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      11.09.2013 17:29
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      Now that top shelf is not out of reach...

      You know the feeling, you're after something which is just out of reach. Maybe on the top shelf, (no, not in the newsagents), I mean the top shelf in you house, on top of the cupboards in the kitchen, just at a height that you can't quite reach it. You have tried, many times, even managing to touch the thing you're after, pushing it further back onto that top shelf, causing you to throw a little tantrum with shear annoyance. That's when you decide to start doing things that only a frustrated person ever does. You grab a wooden box, or a flimsy chair from the dinging room, so that you can stand on it in order to get that extra bit of height that you need in order to reach that thing that you so desperately want from that high shelf. The only thing is, and you knew it before you stepped into it, the box, or flimsy chair, can't take your weight and you end up with your foot inside the chairs framework, smashing right through the seat, ripping not only your trousers but your legs as well. You knew it was going to happen, to happened last time, and the time before that, but you still go ahead and use the last of the four dining chairs, three of which have been repaired using lots of tape and glue as it is the only thing that is capable of getting you up to the height you need. Now, you're left with the last chair of the set needing a repair job, making it resemble the other three, your trousers ripped beyond repair and your blood running slowly from the deep scratches in your leg as you struggle to remove it from the chairs frame. Yet that thing that you wanted from the high shelf is still up there, looking down, laughing at you as you thrash about in pain whilst your wife and children stand around trying not to laugh. I had to think of something that would not only save me damaging any more chairs, ripping my trousers, but mainly save me from humiliating myself in front of my family, (and Youtube no doubt, thanks to my daughter and her phone). And that something came to me when I was browsing through a rather thick and quite heavy catalogue from a company called Argos. With the product I was looking at being something from the Argos value range. The Argos value 2 step ladder in fact, which is, as you can guess from the name, a step ladder which costs a lot less than many out there on the market. * Firstly, what does it look like..? It looks like many other step ladders, having a sort for 'A' shape format from the side that folds away into itself to leave you with a flat (ish) ladder which makes it easier for storage. It stands just short of 900mm in height, which does lower slightly when it is opened up dropping about 80mm, and is about 450mm wide. When it is opened up the base is about 500mm deep, which stops the ladder from tipping over if you're on it and over stretched yourself slightly. When it is closed it folds to about 60mm deep, so that it can be slotted away into a small space in the kitchen, garage, bedroom or where ever you want to put it. There are two rungs on the ladder, with the top one being about 450mm from the ground whilst the lower one is about 210mm off the ground. It can take a maximum weight of 150KG yet weighs only a mere 4kg which makes it easy to cart around from A to B. * Using these steps.. All you have to do here is pull the rear legs, the thinner ones, away from the front legs and you're nearly there. When you do this the two steps should fall downwards almost into place. All you do then is push on one of the steps and it will click into place, taking the second step with it due to the fact that the steps are joined together by two metal rods. And that's it. You're ready to take that step upwards, even if it is only one step or two. But the main thing is that you don't have to rely on dodgy chairs or rickety wooden boxes than love to crumble under your weight. I won't talk anymore about how to use a ladder as if you are interested in buying a ladder then you must have a bit of an idea of how to use one. I mean, it's a step ladder that lets you get a bit higher than you can manage when standing on your tip toes. As I said, it has two steps, with the lower one being more a step up to the highest one, for me anyway. Then there's the little hand rail on the top which acts both as a handle for transportation and also a steadying bar for when you have to reach upwards or outwards. * Putting it away.. Or more folding it away. This is achieved by simply lifting one of the steps slightly upwards, then pushing the rear support legs into the front legs. As the two steps are joined together by a metal rod so when one step moves the other follows. Once the rear support legs and front legs come together the two steps fold upwards and the steps are closed up so that they can be slid into the smallest of gaps, ready for the next high reach. * Is it safe..? Yes, very, although this depends on how drunk you are when you're trying to reach for that last pot noodle that's been pushed to the back of the top shelf. But if used properly it's as safe as climbing a staircase. It is made of hollow rectangular tubular steel which make if strong yet lightweight and the four legs have little plastic feet on them making them slightly none slip, although they can fail a bit on certain surfaces, such as wet floors. The steps themselves are strong enough, although the lower step is only held in place at the back by a couple of metal rods. But the top step, the one that is designed to take the most weight for a longer period, rests nicely on the rear legs, slotting into place so that it doesn't move anywhere. Plus, the steps both have little grooves on them so that you have something for your feet to grip onto. * And the cost of stepping up..? This is the best part. There are many ladders of this kind which sell for some severely eye watering prices, so when I tell you that this ladder sells for no more than £12.99, which. * Is it worth the money..? Yes, without a doubt. It is a simply to use step ladder that comes in handy for those time that you need that extra little lift to get to the top shelf in the kitchen, bedroom, shed, garage or anywhere really. It can take the weight of the average person. It can handle a couple of wobbly feet without toppling over and it can store away in the smallest of places, almost. ©Blissman70 2013

