Here at The Spruce, we're huge fans of investing in a nifty lazy Susan. If you want to declutter your kitchen or another problem area in your home, a lazy Susan is a great way to get organized. Why? Because these versatile storage solutions consolidate loose items while keeping everything easily accessible on a spinning tray.
“Lazy Susans are great for awkward corners and difficult-to-reach areas that are frequently accessed,” says Marissa Hagmeyer, a professional organizer and co-founder of the NEAT Method. “Storing oils or spices that are regularly used will streamline your cooking process.”
As you might have guessed, there are a lot of lazy Susans out there. That's why we evaluated products for their size, organization options, style, and durability, as well as their assembly and cleaning requirements. After looking high and low (and, yes, in those deep dark corners!), we found that our best overall pick, the Copco Basics Lazy Susan Turntable, glides smoothly, maximizes storage space, and keeps items nice and secure. Let's take a look!
Copco Basics Non-Skid Lazy Susan Turntable, 12-Inch
Easy to glide
Non-skid surface keeps items secure
Available in multiple colors
Backed by a lifetime warranty
Not as stylish as other options
First off, we can't say enough good things about this lazy Susan. Earning the top spot on our list, the Copco Basics Lazy Susan Turntable offers a simple yet effective design to maximize space in your pantry. We love that this unit glides smoothly, providing easy access to all of its contents with a simple spin. It has a non-skid base and a lip around the edge to prevent items from falling off. Even when it’s loaded with heavy items like canned goods, it still turns easily. Made of plastic, it's also super easy to clean by hand with just a little soap and water, which means it'll be a total breeze to wipe up any spilled sauces or crumbs.
Measuring 1.5 x 12 x 12 inches, Copco's lazy Susan is compact enough for most cabinets and countertops. Although it’s one of the smaller options in our roundup, the price is reasonable enough to buy several of them. If you prefer a single unit with more storage space, it's also available in a larger size (1.77 x 15.04 x 15.04 inches) as well as a two-tiered version. This particular lazy Susan comes in an excellent selection of colors (16 in total!) to match almost any decor.
With its plastic frame, this turntable may not be the most stylish option for a countertop. And although it’s quite sturdy, it’s not as durable as stainless steel options. To ensure a lifetime of reliable use, however, Copco backs this product with a lifetime warranty against defects. No assembly is required, which we think is another major plus.
Price at time of publish: $10
Dimensions: 1.5 x 12 x 12 inches | Material: Plastic | Colors: Gray, white, cameo blue, and more | Assembly Required: No | How to Clean: Wipe clean/hand wash
Sagler 2 Tier Lazy Susan Turntable
Offers two tiers of storage
Ideal for larger cabinets
Resists fingerprints and other stains
Minor assembly required
Not as durable as other options
With two tiers of storage space, the Sagler 2 Tier Lazy Susan Turntable has room for all of your kitchen essentials. Measuring 10 inches in diameter and 6 inches tall, this multi-tiered unit is ideal for larger cabinets. The turntable rotates 360 degrees, making spices, condiments, and other items readily accessible. It has a raised rim and a non-skid liner to prevent items from falling off as it spins around.
Even though this lazy Susan is made of stainless steel, it may feel a bit flimsy. Though it doesn’t have a specific weight limit, it can be difficult to turn when it’s loaded with heavier items like glass spice jars. On a positive note, the brushed surface resists fingerprints and stains, so it looks like new even after repeated use.
This unit requires some minor assembly, which should only take a few minutes. To top it all off, you can’t beat the reasonable price tag. Despite a few flaws, the Sagler 2 Tier Lazy Susan Turntable is an affordable and effective storage solution.
Price at time of publish: $18
Dimensions: 6 x 10 inches | Material: Stainless steel | Color: Stainless steel | Assembly Required: Yes | How to Clean: Not listed
Best for Smaller Cabinets
iDesign Linus Turntable
Clear, unobtrusive design
Available in multiple sizes
Smaller capacity than other options
The iDesign Linus Turntable has a transparent unobtrusive design, making it an ideal choice for a pantry, cabinet, or refrigerator. This particular model measures 14 inches wide by 1.75 inches tall, and it comes in smaller sizes if you’re working with limited space. Its slim profile and open-top design provide optimal storage without getting in the way. The turntable rotates 360 degrees, providing quick and easy access to all of your items. Plus, it has a raised edge and a textured surface to prevent things from sliding off as you spin it.
