I couldn''t be more unhappy with any table ever in my entire life. Table was thrown in a thin cardboard box, that was it''s only protection. Of course it''s going to be full of dents. And it was, just like many of the reviewers also said. Next the spot where the legs...
I couldn''t be more unhappy with any table ever in my entire life. Table was thrown in a thin cardboard box, that was it''s only protection. Of course it''s going to be full of dents. And it was, just like many of the reviewers also said. Next the spot where the legs attach came ripped all the way off. I get it FedEx and UPS are rough we all know that but there is this thing called packing it well, this thing prevents the other thing from happening. Not rocket science, The listing does say it may come with dents as thats part of the manufacturing process. That''s not true at all. They get these tables from China via a container, they are still looking fine at this point, now they ship it to the end consumer and thats where all the dents come from, not from being in a container, not from when they were manufactured, what steel mill adds dents to sheet metal when pressing it? Uh none, that''s who. If they would put it in a second box this wouldn''t happen.
Next, we have the fact that they won''t disclose what grade of metal they use, I know because I called and they told me it''s not 430, 304 or 316. It''s a proprietary grade of metal manufactured to be rust-resistant. Ok fine, I trusted you and bought it. It is NOT 304 grade SS it doesn''t have more than 1% of nickel says my metal detector, YES i checked it also a magnetwill stick to it plenty easy so it can''t be 8/18 grade, it''s not 316-grade SS theres no molybidium in it. So my guess is that it''s 430-grade stainless steel BUT the lowest blend of 430 possibl and honestly even that is kinda being nice and giving it to them. 430 grade of stainless is NOT meant to be used in ANY commercial kitchen in the world. Do you use salt in a kitchen YES, will salt rust this table like no other, YES! all chlorides will rust it. Is it resistant to acids? NO, resistant to chloramines from regular TAP WATER??? NO... resistant to salt spray, sodium, saline? NO. Yes you heard that right if you got contact solution or tap water on this table it would rust it! If you put salt in your marinade mix or meat and that touched this table, it would rust it, if you use vinegar or any light acid, say bu-bye table. They state in their listing "built for high-volume use to last a lifetime" true, if you only lived for 2 months, so ok, I''ll give that to them. Next, they state "perfect work surface for use in a kitchen, bar, restaurant, laundry, school, hospital, or any other commercial setting" Sorry but that is just a misleading and not true statement. Use this in your commercial kitchen and your restaurant will be shut down when they see your table covered in rust. Laundry rooms use bleach and baking soda, both cant touch this table. Bars, same thing the table will rust once beer, grape juice, pickle juice, or ANY caustic liquid like vodka even touch this table. So to be totally honest. It''s a sturdy table, will hold 250lbs if evenly distributed, or 60 lbs on the middle before the thin metal bowes in, the legs and shelf are galvanized which will rust, and the 430-grade SS cannot be touched with pretty much any liquid or it will rust. Garbage cans, fridges, sinks, railings, yeti cups etc NONE of those use 430 grade stainless they use 8/18 which is 304 stainless (a couple cents more) or if high end they will add molybdenum to the nickel and chromium and it will be 316 or another 300''s blend grade with higher percentages to actually be corrosion resistant. I''m not attacking the table, its fine to use in dry pantry or as a decorative table in your house, really anywhere that it won''t get wet. I hope this review helps someone to choose correctly if this table meets your needs and not to trust the misleading manufactures statements. I also hope that the manufacturer reads this and realizes that they need to change how they ship this item, and I hope that the Chinese manufacturer reads this and realizes that if they added just slightly more nickel and the tiniest bit of molybdenum that this "FOOD PREP" table could then actually be used in a kitchen. But we don''t live in that world right, so just YOU choose if it''s right for you. I hope this helped you, if so click helpful so more people can read the real deal on these tables and not wind up a sucker like me.