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        17.06.2013 23:42
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        Great buy

        We have recently finished decorating my son's room from a nursery to a little boy's bedroom (sob!) When we have decorated in the past we have relied on stools, chairs and my dad's handy old step ladders but we decided that we really could do with our own set. We didn't want anything fancy, and we haven't got particularly high ceilings so we knew that a simple step ladder would suffice. We were hoping to grab a step ladder from B&Q when we bought our paint but the one we were after was out of stock and we didn't fancy forking out too much money so we went home and did a bit of research until we stumbled across this value ladder from Argos. As with all Argos products you can reserve this item online (obviously providing your store has them in stock) and collect in store and that's what we did. It set us back a not very hefty £12.99. The ladder has two steps, the highest of which being less than half a metre off the floor, but as I mentioned earlier we don't have high ceilings so this is perfectly adequate for what we need it for. The ladder has a handle at the top but its a bit too low to be used as something to steady yourself on while your climbing but it does make it easier for carrying it about. Aesthetically they look fine, nothing fancy but then they're made for function not to look pretty! It's relatively lightweight which isn't necessarily something you look for in a step ladder but its still robust and sturdy enough to feel safe. The fact it isn't too heavy and cumbersome is definitely an advantage as it enables them to be moved around the house with ease. Also with regards to safety, it does has rubber bases on the legs to stop it from moving around on slippery surfaces. This isn't too relevant for my sons bedroom as its carpet but it does stop it from moving on our tiled floor into kitchen. The ladder collapses and opens easily using a basic hook system and is surprisingly sturdy considering the price. My 6ft stocky husband has had no issues using it and it supports his weight with ease. It does in fact hold upto 150kg which is over 23 stone so I think most people wouldn't have a problem. The steps are also a decent width so you don't feel like you're tripping over yourself trying to climb them. The steps are also corrugated meaning you don't slip while you're balancing precariously with a paint brush...always a bonus! The main bonus for me is how easily they collapse and how little space they take up when not opened fully. We were planning on keeping it in the garage as we don't have much spare space or little cupboards that aren't already crammed full, but because they hardly take up any room we have been able to slot them behind the door in the utility room. Another bonus of having them inside is I'm using them so much more than I thought I would. No more trying to bat things down off the top shelf in the kitchen using a wooden spoon! We have only had it a few months and I've lost count of the amount of time it's come in handy. So basically it does what it says on the tin. It's cheap, good value and was exactly what we were looking for. Can't argue with that.

