I bought this to assist my wheelchair bound MIL with transferring items from her refrigerator to the counters and table. It certainly was capable of doing that. It is fairly light weight and was easy for her to push while in the wheelchair. There are no "food grade steel shelves" however. This was not an issue for us, but it is misrepresented and may be an issue for others. Also, keep in mind that the "brass accents" are brass colored plastic and not really brass or even metal. Also, not a problem as I think with the affordable price, one would expect that. This cart looks good, and does the job well. It is not a fine piece of furniture, but that's not what I was expecting. Thanks to all the reviewers. I've spent a lot on Overstock, and I've always been pleased and that is a direct result of all the informative and honest reviews posted.