Folding Step Stool: The Essential Tool You Need to Reach New Heights Around the House

Every home cook aspires to have a well-stocked kitchen in the way of essentials and fresh foods. How about tools? My Dad always says, "use the right tool for the right job." But, he was talking cars, and we're talking kitchens. Trust me when I say yours needs a folding step stool.

Collapsible step ladders can serve a lot of different purposes. In New Orleans, we use them to get a leg up on the parade route prizes. A collapsible stool serves the same purpose in the kitchen: reach new heights with these models.

Best Folding Step Stools

1. LUISLADDERS Sturdy Aluminum Step Stool Ladder Woodgrain Lightweight Ladders Folding Step Stool for Home and Kitchen Ladder 330lb (2 Step)

As the picture shows, this footstool looks great as decor. If style is your thing, the woodgrain matches with certain kitchen cabinets. A notch above the basic plastic step stool, but not so heavy-duty as to be a hassle.

2. 4 Step Ladder, HBTower Folding Step Stool with Tool Platform, Wide Anti-Slip Pedal, Sturdy Steel Ladder, Convenient Handgrip, Lightweight 330lbs Portable Steel Step Stool, Green and Black 

This is no small step stool, but it can fit in a small space at 1.6 inches wide when folded. This is a high-quality Amazon bestseller with a strong load capacity.

3. BirdRock Home 3-Step Slim Aluminum Step Ladder - Sturdy Thin Foldable Step Stool - 3 Anti-Slip Steps - Wide Platform - Great for Your Kitchen, Pantry, Closets

Rubber pads provide a non-slip grip for this lightweight step stool. It is sturdy enough for multipurpose use around the house, especially if you need a kids' step stool that doesn't reach the top shelf but does reach the top of those dusty frames in the hall.

4. Louisville Ladder AS3002 6966014, 2 feet, Black

The Louisville Ladder is an aluminum step stool version of the short (and highly suspect) Rubbermaid 1-step plastic stools. It's a low price option for a lower height solution, great if you need a step up.

5. HBTower 3 Step Ladder, Folding Step Stool with Wide Anti-Slip Pedal, 500lbs Sturdy Steel Ladder, Convenient Handgrip, Lightweight, Portable Steel Step Stool, Black

This HB Tower is made with durable plastic that has a load capacity of 500 pounds, which means it can double up as a place to set your tools for home improvement projects. For all it can hold, the pricing is light.

6. Delxo Lightweight Aluminum Woodgrain 2 Step Stool Folding Step Stool Step ladders Home and Kitchen Step Ladder Anti-Skid and Wide Pedal Ladders 330lbs Capacity Space Saving

If you need a step ladder with character and curb appeal, this one is all you. The aesthetic of faux-woodgrain is easier on the eyes than some of the other Cosco-looking stools. Less heavy duty though.

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