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          13.06.2013 23:07
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          I am glad that my husband brought me this step ladder because it is very useful

          WHAT IS IT? This is a small step ladder that I think is more for reaching things that are stored in high places and not for heavy use like decorating.   THE DESIGN This step ladder is basic but it is strong and I think that the ladder is very good for what I need it for.  I like that it has been designed so that you just pull the ends to open the step ladder up and then you push them back together to close them.  When the steps are closed they are quite flat and that is good for storage because they can be kept slid along side something and then they are out of the way. There are 2 steps and the top one is 19 inches high so I do not think that this is a very tall step ladder but that is a good height for home use when you have to reach something from a high cupboard or even to stand on while you reach up to put Christmas decorations up. WHAT I THINK My husband bought this step ladder for me when he made our spare bedroom into a home office for my business.  It is a very small room, what I think you would call a box room so there was no room for a filing cabinet when my computer and work supplies were stored in the room.  That meant that he had to put cupboards high on the wall and I am petite so I could not reach the things we stored on the top shelf easily. I was going to buy a small plastic step that I had seen in Sainsbury's but I am glad that he picked the step ladder because they are safer to stand on and are taller so I can reach even higher. The steps are not slippy and I have stood on them in all different shoes and I always feel like I am safe and secure, I have even climbed the step ladder in heeled shoes when I have been going out to work and forgotten that I need to get something out of the cupboard at a last minute before I go out. I like that I can hold the handle for balance but sometimes that feels a little bit loose and I think I feel safer if I just hold onto the unit that I am reaching my things out of. The steps are wide and I am not very high up anyway so I do not always require to hold on to something but I feel safer to know that there is something I can grab a hold of if I feel like I am going to lose my balance.  I have got laminate flooring in my office so I am glad that the bottoms of the step ladder legs have got a rubber end on each one because that stops it from sliding on the floor.  The step ladder is quite light in weight and I think that would be dangerous if the legs did not have the rubber parts to go on the floor.  I think these steps are stronger than they look because they will hold a weight of over 300lbs, my husband thinks they are not stable enough for you to use them to make a decorating platform but I do not know why as long as you do not exceed the maximum weight limit.  ANYTHING ELSE You can buy this step ladder only from Argos and it costs £12.99.  I think that is value and so does my husband because it stops me from having to keep asking him if he will pass me the things I need out of the cupboard.  4 Dooyoo Stars. 

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          19.04.2013 02:46
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          A great value set of step ladders - ladies get that list of jobs ready no excuse now

          =Argos Value Step Ladder= I always think of step ladders as a valuable asset for any house, from simple jobs of changing a light bulb, to seeing what is at the back of the cupboard or hanging curtains. =Argos to the rescue= I brought mine from Argos, and paid £12.99 for them, they are available in store and also on-line, although you may need to pay postage to have the items delivered. =Weight= The step ladder weighs in at 4.15kg. =Readily Assembled= The step ladder is readily assembled, and all I had to do was take the plastic wrapping off the step ladder. The ladder has two steps as well as the top run, which is a height of 46cm, (in old money 1 1/2 foot). Each of the steps has anti-slip built in, and this gives some added reassurance from a safety point of view, in terms of that your footwear grips safely to the anti-slip mat. =Information from the step ladder= The information supplied with the stepladder recommends that no-one over 150kg (25stone estimate), uses the step ladder, and that they are used for residential purposes only. It further explains that the step ladder is TUV GS certified, and that it conforms to British Standard Class EN14183. There is also a 2 year warranty with the step ladder. They are made with heavy duty steel. =Use= It may sound daft but the difference it does make having the step ladder, although I am 5ft 8in tall, I need to use them for changing light bulbs, changing curtains, (lot safer than standing on the bed - do not recommend). It is one of those items that you actually wonder how you managed without, as you literally find 101 jobs that need doing, although I am not sure whether that is just a female thing, and we want to keep the men busy! =Storage= I pop mine in the outside shed and they fold up and take up a small amount of space. =Would I recommend= I would highly recommend these step ladders, they are strong, well built and can be up and running in 30 seconds flat.

