Which Kitchen Step Stool is Safe?

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If you’re looking for a safe step stool to use in your kitchen then you’ve probably seen many different models to choose from. Some are wooden step stools, some are plastic step stools, some are metal step stools and others are folding step stools which may be a combination of metal with plastic rungs..Which one is best for a kitchen step stool? That depends on which features are most important to you. So you may want to ask yourself, “What am I trying to accomplish in the kitchen.” This simple question and a little investigation into the features of each step stool will help you choose the kitchen step stool that works best for you.

Wooden Step Stools


Are wooden step stools the best choice for a kitchen step? Let’ see, wooden step stools can come painted in different themes or characters, you can get them made as children step stools with Mickey Mouse or your childs favorite cartoon character painted on them. The childrens step stools are smaller and lighter so your child can drag them around easily. Kids step stools are usually made to handle a maximum load of about 150 pounds, so we’re talking about young children. The wooden step stools made for children are not a safe step stool for your kitchen! Check the load rating!!! If the step stool looks like it was made for a child, it probably shouldn’t b used in your kitchen.

Folding Step Stools


The most popular steps for kitchen use are the folding step stools. Why? For 2 main reasons: First they are the cheapest to purchase and they fold up to store, taking up very little space. You can find the folding step stools in most hardware stores like Lowes or Home Depot and in department stores like Target and Wal-Mart. But buyers beware of these folding step stools!! The load rating on these steps is very low, typically between 150-225 pounds. If you stand on the second rung of the folding step stool and lean over, you may find yourself on the floor. These step stools are not very stable or sturdy.

Plastic Step Stools


Most plastic step stools are single piece construction, but I’ve seen 1 or 2 that do collapse for storage purposes. The most popular of the plastic step stools is the Rubbermaid brand. The reason why is they are easy to find at your local hardware or department store and they are cheaply priced. Be absolutely sure to check out the load rating on these Rubbermaid step stools before you get it home to find out it is too flimsy for your needs.

Metal Step stools


Metal step stools come in various shapes and sizes for different industries, but they all have one glaring problem, the rubber pads used on the bottom the legs will wear through, making it far too easy for this step stool to slide out from under you. The second problem with metal step stools is the welds that hold the legs to the step are prone to break or at best, crack. Making this step stool unstable, and a huge liability waiting to happen.If you’re big concern is stability and load rating you may want to look at the Shure-Step® step stools. They are superior to folding and wooden step stools because they hold an enormous amount of weight and will not tip over or slide out from under you. These steps are rated at 500 lbs so they can handle a person carrying a heavy load.

David C. DuPont has been finding solutions to step stool problems for 11 years. He has helped people solve their problems by helping them find kitchen step stools, wooden step stools, kids step stools, plastic step stools and step stools for senior citizens. To see his step stools or to contact him to find a stepstool for you, go to www.Shure-Step.com

 

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Safe Step Stools for Seniors

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Do you know a senior citizen that’s having trouble getting into a bus or SUV? Finding a safe step stool for your aging adult or physically challenged loved one can be difficult. Many of us have parents, grandparents or aunts & uncles that are either aging or physically challenged and have problems getting into a bus or SUV. Possibly, they have just had surgery, making it almost impossible for them to lift their leg more than 5 or 6 inches off the ground. This really poses a serious risk of injury when you try to take them out to grab a meal or go to a doctor’s appointment. Getting your loved one into your vehicle or doing anything that requires transporting them can be a real hassle.

Independent retirement homes and other adult communities have the exact same problem and they have tried to solve the problem by building their own wooden step stools out of plywood. Other communities have tried to use old Coca-Cola bottle crates as wooden step stools to help their residents overcome this problem. Some have even resorted to using a heavy block of wood as a wooden step stool so their senior passengers could get up to that first step on the bus they were traveling on. Directors for adult living facilities as well as the directors of nursing for these facilities are faced with finding a safe step stool for their seniors that is light, durable and easy to see. Finding a safe step stool to solve this national problem shouldn’t have to be this hard! Hasn’t anyone come up with a 6 inch step stool for seniors to solve this problem?

Look no more!! There is one safe step stool designed with the senior citizen specifically in mind. This step stool is called the Senior Step stool and it’s made by a company called Shure-Step®. You can find the Senior Step stool at www.Shure-Step.com. This safe step stool is 6 inches high, it has a large top surface area, it has a rough sandpaper pad on the top so your seniors’ feet will not slide or slip while stepping on it and the color is bright yellow so it’s easy to see. If you’re need includes using a safe step stool in very cold climates where there is ice on the ground, the Shure-Step® company offers ice cleats for its step stools.

