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Black Steel Shopping Cart & Liner

  • Black Steel Shopping Cart & Liner
  • Black Cart Nylon Liner Black
  • Steel Shopping Cart Black
  • Black Steel Shopping Cart & Liner
  • Black Cart Nylon Liner Black
  • Steel Shopping Cart Black
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For trips to the farmers' market or antiquing, our Black Steel Shopping Cart provides a helping hand. Swiveling front casters make it easy to maneuver. The ergonomic handle padded with foam for comfort. It folds to a compact 10" for storage. Assembly is remarkably simple - following the picture on the label, just slide back the u-shaped clip on the axle, slip on the wheel and then release the clip - that's all there is to it!

  • 66 pound capacity
  • A liner for the interior is available (sold separately, listed below)
  • For wheel-mounting instructions, see the assembly guide

Steel Shopping Cart Black
  • SKU#: 10049142
  • 21" x 20-1/2" x 39" h
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Black Cart Nylon Liner Black
  • SKU#: 10049141
  • 15" x 15" x 20" h
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Black Steel Shopping Cart & Liner


  • 15" x 15" x 20" h


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Black Steel Shopping Cart & Liner is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 92.
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Very disappointing You attach the wheels to the axle by pushing on a metal pin, but it simply doesn't hold very well. The left wheel of my cart keeps rolling off.
Date published: 2018-02-18
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Very Unsatisfied with the Product I have bought this cart twice within 2 years and I purchased it because it was suppose to be sturdy (steel) . I mainly used it to helped me haul groceries and small loads of laundry. The front wheels swiveled smoothly . However, the rear wheels and axle are poorly designed. The part that is supposed to keep the axle from sliding wears out which causes the axle to slide and the wheel to pop off. This is an unfortunate design flaw (in terms of the axle and rod that holds wheels) that could be easily remedied by manufacturer.
Date published: 2017-11-16
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Wheels come off eventually I use this cart as a traveling art teacher, and it is the best thing I've found for lugging art supplies. But the wheels are poorly designed. As is the rear axle. The little bumps that are supposed to keep the axle from sliding wear out, The axle slides, and then the wheel pops off. Unfortunate design flaw that could be easily remedied, for the axle at least.
Date published: 2017-05-05
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Caution if utilizing in a city. I felt compelled to share this assessment, as I am a Container Store devotee, former employee, and lifelong customer. NYC is home base of the shopping cart culture. And those of us who use them to haul things to and fro, the "four-wheel drive" of this model is second to none. You can maneuver it easily with one hand, which is a formidable quality when navigating uneven sidewalks. I originally attributed the wheel coming off to overuse, taking it up and down subway stairs and the like. I was completely prepared to buy a new one (which would be cart #3!) after having to completely abandon mine in a subway station this weekend. I decided to read the reviews online this time and saw the the wheel separation was not a one off. Ultimately this concerned me, so I decided to forgo my re-purchase, but wanted to add to reviews so The Container Store could hopefully report this design flaw to the manufacturer and maybe it could get fixed. Additionally, I read the comment made to one 'wheel falling off' review stating "the first time you put the wheel on you have to push the wheel really hard into the slot until you hear a click, which signifies that the wheel is properly placed." NOT TRUE. I am well aware of how the assemblage works, and tried to "re-snap" at least 50 times, but it eventually falls off. ELFA forever. But steel shopping cart? SMH.
Date published: 2016-04-27
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Waste of Money Should have read the reviews first. Only used it a few time and the wheels fall off. Very disappointed. Poor quality.
Date published: 2016-04-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect for anyone! I am pregnant and need something easy to maneuver around city streets so I can do some errands in the neighborhood. This is great. Also I am tall and I dont have to hunch over to push it. The front wheels are a dream. My mom saw the cart and now she wants one too!
Date published: 2016-02-26
Rated 1 out of 5 by from black steel shopping cart do not buy. the wheels keep coming off. I was shopping when the wheel fell off in the grocery store. the manager helped me get the wheel back on so I could get home.
Date published: 2015-12-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Works well Nicely made. easy to open/fold. Easy to push and turn around. Good size. Also looks nice.
Date published: 2015-12-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very useful Good size for carrying purchases; easy to maneuver with rotating front wheels; comfortable handle.
Date published: 2015-05-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Handy-Dandy And Sturdy Finally a cart that can take all the stuff I throw in it. I've gone through 3 of the smaller carts only to overfill them and they end up breaking. This one can take more weight and it has swivel wheels. Love it. Let's see if it will hold up to my usage.....
Date published: 2015-02-24
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Broke I used this cart less than 20 times, and it's already broken. Luckily for me it broke as I got home, or I would have been exceptionally furious to be stranded with a cart full of food. The cart says it has a capacity of 66 lbs, but mine was definitely not loaded with more than 50. The wheels are also particularly awful. They get stuck on uneven sidewalks, and forget about crossing bumpy roads. I had to stand on the corner waving cars past because it would take so long to cross the street. I should have returned it, but I thought maybe it would hold up. It didn't. Look elsewhere if you want a cart that lasts more than a couple months.
Date published: 2015-02-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great cart Cart is a wee bit bigger than I wanted, but I liked the moveable wheels in front. I read the reviews about the smaller cart with immovable wheels and decided on this one. I took it to a flea market and found it to be super convenient, easily maneuvered, and roomy. I did not buy the liner - I plan to sew a cute one on my own - but I'll definitely need one to keep the small stuff from falling through. Cart seems sturdy so far . . . time will tell.
Date published: 2014-12-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A great shopping cart Bought it and the liner and used it and love it. The surveys about the back wheels coming off are due to the fact they must have not been attached correctly. I got mine on and they will stay on forever.
