Real Simple® Kitchen Cart in White
Decent looking but assembly is not easy
I like the way the cabinet looks, but it is not easy to assemble. For example, where the instructions indicate screws are supposed to go to hold the drawer brackets in place results in the brackets being in the wrong spot. Another example is that the drawer handle screws didn't keep the handle attached at all. It seemed like the screws were too short, so I tried again with screws from my own toolkit. No success. I do not recommend this product.
October 20, 2014
Cheap quality, smells funky
The cart came with pieces that the manufacturer knew were broken but tried to piece back together with wood putty. The wheels smelled badly of plasticizer. We got new pieces and new wheels to replace the parts. The cart is a nice size and has two shelves on the right side that aren't visible in the photos. Once we got over the initial issues we are happy. Definitely only worth it if on sale or buying with a coupon.
September 17, 2014
I really love this cart, it was so easy to assemble. I am single and so I put this together myself. It took me about three hours.
September 8, 2014
The cart is great but a little difficult to assemble. The front door's magnet is weak so sometimes the door opens.
June 16, 2014
Pleased with the cart - overall good purchase
The cart was bought to fill a nook and provide some additional counter space in the kitchen. It is a good value for the price - sturdy, attractive and highly functional. The assembly was made quite simple because each piece is lettered; the screws and brackets were sorted by type in separate clear bags and lettered as well; and the instructions were concise and easy to follow. Going slowly and methodically, the cart was completed in just a few quiet hours. Surprisingly, the wheels are substantial and not inferior. Unlike other carts that I looked at, the interior shelf has more than one position and the drawer can fit a utensil tray.
November 22, 2013
Great cart, has lots of internal room and is quite pretty to look at. One of my best purchases
June 19, 2013
Real Simple Kitchen Cart
The sample in the store looked good from what I could tell on an upper display shelf. I found it to be an excellent and highly functional piece of my kitchen.
I want and expect durability and function. Quality top (Cutting Board), drawer, doors and wheels. I’m skillful putting such items together and this piece challenged me several times. Also there were two screw set locks which were not prepared and had to use my drill. An excellent piece of furniture. Amateurs get help!
June 11, 2013
Disappointed with some things...
While I like the product itself, I am disappointed with it in some things. First and foremost, this is not "easy" assembly. It took me approximateiy two hours, the directions are just not clear in several places and it just was not a simple assembly process.
Secondly, once it was assembled, the top is a plain unfinished wood. It is very prone to staining. I've tried to keep it clean, but when you are slicing something on a cutting board or mixing something in a mixing bowl, it is easy to spill. And you need to make sure you get it up right away, because again the wooden top is NOT finished.
Lastly the wooden top already is splitting apart in more than a single place. Not very happy with that either, it took less than a week to begin to separate.
I would rather have had some other material for the top of the cart than plain unfinished wood. I don't want to oil this wood like I would a cutting board either, because sometimes I put plates, bowls or other things on the wood top.
Somehow I have the feeling this item will be junked sooner than later as the wooden top splits apart, but I guess time will tell. I doubt I would purchase another, due to the issues described above.
I will say it is utilitarian and very handy. I keep a large plastic cutting board on top of this unit at all times, and that helps reduce the risk of staining or further splitting apart from spillage.
June 8, 2013