The Senior Citizen population in the US is growing quickly. This segment of our population has special needs regarding mobility. In order for this segment of our population to be mobile they require the assistance of a safe step stool. Most step stools are not user friendly for physically challenged older adults, but the Senior Step is. In fact this safe step stool was designed with information from 3 different directors of adult living communities and one director of nursing. If your looking for a safe step stool to help an older adult get into a bus or SUV, be sure to go to www.Shure-Step.com.

David C. DuPont has been finding solutions to step stool problems for 9 years. He has helped people solve their problems by helping them find kitchen step stools, wooden step stools, kids step stools, plastic step stools and step stools for senior citizens. To see his step stools or to contact him to find a stepstool for you, go to www.shurestep.com

How to Find a Safe Bus Step Stool?

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When you see a step stool sitting in front of a bus do you wonder if it’s a safe step stool? Let’s take a look at the step stools buses use and why. Some of the step stools the buses are using are metal step stools. These step stools are made of square metal tubes welded to a metal frame with legs that have rubber pads on the bottom. At first glance these step stools look sturdy, but upon closer inspection you may find that these bus step stools are not as safe as they look.

For a step stool to be safe, legs are not recommended. Why, Bus drivers have repeatedly told me horror stories as they watched visually impaired seniors who couldn’t clearly see the top of the bus step stooll and put their foot under the bus step stool instead of on top. They looked somewhat confused as they tried to lift their foot and the bus step stool moving with their foot.

Also, if a bus step stool has legs, the legs are the weakest point of the step stool because eventually the legs will either bend making the step stool unstable or the welds that hold the step stool together will crack, allowing the step stool to wobble.

Look at the bus step stool. Ask yourself “Will this bus step stool hold a very, very large person?” If the step stool is a wooden step stool made for a child, maybe not. Look for a load rating on the step stool. If it doesn’t have one how do you know how much weight the step stool will carry? You Don’t!! So be careful.

David C. DuPont has been finding solutions to step stool problems for 9 years. He has helped people solve their problems by helping them find kitchen step stools, wooden step stools, kids step stools, plastic step stools and step stools for senior citizens. To see his step stools or to contact him to find a stepstool for you, go to www.Shure-Step.com

 

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Safe Step Stools For Kids

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In order to make sure that the step stool for your kids is safe to use, first you must consider what your child will be using the step stool for. Since it is getting close to summer a lot of kids will be drinking out of a water fountain. Most water fountains in public places are installed for an adult to use, so they are too high for a child reach safely. You don’t want your child standing on a step stool that could tip over while they’re getting a drink from a water fountain, do you? Kids don’t think about safety when they want a drink of water; they just want to quench their thirst. So make sure that the step stool is very, very sturdy, because when kids get near a water fountain they horse around and play, a lot!

Safe Step Stool for Outside Water Fountains

Also consider if the step stool for kids to drink from a water fountain is going to be outside, if it is then get a kids step stool that will stand up to the weather and last. Metal step stools tend to rust and become unsafe after being in the rain & sun for more than a year. Wooden step stools simply fall apart after being in the weather for any length of time. Plastic is good as long as the children’s step stool is rated for enough weight to handle several kids at one time. Remember, kids horse around a lot and this isn’t the time to cheap out on the equipment. Kids don’t know if the step stool is safe or not, so you’ll have to pick a step stool for them.

Legs Are Unsafe for Step Stools

Remember, legs are unsafe for an outdoor step stool. If the ground gets soft, like after a rain, one or more of the legs will sink into the ground making your child’s step stool unstable and un-level.

David C. DuPont has been finding solutions to step stool problems for 9 years. He has helped people solve their problems by helping them find bathroom step stools, kitchen step stools, wooden step stools, kids step stools, plastic step stools and step stools for senior citizens. To see his step stools or to contact him to find a stepstool for you, go to www.Shure-Step.com

 

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Kids Library Step Stool

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Have you ever been in a library and seen a child standing on one of the round step stools trying to reach a top shelf and the step stool that they were standing on tips over? One of the reasons this happens is the shape of the library step. The other is because the library step stool has wheels.

Round is not the best shape for any step stool. It just isn’t stable. A square or rectangle step stool is much more stable than a round step. The other problem, wheels, is asking for an accident to happen. Wheels are great for dollies, carts and anything you want to move. The purpose of a library step stool is to help kids reach the higher shelves. It should be stable and allow the child to reach up and over. If the step stool has wheels and the child doesn’t weigh enough, the step stool will roll with the kid on it. Not good.

