I Tried Good Housekeeping’s Favorite “Top-Tier” Lazy Susan, and I’ll Never Go Back
After years of ogling turntables — just me? — I finally purchased one of my own. I decided to opt for an award-winner: Good Housekeeping’s favorite turntable, the Copco Two-Tier Cabinet Organizer by Lifetime Brands, Inc. I assumed if one turntable is great, two turntables together must be next level. (My tween daughter would be eye-rolling right about now, but I never apologize for puns.)
And trust me — it was a great choice for my first-ever lazy Susan. Its raised edges keep snacks from flying out of the turntable during the requisite centrifugal force testing (i.e., “Look how fast I can make it turn!”), and the structure is so sturdy it can withstand even the most enthusiastic spinning. The non-skid base keeps the turntable firmly in place, and the interior also includes an anti-slip surface, so items stay upright even when the organizer is only partially full.
The top trays can be removed for easy access or, as Good Housekeeping notes, to “make room for tall items below,” such as a bottle of olive oil. The removable sections really are a must. The turntable itself is large — 12 inches in diameter and 9.66 inches tall — which is great for capacity, but makes it tricky to move when fully stocked. The grab-and-go compartments are easy to transport to the prep counter, and it’s a breeze to remove and replace them. It also makes cleaning them much easier!
I wondered if the turntable would be off balance with the trays removed, but it can still spin easily even when heavily weighted on one side. For an affordable plastic organizer (currently on sale for $23.29), I was impressed with the structural integrity.
Initially I wanted to place this “cabinet organizer” in my refrigerator, but it’s too tall for my space unless my family suddenly stops drinking milk. Instead, it lives in my pantry cabinet as intended, where it holds snacks for easy access. The two-tier design makes use of previously wasted vertical space, and I can reach items in the back without emptying the entire cabinet.
I use the turntable in the kitchen, but it can be utilized in any room of the home. My daughter has already asked me to buy another to store her makeup, which means I’m not the only person ogling organizers after all. Well, well, well, how the turntables … you get the idea.
Buy: Copco Two-Tier Cabinet Organizer Turntable, $23.29