Wednesday, January 22, 2014

A Patio Serving Cart Will Make Serving a Breeze

Many people enjoy hosting parties and entertaining their friends and family in the relaxing ambience of their outdoor spaces.; however, because such spaces lack the complete features of an indoor kitchen, serving food and even cleaning up can be a huge chore. It is a good thing that there are outdoor furniture pieces to rely upon. With all the luxurious and extravagant choices we have in the market today, sometimes, the best ideas come from the simplest of furniture ideas.
A patio serving cart fits this mold prefectly. When you take a look at it, it is not exactly the fanciest outdoor furniture piece in comparison. After all, it is just a couple of shelves on a couple of wheels.  However, the  added convenience they provide  is just remarkable. These carts can help you carry drinks, appetizers, main courses, desserts, and whatever you need to get to your guests. They can also be a great place for condiments, a cooler of ice, refill pitchers, and anything else that you need close by without the need to use up limited table space.

Counter space is mostly very limited, if not non-existent in most outdoor kitchen spaces. And if you do have some counter space, it might still be some distance from where you are serving your guests. With a serving cart, one trip will take care of everything, and you will have a flat surface nearby for additional convenience. And when it is time to clean up, simply load up the card and roll it to the sink or trash can. whether storing, serving or cleaning up, you can now make one trip instead of several. This is one of those times that you will wonder how you got along without something so useful and inexpensive.
The least  expensive carts are made of resin and can be bought for less than a hundred dollars. Most models are available in various styles, with one to three shelves and two to four wheels. Aside from plastic, these useful carts are made of various species of wood. The most popular ones are eucalyptus like the Outdoor Eucalyptus Serving Cart by Vifah Modern Patio and cedar like the Teakwood Serving Cart by Lanza. Consider matching your mobile serving tray to the rest of your d├ęcor if possible.

The more expensive models are made of wrought iron. As with the other wrought iron components, these can be as plain or ornate as you like. These high end models range from $300 to $500, even more. wrought iron models are available in a small round version like the Loretto Mosaic Outdoor Serving Cart by Alfresco Home, and are usually referred to as a tea cart. These are not as useful for rolling around the patio as their bigger counterparts. There are higher end outdoor serving carts that are also referred to as party carts. These models combine serving capability with storage and even refrigeration options.

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