Libraries should have a step stool with a wide base and a large standing surface. Enough of a surface to allow for some lateral movement. Sometimes a library will have an event with a children’s display in a case that is elevated. The younger children will have to use a step stool to view the contents of the display. If your child goes to the library make sure they have a safe step stool for her to use.

Some libraries use a folding step stool. Why? They are usually the cheapest to purchase and they fold up for storage, taking up very little space. You can find these folding step stools in some hardware stores like Lowes or in department stores like Target. But be warned of these folding step stools!! The load capacity on these step stools is usually between 150-225 pounds. If you stand on the second step of the folding step stool and reach over, you may find yourself on the floor. These step stools are not very safe.

David C. DuPont has been finding solutions to step stool problems for 11 years. He has helped people solve their problems by helping them find kitchen step stools, wooden step stools, kids step stools, plastic step stools and step stools for senior citizens. To see his step stools or to contact him to find a stepstool for you, go to www.Shure-Step.com

 

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Safe Step Stools for Pediatric Dentistry

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When your youngster has to get a panoramic x-ray at their children’s dentist office, it can be difficult for the dentist to get the child’s mouth at the right height for the x-ray machine without a safe step stool for the child to stand on. Most of the panoramic x-ray machines are designed for adults (think tall). The task of elevating a young child to the correct height while having the kid remain calm & still during a panoramic x-ray of their mouth is no easy task. So what should a pediatric dentist look for in a children’s step stool?

In order for the children’s dentist to buy the best step stool for the job in their office, here’s what they need to look for:

1)Look for a large standing surface area so the child can feel comfortable for extended periods of time standing in one position. The large area allows the child to move their feet if they get fidgety.

2) Make sure the base of the children’s step stool is significantly larger than the top of the step stool. This one little detail adds a lot of stability to the child’s step stool.

3) Look for a load rating on any step stool you plan to use in a business. A 500 pound rating for any step stool seems to be what the military and large corporations require and so should you.

4) Legs are bad. If your step stool has legs, they will eventually either bend, break or the rubber pads on the end will wear out, not good because the step stool will wobble or slide.

David C. DuPont has been finding solutions to step stool problems for more than 11 years. He has helped people solve their problems by helping them find kitchen step stools, wooden step stools, kids step stools, plastic step stools and step stools for senior citizens. To see his safe step stool or to contact him to find or design a stepstool for you, go to www.Shure-Step.com

 

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How To Find A Safe Step Stool For Putting Up Christmas Decorations

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When you want to put up your Christmas lights this season be sure to look for a lightweight heavy duty step stool with a large top surface instead of a ladder. In a lot of situations your ladder might be too bulky to set up properly. Sometimes if the ground is soggy the legs of the ladder may sink into the ground when you stand on it. Making the ladder unstable and possibly tip over, with you on it!!! Yikes. When you open the ladder to put up Christmas decorations around your house it can be very difficult to set it down on the ground without setting it on plants or around other decorations without making the ladder unstable or breaking the decorations. This is where a smaller step stool can get into tight places safely to provide the proper support for you while putting up Christmas lights on the outside of your house or putting the angel on the top of your Christmas tree. Just make sure the step stool doesn’t have any legs if you’re using it outside. Legs sink into the ground.

Using the right step stool you can make putting up Christmas lights easy and safe. And don’t forget that you have to take all those Christmas decorations down too. So make it safe and happy holidays for everyone by using a safe step stool to put your decorations and lights up. Your family will be glad you did.

David C. DuPont has been finding solutions to step stool problems and designing step stools for 9 years. He has helped people solve their problems by helping them find kitchen step stools, wooden step stools, kids step stools, plastic step stools and step stools for senior citizens. To see his step stools or to contact him to find a stepstool for you, go to www.ShureStep.com

 

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The 2 Step Stool

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Now there is a 2 step stool that can help kids, seniors, little people and even the physically disabled reach the necessary height to perform everyday tasks. A person using the 2 Step Stool can easily step up 6 inches to the first level on this step stool and then up 4 inches to the second step on this step stool. This lifts the person 10 inches off the ground so you can reach high shelves at home or work.

The 2 step stool is very light, 9 pounds, and has 6 rubber pads on the bottom to prevent it from sliding in wet or slick areas. The step is also covered with a sand paper top that allows for easy gripping whether the person on it is barefoot or wearing shoes. The 2 step stool is also rated for 500 pounds.

Here are some features, benefits and common uses of the 2 step stool:


* the 2 step stool can be used to help children to climb up to the trampoline.


* the 2 step stool can be use in reaching high shelves either in your house or in office.


* the 2 step stool can help you reach products you need in a grocery or department stores which are placed on higher shelves.


