Popular among the Japanese culture, Kotatsu is a small table that has a heater that is attached to its bottom. It is majorly used in winters to keep yourself warm and comfortable around the house. With gaining popularity in different countries, amazon delivers kotatsu at a reasonable price and high value for money. The table is available in various shapes and sizes depending upon its size, type, colors, patterns, and the number of people using it,. It becomes difficult to choose the best one that suits you. Hence below are 3 best Kotatsu with their reviews for you to choose the best among them. Also Read about – Best Japanese Table Lamp
Summary list of Best Kotatsu Tables (2020):
Kotatsu Rectangle (Sugsgk-105bk) 41.75 X 29.5 X 14.5 Inch 120v/60hz/500w
Kotatsu is a table with a thin heater that is attached to its bottom. There is a blanket that lays between the table frame and the countertop piece which helps in insulation for you to put your legs or even entire body and enjoy the warmth in the cold days. It is very comfortable and allows you to carry on with your daily tasks like cooking, reading a book, watching Tv with the same comfort. It can also be used as a dining table or one can nap on to it during winters. It allows you to warm only the place where you sit instead of warming the entire room using the heater and spending a huge amount on your electricity bill.
The kotatsu model comes with two sizes, one is 75cm square-shaped version SUGSGK-75BK and the other one is rectangle-shaped version Sugsgk-105bk of size 41.75 X 29.5 X 14.5 Inch. The description tells you that in the rectangular one, 5-6 people can be accommodated on a table, which is true if all of them are sitting laying their legs below the table. But if they decide to lay down completely it cannot accommodate more than 2 to 3 people. Though if people wish to have a personal space sitting under the table, 2 people can fill it up with no room for a third person.
Unpacking of the kotatsu table may turn out to be a little difficult as it comes with boxes inside boxes. The design of the kotatsu is simple and standard. It comes with a plastic and wood frame, with a heater that is mounted underneath and a blanket that is sandwiched between the frame and the plank. The frame has got attachable plastic legs. One side of the wooden plank is white and one is black. The plank has a grainy pattern on it. The tabletops even without the blanket inserted in between looks nice and it stays very well on the frame without the fear of being tippy. Kotatsu is the best choice if you don’t wish to completely change your living room arrangements and its look.
You can keep kotatsu at a place where it is surrounded by walls or couch by one or two sides, if not all so that you can keep a pillow between you and the wall and have a comfortable backrest to sit there for hours. The table is low enough so it does not block the TV or anything else.
Talking about the heater, it is 500W, 120 V, 60Hz model hence there is no requirement for you to buy some heavy load-bearing step-up transformer. The hater comes with a long cord (2.6m, so about 8.5ft), but there might be a few customers who will have to use the extension cord or power strip.
For blankets, one can use any queen-sized blanket which has medium weight and is comfortable to use. You can also use a king-sized blanket if more than two people are using them. You can buy a beautiful blanket or two for cheap from your local shops or online. You will start feeling a warm if you turn on the heater and put your legs underneath but if your insulation is good enough, it will turn on less frequently and you won’t feel too hot under the blanket.
Kotatsu is a comfortable, warm, and cozy sitting arrangement instead of you spending the whole of your time on your bed under the blanket or wearing tons of clothes to keep yourself warm.
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YAMAZEN ESK-751(B) Reversible Kotatsu Table & Futon
The size of this kotatsu table is 3 ft by 3 ft and you need a space of about 2 feet for people to sit around it comfortably. The product ordered through amazon is delivered to you in 2 or 3 weeks.
You do not require special kotatsu blanket or comforter with it as you can use any king or queen-sized blanket available at your home or buy it from a local shop around you. If your floor is not covered with carpet or mat, you might need a carpet or some soft cushion to sit on it to avoid direct sitting on the floor. You can also sew the futons for yourself.
Kotatsu is a Japanese concept. The instructions given on the box are easily understandable with the help of the pictures. They also include a screwdriver in your delivery box for you to set up the table in case you don’t have one. Assembling all the pieces and setting it ready to slip your legs underneath might require about 10 to 15 minutes. The cord or the heater comes with an ON/OFF switch.
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According to the customer reviews kotatsu has survived two long years. People have experiences of falling asleep for hours underneath the table. Furthermore, you can also install a smart wifi controller which allows you to monitor its temperature and on/ off switch a few minutes before you reach home so that you find it warm as you reach home, especially in winter days.
The table is sturdy and fits about 3 people under it comfortably. You can also reverse the table according to your wish as both the sides come in different colors.
Power consumption for a 300W heater can range from 50 wh to120 wh depending upon its power. The heater comes with an ON/OFF switch with a 3 m long wire, hence you may require a power extension cord in some cases. The kotatsu is recommended to be compact to people who use it alone. The reversible top plate allows you to enjoy two atmospheres in one. The leg of the frame is fixed with the Phillips screw which comes with it in the box.
The frame and the wooden or plastic plank are very light in weight which you can easily move from one place to another. The set up is very comforting for you to make it as a work station, your dining table, or just hang out there to watch TV. The product offers great value for money with high durability.
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AZUMAYA Kotatsu Folding Table – Full Set
- Kotatsu Heater with Folding Legs Wooden Table with All-Season as Coffee Table. This product is already assembled and Table Top Removal for Kotatsu use.
- Product Opened Display Size: W36" x D20" x H14.5" (inches) / Product Size with Folding: W36" x D20" x H5" (inches)
- Natural Solid Rubberwood and Oak Veneer Horizontal Surface Table Top with a Satin Finish
- Electric Kotatsu Heater Type: AC 100-Voltage, 300-Watt and 50-60Hz (MS-300HU) with handed Temperature Control Knob and On/Off power switch cable plug included.
- This order comes only Kotatsu Heater Table and Futon Comforter is separated order. It might need a voltage converter from Japanese 100V to USA 120V ones for USA electric Home and Living. This product is very popular in Japan.
The table comes with a width of 36 inches, depth of 20 inches, and height to be 14.5 inches. The table is made up of Natural Solid Rubberwood and Oak Veneer with its tabletop having a satin finish. The electric heater that comes along the package is of 100 V, 300 W, and 50-60 Hz. It has got a knob for controlling the temperature according to the seasonal requirements and also includes an On/Off power switch cable plug. This product originated in Japan and is very popular there.
You can use any queen-sized comforter or blank to sandwich between the frame and the wooden plank. It provides comfort and warmth. If you are a freelancer, who has to work from home, here’s your comfortable workspace which gives you the comfort of staying at home and the set which can increase your productivity.
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In some cases, you might also require a voltage converter from Japanese 100V according to your usage. The table is beautiful and goes very well with your living room. It adds beauty and comfort to the place where it is kept. The size is equivalent to a small coffee table. The table is wide hence is best suitable for playing board games or sipping tea in your living room. When not in use, the table can also be used as any living room table. The product can also be folded like a wooden plank and keep it in a safe place.
This table may turn out to be enough for two people who would want to sit laying their legs underneath. But if they spread out their legs there could be no place for the third person to accommodate. The instructions on the box are in the Japanese language hence you will have to work it out referring the images on the box. The set up is easy and requires only a few minutes.
The product has a good customer rating on Amazon with many users.
You can choose among the options of various colors and patterns according to which one will suit the best in your living room space. They have white, brown, black, and many more options available to choose from.
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