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gliding susan table server

by Teresa Farls
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At Your Service

This Gliding Susan® server ensures that fine dining is always within reach, even when you're enjoying a meal at home. It combines convenience with exquisite craftsmanship that makes any meal feel special. The elegant design combines a serving turntable with a sliding track, offering five-star service to the entire table. The server is precision-crafted from handsome hardwoods, chosen for their decorative color and durability, and is attractive on display when not in use. The cork surface of the tray offers a slip-resistant surface for your serving platter. Whether serving canapes to guests or treating the family to taco night or an ice cream sundae bar, the Gliding Susan® will be a treat for all. Made in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Unfortunately, this item cannot ship outside of the United States at this time.

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Handmade
Community Voted
Item ID
23371
Made from
nylon, aluminum, rubber, cork, walnut wood, teflon, steel, cherry wood
Measurements
Rail: 40" L x 5.5" W; 12" Square Top
Notes
Wipe clean with damp cloth

For best results, place foods or individual serving dishes onto a platter, and rest the platter on the Gliding Susan®. The decorative cork surface can be damaged by stains or high temperatures.
  • the maker

Teresa Farls

[Entrepreneur, wife and mother of two boys] Teresa was looking for a better and fun way to serve her family and friends at a family style gathering so she developed the Gliding Susan table server. What started as just an idea grew into a business with the support of her husband, Chris.

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GLIDING SUSAN TABLE SERVER
 
4.7

(based on 3 reviews)

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5.0

Wonderful!

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from Calabasas, CA

About Me Avid Cook

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Beautiful
  • Clever Design
  • Great Conversation Piece
  • Many Uses
  • Perfect Size
  • Quality Workmanship
  • Versatile

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    Best Uses

      Comments about GLIDING SUSAN TABLE SERVER:

      I purchased this as a housewarming gift for my sister and her husband. She was very pleased with how clever it was, and unique ... and commented several times that it was so beautiful. I am so glad I chose this as their gift!

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      4.0

      Great for our family

      By 

      from Indiana

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            Comments about GLIDING SUSAN TABLE SERVER:

            I bought this because our table is both long and wide and to reach from one end to the other usually meant standing up and leaning over the table. This gliding susan has really changed meals for us. It doesn't work for everything. Generally we put the one thing that will be going back and forth a lot on the susan and the rest we pass traditionally. But it sure makes things easier when my husband and I are dishing out seconds to our children. And, if I have a more formal meal and need a lot of trivets- I just line it all up on the bottom part and take the susan off for that meal. I really, really love this product.

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            • No
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            5.0

            Great looking and super functional!

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            from Topeka KS

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            Pros

            • Ergonomic Design
            • Handsome
            • Versatile
            • Well Made

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              Best Uses

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              • Salad Serving

              Comments about GLIDING SUSAN TABLE SERVER:

              A large group of friends and I play board games on long tables. The sliding susan is perfect for moving the game board so everyone at the table has ready access to it...and the board disassembling into two sections makes it easy to carry when the games are hosted at other homes.
              And it looks great, too.

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              Q and A

              When our community voted on this product, some also shared comments - read them below:

              457votes, 62 comments

              Marisa

              Susan finally stopped being lazy, and got a move on! Would you welcome this elegant sliding server to your dinner table?

              Doreen

              What a great idea for large meals. I love it!

              Amy

              This makes the best unique gift for a wedding or shower. The colors are rich and it is functional.

              JoAnn
              Vote: Thumbs up!

              I love this - even for a stand-up 'grazing' food event, it allows the food item to be moved to the other end of the table easily. In addition to being pretty, it's FUN to use!!

              Carol
              Vote: Thumbs up!

              Great item, every home should have one. Can be used for a formal dinner or an everyday meal.

              Emily

              I love my gliding susan!! So fun to use for soup night and taco night!! My kids love it when we use it for ice cream sundaes. We put all the toppings on it and glide it down the table to each person!

              Kathi
              Vote: Thumbs up!

              This is a wonderful piece when you have company over!

              Rosa
              Vote: Thumbs up!

              this is a great item, makes a beautiful presentation and is very useful. I've given it as gifts and it has been truly appreciated!!

              regina
              Vote: Thumbs up!

              neat idea!

              Laura
              Vote: Thumbs down!

              I guess I don't really understand the point of not just passing dishes. It seems like just another thing to make people even lazier.

              Malorie
              Vote: Thumbs up!

              I want this!!!!!

              Amy
              Vote: Thumbs up!

              This is such a unique and cool way to ensure food is within reach. I love it!!!

              Kathi
              Vote: Thumbs up!

              Finally a Lazy Susan for a rectangular table. I love it!

              Elisa
              Vote: Thumbs down!

              I already have a never-ending fight to keep clutter off my table. This looks like it would be annoying to store, if you DID want it off your table. I think passing dishes, condiments, etc, is simpler.

              Linda
              Vote: Thumbs down!

              A gadget nobody needs.

              jeeney
              Vote: Thumbs down!

              On first glance seems like a great idea ... but where and how would you store this when not needed or in the way? It's pretty ...Maybe an unique wall hanging? IDK. ha ha

              Melodie
              Vote: Thumbs up!

              Love the idea-perfet for my long table-however, I don't particularly like the styling. I'm not much of a 'red' person.

