This Heated Kotatsu Table Lets You Nap, Work, Or Eat While Keeping Super Cozy
By Ryan on 10/21/2021 2:28 PM
If you're looking for a way to get yourself through the cold harsh winter, while staying nice and toasty while you nap, work, or even eat, you may need to invest in one of these Kotatsu heated tables. A Kotatsu is a table design from Japan that combines a heater under a table along with a blanket that keeps all of the heat contained into a nice cozy fort where you can sit under.
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How the Kotatsu table works is that it the table top comes in two separate parts, the base, and the actual table-top. You take the table-top off drape a blanket over the base, and place the table-top back onto the base. The blanket will keep the heat contained, while the table-top on top will give you a clean and flat surface to work or eat on.
Under the blanket and on the under-side of the base is a small heater that will pump out nice and toasty air that will all stay trapped under the blanket. It's recommended to only put part of your body under the blanket, and to not actually sleep for a long duration under the heated table, since you may overheat or even touch the heater in your sleep.
In Japan, the Kotatsu heated table is commonplace, and families gather around the blanket table to eat, play games, or just watch television while staying nice and toasty on cold nights. Japanese families tend to sit on the floor a lot compared to couches and sofas, so the height of the table is perfect for people sitting on the floor.
There area a few different versions of a Kotatsu table available on Amazon, with some that are square in shape, and others that are more rectangular. When purchasing, you'll want to confirm that the table comes with an actual heater and that they conform to your countries power standards. Most of the Kotatsu tables don't actually come with a blanket/futon, so you'll probably need to get that separately or you could always use on of your own blankets.