This lazy Susan is made of durable recycled plastic to ensure years of reliable use. However, we read some reports of defective models, including turntables that won’t spin. Be sure to take note of the refund policy and inspect your product thoroughly for defects upon arrival.
Price at time of publish: $15
Dimensions: 1.75 x 14 inches | Material: Plastic | Color: Clear | Assembly Required: No | How to Clean: Not listed
Best for Corner Cabinets
Rev-A-Shelf Kidney Shape 2-Shelf Lazy Susan
Holds up to 20 pounds per shelf
Shelves rotate independently
Adjustable telescoping shaft
Mounting hardware included
Pricier than other options
The Rev-A-Shelf Kidney Shaped 2-Shelf Lazy Susan is specifically designed for use in corner cabinets. It has two kidney-shaped tiers and a telescoping shaft, all of which are adjustable to ensure a proper fit. The shelves come in multiple sizes and range from 22 inches to 28 inches in diameter, providing plenty of space for an assortment of kitchen essentials. Once installed, the shelves rotate independently, so you can access certain items without having to turn the whole unit.
This lazy Susan requires some installation, but the process is pretty simple and straightforward. With its sturdy plastic construction, each shelf can hold up to 20 pounds. Big bonus, it's very easy to wipe clean. Still, you'll need to use caution and avoid overloading the shelves beyond their weight capacity!
Price at time of publish: $64
Dimensions: 28 x 28 x 22.5 inches | Material: Plastic | Color: White | Assembly Required: Yes | How to Clean: Wipe clean
Best for Table
Lipper 18-Inch Acacia Wood Lazy Susan
Attractive wooden design
Keeps items within reach
Screws should be loosened before use
Made of acacia wood with high-contrast grain, this lazy Susan from Lipper International makes a great addition to any tablescape. Measuring 18 inches wide and 1.25 inches tall, it’s large enough to keep spices, condiments, and small dishes at the ready. In addition to its good looks, acacia is a hard wood that’s resistant to scratches. The solid construction will hold up well to everyday use. Just keep in mind that it’s not safe for the dishwasher, microwave, or refrigerator—and it should be washed by hand.
This lazy Susan rotates 360 degrees in either direction, making all items accessible to guests without them having to reach. The turntable may not spin easily due to bearing issues. And it's important to note that the screws are fully tightened to prevent damage during shipping. If you loosen the screws a bit, it should turn smoothly. This unit doesn’t require any assembly, which is a nice plus in our book.
Price at time of publish: $40
Dimensions: 1.5 x 18 x 18 inches | Material: Acacia | Color: Wooden | Assembly Required: No | How to Clean: Hand wash
Best for Serving Food
Pottery Barn Marble Lazy Susan
Available in white or gray
Monogram or name optional
More fragile than other options
If you’re looking for a more elegant turntable to showcase at your next dinner party, Pottery Barn’s Marble Lazy Susan has plenty of aesthetic appeal. It’s made of polished marble and the natural veins and color variations add to its allure. Measuring 16 inches in diameter, it’s large enough to present appetizers, desserts, and smaller food items. Guests can easily spin the tray until their desired item is in reach.
Because this lazy Susan is part of a collection, you can purchase matching pieces, like cheese and charcuterie boards, too. You'll also have the option to add a monogram or name to the turntable. Fancy!
This product is also available in gray made of marble and mango wood. Marble is more fragile than other materials, so it needs to be hand-washed and handled with care. Otherwise, it could easily break or chip if dropped. Marble also comes with a higher price point than other options, but its beauty is unmatched.
Price at time of publish: $89
Dimensions: 1.5 x 16 inches | Material: Marble | Colors: White and gray | Assembly Required: No | How to Clean: Hand wash
Rev-A-Shelf Not-So-Lazy Susan Organizer
Ideal for corner cabinets
Extremely durable wood construction
Hooks for pots and pans
Only fits certain cabinets
True to its name, the Rev-A-Shelf Not-So-Lazy Susan Organizer is anything but lazy. It features a lower, kidney-shaped storage shelf and an upper organizer with seven adjustable hooks to accommodate pots and pans. Thanks to solid maple construction, this unit is incredibly durable and sturdy. It also has a mid-level arrester, which prevents your cookware from bumping against each other when the unit turns.
This lazy Susan is designed to fit in a 36-inch corner cabinet. To achieve the best fit, the shaft is adjustable from 26 to 31 inches. Note that this unit requires assembly and installation, but all parts and mounting hardware are included. Although it’s significantly pricier than other options, it comes with a lifetime warranty to ensure complete satisfaction.
