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MINIMAX stand w/ shelf & casters [Stainless Steel]

acolleacolle Posts: 81
edited April 20 in EggHead Forum

After looking around for a rolling MiniMax stand, I was directed to a few options on Amazon. Many of these stainless steel “prep” tables (multiple brands) seemed to have the worst quality consistency. So I bailed on Amazon and started looking elsewhere. I ultimatly ended up something just as affordable as the Amazon options... But with what I feel was superior quality. Figured I might share what I found with you all.

My find:

Regency 18-Gauge 304 Stainless Steel Commercial Work Table with Galvanized Legs and Undershelf. I went with the 18" x 24” due to limited storage space + the 5" Swivel Stem Casters. They do offer other table sizes. Like 24” x 24” OR 36”. Anyhow. The quality out of the box was fantastic. And the shipping from webstaurantstore.com was fast AF.

Details: 

This is an authentic commercial work table. 18-gauge type 304 stainless steel top shelf that can support up to 600 lb. Also, 304 stainless steel offers greater corrosion resistance than type 430 stainless steel options.

The galvanized steel undershelf can hold up to 450 lb. w/ aluminum corner brackets (no rust).

Galvanized Steel Legs w/ great corrosion resistance.

Adjustable feet (if you don’t go with the casters like I did.)

The 5” swivel casters are serious business. Smooth and quiet, easy to install*, and the large diameter wheels handle irregular surfaces easily. Brakes lock ok. But they were wet when I tested them.

*I did not like the cooking surface being so high with the caters installed… So I got on Amazon and got a proper large pipe tube cutter for galvanized [$16.99]. Didn’t feel like dealing with the hacksaw and file on this one. 

This was possibly the most gratifying part of the entire build. loved playing with this tool: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001H1JOE4/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1




Loving the upper left in Portland, OR | BGE LG & MMX + Kotaigrill [Hibachi]

Comments

  • MickeyMickey Posts: 19,064

    Very nice

    Salado TX Egg Family: 3 Large and a very well used Mini, added a Mini Max when they came out (I'm good for now). 

  • HeavyGHeavyG Posts: 6,105

    Nice!

    I bought a few of the Seville Classics stainless tables via Amazon and the quality is fine (at least for my purposes). I bought one the same size as your table that I used to just use as a rolling prep table to move alongside whatever grill I was using. When I got my Blackstone 22 it fits the top perfectly so it has been there since.

    I have one of the Seville four foot tables that I cut the legs down to lower the table height so I could mount my Karubecue to the top. I cut the legs with my sawzall which cut thru the legs like butter but it left the ends just a little out of square. I was able to dress the ends up with a few seconds on my bench grinder but if I had to do it again I think I'd go ahead and spend the money for the pipe cutter you used - didn't think about getting one for that cheap.

    Both tables are out in the elements 24/7/365 and there is no rust after a few years.

    I have one more of the Seville four foot tables that I have had in the garage still in the box for a few weeks that I am going to setup as a prep table and for use with a couple portable gas fired appliances. The casters that Seville sells for the four foot tables are only 4" but they roll just fine as neither table is really supporting more than 100-200 pounds. That said tho, my patio is exposed aggregate and the larger diameter the better. The legs on my tables use screw in post casters and I don't think I could find any 5 or 6 inch casters with that type of mount.

    Did you happen to look at the new portable nest that BGE recently came out with for the MiniMax before deciding on your table?

    Camped out in the (757/804)
  • MotownVolMotownVol Posts: 638

    Very nice. I lucked into a little wooden table that I have used for mine for the past year and a half, but it is not designed for outdoors. The covered pouch somewhat protects it, but it will probably need to be replaced in a year or so. I like your choice:

    Morristown TN, LBGE and Mini-Max.
  • Thanks for sharing. Was just thinking of modifying my MM setup, so your thread is timely.

  • acolleacolle Posts: 81

    HeavyG, I did not look art the portable nest. I was mostly interested in something I could wheel the Mini in/out for storage with for quick set-up / clean-up.

    Loving the upper left in Portland, OR | BGE LG & MMX + Kotaigrill [Hibachi]
  • Matt86mMatt86m Posts: 203

    In the beginning stages of a bbq area and will keep this in mind. Don't have a MM but for the rolling prep table could come in handy.

    Cows eat grass therefore I am Vegan
    IG -->  matt_86m
  • acolleacolle Posts: 81

    PS. I would HIGHLY recommend (if anybody is considering this set up) you go with nothing smaller than a 24" x 24". The 24" X 18" is not as stable as I figured going into this. Simply confirming it is less than ideal. I will most likely be "upgrading" to a 24" x 24" in the near future. This smaller one will be a perfect side table. 😎

    Loving the upper left in Portland, OR | BGE LG & MMX + Kotaigrill [Hibachi]
  • Carolina QCarolina Q Posts: 13,856

    Nice. I agree about the size/stability though. Especially if you have a dog. I would suggest you lock the brakes on the casters and put some heavy weight on the bottom shelf. Maybe even bolt the nest to the table. And/or buy a larger table.

    I used to have a dog and a Mini. Now I just have the dog.

    I hate it when I go to the kitchen for food and all I find are ingredients!

                                                                …Unknown

    Michael 
    Central Connecticut 

  • NPHuskerFLNPHuskerFL Posts: 17,456
    edited April 25

    Nice 👍

    I went with the Regency also. But, I opted for 30" x 36" equipment stand with locking casters.


    I see you decided to cut your legs down for your own comfort on egg height. Too bad you didn't take a measurement first because when you order it from Regency they give you the option of different leg Heights to compensate for the lift given off of the casters. I did not alter any of that because for me the height was perfect with the standard legs and casters plus my egg has lift from the modified legs I've added to the carrier.




    LBGE 2013 & MM 2014
    Die Hard HUSKER & BRONCO FAN
    Flying Low & Slow in "Da Burg" FL
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