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John Boos Kitchen Carts - JB-CUCE "Cucina Elegante" Cart with 1-1/2" Thick Butcher Block Maple Top & 2 Food Service Grade Stainless Steel Shelves

Cucina Elegante Maple Top Kitchen Cart by John Boos
No Drop Leaves, View 1
Cucina Elegante Maple Top Kitchen Cart by John Boos
No Drop Leaves, View 2
Cucina Elegante Maple Top Kitchen Cart by John Boos
No Drop Leaves, View 3
Cucina Elegante Maple Top Kitchen Cart by John Boos
No Drop Leaves, View 4
Cucina Elegante Maple Top Kitchen Cart by John Boos
No Drop Leaves, w/ Drawer
Cucina Elegante Maple Top Kitchen Cart by John Boos
No Drop Leaves, w/out Drawer
Cucina Elegante Maple Top Kitchen Cart by John Boos
1 Drop Leaf, w/ Drawer
Cucina Elegante Maple Top Kitchen Cart by John Boos
1 Drop Leaf, w/out Drawer
Cucina Elegante Maple Top Kitchen Cart by John Boos
2 Drop Leaves, w/ Drawer
Cucina Elegante Maple Top Kitchen Cart by John Boos
2 Drop Leaves, 1 Down
Shown with Drawer
Cucina Elegante Maple Top Kitchen Cart by John Boos
2 Drop Leaves, Folded Down
Shown with Drawer
Cucina Elegante Maple Top Kitchen Cart by John Boos
2 Drop Leaves, w/out Drawer
Cucina Elegante Maple Top Kitchen Cart by John Boos
2 Drop Leaves, w/ Rails
Optional - See Accessories
Cucina Elegante Maple Top Kitchen Cart by John Boos
Cucina Elegante Maple Top Kitchen Cart by John Boos
Cucina Elegante Maple Top Kitchen Cart by John Boos
Cart w/ Galley Rails
Optional - See Accessories
Additional 1 or 2 Optional 10" drop leaves available
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(W = side to side) (D = front to back) (H = top to bottom)

JB-CUCE30: 30-3/4"W x 20"D x 35"H, 83 lbs. (without drawer - 73 lbs.)
JB-CUCE40: 40-3/4"W x 20"D x 35"H (1 - 10" Drop Leaf), 91lbs. (without drawer - 79 lbs.)
JB-CUCE50: 50-3/4"W x 20"D x 35"H (2 - 10" Drop Leaf), 100lbs. (without drawer - 88 lbs.)
1-1/2" thick maple top
Drawer: 16-1/8"W x 3-7/16"H
Bottom shelf: Approximately 21-7/16" from floor
The hot new look of the Cucina Elegante Kitchen Carts by John Boos are sure to make your kitchen come alive. Made by the primary commercial producer of hard maple butcher blocks since 1887, these kitchen carts combine butcher block counter tops with food service grade stainless steel. The 1-3/4 inch thick hard maple wood features an end grain work surface. Two stainless steel shelves, one being reversible, efficiently store your gourmet cookware and kitchen accessories. These elegant kitchen carts include optional stainless steel front dovetailed drawers for added storage. Optional 10" drop leaves give you even more room to work on when it is needed. Sturdy stainless steel legs have 3 inch commercial grade locking casters. These John Boos Kitchen Carts are perfect pieces to add style and efficiency to any kitchen.
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John Boos Galley Rails for Cucina Elegante Kitchen Cart, Set of 8
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Optional Care Products:
All Natural Streak-free Stainless Steel Cleaner
8 oz. Bottle - 3 or 12 Pack
*Cleans food residue, fingerprints, and kitchen grease
*Safe for use in food handling environments
Non-Toxic Polyurethane Gel for unfinished products
1/2 Pint - 12 per case, 1 Pint - 6 per case, 1 Quart - 4 per case *Makes repairs and fabrication a foolproof operation *Can be used to touch-up tables with Varnique or Tuff-Var finish *Can also be used on oil finish tops to convert them to varnique tops
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Product Reviews:
you get what you pay for
by: Kathy     from: Watertown, MA      on: November 8, 2019
 Beautiful quality. Everything works smoothly, including drawer and castors. Glad I paid for a top quality item. I would've been unhappy if I had a lesser quality item in my kitchen.

by: anonymous     from: -, -      on: May 21, 2019
 very well made

Super solid, easy to assemble
by: Joe McVicker     from: Dorset, VT      on: October 9, 2018
 We were worried that it would wobble or move around. Casters lock really well. Construction is solid and quality seems great.