Price at time of publish: $341
Dimensions: 26 x 32 x 32 inches | Material: Wood | Color: Natural/unfinished wood | Assembly Required: Yes | How to Clean: Not listed
Crazy Susan Turntable with 3 Removable Bins
Includes 3 removable bins
Non-slip feet keep it securely in place
Available in a 6-bin version
Smaller than other options
The Crazy Susan Turntable comes with three removable bins to keep small items organized and easily accessible. Each bin has a handle, which makes them easy to lift. Thanks to their clear design, you can quickly find what you’re looking for.
The turntable rotates 360 degrees and glides smoothly on stainless steel ball bearings. Equipped with non-slip feet, this lazy Susan sits securely on a countertop or in a cabinet. And it’s made of durable, BPA-free plastic that is easy to clean.
Measuring 11 inches in diameter, the Crazy Susan is smaller than some of our other options. However, it’s an excellent choice if you have limited space. If you prefer more storage compartments, you can buy another version that comes with six removable bins. There is no assembly, and yes, it's ready to use right out of the box.
Price at time of publish: $30
Dimensions: 4.1 x 10.4 inches | Material: Plastic | Color: White with clear bins | Assembly Required: No | How to Clean: Not listed
Best for Spices
New England Stories Revolving Spice Rack Set
Compact and durable design
Holds up 20 spice jars
Include labels and a chalk pen
Comes with a funnel for easy filling
Spices are not included
This revolving spice rack is a great way to store spices and maximize your kitchen space. Measuring 13.5 x 7.5 x 7.5 inches, it has a slim profile that won’t take up much room on a counter. Despite its compact design, this rack has an impressive capacity: It can hold up to 20 spice jars! Plus, it rotates 260 degrees to make each and every one easily accessible. To help you stay organized, this rack includes an assortment of labels and a chalk pen. It also comes with a collapsible silicone funnel, which makes it a cinch to fill the jars.
Made of stainless steel, this rack is both durable and sturdy. What’s more, the manufacturer backs it with a lifetime warranty to ensure years of reliable use. Not that into cooking? No worries. The Revolving Spice Rack Set is also available in a 16- or 12-jar version.
Price at time of publish: $33
Dimensions: 13.5 x 7.5 x 7.5 inches | Materials: Stainless steel, glass | Colors: Brown, silver | Assembly Required: No | How to Clean: Wipe clean
1EasyLife 2-Tier Lazy Susan
Pole height is adjustable
Includes four removable storage bins
Generous storage capacity
Minor assembly required
The height of this two-tiered lazy Susan from 1EasyLife can be adjusted from 7.8 inches to 11.8 inches, so it fits perfectly in a cabinet or countertop. It includes one large tray and three smaller storage—all of which are removable to create a highly customizable design. There’s no shortage of configurations. You can remove the top tier and use or convert the bottom into a pie-shaped organizer. Measuring 11.8 x 11.4 x 11.4 inches, this unit is very compact while also offering a generous amount of storage space for a variety of items.
The turntable rotates 360 degrees, and the clear shelves keep products visible, allowing for easy access. To prevent items from falling off when you give it a spin, the turntable features a non-slip surface and raised edges.
This product requires some minor assembly, but it should only take a couple of minutes. Plus, there's a one-year warranty if you encounter any problems.
Price at time of publish: $33
Dimensions: 11.8 x 11.4 x 11.4 inches | Material: Plastic | Colors: Black base, clear shelves | Assembly Required: Yes | How to Clean: Not listed
The Copco Basics Non-Skid Pantry Cabinet Lazy Susan Turntable earns our top spot because it has a compact design and a non-skid surface to keep items securely in place. Plus, it's made of plastic, so it's super easy to clean. If you’re looking to spend a bit less, the Sagler 2 Tier Lazy Susan Turntable is easy to assemble and offers two tiers of storage space.
What to Look for in a Lazy Susan
Size and Organization Options
Before purchasing a lazy Susan, you should measure the area where you intend to put it. In order to turn smoothly, a lazy Susan needs proper clearance in a cabinet. You should also consider which items you intend to store on it.
“Be wary of selecting a diameter that is so large that items will get lost in the center, or that will prevent your cabinet door from closing,” advises Marissa Hagmeyer, pro organizer and co-founder of the NEAT Method. You should also factor in the additional height that taller jars and bottles will occupy. If you have larger cabinets, a two-tier lazy Susan can double your amount of storage space. Some lazy Susans are specifically designed for corner cabinets, such as the Rev-A-Shelf Kidney Shaped 2-Shelf Lazy Susan, another one of our top picks.
