Before you get down to choosing your specific model, it's important to decide which type best suits your needs and available space.
Let's take a look at the differences between kitchen islands and kitchen carts, as well as their main benefits and inconveniences.
Kitchen islands tend to be a more practical, permanent solution for larger kitchens.
As they are heavier and permanently fixed, they are very stable and suitable for dining, as well as storing large and heavy appliances. They are also great for prepping food as they won't move. This makes them great for using appliances such as blenders or chopping up tough vegetables, as they won't cause any rocking.
On the downside, kitchen islands are not designed to be moved around. So, you need to carefully plan and measure out your installation.
If you later decide you would have preferred it in another location, then it can be a lot of hassle to get it moved. Also, as they tend to be bigger and provide cabinets, they are less suitable for smaller kitchens where they can impede access to and around your kitchen.
- Very stable - suitable for dining and food preparation.
- Excellent storage options for large and heavy appliances.
- More professional looking finish than wheeled versions.
- Generally, more expensive than carts.
- Less suitable for smaller kitchens.
- Require installation.