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          21.03.2013 14:08
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          Thanks for Reading :)

          ==THE REASON FOR PURCHASING THE LADDER== I remember purchasing the Argos value step ladder a few years ago, as I needed a simple easy to climb ladder that I could use reach things from high cupboards or clean those hard to reach areas. I particularly find it hardy to keep a ladder like this in the house, as my cupboards a full to the brim with tin cans and spices etc, so something like this gets used almost on a daily basis. ==PRICE== I purchased mine from my local Argos store for around £12.99. It is part of the Argos value range, meaning it is considerably lower in price compared to other similar ladders from different brands. In my opinion this price is a bargain, as I get to purchase a useful and quality product at low price. ==DESIGN & USE== The fact that the ladder is foldable is a great advantage, meaning when I done using it I can collapse it and place it back in the garage where it does not take that much room. When it is folded it also becomes lighter in weight, making even weaklings like me be able to carry it with ease. The ladder is made from steel material, therefore making it very strong, durable and provides good sturdy support while climbing and balancing on it. I have no worries at all when climbing this ladder, it is very safe and has good ridges on the steps to add grip. It can withstand an impressive 150km of weight, which illustrates just how strong and sturdy it is. The ladder has two steps, the second step reaching a height of around 46 cm. This is obviously not designed to reach really far, but it is ideal for reaching items or dusting areas that are just out of reach. Each step has anti-slip design, which unlike many other ladders makes it easily climbable even when wearing shoes or slippers. The ladder comes with a two year warranty, illustrating the confidence the manufacturer has with the quality of the product. I personally never needed to use the warranty, but I am sure that Argos will replace or amend any issue if they were ever to arise; but in my opinion due to the high quality of design I doubt the warranty will be used that often. ==VERDICT== I have used this for reaching items from cupboards, dusting the ceiling, reaching things from above wardrobes, making it a very useful and compact ladder. Therefore I can not fault this item, it is of very high quality and very well priced and would recommend this to everyone. ==My rating for this item is 5/5==

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          27.02.2013 20:18
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          A nice and cheap step ladder for everyday use.

          Dont you hate the really annoying house problems that require you to be at least two and a half metres tall such as a dead light bulb or putting up a landscape frame? All I needed was a small step ladder as I am not needing to go up an attic or paint the outside of my house. So I went to Argos to find a reasonably priced step ladder as I could not bear having three light broken lights in the house. When I bought this 2 step steel ladder for £12.99 I was not expecting it to be as heavy as it is around 4 kg of steel. And you might say light weight is better, this is true for most products but in my opinion a heavy ladder is a safe ladder. Another safe feature is the very gripping rubber soles that offer a secure stance, the non-slip top-step also allows safer use. The folding system this ladder has is simple and easy with no complicated hinges and locks that take ages to open. This is not a magnificent feature but it is always nice to have a simple design. However, it would have been better if it was just a bit taller to be able to reach celling. Also, the surface area of the steps could have been wider to allow space for small things such as paint brushes. After using it for 2 years now I have not faced any problems with the durability of this product as it has never failed me except for slight scratches and dents on the frame. A great product at a bargain price.

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          20.02.2013 16:12
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          A great ladder

          I was looking for a step ladder after I moved in to a house with high ceilings, but I had no idea they were so expensive! All I wanted was something basic so that I could reach the top shelf in my pantry and change some light bulbs. When I came across the Argos Value Range two-step ladder, I was sold. This is exactly what I have been looking for. It is made of a durable steel, has the anti-slip top step, and the 46 centimeter top step was high enough for everything that I needed to do. The ladder folds in to a relatively flat size which makes storing it in my closet very easy. It also doesn't have a problem folding, which is good because I hate having to push and punch any bars or levers with all of my might. The ladder weighs about 4.15 kg, which is fine for me, but some people might be looking for a lighter ladder. I'm a little on the heavier side, so I like a heavy ladder to feel more comfortable supporting my weight. Overall, this is a fine step ladder at a great price. It does the job without being fancy, and is a great household item for anyone to have. You never know when you'll need it!

