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shimpie Feb 2, 2008 10:06 PM

Is there such of a thing as renting lazy susans for a banquet? I'm talking about the big 25"-30" diameter Chinese banquet lazy susan. My caterer doesn't have any, so where would I go to rent them?

If anything, I could always buy a lazy susan if I knew where to go. Any suggestions?

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    Fuser RE: shimpie Feb 2, 2008 10:57 PM

    You can buy lazy susans from Ikea. They're not 25" -- more like around 15" and they're cheap, just over $7.00. They're wooden. I have three. .

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      shimpie RE: Fuser Feb 3, 2008 10:07 PM

      Yup, I've seen them at IKEA. However, I can barely fit 2 plates on them, let alone a 5 dish family style dinner.

      I might end up enhancing the 15" lazy susan with a bigger glass top.

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      lemon seeds RE: shimpie Feb 3, 2008 11:07 PM

      There's a restaurant supply store below the Korean Galleria Supermarket. I know they rent huge rice cookers and other cookware. They should have lazy susans but I'm not 100%.

      1. Emme RE: shimpie Feb 4, 2008 12:30 AM

        Might call Surfas and see how much they cost there.

        Sur La Table has them.

        Williams-Sonoma has a big one.

        Oddly, Smart and Final carries a lot of serving items, particularly for bulk stuff, so I'd call them and check and see what they carry.

        Check out this "lazy susan" equivalent at Chefs' Toys
        http://chefstoys.net/product_info.php?pName=pu-pu-platter&osCsid=21fc277f9fc3cf894ff8ed6738cc5a9e

        Or, from Cookin Stuff in Torrance
        http://www.cookinstuff.com/advanced_search_result.php?search_in_description=1&search_in_keywords=1&keywords=lazy&search_in_description=1&inc_subcat=1&osCsid=50d03c31205009e6989cb750e3b0c2f8

        Another place to call would be Charlie's Fixtures

        Here's a page that lists restaurant and kitchen supply stores to call:
        http://www.thecityoflosangeles.org/restaurant-supply/index.html

        If you wanted to order them:
        http://www.galasource.com/standard/de...

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          shimpie RE: Emme Feb 4, 2008 10:47 AM

          Thanks for the response everyone. I'll let you all know what I find.

        2. Joe Blowe RE: shimpie Feb 4, 2008 11:00 AM

          I know you want to rent, but maybe you could buy some lazy susan 'rings' for future use (or resale):

          http://www.foodservicedirect.com/inde...

          A 20" ring could probably be topped with a 30" to 40" circle of glass, wood, etc...

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            Food Good RE: shimpie Feb 4, 2008 11:46 AM

            Party supply rental like Pico Party Rents is a good bet. We rent chairs and tables very good prices.

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              Emme RE: Food Good Feb 5, 2008 08:50 PM

              I logged on tonight specifically to post about Pico Party Rents because I saw a truck today unloading at a house on San Vicente, and the guy was carrying lazy susans!

            2. Will Owen RE: shimpie Feb 6, 2008 05:11 PM

              This is a standard item at any party-rental store. Seems to me we got a bunch from Dolphin a few parties back. Always better to rent - that way they go back to someone else's garage!

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                cvanavi RE: shimpie Jul 23, 2008 12:18 AM

                Did you find out where to rent lazy susans? I'm looking to rent some too for my chinese banquet. Which caterer are you using by the way? is it Pearl Catering?

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                  zuzuchow RE: shimpie Jan 17, 2009 03:17 PM

                  Shimpie, did you ever find the lazy susans in the end? I'm looking to find some for this summer.

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