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Polder Chrome Slim Folding Step Stool

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Polder Chrome Slim Folding Step Stool


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In kitchens, closets and other areas of the home, our Chrome Slim Folding Step Stool is a must-have. Two wide, heavy-duty steps with non-skid rubber bases provide secure footing as you go up and down. It folds down for compact storage in a closet, pantry or between the washer and dryer.

  • Frame is constructed of chrome-plated steel
  • Folds flat to 1-1/4"
  • Each step can accommodate up to 225 pounds



  • 19-1/2" x 18-1/2" x 18" h

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Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 39 reviewers.
Rated 3 out of 5 by Ok Nice folding size but difficult to release to fold. February 18, 2016
Rated 3 out of 5 by Slides too mich Slides across the floor when you step up on it. Once you are on the step, it's fine and sturdy but wouldn't buy again or recommend due to excessive sliding. November 28, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by sturdy The mechanism to unlock it so it folds up is a bit finicky. But the main selling point of this stool is how thin it is when folded up. March 22, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Really helpful This stool has been really helpful for my wife to reach the upper drawers in the kitchen and also she had used it for the closet. It is kind of heavy but it is a characteristic we like in the product because it is a really firm stool. February 19, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Sturdy and space saving I purchased this step stool for my kitchen. It is very sturdy, but fold and stores in tight places like beside the fridge. The steps are wide enough for sure footing. I purchased a second to use in the basement. April 26, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by This is a great step stool, sturdy and sleek looking. I feel comfortable using this to reach the top cabinets in the kitchen. April 16, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Very Practical I had been looking for a sturdy stool that would collapse to a minimal size and feel secure when I stood on it. (I'm not a tiny person.) This is it. I bought one and then went back and bought a second one for my upstairs. Wish we had a Container Store in Toledo! March 24, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by perfect fit! 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
Rated 4 out of 5 by love it this small contraption works great for our little kitchen. A little boost for our children to help with cooking and baking! we love it! May 2, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by Easy to use and store Nice and compact stool. Folds up and unfolds quickly with one hand. The bottom plastic covers tends to be a little slippery on wood floors. March 27, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by Great for 2-story house This fits compactly flat against the wall in my upstairs closet. It does seem wobbly in the open position, having a small movement from the full open position, but it's actually very sturdy and will not fold or collapse. My trick for closing it is to ensure the stool is all the way open, then gently lift the front edge of the red tab. I tried one reviewer's method of pressing the red tab while lifting the handle, and that works well too. Whatever you do, you can't muscle it to close. I've had my stool for at least 3 years. There is a plastic handle to carry it, but over time, the plastic can stretch and the handle can slip out. Not a big deal since there's a ridge on the top step that I can use. March 20, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great Step Stool I have had this step stool for about three months and I really love it. The two steps works out to be the perfect height for reaching anything that I need around my apartment and it stores away neatly as it is very compact. The stool is very sturdy and of high quality and easy to use once you get the hang of it. I especially like the classic styling too. March 19, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Very Useful We bought this for the kids so they could help themselves to the things they need in the kitchen. It works great and it folds up so slim, it's easy to store. Not that the kids ever have, but it's easy enough for them to fold it up too. It's been very handy for our kitchen and is used every day. March 15, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Perfect for Me! This is the perfect step stool for me. I have limited space in my kitchen but am short and need a stool to get into the higher cabinets. This one is very well made, sturdy and the best thing is that if folds out very easily. It folds back up fairly easily but not quite as good as it goes down. There a red button i guess you push and maybe I just haven't gotten the hang of it. There's a nice little handle at the top to grab it easily and flip it out. It's also the perfect height. A great buy for the price! November 15, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Slim-Sleek -Slides right in Step Stool I wanted to buy a stool for my toddler to be able to reach the sink that we would not have to get rid of as he got older and this was the one that fit that description. It 's easy to open and close and it slides right into narrow places where it's needed. The construction of the stool is very sturdy and well-made August 16, 2011
