A cluttered kitchen never gives a good vibe to cook. The struggle with creating a proper space for every little thing in our kitchen is endless. Well, here’s a friend your kitchen needs - Lazy Susan. Wondering who is this Susan and why she is lazy? Read on to know more.
The term Lazy Susan was coined back in the year 1917 by Vanity Fair magazine that referred to a gizmo which was used to store multiple tidbits at one place for handy operation. Generally, a rotating tray(turntable) placed atop a table or countertop for serving food around or kept inside cabinets that help in easier mechanism. It comes handy due to its smooth operation helping you to store kitchen items smartly.
Though, Lazy Susan has become an extremely popular concept over the years, the credit somehow goes to its name. It’s catchy and intriguing! Call it a myth or a story, it is said that President Thomas Jefferson in the 18th century invented this device and named it after his daughter Susan, who always complained that her food was served last on the dining table. Keeping all the myths and stories aside, this humble helper evolved a lot over the centuries and served many purposes in the household.
Lazy Susan comes in different materials and designs and can easily fit in to any kitchen. Here’s how.
Having a soft, triangular or round cut-out, kidney shaped Lazy Susan is the most popular one till date. The stand-out feature of this shape is that the trays are attached inside the cabinet instead of the cabinet door. Here, the door is attached to each other by a corner cabinet hinge that allows the door to swing open giving full access to the Kidney Shaped Lazy Susan.
Full round Lazy Susan is a rotation circular shelf that works best with base kitchen cabinets of standard size that has a diagonal corner instead of the 90 degree one. However, full round shape can work with diagonal corners if it is an upper cabinet. Also, these come in small sizes too that works both with diagonal as well as 90 degree upper cabinets.
As the name suggests, D-shaped Lazy Susan is similar to full round ones except that they have one flat side. Because of its shape, these work well with both regular as well as corner cabinets having at least 3 to 5 rotating shelves.
Pie-cut Lazy Susan comes with a square inside corner. This feature allows the Susan unit attach directly to the cabinet door without any modification, and form a perfect 90 degree angle.
Lazy Susan is a great way to store many things efficiently not only in kitchen but any space that requires more storage.
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