susan turntables measuring 9 inch in diameter, 10 inch, 12 inch, 14 inch, 16 inch, 19 inch, 21 inch and 22 inch. The smaller sizes also can be bought in two tiers. If you prefer, the do it yourselfers can buy the actual turntable bearings to make their own custom piece of tableware.

What else do you need to know about a Lazy Susan turntable besides the fact they save you valuable space and time?

You'll need measurements. Make sure to measure the intended space before making a purchase. Then all you have to do is enjoy the convenience and the knowledge you're making your daily life just a little bit easier. :)

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Balsamic vinegars, apple cider vinegar, cooking oil, sesame oil, etc. all readily available in the turntable on a lower cabinet shelf.Love using this turntable for condiments in the refrigerator!Close up of the non skid surface on the Copco turntable.
Balsamic vinegars, apple cider vinegar, cooking oil, sesame oil, etc. all readily available in the turntable on a lower cabinet shelf.
Balsamic vinegars, apple cider vinegar, cooking oil, sesame oil, etc. all readily available in the turntable on a lower cabinet shelf.
Love using this turntable for condiments in the refrigerator!
Love using this turntable for condiments in the refrigerator!
Close up of the non skid surface on the Copco turntable.
Close up of the non skid surface on the Copco turntable.

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Clever Uses for Turntables

This video showcases the versatility and convenience of organizing with turntables.

Please share your ideas and thoughts for using a turntable.

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    • lucille12 profile image

      lucille12 2 years ago

      The kitchen is one of the most important areas of the house.

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      Renaissance Woman 4 years ago from Colorado

      Such a great invention. I own two and could use more.

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      ChristyZ 4 years ago

      Lazy Susans are perfect for condiments and spices. They make life a bit easier!

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      Susan Deppner 4 years ago from Arkansas USA

      I've always used a Lazy Susan in my spice cabinet and for other higher cabinets to help me reach what's in there. In fact, I could use a few more in my pantry right now - there's that ONE corner that's hard to reach. Thanks for the reminder!

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      Virginia Allain 4 years ago from Central Florida

      @Virginia Allain: sorry, didn't mean to post twice

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      Virginia Allain 4 years ago from Central Florida

      I have several of these in my pantry and it really helps in the corner where you can't see what's back there. I even have a double decker one in the cabinet by the stove. That holds my spices.

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      Virginia Allain 4 years ago from Central Florida

      I have several of these in my pantry and it really helps in the corner where you can't see what's back there. I even have a double decker one in the cabinet by the stove. That holds my spices.

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 4 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      I can think of so many ways to use one of these turntable organizers. Thanks so much for featuring this.

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      Peggy Hazelwood 4 years ago from Desert Southwest, U.S.A.

      I used to have a nice big wooden one but don't know what ever happened to it. Growing up Mom and Dad kept salt and pepper shakers, sugar bowl, and other essentials on a turntable in the center of the table.

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      Nancy Carol Brown Hardin 4 years ago from Las Vegas, NV

      Of course on my table, but in my pantry, even in the refrigerator. My computer monitor would go nicely on one too, so that I can sit at any angle. I know once I begin buying them I'll find a thousand more uses. Terrific lens, thanks for sharing! Oh, almost forgot, also for my collection of Charming Tails Figurines. That way they could all be seen easily without having to pick them up! WOOHOO!