Excellent high quality product
by: Tom     from: Virginia Beach, Va      on: May 29, 2018
 High quality materials. Fit and finish very good. Assembly was simple. Top had few small blemishes from shipping. Overall excellent

What a great cart
by: Vickie Hemphill     from: -, Ca      on: September 21, 2017
 This cart is a workhorse! Hung my knives behind it and use it every day. It's convenient to roll out and has lockable wheels that keep it where you want it. There was a shipping dent in one shelf but customer service promptly replaced it.

Excellent Product
by: Ryan     from: Stratford, CT      on: June 21, 2017
 Just an awesome kitchen cart!

excellent, very easy to assemble, great looking design
by: william longen     from: san francisco, ca      on: April 8, 2016

It is fantastic! Love my J.Boos Cart
by: DJ Ment     from: Millburn, NJ      on: January 4, 2016
 I am thrilled with the J. Boos wood and stainless cart with the two leaves. The quality is super high end and the wood is beautiful. We easily assembled in less than 1 hour and everything was drilled perfectly. I couldn't be happier - and it arrived before Christmas too!

Great quality pain to assemble last step
by: liz     from: montclair, NJ      on: November 16, 2015
 If it weren't for the need to bang in the wheels at the end of the assembly process this would be a 5 star product. It is definitely the type of product that will last a lifetime fortunately we didn't break it when we had to push in the wheels!

Quality Product - Assembly Challenge
by: Peter Einstein     from: Portland, OR      on: November 3, 2015
 The product itself merits five stars based on the actual quality of the finished product, the solid design, clear assembly instructions, adequate spare bolts,materials, etc. However, the very last step in assembly was harder and took more physical effort than all the other steps combined. The instructions say to insert the casters into the legs until they "snap" into place. Yeah right. Even following the ominous advice that if the casters don't insert properly, to crimp the rings, didn't help at all. It took 45 minutes of muscle, sweat, and sore hands, plus risky prodding of the rings into the receptacles with a flat-head screwdriver, to get them all to seat properly. Fortunately no blood was spilled but this process was tough. To repeat, product is great, but to get through all the assembly, and then be stymied on the last step, created a lot of stress.

Great purchase!
by: Greg     from: Salt Lake City, UT      on: September 28, 2015
 This kitchen island is both beautiful and functional and is a high quality product. It adds much needed counter space to our small kitchen and I have no regrets paying a little more for such a great piece of "kitchen furniture"! It is worth every penny!!

Great island..very flexible and good looking
by: Mack     from: Oxnard, CA      on: July 21, 2015
 We have two kitchens and a John Boos island like this in each one. We love the fact that the sides can collapse making it very flexible for a variety of uses. It is high quality material, solid, and very good looking. My husband put both of them together and while there are a lot of pieces, the instructions are pretty good and all the parts seem to fit together just fine unlike a lot of things you have to put together yourself. Didn't hear him swearing like he normally does when he has to put something together. We highly recommend this product.

This is one of those rare items in your ......
by: WalJayShine     from: Apple Valley, 55      on: September 11, 2014
 kitchen or dining room or on your deck or wherever you need a wheel'd cart of this quality, that will put a smile on your face every time you look at it - or especially use it. Being stainless steel, it is shiney for the most part, cleans up very easily, moves around with minimum effort and most useful of all, is the butcher block top and two fold down leafs - if you ordered that option, which is highly recommended by the way. Boos butcher block tops are the best there is and are really what seal the deal on this cart. It is heavy, thereby very stable. All four wheels rotate and all four have locks. They are ball-bearing rotation plate so I would recommend a drop or two of oil or two on each castor once every decade or two. There is NOTHING that will compare with this cart. Everything else is absolutely scrap compared to this. On assembly - yes, you have to put it together - I turned the lower shelf upside down in order to take advantage of the rim around the shelf which will prevent whatever you put down there from sliding off, like when you roll this beauty from inside your home out onto the deck. I put my beer/wine openers in the drawer and put my grill utensils on the top shelf under the butcher block. Remember, this is stainless and will wipe down easily using simple dishwasher soap. For what you get for the price, this is the gold standard. Buy it