Date published: 2014-11-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from mother in law loves My mother in law needed a cart like this to move her laundry around and take her trash out, so I did some research and found this one. She loves it and uses it all the time. It appears quite sturdy. It folds up very slim and easily. Great size. Just got the liner in the mail and it looks like it is good quality too. A winner.
Date published: 2014-11-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Idea Bought this so I can make fewer trips from the car parking area to my apartment with groceries. It has worked out beautifully. So glad to have it.
Date published: 2014-10-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome cart! I seldom wrote reviews, but this cart has been awesome! We now live in an apartment complex where we need a cart to tote our groceries and other purchases to and from the car. This one does the trick! Love it!
Date published: 2014-06-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Quality I purchased a cart from the Container Store eons ago and ran the wheels off of it until the rubber was peeling off so knew i needed another one. I LOVE the Container Store and would only consider purchasing my cart from their offerings. I love the one I got. Much more sturdy and easy to maneuver than I had hoped! I love the way it wheels around and love that it stays shut when hanging. My other one did not. Love the Container Store and all things in it :-)
Date published: 2014-06-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic Little Cart I purchased this for a first time apartment owner who has to go out to purchase her groceries and to do laundry. Found two different colored bags to use with the cart on the website. One for the laundry haul and one for the groceries. Arrived in record time (albeit UPS had their issues) but it was easy to put together and used immediately. She couldn't be happier and like always I think the Container Store products rock...keep up the excellent selection and I am sure I will be back.
Date published: 2014-04-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Shop with a Cart Ok, so I love this product! I bought it for my 26 year old young lady, I now call my daughter. I could easily recall what it was like to have to drag your clothes to the Laundromat and managing without one of these can make life difficult when you don't own a car. So, I did what any new mother would do and when she took it out for her first spin, she took a video of her strolling the new cart along the sidewalk with her cloths pilled high and in a proud voice expressed her gratitude. I have to admit it felt awesome to see her at ease going to the laundromat. I'm sure she will use it to the grocery store as well. I do have to tell you, I initially thought it was expensive and you have to buy the inside cover separately, which was another $17.00. All in all, it was worth it! So, get strolling and make your life or someone you love a little easer. :)
Date published: 2014-03-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Black Steel Shopping Cart Excellent maneuverability, convenient size. Sturdy
Date published: 2014-02-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best smoothest cart ever This is the second time I've bought this cart. One was stolen in my condo and I got another one.It rolls smoothly, holds a lot, folds down easily and fits in my trunk. I don't think they show the cart in black, just silver, but it is available in black and that's what I got. I bought a few other carts before I found this one and the was no comparison in the ease of use.
Date published: 2014-02-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice Cart, But ... This is a perfectly nice collapsible cart with some good features, like swivelling front wheels and a nice big basket (good for 2 bags of laundry). It doesn't look like your grandma's shopping cart. However, much as I appreciate the Container Store and love most of their products, next time I'd go to a big box store for a better price.
Date published: 2014-02-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Top Quality This is my 4th cart in 6 years. None of them can compare with the quality of this cart. It's sturdy, easy to attach the wheels and folds up perfectly. This is the best cart I've owned and based on the quality, I'll have it for a very long time.
Date published: 2013-11-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Buy! This cart is reasonably priced, quite a good size, and easy to put together. I live in a townhouse and bought it to get things from the garage to upper levels. It folds up nicely for storage.
Date published: 2013-11-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Many fine features Lightweight, tall enough, maneuvers well, like the padded handle.
Date published: 2013-10-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great investment This purchase has been such a trip saver when I do my monthly shopping. My apartment is on the 3rd floor and not having to make multiple trips to get items from the car is wonderful ! I must admit I think I bought more than usual simply because I knew I had the convenience of my new nifty cart. :-)
Date published: 2013-09-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love my little cart This is my second purchase of this cart and liner. The first one that I bought, I gave to my sister-in-law (about a year ago) who does not live close to a Container store. She also loves it. She has back problems, so she leaves it in her car, to carry in her purchases and miscellaneous other items. I got another one as soon as I got back to San Antonio. The only problem was that the store was out of green liners so I had to settle for a black one. No problem, I just bought another green liner at the store here in San Antonio last week.
Date published: 2013-09-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it! Since I live in an apartment and live on the 4th floor (with an elevator) I needed something that could haul groceries from my car without the need for a second, this cart can hold a LOT! It is very sturdy and love how the front wheels swivel! Has a nice soft foam grip on the handle and is extremely easy to maneuver, even with a heavy load...highly recommend!! Happy shopper! :~]
Date published: 2013-08-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this cart! I am so happy that I made this purchase. Looking back - I have no idea why I didn't think to get one of these earlier! This particular model has swiveling front casters which make a huge difference. I was really glad that I actually went into the Container Store and 'test drove' the carts. I have used this multiple times since purchasing it and am sure I will use if for a long time to come. I also purchased the liner, which makes life so easy when you get home. I just lift the liner out and carry it wherever I need to go to unload my stuff :)
Date published: 2013-08-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Shopping cart!!! I just moved to a lofty apartment and this cart is perfect for getting my items from the garage to the apartment with ease! I love the size and the sturdiness! I also bought the green bag the slips inside and love how it covers my purchases. This is a must for anyone who needs to carry their items a distance.
Date published: 2013-07-30
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Community Q&A