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          15.02.2013 12:25
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          Very Good Value Step Ladders

          Every now and again we all need a little step up in life, sometimes it's for reaching the back of the top cupboard, sometimes it's for changing that one annoying light bulb and other times it's for climbing into that scary little hole you call the attic. For such jobs what you are really looking for is a step ladder. Back when I lived with my parents my dad had a very old step ladder which was covered in paint and very rickety indeed. When I ventured up it I often feared for my life. But to be fair it had been around for over thirty years and was still going strong, or strongish. Any who, when I came to move out of home and have a house of my own, once again a need for a step ladder came up. To be honest we'd had the keys to our new home for less than an hour when I remarked, I need a step ladder! At first it was a case of borrowing dad's antique offering but soon it became time to grow up and purchase my very own step ladder. Doing this was a little more challenging that I expected. It turns out step ladders come in many different shapes and sizes. You can get wooden ones, plastic ones and metal ones. You can get two foot high ones, five foot high ones and even ten foot high ones. You can get fold up ones or straight one. The choice really is mind boggling. For our new house though there were a few factors to take into consideration. One was that we have no room to store things as we live in a tiny little cottage and the other was that the ceilings are pretty low, so chances our we would not need to go higher than a few feet. Come to our rescue, the Argos Value Step Ladder. To be fair the Argos value range is not that bad at all. We've bought a few things from it over the years and while they are never going to be amazing, you do get a good working product that you tend to be able to rely on. So how about this one? Well really they are better described as steps rather than a step ladder, as there are only two steps up so you are never going to get more than about 2ft of the ground. The steps fold up neatly and so they are easy to store away, they are light so they are easy to move around. You can either lie them down flat or lean them up against a wall, or in our case squeeze them down the side of the hoover under the stairs. The steps come in white and the little steps have a non slip pattern on them, this is quite useful as it means you feel that little bit more stable when you are on them. Although to be honest being 2ft of the ground is not really all that much of a worry. There is a handle that sticks out at the top which you can keep hold of, although when you are on the top step the handle is a little bit low down so it does not really offer all that much support. I tend to rest my knees on it if I'm stretching up for something and this helps me balance that little bit better. The fold up mechanism is fairly simple although sometimes I have nearly trapped my fingers in it, so a little bit of care needs to be taken when you are folding these away. When the steps are up though they lock into place and you don't feel concerned that they may suddenly fold up at any moment. There are also a few rubber ends on each leg which means it is less likely to slip, we have a wooden floor in the bedroom and I have used it on this a few times and never been worried that it might suddenly disappear from under me. The steps are made of steel so they are fairly solid, although I can imagine if you were willing to pay a little more you could get ones that would feel far more sturdy and safe. It says on the steps max load 150kg which is about 24 stone, so unless you are carrying some serious weight you should be fine. But as they are from the value range you can't expect them to be overly special, they do feel safe which is of course the main thing when you are up any kind of ladder, be it 2ft high or 50ft high. So what exactly have we used these for. Well they come in very handy when a bulb goes in the kitchen and for some reason that seems to be once a month at the moment. They also come in handy when we need to lug something down from on top of our wardrobe in the bed room. I have used them for decorating and painting in those hard to reach corners, and they have also come in handy when cleaning the windows and you can't quite reach that last little spot. So overall, pretty handy indeed. So as we have mentioned these come from the Argos Value Range, so are they good value? Well I think these cost us around £15 and looking online they now appear to be closer to £13 so they really are very cheap. Other step ladders you can buy could set you pack somewhere in the region of £100, so the fact is they are a real bargain. Truth be told there are far better step ladders out there, I can't see these lasting 30 years like my dad's have, but for the purpose we need them for at the moment they work just fine. Obviously if we move to a house with high ceilings then we may have to rethink the steps, either that or put a few yellow pages underneath. So overall I would have to give these a big thumbs up. They fold up easily, they are easy to store, light weight, sturdy enough for my considerable weight and they don't look to bad either. All that for a tiny little price of around £13. So if you are looking for a small, sturdy, easy to use fold up step ladder then this one comes highly recommended. It should keep you going for a good few years and who knows, maybe in thirty years time you will be able to terrorise your kids with it when they have grown up and are looking for a house of their own.

