Chrome Slim Folding Step Stool
I was nervous about this purchased based on some reviews. I purchased from the store and was happy to test it out before I bought it. The stool steps seem a little wobbly when no weight is applied on them. Once I stood on the first step, I was confident it wouldn't break. Also I think it is supposed to be a little wobbly for the spring mechanisms to fold up when not in use. I do like a lot of the features such as the height of it (taller than most step stools), the easy folding, and the weight of it. It is easy to leave it out to access tall cabinets or fold up and store between the refrigerator and wall. I did notice a few reviews about the fold up process. I think it was difficult at first, but once the trick is figured out, it works like a charm. If there is weight applied to the stool, it will not fold up. Also the handle has to lifted up at the same time the red button is pushed down. The store will give demonstrations, but if you order online, that is how you should do it to avoid pinching your fingers in the clasp. Great purchase!
August 1, 2011
i was looking for something that i could fold up & store at the bottom of my pantry - yes the pantry! i don't have a space beside the fridge & i wanted it hidden away but it needed to stay in the kitchen. i looked everywhere for a ladder that could meet this, yet still unfold to be tall enough to reach the cabinets above my fridge. this was the only one that met both criteria.
on top of that, i online chatted with CS staff twice just to verify that it would indeed fold up & be no deeper than 23" so i could slide it in the bottom of the pantry & still get the door closed. the staff were so nice & assured me it would. this ladder is perfect!
i will say folding it back up after use was a little confusing at first (it's was not obvious to me), but it only took getting it right one time & i remembered it thereafter.
thanks CS for another absolutely perfect product!
July 9, 2012
I bought this stool because it was on sale, it folded up and fits nicely between my fridge and wall and the two steps is all I needed to reach my cabinets in my kitchen. I gave it 3 stars because as much as it had most of what I was looking for, it had one major issue. I have wood floors in my kitchen and while it worked just great on carpet, I cannot use it on wood floors. There is absolutely no grip. The non-skid rubber bases that it claims to have are absolutely slippery on my floors. I'm still deciding if I can use it anywhere else my home is carpeted as it would be useful there, but I do not recommend this stool if you plan to use it on wood floors.
July 8, 2011
What God Didn't Give Me in Height - Is Here!
With my challenges of being 5' tall, kitchens pose issues. I have gorgeous, tall cabinets of which I can only reach the lowest shelf and the front edge of the second shelves. I loose half the cabinetry storage accessibility!
I was looking for a step stool I could easily pop in and out and store in the narrow "cookie sheet" cabinet bin beside the fridge. I figured a great extra foot or more of height was more valuable in my kitchen than a special place to store cookie sheets.
This one fit the need and looks great also! Easy to fold up, easy to pop open, sure and steady, and skinny enough to store as a cookie sheet!
I have doubled my accessible kitchen storage!
August 10, 2010