When closed, is the cart locked (and won't roll open)?

Asked by: CSCS
I bought mine last week (January 2016) and mine has a small clip I can use to secure the front panel to the back panel when it is folded so it won't open. Maybe this is a new feature. The casters don't lock so it will still roll when folded and leaning against a wall.
Answered by: closetdiva
Date published: 2018-04-16

How do I get a replacement wheel?

My rear wheel fell off in the middle of a busy street and I was unable to retrieve it.
Asked by: EJane
Unfortunately, replacement parts for our Black Steel Shopping Cart are not available.
Answered by: psb87
Date published: 2018-06-02

Does this cart have a chemical/odd smell?

I bought a shopping cart from another vendor and when it arrived, it had a horrible chemical smell to it. I really don't want a cart with any odd smells, since I want to use this cart for carrying groceries. Has anyone noticed any odor with this cart right out of the box?
Asked by: Blueskies579
We have had no reports for customers in the 8-1/2 years we have carried our Black Steel Shopping Cart of it having chemical or foul odors when removed from the packaging.
Answered by: psb87
Date published: 2018-01-20

How much does the cart weigh?

Asked by: ShoppinMom
Our black steel shopping cart weighs 14.5 lbs in its packaging.
Answered by: mgwinston
Date published: 2018-05-11

What is the height of the handle?

Asked by: trishajvr
The handle is 14" H.
Answered by: maarechar
Date published: 2018-02-01

Is the handle adjustable up and down for height?

Asked by: Juliette
No, the handle of our Black Steel Shopping Cart is not adjustable.
Answered by: psb87
Date published: 2018-04-07

Without packaging what does it weigh empty?

We need to know how heavy it is when putting it into the car, the bus, up onto a landing. NOT needed for shipping weight like someone answered earlier. You don’t need this if you don’t understand the question. We need to know for getting it in and out of things on a daily basis.
Asked by: Jon92
Empty and without packaging, our Black Steel Shopping Cart weighs 11.9 pounds.
Answered by: psb87
Date published: 2018-07-02

What are the dimensions of the basket?

Asked by: edemarie
The interior dimensions of the basket are 15-1/4'' W x 15'' D x 20'' H.
Answered by: tcbeall
Date published: 2018-04-09
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