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            02.02.2013 16:56
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            A good step ladder

            I'm a fairly short woman and so when it comes to most things I need a hand reaching them. Sometimes in the supermarket I find myself actually scaling the shelves in a kind of Spiderman move to reach things on the top shelf! My height means then I need ladders to do certain tasks around the house from dusting, cleaning, decorating to trimming my garden hedges. We have around 3 ladders of different sizes but the one I use most is this Argos Value step ladder as its rare I need to climb very high heights to do everyday tasks. I like a bargain and so when I needed a new ladder I decided to avoid my local Homebase where sometimes things can be a little out of my price range and instead popped round my local Argos and checked through the catalogue. I've bought quite a few things from their value range in the past and don't really think there's much of a difference, particularly here because really how different can a ladder by? It cost me £12.99 and I was able to easily walk out of the shop with it under my arm because its very lightweight. This step ladder has two steps which are equipped with anti-slip grip which is especially useful if you're clumsy like me. The step is 0.46m which is about the right size to reach most things just above head height and so its useful in that sense. I would say the ladder only really works in the home and because its so basic its for domestic use only. The ladder folds up to a fairly small size which is useful as it means I can easily store it in my already jam-packed garage. It is a fairly strong steel material and easily holds my weight and that of my boyfriend (not at the same time obviously!). I checked to see the maximum weight and they say the maximum safe working load is 150kg. Overall this is an excellent product as a ladder is something you always end up needing, even if you don't use it everyday. Its cheap, small and lightweight and makes me feel safe and reassured when using so I would recommend.

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              26.01.2013 14:18
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              Great step ladder

              Like most people I guess we have a couple of ladders. One large one for maintenance outside and a four step ladder for the smaller jobs. Both are kept outside the house, locked up and to be honest are a bit of a hassle to bring in, if and when required, especially with the cold weather recently. Obviously with the winter period and dark nights the lights have been on a lot more and therefore the light bulbs have needed changing more regularly, especially the spotlights in the kitchen. So we decided to invest in a smaller ladder that would fit nicely under the stairs but was also tall enough not only to reach upto the top of the wardrobes but also the lights. So last week whilst shopping in our local retail park we decided to pop into Argos and buy one of these ladders. It only cost £12.99 and was bought with very little hassle and fitted nicely in the boot of our car. Although at only 4.15kg in weight, I don't think it would be too difficult to bring home on the bus. Once home we opened the packaging and the ladder was already assembled and ready for use. This ladder only has two steps and the top rung height is 46cm. One thing we did notice is just how wide the steps where in comparison with our other ladder. It also has the benefit of anti slip provisions on the steps which is really useful and gives the reassurance needed when using shoes etc. It does advise that you do not have a working load more than 150kg which I think is a lot and it also recommends for residential use only. It is made of a strong steel structure. It is also TUV GS certified and conforms to British Standard Class EN14183They must be confident that it is strong and of good quality as it gives a 2 year warrantee and I have always found that Argos are good in honouring their warranties. This is one of the reasons I shop there. Whilst up the ladder I have found that my head still reaches the ceiling, although I am over 6ft tall, but my wife at 5ft has also said it is more than adequate when reaching above the wardrobes. Both of us have found it very sturdy. So I would recommend this light duty ladder for your home. Copyright stebiz 2013 - also on ciao.co.uk

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                04.07.2012 10:07
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                A great little set of steps

