Could the Kitchen Cart Be the Greatest Invention of All Time?
Some say that the wheel is the greatest invention ever. And those of us who spend a lot of time in the kitchen and have discovered the utility and convenience of rolling kitchen carts couldn’t agree more. Not only do they add valuable work space for preparing meals, as well as storage space below, carts can easily be moved around the house. Carts with wheels are perfect for serving hors d’oeuvres to dinner guests in the living room, pizza to the kids in the den, and snacks to all in the game room.
Kitchen Carts of All Sizes and Materials
If you can’t do without your microwave oven, but you’re running tight on counter space, choose a microwave cart. Not only are they versatile, many kitchen carts are compact enough to be tucked under a counter, in an out-of-the-way corner, or maybe even in the utility room. But don’t be misled; not all kitchen carts are small. They come in a range of sizes. They also come in different styles and you can choose from a variety of features, including drawers for silverware or utensils, towel bars and knife blocks, to name a few. For storage space below, your options will include open shelves, cabinets with doors, and even a spice rack or a wine rack. How’s that for a blend of function and versatility?
Some are made entirely of wood – top and base. Some are made exclusively of stainless steel. But for a more interesting look that melds the warmth and richness of wood with the clean look and practicality of stainless steel, consider a hybrid: a wood top on a stainless steel base. You’ll love the convenience of having a chopping block atop your cart.
Kitchen carts with butcher block tops present strong, sturdy work surfaces.
These tops vary in thickness and come in different grain styles. Edge-grain butcher blocks, as thin as 1.5”, feature wood rails running in parallel. End-grain butcher block tops, in contrast, feature short rails of hardwood nested side by side to form a beautiful, checkerboard surface design. Whichever options you choose, you’re sure to get lots of use and satisfaction from a movable cart.