Product Type: Argos Hand Tool
Newest Review: ... present, I might add ~ I did buy her something else!). And these neat, fold-away steps from Argos looked being one of the better products ... more
This even has a name in our house.
Argos 2 Step Chrome Stepstool
Member Name: broxi3781
Argos 2 Step Chrome Stepstool
Advantages: Sturdy, functional and very well loved.
Disadvantages: None really.
As some of you know, I have some difficulties with mobility. I was diagnosed with lupus until they lost the test results, after which it was changed to fibromyalgia, but I have been assured I will have lupus again if they ever find the original test results!
At any rate as it became more awkward for me to climb up chairs to reach high shelves, and I managed to fall off of one, my husband bought this to make things easier for me. My stepstool is exactly like this but white, but I do not think the make the white one anymore. At any rate colour has no effect on the usefulness of this little item.
The stepstool folds away very easily, and I have problems with my hands as well, so I am sure anyone could fold this with no bother. The top step is about 18" high and has a non slip rubber mat. The rail extends above the top step making the total height about 38". The base it very sturdy and does not wobble at all. The bottom legs also have non slip rubber to keep this secure and safe. The only problem at all with this step stool is the treads do get a bit dirty, especially when we are baking, but they are easy enough to scrub out.
Once we bought this, I could not imagine why we waited so long. It certainly makes many things easier. I can easily step up to reach high items, and my husband has found it very useful for painting and decorating the house as well.
But the main user for this item has been my youngest son who was about 18 months old when this was purchased. He quickly named this "Scoot" and absolutely loves this. He uses it to wash his hands at the kitchen sink, stand up beside me to bake ( hence the flour stuck in the treads) and most importantly of all, to reach the cabinet where the chocolates are kept. We can no longer fold it up and tuck it away because he will end up crying for Scoot, nor can it ever be left outdoors after he has used it to climb onto their trampoline.
I am happy to give this item 5 stars and would very much recommend it, just as useful household item, but especially for families with young children to offer a bit more independence. It can even double as an extra chair if you have company and is honestly very comfortable.
Summary: Why didn't I buy this sooner.
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