                I wrote a review the other day about my Argos step ladder that I use when I am decorating the cottage and I thought that, whilst I was on the subject, I should also tell you about my smaller set of steps too. The set that I have is the Argos Value Two Step Steel Ladder which currently costs £12.99 from Argos either for collection from store or for ordering direct from www.argos.co.uk . I have had mine for a few years now so I can't remember how much I paid for mine but I do know that it is so useful to me that whatever I paid it was definitely good value! It comes with a manufacturer's two year guarantee but I can't see that being needed. The actual structure is the same design as the five tread version that I have - the only difference being the number of steps. This one has just two decent sized steps; one forming the top platform of the steps. There is a handle standing proud of the top level too as there is on the higher set. The top tread is 46cm from the ground and the handle is 82cm high when the steps are erected. The maximum load that the steps will cope with safely is 150kg so they are good and strong then. When folded flat for storage the steps measure 89cm tall by 46cm wide and 5.5cm deep. They weigh 4.15kg so they are easy to move around. As with their larger counterparts the legs of the step ladder have non slip treads and the steps themselves are also anti slip so safety is paramount with these steps. The safety issue is a really positive thing as far as I am concerned as these steps are more likely to be used in the kitchen for reaching items from high shelves and may also be used by the less agile amongst us. I do use mine in the kitchen and I also use them when cleaning the windows. Our cottage is over 100 years old and has very thick walls and so very deep windowsills. This means that when cleaning windows I am often leaning at quite an angle and these steps always feel very safe underneath me and they have never slipped no matter how oddly my weight is distributed. I have also used these steps outside as I have a large climbing rose on the wall at the side of the garden and I need some extra height when pruning and dead heading. Again I have always felt completely safe and the steps have never slipped under me. So, if you want a small set of steps for all those jobs that are just out of reach, I would recommend these every time!

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                  04.07.2012 02:05
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                  A good stepladder which I can recommend.

                  The Argos Value Range Ladder is a product I've owned for about two years and despite being part of a value range, I've actually been really impressed by it. It currently costs £12.99 direct from the Argos website (www.argos.co.uk) and I feel this is an incredibly good price that allows me to own quality for low cost. I ordered from Argos and it was delivered within 48 hours and I was pleased to see that it was already assembled and so it was immediately ready to use. The latter is collapsable and so when it is not being used it folds down so that it can be stored in a cupboard or just leant against the wall in the garage or shed. It is made from steel and so it is strong and can withstand a lot of weight without buckling. Actually it can withstand up to 150km of weight on the ladder platforms and that's certainly more weight than anyone I know personally. Despite being made of steel, the ladder is not that heavy and can be carried around easily. There are two platforms to this ladder, with the upper platform just under half a metre off the floor. This means that the ladder is really not that high and so it wouldn't be useful to you if you needed to add substantial height. However, if you just need a little extra - which is what I need because I wouldn't want to use anything higher in case I fell off - then this is just fine. There is a bar above the upper platform which extends to 0.8m and so this is useful to steady yourself if you're standing on tiptoes! I like the fact that the steps are non-slip because they have treads on them which provide friction to stop me slipping off. I have used this to stand on when I'm washing the roof of my car, and despite the ladder getting wet, it remained non-slip and so this adds peace of mind. There are also non-slip rubber shoes on the end of the ladder to stop it slipping on the floor on which it is placed. The ladder feels very robust and like it is built to last. We have had it for two years and it's been used indoors and out and there is no signs of rust or wear and tear on the ladder. It does actually come with a two years manufacturers guarantee. Overall, I think this is a really great stepladder and I wouldn't guess it was part of a value range at all.

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                  23.06.2012 21:23
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                  Great ladders, reasonably priced

                  Every year when we open up our static caravan, we always give it a good spring clean, inside and out however, only being about 5ft 4inch, I struggle to reach the majority of the outside. Last year, I decided to invest in some ladders, I wanted something small which could be easily stored at the caravan without taking up much room so I thought these were ideal. The steps are available from the Argos value range and cost around £12.99. You can buy online or in store, I reserved mine online and then collect from store the following day so save on the delivery charge (normally around £5.95). The ladder is made from steel and painted white, each leg has little back plastic feet to stop the ladders from slipping. It consists of two steps which are quite wide compared to normal full sized step ladders and each step has raised lines on which also acts as an anti slip tread. The ladders have worn quite well, we bring these home during the winter and I use them for cleaning the windows, decorating etc and these still look like new. Despite the low cost of the ladders, they feel quite sturdy when using them and they also come with a two year manufacturer guarantee. The ladders measure around 89 (height) x 46 (width) cm and the height to the top step is about 50cm. As the ladders are on the smaller side, I still cannot reach the top of the caravan but my other half is 6ft 6 and it does give him that little extra so he can reach the top. What I love about the ladders is the fact because they are small, they are really easily stored - I can just pop them under one of the beds in the caravan and you wouldn't notice they were there. Overall, I would recommend these ladders; they are reasonably priced and good quality - 5 out of 5 stars from me. Thanks for reading.