Amazing quality
by: Andre Martins     from: New York, Ny      on: June 10, 2014
 Great product. Very practical to move things around for my rooftop BBQ's. Recommend the product 200%

Well Made
by: Bronna Shapiro     from: Thousand Oaks, CA      on: May 13, 2014
 Well made good quality functional kitchen cart. We are delighted to have it. I would suggest ordering both leaves as you have extra space when needed and when you want a smaller footprint down they go. The instructions need considerable improvement 1) more details - think like a navigation system 2) recommend use of power tools 3) dry fit first and then use power tools to tighten 4) cart is best assembled up side down. My husband is very handy so he put the cart together in less than 1 hour, but that is likely not the norm. Other then that we are delighted with our purchase.

Love it
by: Monique     from: -, CO      on: March 13, 2014
 This is the perfect kitchen cart for our space. It is nicely made and was easy to assemble. We love having the option of popping of the end for extra area for serving. We would buy it again.

by: anonymous     from: -, -      on: February 11, 2014

Love it, perfect
by: Alexsa Benson     from: Virginia Beach, VA      on: January 27, 2014
 My husband and I had it together in no time at all very easy directions except for level leaf instructions for the leave that was tricky but we figured it out. All in all it was the easiest thing we ever had to put together. Its very well made and looks perfect in our beach house kitchen. Thank you so much.

Beautiful . . Excellent Quality . . Versatile
by: Diane     from: Nashville, TN      on: January 2, 2014
 This island/cart/buffet is beautiful and modern. It is top quality from the butcher block top to the stainless steel body. It's versatility has been a very pleasant surprise. Because it's on wheels, I've used it as a working island in the middle of my kitchen, covered it with a tablecloth to use as a buffet for serving dinner, and as a eating area in kitchen. It is well worth the price.

Attractive and Efficient
by: Shannon     from: Coldspring, TX      on: December 26, 2013
 This island is high quality, efficient, and attractive. My husband and son put it together quickly and easily. It is sturdy yet attractive and I have already received many compliments and have had it only a few weeks. The leaves easily fold up and down quickly. It was more pricey than I would have paid, but the husband picked it out for me and was so proud of himself. Very happy with the purchase.

A great product
by: Harrett Mannina     from: San Jose, CA      on: December 11, 2013
 Would Recommend in a heartbeat. Assembly, design and material are first rate. Very functional and could not of asked for more. However, the instructions could have been better in reference to the side extensions and their leveling devices.

I'm very happy with my chop block.
by: Beverly Kantz     from: Ocala, Fl      on: August 21, 2013
 Fits just right in my kitchen. Went together just fine.

Perfection on wheels
by: Tracy J     from: Goleta, Ca      on: July 17, 2013
 This cart is great! I love the quality, the space the shelves and drawer. It adds just what I need to make my kitchen function properly. I got the two drop leafs and that makes for great size adjustments. Highly recommended.

Beautiful but assembly very difficult.
by: Betty Cleeland     from: Chicago, -      on: June 19, 2013
 It is very nice but the drawer was installed poorly and was not only crooked but impossible to open and close and required major disassembly to correct the problem as the drawer would not come out. I called Boos Co. and was informed the drawer is not meant to come out at all. I considered sending it back but with help was able to get the drawer fixed. This is either a quality control problem or a packing problem if it occurred during shipping.

Looks great in our kitchen
by: Phyllis D.     from: Chapel Hill, NC      on: May 10, 2013
 This cart is just the right size for our long, narrow kitchen and works well as an island. I like the flexibility of the drop leaves. Just one caution: If you use the John Boos cream on the top, use it very sparingly

Excellent Product
by: James Humphreys     from: Chattanooga, TN      on: February 6, 2013
 a little pricey, but excellent product. very satisfied.

great design and high quality
by: Martina Puzanov     from: Franklin, TN      on: December 10, 2012
 This is a great looking piece of furniture. I have the two leaf version. The maple wood looks great and wheels work flawlessly even on my special uneven surface tiles. I use it as a kitchen island, serving card and a bar -depending on situation. It is very practical. Once assembled, it looks great. The reasons I did not gave five stars are : 1. The instructions for assembly are not visual enough -specifically for the attachment of leaf support joints. 2. It says all holes are predrilled -it was not true -the holes for leaf support attachment were predrilled only on the leaf but not on the side of the big main wood board.3. There should be a picture on their web showing how much exactly can the leafs fold down. They hang down in a little angle (they do not fold straight down in the right angle to surface) so do not count on it to have it parked somewhere flush with other furniture. Since I have solved these issues very quickly I give it 4 stars -could give even 4 1/2 if possible for overall great appearance a quality product.

