Have you noticed the popularity of tabletop lazy susans as of late? Don’t you just love the idea of having a lazy susan for your tabletop? Being able to pass hot food without touching it? Not having to reach over others to get the salt and pepper or even a napkin? Ah, the ease and convenience that a lazy susan can bring to your life. However, there is some intimidation or worry about ordering the wrong size- too large, and it skims your countertop edge- or the opposite- ordering a size too small that makes reaching items difficult, rather than easy. You need to find out which is right for you.
The first thing you will need to decided when making a lazy susan order is to decide where you will be using your lazy susan. Will your lazy susan be exclusively for your tabletop? Or will the lazy susan be used interchangeably on the tabletop for dinner parties and then move it to the counter storage for every day use. If your use would be the latter, you will be looking for a smaller tabletop lazy susan, as most counters are not large enough to accommodate a large tabletop lazy susan. In order to use your lazy susan interchangeably from table to counter top, you will want measure and determine which area is smaller. If the countertop is the smallest area, all you need is an inch from the back wall for easy movement. Make sure that the lazy susan does not hang over the counter’s edge, as it could be easily bumped by a passerby and spill the contents of the tabletop lazy susan.The tabletop lazy susan that will remain on the tabletop at all times will most likely be a larger size, as you will have more space for the tabletop lazy susan. The best most accurate way to decide on the size of tabletop lazy susan that will suit you is to set your table as if you already had the lazy susan. Now take a paper and cut it in a circle of the size you think will be best. Make sure that you have enough room for the water glasses. Next, measure the diameter of the circle ( the distance if you were to draw a line across the circle) as this will be the maximum number of inches you will want for your tabletop lazy susan.If you want a large lazy susan but do not intend to keep it on your table at all times, know that it can be easily stored wherever your cookie sheets are, as lazy susans are often never taller than a few inches. As a cautionary reminder, always make sure your tabletop lazy susan has a padded base to keep it from slipping or scratching your surface.There are many different sizes and uses for lazy susans, but with proper preparation and study, you can make sure to get the perfect size and style for your homes. Great for parties and even casual dinners, lazy susans help keep your home conveniently organized.