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                  20.06.2012 11:22
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                  step ladder from Argos

                  I am not very tall and so find reaching into top cupboards a real problem. In the past I had always used a chair to help me reach,but a few months ago I wanted to decorate a bedroom and knew I needed something a bit more secure to stand on. I didn't want to spend a lot of money on a step ladder and after a bit of research on the internet ,found one with great reviews at a bargain price . The step ladder I decided to buy is one from Argos and is part of their value range. At just £12.99,I wasn't expecting this ladder to be great but was really pleasantly surprised by the quality. The step ladder is quite compact when folded down and so makes storage less of a problem . It has 2 anti slip steps with the top step 46 cm from the ground. The step ladder is 89 cm tall x 46 cm wide and has a depth of 5.5 cm. It is made from steel and feels really sturdy. It is a bit stiff to open but once it is open it locks easily into position and doesn't move . The ladder has quite wide steps and the non slip slightly raised base is reassuring when you are painting a ceiling! I also use this ladder for cleaning windows and changing light bulbs. It is not something I use every day and so the compact folded down size is a bonus. It is quite light at just over 4 kgs and so can be easily carried around the house. The ladder is available from Argos and can be delivered if you prefer. It comes with a 2 year guarantee. Overall a really useful step ladder at an excellent price!

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                  19.06.2012 23:03
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                  A well priced, useful product

                  Unless you are exceptionally tall or live in a rather low roofed house, most people will have cupboards that you just can't reach by standing on your tiptoes, and we have plenty in our house. We often put the things that we think we don't need in these higher cupboards, but as soon as we put them away up high, that is the very time we need them, so the first option is using a chair, which is what we did when we first moved into our house, but this was hassle, as we didn't have proper chairs upstairs, so a couple of years ago, with an argos voucher to use, we decided to purchase this Argos Value 2 step steel ladder, which currently costs £12.99, which is a good price in comparison to some fancier models. This ladder, as you can see from the picture, is a two step ladder, so there is a limit to just how high you can reach, however, we certainly are able to reach our tallest cupboards with this step ladder. The ladder is white in colour which is fine by me. This ladder also comes with a two year guarantee which offers good reassuracn when you purchase this. Obviously there were certain factors to consider: firstly and most importantly was it safe and sturdy to use, and secondly would it be easy to store. Well having had this step ladder for a couple of years now, I can say both factors are true of this step ladder. In regards to safety this step ladder meets the British Standard, and comes with non slip treads and non slip steps. In terms of sturdiness I can say that once opened correctly and assuming you are standing properly on it, you should feel sturdy, although obviously like any ladder it is necessary to still be careful. Storage was of consideration to us, and we haven't had any problems with this product. It folds up to be easily stored in our airing cupboard, although I will say that it tends to get buried behind things and so is a bit of a nuisance to get in and out as it is quite heavy and cumbersome. You also need to be careful that you tilt it against the wall correctly if you are storing it somewhere to ensure the weight is properly distributed. I really do not like using ladders in gerenal as I don't feel safe in one, and to be honest, this is the highest ladder that I feel happy using. I do generally feel sturdy when standing on it, as long as I am standing properly in the middle of each step. I have never slipped and neither has this ladder, and although it is reasonably heavy, it does fold up and is easy to store under a staircase or in an airing cupboard.

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