12 Issues of Food & Wine
Included with purchase ($20 value).
|Product Type: Kitchen Island||Counter Finish: Natural wood|
|Base Material: Manufactured wood||Counter Material: Wood|
|Hardware Material: Steel||Style: Contemporary|
|Exterior Shelves: Yes||Drawers Included: Yes|
|Towel Rack: Yes||Pot Rack: No|
|Spice Rack: No||Stools Included: No|
|Wheels: Yes||Stemware Storage: No|
|Product Care: Use a soft clean cloth that will not scratch the surface when dusting. Use of furniture polish is not necessary. Should you choose to use a furniture polish, test in an inconspicuous area first. Use of solvents of any kind could damage your furniture's finish. To clean, simply use a soft cloth moistened with lukewarm water, then buff with a dry soft clean cloth.||Country of Manufacture: China|
|Hardware Finish (Black, White Frame Finish): Brushed Nickel||Hardware Finish (Cherry Frame Finish): Antique Brass|
|Assembly Required: Yes||Additional Parts Required: No|
|Product Warranty: 90 day limited warranty|
|ISTA 3A Certified: Yes|
Almost perfect but not quite.
Meredith from Newmarket, NH – Verified Buyer
For a product that normally retails in the $400 range, this cart falls somewhat short of its own hype. But for a product I was able to get at just over $200 (20% coupon from Wayfair), it's just great. Assembly wasn't a snap, but it also wasn't terribly difficult. My son and daughter in law put it together for me in an hour. I couldn't have done it myself. One piece of a drawer back had broken off and they had to fudge it a bit. One drawer does not seat well in the cart and must be opened and closed with some delicacy. The other drawer is fine. It leaves me wondering if perhaps discounted carts are how Crosley (or Wayfair) deals with slightly imperfect items. For $400, both drawers should have been perfect. Just a note: The drawers should be deeper, and there's so much shelf height, that could be done with no loss of storage space. Add an extra 3/4" to those drawers, Crosley, fix the runners on both of them so they glide more easily, and this would be a sturdy, efficient, easily moveable kitchen cart with a great maple top!
Perfect perfect perfect!
Colleen from Milwaukee, WI
I have an old house with a small kitchen that has no built in cupboard space. I have a unit similar to this with doors on one wall but have been looking for something open shelved with a stainless steel top to match it for quite some time. I found this but balked at the price, but it was worth every single dollar. It came very well packaged, all the parts were sealed and labeled in a really efficient way, it was easy to assemble and is perfect for the space and use I had in mind. I paired it with a small, counter top stainless steel shelving unit I also bought on Wayfair. It's sturdy and well made. The only draw back I'd say is that the drawers don't pull out too far and don't have stoppers on them to prevent pulling them out too far, and the paint smell of the product is most pronounced in the drawers so be careful what you store in them initially. I would recommend this product very highly.
Lorelei from Los Angeles, CA – Verified Buyer
This cart is very high quality and quite sturdy. It goes well in my kitchen and provides me with plenty of exra counter space to prepare and serve my meals. The shelves provide great space to store items I want to access quickly, yet keep off my counter. A friend was over when it as delivered and he whipped it together in 15 minutes. I dont think I could have built it quite that fast, but it was not at all dificult. I recommend this cart highly. I don't know what I did without it.
Good Design, Sub-par Build
Roman from Rochester, NY – Verified Buyer
I purchased this island because it matches my kitchen in style and size. Like: 1. Looks good if you're not too picky. 2. The natural wood top is nice. 3. The wheels make it easy to roll around. 4. The frame is quite sturdy. Cons: 1. The finish of the white parts looks a little thin. It's an even coat, but it almost seems like they were trying to not make it too thick. 2. The drawers are not that smooth when opening or closing and may rattle - the tracks are pretty basic. 3. I've encountered two issues during assembly. A small wood block that the screws for one of the drawer sides go into was not seated properly. I had to pry it off, drill two small holes, and pound it into the right place with a mallet. The other issue is more serious. One of the holes in the leg that the wheel screws into was not threaded. Therefore my cart is currently supported by a block in one of the corners. I'll have to buy a thread tap and bore out the threads in the hole that the wheel will screw into. 4. I've got some small dings and dents in a few places. Not really noticeable unless you're putting your face up to it. 5. Some parts of the pre-assembled pieces don't always line up too well, leaving uneven gaps the width of a millimeter here or there. Overall: "A" for design and "C" for manufacturing. Looks like they put their third string workers on this one. I like the look of the cart but the poor assembly quality of the pre-assembled pieces leaves more to be desired, especially considering the price. If you're feeling lucky, or are willing to fix potential issues then I'm sure this island will make a good addition to your kitchen. Notes: The picture for the white island is reversed. My towel bar is on the right side of the island. The color of the finish is slightly creamy and not a bright white. The finish is smooth but not glossy - you won't see reflections in it. Aside from the issues mentioned above, assembly wasn't too terrible. Comes in two boxes.
Great looking island but assembly complicated
jayetta from Washington, DC – Verified Buyer
Great looking and good functionality. Pre - cut holes were not aligned properly making assembly more complicated and time consuming than necessary. But a great product for the money. Especially appreciate the narrower depth which was hard to find.
GREAT PRODUCT & FAST DELIVERY
Heather from Bourbonnais, IL – Verified Buyer
I was very impressed with the fast delivery. I ordered the product on Monday early afternoon and it was on my door step when I got home Tuesday evening! My husband assembled it in approx. 1 hour! It is a great addition to my kitchen and provides the necessary counter space and decorative storage options. I was very happy to see the butcher block countertop was already sealed so I did not have to seal or season the raw wood. Thank you WayFair!
Does what I need
Michelle from el segundo, CA – Verified Buyer
I spent a ton of time shopping for a kitchen island that wouldn't cost a ton. This piece is stylish and was very simple to put together. Subtracting a star because the drawers don't pull out all the way and the left one sticks quite a bit. I use it to store some Kitchenaid accessories that I don't access much, and the better-functioning drawer is the perfect size for my K-cups, eliminating clutter on my counter.
Good value, clear directions for assembly
MLM from Washington, DC – Verified Buyer
For the money, this is a pretty good value. Most of the parts are of decent quality and it came with very clear instructions....took about an hour to assemble. My one criticism is the drawers, which are very cheaply built, very shallow, and don't fit neatly. One requires slamming the drawer in to get it to sit (sort of) right. If Wayfair improved on the drawer situation, I'd give this a 5-star rating for value for money. It's not the best kitchen island I've had, but the best was more than twice the cost and other than the drawers, this is a perfectly functional trolley with convenient dimensions. One other suggestion -- I'd give the option of putting the towel rack on the other side of the island...In photos, it's shown on the left, which would have been preferable to me. Ours came with installation option only on the right side. I ordered two-day delivery, and it came exactly as promised, by the way.
Just what I wanted!
Laura from Findlay, OH – Verified Buyer
The Whiton Wood Top Kitchen Cart came in two well-protected boxes. It was fairly easy to assemble...I've assembled quite a few pieces of furniture, so I have some experience. It is beautiful and I love it! The only thing that I'm not happy with is how the drawers open and close... it isn't smooth at all.
MaryAnn from ocala, FL – Verified Buyer
Great quality was easy to assemble.I I just love the look and function of the cart. I use the two shelfs for my extra plates and pots and baking pans. The black color goes well with my black appliances.The extra storage space is one of the reasons I purchased this cart. I recently down sized to a smaller home. everyone who sees this cart is impressed with it's good looks and sturdiness. great value none