Kitchen trolley buying guide

Kitchen trolley buying guide

Sebastian, self-taught DIY-er, Exeter

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Sebastian, self-taught DIY-er, Exeter

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Used to make your day-to-day life a little easier, a kitchen trolley can be a practical addition to your home. Your choice of trolley will depend on a number of factors including material, wheel quality, size and features such as worktops and drawers. Read on to find the right trolley for your kitchen.

Important features

  • Kitchen accessories
  • Material
  • Dimensions
  • Storage
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There are two basic types of kitchen trolleys: traditional or collapsible. Traditional models may or may not be equipped with castor wheels and generally feature several shelves for a range of handy storage options. Collapsible models can be folded down and up as required in order to save space when not in use.

Why use a kitchen trolley?

A highly versatile piece of furniture, kitchen trolleys can serve a range of purposes.

Mobile serving trolley

While mainly designed for use in the kitchen, trolleys aren't limited to this room. If your trolley is on castor wheels, it can be used to transport food and drink effortlessly between rooms saving you both time and energy.

Additional storage solution

Equipped with drawers and shelves, a kitchen trolley can also act as an additional storage unit. Some models even come with compartments for bottles or built-in storage baskets. Taking up less room than most traditional units, fixed models can even accommodate a kitchen appliance. These highly practical units can be installed against a wall or at the end of a worktop.

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Castor wheels

A handy piece of kitchen furniture, your choice of kitchen trolley will depend on various criteria.


There are many different materials to choose from. Your choice of material will, in part, determine the stability of your kitchen trolley.

  • Wood can lend a pleasant natural feel to the space as well as providing great durability;
  • Stainless steel looks up-to-date and is surprisingly lightweight;
  • Plastic is a very good value option.


Different sizes of kitchen service are also available to match your needs. The size of trolley you choose will depend on the amount of free space you have in the kitchen.


If you are considering a kitchen trolley with wheels, you should also take into account the material of the wheels; for example, plastic is best on tiled floors while rubber is better suited to wooden flooring.

To find out more about kitchen design, check out the following guides:

How to organise a small kitchenHow to create an open-plan kitchenFitted kitchen buying guideKitchen sink accessories buying guide

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Sebastian, self-taught DIY-er, Exeter, 221 guides

Sebastian, self-taught DIY-er, Exeter

Redo a roof with wooden beams? Check.Advise Mister everybody in the DIY shop? Check.Redo the bathroom plumbing? Check.Fit together, build the walls, paint a partition, throw my hammer in a rage thinking that it will fix the problem? Check. The DIY motto ? Learning is better than delegating… well, it's also a question about your wallet! The satisfaction? The beer at the end of the job! What do the best have in common? The influence of Gyro Gearloose, Mac Gyver and Carol Smiley depending on your generation, a good dose of curiosity, a average hand-eye coordination and a taste for risks… and if it doesn't work, try again! Advise you? I'll do my best!

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