Incredibly well made
by: Barbara Link     from: Rehoboth, MA      on: August 29, 2012
 This is a hugely practical cart - incredibly well designed and made. Recommend it highly.

Love Boos quality products.
by: S Gilbert     from: Olympia, Wa      on: March 20, 2012
 Easy assembly. Quality product. Beautiful!

Great Mobile Prep Area
by: Jim     from: Long Beach, CA      on: February 20, 2012
 Cart is as advertised. Very solid construction, commercial casters make moving around kitchen as easy opening a drawer. The cart easily rolls out of the way when not in use yet adds substantial prep area in seconds especially useful next to sink. Looks great, commercial grade shelves hold cutting boards, colanders, etc.. Assembly should require cordless drill/driver for screws. Highly recommend this cart.

Great Look! Solid!
by: Peter Giglio     from: Madison, Ne      on: January 24, 2012
 As advertised. The quality is very apparent. Also, great customer service from Kitchensource.

by: Lisa     from: Melbourne, FL      on: January 11, 2012
 Love it! Fits perfect in the kitchen. Looks just like the picture. Pretty easy to assemble. Good for an island look in a smaller kitchen and great that the sides fold down and can be tucked out of the way.

Excellent quality
by: Davyne Dial     from: Asheville, NC      on: January 9, 2012
 I have this cart and love it. Am just now ordering a second one. Un-beatible quality.

Excellent quality, very sharp looking
by: Marie M     from: Oxnard, CA      on: November 28, 2011
 Bought the two extension panels and am glad I did for my kitchen which is galley style. This fits perfectly in the galley with room to spare on each side for opening up doors, and really adds to my working counter space. It is very good quality, heavy butcher block, and looks great. You may need some help putting this together as its a bit more than a one person operation. Couldn't be more pleased with the end result, though.

get 2 leafs
by: Kimberly     from: Phoenix, az      on: August 19, 2011
 Forgot to say that I got both leafs and pretty much keep them locked and loaded. Provides so much space and not a lot of width. Really recommend getting both--and they swing up and lock seamlessly with enormous tension and stability.

by: Kimberly     from: Phoenix, AZ      on: August 19, 2011
 I love, love, love it! Mine arrived in flawless condition, not too difficult to put together if you've got a guy around to help lift it up (butcher block is super heavy). I'd intended to keep it rolled to the side until needed, but am using it as a gorgeous island adding touch of warmth in my stainless steel kitchen. So sturdy, a joy to cut on.

by: B Stall     from: palm beach, fl      on: February 25, 2011
 delivered as stated-responsible site-one dent in shelf-barely noticable-

by: michelle     from: denver, CO      on: May 10, 2010
 It was just what we expected. Very sturdy.

by: Terencia     from: Santa Cruz, CA      on: December 16, 2009
 Highly recommended! I am thrilled with this island: excellent quality in a clean, modern design. It is worth every penny. I purchased the 2-drop leaf version, which I highly recommend. It has served not only as extra counter

Love it!!!!
by: Christine Rastetter     from: Douglaston, NY      on: November 4, 2009
 I love my kitchen cart. I have the one with two leaves. I open it when I have a large gathering. The top wipes up very nicely. It also give me that little extra storage. When I first assembled the cart, we noticed a defect on the stainless steel shelf, Kitchensource promptly replaced the shelf. A good company to deal with.

