In an age when it feels like just about everything has been replaced by technology, the lazy Susan remains quietly unchanged — and as indispensable as ever. While there's no shortage of choices of the useful cabinet or countertop helper on Amazon, we have a soft spot for this top-rated style from YouCopia. And it's currently 30 percent off, coming in at just under $13.
Before you ask "Why in the world do I need a lazy Susan?" consider if you've ever reached into the back corner of a cabinet only to discover a jar of salsa that expired two years ago. Or, if on your way to grab said jar of salsa, you toppled over bottles or jars in its path. Well, a lazy Susan could have helped with both of those instances.
The lazy Susan isn't just a space-saver — it helps you know what you have to work with when you're throwing together a pantry dinner, leading to creativity and saving you money on unnecessary ingredients at the store.
YouCopia's "Crazy" Susan takes that old-school ingenuity one step further. A plastic arm in the back keeps objects from falling back into dark corners, one of the few drawbacks of keeping hard-to-reach items on a spinning plate. The diameter is just over 11 inches wide, meaning it will fit in most standard cabinets. The wipe-clean surface has a short lip to collect any crumbs or errant drips from bottles, which can otherwise leave a sticky mess in your cabinet. And we all know that messes can attract unwanted company.
If you don't need help getting organized in the kitchen, it would also be good for corralling vitamins or toiletries in a linen closet, or for keeping cleaning supplies stored neatly under a tight sink area. If you need any other reason to buy a lazy Susan, refresh yourself with this handy article (although we think its role as a space-saving organizer alone is worth it).