* the 2 step stool can help the kids to reach the sink to wash their hands or reach the water fountain in school.


* the 2 step stool can be use in many commercial application in industries.


* the 2 step stool can also be use in servicing vehicles.

These are just a few of the uses for the 2 step stool.

And you don’t have to worry if it will tip over or become unstable because this 2 step stool is very sturdy and has a large base to keep it from tipping. It assures your safety from slips and falls that cause accidents. You will discover more of its great value when you have it in your home, in your store, offices, industries, schools or anywhere that a 2 step stool is needed. Isn’t it great to have this kind of product for us? Grab one now!

David C. DuPont has been finding solutions to step stool problems for more than 11 years. He has helped people solve their problems by helping them find kitchen step stools, bus step stools, wooden step stools, kids step stools, plastic step stools and step stools for senior citizens. To see his step stools or to contact him to find or design a stepstool for you, go to www.Shurestep.com

Can You Use A Safe Children’s Step Stool for Seniors?

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Step stools that are designed for kids to use come in all sorts of shapes and sizes. But they are really are designed with a child in mind. The step stool is usually small, so a child can move it. The kids step stools can come with Disney carton characters plastered on them. There are some step stools that actually change from a step to a chair or fold up for storage. These children’s steps are made to appeal to kids and they aren’t very expensive. Which brings me to my next point, just because these step stools are inexpensive don’t buy and use them for any other purpose than what they are designed for. Kids!

Seniors are not children, Even if they sometimes act like it! Senior citizens have special needs when it comes to choosing a step stool. So don’t let price be the leading factor when choosing a step stool for a senior loved one. First you must understand what your loved senior is trying to do with the step stool. Are they trying to get into a vehicle, are they wanting to get into bed, step up into a tub?

Seniors needs are very different from kids. So don’t hurt a loved one by getting them the wrong tool for the job. Seniors need to be able to see their step stool. If they have impaired vision a small children’s step stool might be too hard to see. Seniors need a large surface area to stand on. This way if they are a little unstable the large surface may keep them from stumbling off the edge of the step stool. And the last thing you really need to be careful about when researching step stools for seniors is the load rating. Make absolutely sure it is rated high enough for your loved one.

In your quest to find the correct step stool for your specific purpose be sure to measure the distance between where your loved one is going to step up. What I mean by that is, if your loved one is trying to step up into your SUV or truck, measure the distance from the ground to the floorboard and try to find a safe step stool that is as close to ½ that distance as you can. This will make it and even step up to the step and then into your SUV.

David C. DuPont has been finding solutions to step stool problems for 13 years. He has helped people solve their problems by helping them find kitchen step stools, wooden step stools, kids step stools, plastic step stools and step stools for senior citizens. To see his step stools or to contact him to find a stepstool for you, go to www.Shure-Step.com

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Anti-Slip Step Stools

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What makes a step stool safe and sturdy? One of the qualities is the step stool’s ability to stay put and not slip or slide with a load on it. How can this be accomplished? There are several methods that step stool manufacturers use depending on the intended use of the step stool. If the step stool is going to be used in a clean environment such as a warehouse with smooth concrete floors or at a car wash where the surface might be wet, most step stool manufacturers use non-slip rubber pads on the bottom of their steps to prevent slipping. But, all rubber non-slip pads are not created equal. And if you’re not paying attention, some of these pads are not very big or attached very securely. So what should you inspect the step stool for?

Check the non-slip pads for being attached securely by pulling on the pad and see if it comes off easily. If it does, please understand that it will come off easily while you are using the step stool. If the pad comes off, you no longer have anything to keep the step stool from sliding on a smooth floor. So, first check the non-slip pads for being attached securely. Next you’ll want to check the size and note how many of the non-slip pads are present on the bottom of the step stool. If you have a large step stool, you should have an adequate number of pads large enough to keep the step from sliding. The last thing to check is contact with the floor. Make sure that the non-slip pads are touching the floor when the step stool is set on it. You can do this by simply putting the step stool on a counter top and inspect where the non-slip pads contact the counter. The step stools with spring loaded wheels add danger to a step stool by making you apply enough weight for the non-slip pads to touch the floor. If you have a child or small person that tries to stand on this type of rolling step stool, their weight might not be enough to push on the step stool to make the non-slip pads touch the floor.

David C. DuPont invented the safest step stool after his own unfortunate fate in using the unstable and unsafe step stool when he’s working on their family’s repair shop. That incident got him bleeding and bruised. His invention has been awarded by various organizations for it’s excellence. You can check all types of step stool for your own usage on his site at www.ShureStep.com. Or you may want to watch his video here.

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