Your questions that we answered:
Can the middle shelf be left off or adjusted to accommodate a stand mixer?   - Asked about product JB-CUCE40-ND
 Unfortunately the shelves are screwed in, and are not adjustable. This cart with one shelf is similar - Click here
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I am seeking a product with a 3" overhang so I can clamp my pasta machine on it. I also have an antique wine bottle opener with a similar requirement. How large is the overhang on this product? If it is less than 3", can the top size be customized, and if yes, at what cost.   - Asked about product JB-CUCE30-ND
 The overhang on this cart is about 1-1/2" as per John Boos. Unfortunately they do not make custom tops for their carts.
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Is it possible to have the top oil finished instead of Varnique.   - Asked about product JB-CUCE40
 Unfortunately John Boos will not modify the cart tops to a different finish.
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Hi...Can this be used as a surface for chopping vegetables, small cuts of meat etc? It says its a varnique finish and not suitable for cutting...a bit confusing   - Asked about product JB-CUCE30
 This cart has a varnique finish which is a semi-gloss finish formulated to repel most household solvents, such as detergents, alcohol etc. Varnique finish tables are not appropriate for cutting on it.
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Are all four wheels on the Cucina Elegante Cart locking?   - Asked about product JB-CUCE30
 All 4 of the casters come with a lockable option.
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Assuming the shelves have not been reversed: How much vertical clearance is there between the bottom two shelves? How much vertical clearance is there between the middle shelf and the drawer bottom?   - Asked about product JB-CUCE40-ND
 Each shelf on the Elegante has a clearance of 10-3/8".
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How much clearance do the shelves have? Also, how much weight will they support? Will the bottom one support a Kitchenaid mixer?   - Asked about product JB-CUCE50
 There is 10-3/8" between each shelf, and 1-1/2" space from bottom of first shelf to casters, and total of 6-1/8" space from bottom of first shelf to the floor. There's 30" width clearance on each shelf for the CUCE50, but unfortunately the shelves are not weight tested. They should be able to hold a mixer.
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Is it possible to have a walnut end grain top on this product? If so, what would that add to the cost and shipping times?   - Asked about product JB-CUCE50
 The walnut version - which can be found at Click here - is only available in the 30" width with no drop leaves. The lead time on these items are approximately 3 weeks + Transit time.
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Can the cart sit on the floor without the wheels?   - Asked about product JB-CUCE40
 The cart isn't meant to remove the casters. You can remove the casters, but there's nothing else to put in place of the casters, and the legs are a little angled at the bottom, so it won't be as supported without the casters.
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can you directly cut and chop on this top since it is a varnique finish? also how stable are the leaves? and locking casters?   - Asked about product JB-CUCE50
 You would not be able to chop directly on this top as it is varnique finish, and that would create scratches on the top. You can only chop directly on an oil finish. The locking casters are stable, but they are not weight rated. The drop leaf does hold 70 lbs evenly distributed.
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What are the dimensions of the drawer? Can you state "front to back" instead of of "width" or "depth," as it can be confusing? Thank you.   - Asked about product JB-CUCE40
 The inside drawer dimensions are 15 L to R, 16-1/4 F to B, 2-1/2 deep/high. For overall specifications, you can view the following PDF: Click here
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What are the table top dimensions?   - Asked about product JB-CUCE50
 The top is 30''W x 20''D x 1-3/4''Thick (Plus, two 10''W leaves)
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How much width does a dropped leaf add when the leaf is in its dropped position? I know it's 10" extended, but I don't see the measurement for how much it adds dropped --- I suspect it's a little more than the 1.75" thickness of the leaf. Thank you!   - Asked about product JB-CUCE40
 The width of the table when the dropleaf is down is 30.
The thickness of the drop leaf is 1-3/4
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how wide is the cucina elegant cart w the 2 leaves, when the 2 leaves are folded down?   - Asked about product JB-CUCE50
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what is the clearance of both shelves.   - Asked about product JB-CUCE50
 The bottom shelf is 14-1/4" H and the upper shelf is 7-1/16". Please view this pdf for additional specifications: Click here
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Am I correct to assume there is no towel bar/handle on the double drop leaf model?   - Asked about product JB-CUCE50
 The double drop leaf model does not include the Towel Bar because there is no space for it however, CUCE30 and CUCE40 come with a Towel Bar.
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If ordered with just the left side drop leaf, does it still come with the right side towel bar/handle? thank you   - Asked about product JB-CUCE40
 Yes, if this item is ordered with the left side drop leaf, it will automatically come with the towel bar on the right side.
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I am concerned about the casters on my kitchen wood floor. Have you had any complaints about wood floor damage with your commercial grade casters? I read where casters should be rubber, etc, used on wood floors but I didn't see what your casters are made of. Thanks.   - Asked about product JB-CUCE50
 The casters are a rubber/plastic mix. John Boos has not had any complaints
on the casters however, the seam where the plastic/rubber is joined can be smoothed out really easily if needed and they do recommend looking closely at the casters and if the seam has a ridge on it then, take some sand paper and smooth it out.
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