              Christine
              Vote: Thumbs up!

              Great idea.

              Phyllis
              Vote: Thumbs up!

              Outstanding idea! Mess-free way to get items from one end of table to other.

              Cassie, UncommonGoods Community Moderator

              Thanks for all of your votes and comments! It sounds like storing the Gliding Susan is a concern, so space-conscious voters will be pleased to know that the table server actually comes apart for easier storage. The tray is removable and the long portion separates into two pieces.

              Allison
              Vote: Thumbs up!

              I love this! can we buy it now?!?

              Kelly Ann
              Vote: Thumbs up!

              Beautiful and practical...

              Sue
              Vote: Thumbs up!

              If I had a large table, I would definitely get this.

              Rachel
              Vote: Thumbs down!

              What's wrong with good old fashioned family style dinner where family members interact with one another and pass dishes around the table? Come on!

              Alyson
              Vote: Thumbs down!

              I guess I don't understand why you don't pass dishes. And it seems like this would take up a lot of space in the middle of the table.

              Leslie
              Vote: Thumbs up!

              Brilliant!

              Johanna
              Vote: Thumbs up!

              Please make this! My parents love wood items and this is very unique. I agree if there could be different colors (red, orange, blue, black, white) to choose from this would be very popular.

              dawn
              Vote: Thumbs down!

              In my house I see spillage!

              Henry

              This would be a great addition to our dining table.

              Tracy
              Vote: Thumbs up!

              Love the design of this. I think this is unique and should be a big seller!

              Edna
              Vote: Thumbs down!

              I thought this was cool at first glance. But really, I have nowhere to store this even if it does breaks down. Then I thought, This takes up a lot of table space for one dish! I'd rather pass the food and condiments, and I'd pass on this, too!

              Tara

              It's neat and beautiful, but would dominate the table. You'd not likely be able to have anything else on a "normal" sized table.

              nita
              Vote: Thumbs up!

              Being the one in the middle and having to pass everything this is a GREAT idea.

              Pamela
              Vote: Thumbs up!

              Gorgeous and very handy! So many uses and what a way to impress everyone.

              Mayo
              Vote: Thumbs up!

              This is beautiful and what a nice idea!

              Marcy
              Vote: Thumbs up!

              I think it is a fun idea for those who might want one. I probably would not buy it because it looks like it takes up way too much space on the table.

              Beth
              Vote: Thumbs up!

              A beautiful piece of functional art. I love it!

              Pam
              Vote: Thumbs down!

              This is an exquisite piece of artwork. Somehow I am getting images of those scenes in old movies where the salt and pepper shakers move about the banquet table by electric train!

              Dawn
              Vote: Thumbs down!

              As I've gotten older and downsized, I cannot see where I would use it every day, and therefore I would not want to have to store it.

              Doreen
              Vote: Thumbs up!

              I really want this! Beautiful and functional..what more could you want?

              Beth
              Vote: Thumbs up!

              My husband has been wanting a lazy suzan for years but we have a long rectangular table and a traditional round one would be useless. THIS is what we've been looking for! Will help with heavy or hot items that are difficult to pass, especially for kids. This looks has a sculptural appeal as well. I want it NOW!

              Gail

              How easy is it to move on the slider?

              Christine
              Vote: Thumbs up!

              very clever, I want one

              Jan
              Vote: Thumbs up!

              Different - and made in the USA - not China!

              Brooke
              Vote: Thumbs up!

              LOVE. And I like the fact that it's an American Made product!

              Patricia
              Vote: Thumbs up!

              I like this very much, and would definitely buy, assuming the price was reasonable.

              Kathleen
              Vote: Thumbs down!

              Really, we are now unable to pass a dish to someone? I love Pittsburgh but they can do better than this.

              Kelly
              Vote: Thumbs up!

              Not sure if I'd buy it because I can simply hand the bowls down the table...but it would be an interesting conversation piece and kinda fun at get togethers. If the price were right I'd consider it. It is "uncommon" so I like it.

              Dale
              Vote: Thumbs up!

              This would make my life alot easier on the holidays. Lovely design.

              Katrina
              Vote: Thumbs down!

              Not my choice of color palette, maybe in another set of color choices.

              Emerson
              Vote: Thumbs down!

              seems impractical as you would have to hold dish as you slide, so why not just pass; takes up way too much room for dealing with one dish; might scratch table

              Nannette
              Vote: Thumbs up!

              What a good idea! Would work better on rectangular tables.

              Lorena
              Vote: Thumbs up!

              Interesting item ... clever

              Dusty
              Vote: Thumbs up!

              I like the character this would bring to the table rather than the function.

              Rebecca
              Vote: Thumbs up!

              Love this and would be intersted in a price and finally something made in the USA, great job

              Susan

              Would be great for hot and heavy items.

              toria
              Vote: Thumbs up!

              We often entertain - this is a must have!

              Becky
              Vote: Thumbs up!

              love,love,love

              Sheryl
              Vote: Thumbs up!

              Now this is brilliant!

              Joan
              Vote: Thumbs up!

              It is both elegant and practical. We love it for entertaining... and it makes a great and instant salad bar for a quick family dinner option after a tough day at work.

              Kathleen

              Love this ! No more reaching and grabbing over your friends!

              Debbie

              Great idea

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