Product Type: Argos Hand Tool
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Indispensible in my house
Argos 2 Step Chrome Stepstool
Member Name: jipp05
Argos 2 Step Chrome Stepstool
Advantages: Good quality, safe, just the right size for me
When I moved into my new house I originally borrowed a step ladder from my mum to help me with decorating and DIY but I found it to be too bulky and tall for my needs so I decided to invest in buying my own. As with most things my first port of call was the good old Argos catalogue. I found the Argos value step ladder for just £9.99 but it was out of stock. They could have ordered me one in but I wanted it there and then so I had to get the Argos 2 step chrome stepstool. It was more expensive at £24.99 but I thought of it as an investment and something that could come from house to house with me for the rest of my life.
The step stool is much smaller than a step ladder and only has two steps and it measures 96.8cm at its highest point but the top step is only about a foot and a half high which was perfect for what I was wanting it for as I am quite tall but for those shorty's out there it might not be high enough for you.
I find it to be the perfect height for all manner of things. When I was decorating it was just the right height for me to be able to reach the ceiling and coving with ease. It is also handy for me to be able to reach my loft opening without straining and we even used it as a seat whilst waiting for furniture to be delivered.
It has rubber feet which grip my wooden floors fantastically and when it is opened and I am on it I never feel any wobbles or slippage. Although I am not very high up when on the step stool I still wouldn't like to fall off and with this I have always felt safe and secure and the safety catches make sure that if it did slip a little it wouldn't fold in on itself.
The actual steps are also quite wide and my big feet fitted on them with ease.
The quality was just as good as I had hoped it would be for the money. It is made from steel with the steps having a rubberised material to prevent slipping. It feels very well made and solid and not flimsy in the slightest.
One of the best things about this stepstool as opposed to the ladder I originally had from my mum is just how easy it is to store away. It folds up and fits in my under stairs cupboard with ease which was important to me as storage in my house is at a premium. It also isn't all that heavy to it isn't so much of a chore to get it out and put it away again which it would have been had it been heavier.
If you are in the market for a small step ladder then I can highly recommend this one. It is sturdy, safe and easy to store and has proven itself to be indispensible in my house since I bought it.
Summary: An indespensible item in my house
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