Rated 3 out of 5 by It stores well I wanted to use this next to the sink so my 2-year-old granddaughter could reach the sink, but it does not sit flush with the cupboard. there is too big of a gap and I'm afraid she might slip off. August 11, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great slim step stool Very handy step stool! If you flip it upside down it folds up almost automatically. August 4, 2011
Rated 4 out of 5 by Perfect for closets! I love this step stool. It's perfect for reaching the upper shelves of my closet which are 8 feet high. It folds up nicely and takes up minimal space. The only complaint is that sometimes it can be difficult to get the red latch to release so I can fold it up. August 2, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Sleek Design 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
Rated 3 out of 5 by Works, but worried In most respects this step stool is exactly what you would expect from the picture and description: two steps, and folds up into a nice flat package for storing. However, the top step overhangs the bottom step by quite a lot, forcing you to stand toward the back of the bottom step, which has a tiny bit of play, so it rocks possibly just enough to cause you to lose your balance and step back off the stool. The top step is completely steady, without a bit of wobble. Also the mechanism that locks and unlocks the stool for folding seems a bit flimsy and can be a little uncooperative. Not the best product I've bought from Container Store. Just barely made it this side of the "Keep vs. Return" decision. July 28, 2011
Rated 4 out of 5 by Great for small kitchens I love this stool, it folds up so nicely and slides in right next to the fridge. We have a smallish kitchen in an apartment, and since my boyfriend and I are foodies we need to use every inch of storage space, which means a lot of it is out of reach for me. With this stool I can reach everything, and don't have to do the "honey can you get me the.." thing every 10 minutes :) I took off a star because I find the button to fold up the stool difficult. I basically have to just push and pull on the button and kind of flail around for a bit to get it closed, which is a little annoying. July 22, 2011
Rated 4 out of 5 by Easy to store Folds to a narrow width to store beside refrigerator, etc for easy access July 20, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Did the Trick! I bought two of these stools, from the local store and they are sturdy and tall enough for me to reach my higher cabinets and shelves in the kitchen and bedroom, and then fold flat and store easily. I noticed that some reported issues refolding them. I can report that one of mine folds up perfectly using the red button as directed. The other won't fold, and must be turned upside down, and then folds easily. Glad I read the other review for the upside down trick. July 18, 2011
Rated 3 out of 5 by Good, but... 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
Rated 5 out of 5 by want more I love the slim folding step stool and plan to order more. My apt. has 10 foot ceiling and little storage room so the slim design works great. I love the built in handle too. May 26, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great Slim Step-Stool We needed a step-stool that would fit between the sink cabinet & the fridge - this is the slimmest we could find & it fits perfectly, so happy. February 14, 2011
Rated 2 out of 5 by Not What I Was Expecting The quality of this item is not what I was expecting. Being a step stool, you want it to be extremely sturdy and this one is not. I would send it back but the shipping would not be worth the return. October 2, 2010
Rated 5 out of 5 by Step stool The slim step stool is exactly as billed. It's slim, works well and gives a extra couple of feet to a short person. September 3, 2010
Rated 5 out of 5 by 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
Rated 5 out of 5 by So compact!!!! So easy to use and stows away in the space by the refrigerator. Love it. August 9, 2010
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Community Q&A

Height and width?

What is the height of the top step from the ground, and how much of a footprint does this have - the space I have to use this in is very narrow/
Asked by: TampaEm
The top step is 14.75" from the floor, and the base measures 19-1/2" front to back when open.
Answered by: djjones
Date published: 2014-10-25

What are the dimensions when it is folded up?

Asked by: Bobby7621
It measures 19-1/2" wide x 1-1/4" thick x 22-1/4" when folded.
Answered by: beneel
Date published: 2015-10-31

Photo of stool folded?

Is it possible to see a photo of the stool folded? Given that the slimness is a major feature, I am surprised there is not one already posted. Thank you!
Asked by: SkyyBlue
Please see the attached picture. One of our employees sent it over.
Answered by: tcbeall
Date published: 2017-03-08
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