Lazy Susans come in a variety of materials, including stainless steel, plastic, wood, and stone. Hard plastic is one of the most durable options and also the easiest to clean. Stainless steel and wood are also very sturdy, but they’re not as easy to clean and slightly more prone to fingerprints and stains. Note that our Best Budget pick, the Sagler 2 Tier Lazy Susan Turntable, features stainless steel construction that’s resistant to fingerprints and other marks. A stone lazy Susan makes a great decorative piece, but it's more fragile than other materials.
Essentially a spinning tray, lazy Susans consist of a shelf that rotates on an axis, keeping all of your items within arm’s reach. A lazy Susan should turn smoothly without wobbling or tilting. Still, you need to be mindful of your product’s weight capacity. If your lazy Susan is overloaded, chances are it won’t function properly.
When it comes to style, plastic lazy Susans typically have a more basic, utilitarian design, which is perfectly fine if you’re going to keep it inside a cabinet or fridge. “We typically recommend neutral, muted colors so that the lazy Susan can be used both within cabinets or on a countertop without disrupting your design aesthetic,” says Hagmeyer. If you’re looking for a stylish turntable to serve food on, however, you might want to consider a lazy Susan made from wood or stone. Our top pick for serving food, the Pottery Barn Marble Lazy Susan, features an elegant marble design and a large surface for presenting food items.
Assembly and Cleaning Requirements
Some lazy Susans arrive fully assembled, while others require a minimal amount of assembly at home. For a lazy Susan installed within a cabinet, the assembly process is a bit more complex, but nothing a do-it-yourself couldn’t handle. Our top pick for corner cabinets, Rev-A-Shelf Kidney Shaped 2-Shelf Lazy Susan, includes a telescoping shaft that adjusts to fit your cabinet as well as mounting hardware.
“We always recommend selecting materials that can be easily cleaned or wiped down, especially when using them to store liquids or kids crafts,” says Ashley Murphy of the NEAT Method. Plastic lazy Susans are typically easier to clean as most can be wiped with warm, soapy water. You should always refer to the manufacturer’s guidelines for specific cleaning instructions.
What is the difference between a kidney- and pie-shaped lazy Susan?
Both kidney- and pie-shaped lazy Susans are designed to fit L-shaped corner cabinets. The main difference is that a kidney-shaped lazy Susan is attached to the inside of the cabinet. Whereas with a pie-shaped model, the cabinet door is attached to the lazy Susan itself. To ensure a proper fit in the cabinet, they also have slightly different shapes. A kidney-shaped lazy Susan has rounded edges, while a pie-shaped lazy Susan has square edges that form a 90 degree angle.
How do you measure for a lazy Susan?
Because a lazy Susan has a circular shape, you'll want to measure its circumference. If you plan to keep your lazy Susan in a cabinet, measure the inside of the cabinet to confirm that it will be able to sit comfortably and rotate without hitting anything. Be sure to measure its height if it comes on a raised pedestal base so that it can comfortably accommodate cans, jars, bottles, or other items. If using a lazy Susan on the dinner table, simply ensure that it is the right size to fit what you plan to use it for and isn’t so big that it will impinge on table settings. For use in a refrigerator or smaller cabinet, a model with a slim, low-profile base will maximize the storage surface area. The thinnest turntables available are one to two inches thick.
How much weight can a lazy Susan hold?
Some manufacturers provide a specific weight capacity for their lazy Susans. Overloading the tray will likely impede its turning ability. You also run the risk of your lazy Susan breaking or bucking under the extra weight.
How do you organize a lazy Susan?
A lazy Susan helps you save space by allowing you to organize your products vertically. A unit with multiple tiers or multiple compartments further maximizes storage space. If you have a two-tiered lazy Susan, it’s best to store bulkier items on the bottom platform to prevent them from tipping over. “We recommend organizing your lazy susan or turntable so that all labels face outwards,” Hagmeyer says. “This way, you can easily view everything while it rotates.” To balance the weight, Hagmeyer also suggests placing heavier items toward the center for a smoother rotation.
Why Trust The Spruce?
This article was written by Sage McHugh, a home and lifestyle writer who has been contributing to The Spruce since 2019. For this roundup, Sage considered dozens of lazy Susans, carefully evaluating their size, organization options, style, and durability as well as their assembly and cleaning requirements.
She also took hundreds of customer reviews and write-ups from third-party websites into account. For expert insight on lazy Susans, she interviewed Ashley Murphy and Marissa Hagmeyer, co-founders of NEAT Method.