8 Top-Rated Kitchen Step Stools and Ladders

We all need a little help reaching those top cabinets!

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June 17, 2021

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While we would never complain about extra storage in the kitchen, some storage space — like high cabinets, for example — aren't exactly useful if you can't reach them. Rather than dragging your dining room chairs around and potentially risking your safety, add a simple step stool to help access those hard-to-reach areas. We checked some of our top retailers, including Amazon, Bed Bath & Beyond and Home Depot to see which step stools reviewers were loving and rounded up the best-rated options below. Whether you want to easily store it or need a stool made for kids, there is an option for you.

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This top-rated step stool is a reviewer favorite at Amazon, and it's not hard to see why. It easily folds up, making it easy to bring with you on a road trip or store away in the kitchen. Once unfolded, the company claims it can hold up to 300 pounds, and reviewers love it for kids and adults alike.

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This step ladder holds up to 500 pounds and folds up to easily store away in your house. It's great for accessing those hard-to-reach cabinets or tackling projects in the kitchen. Reviewers give it high ratings for its quality material and durability.

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The interlocking design of this stool means you have the choice between having an extra step on your stool or two separate step stools to use. The company claims this stool can hold up to 250 pounds and has non-slip surface to prevent sliding.

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This step stool was designed with kids in mind, holding up to 110 pounds and equipped with gripping surface to help prevent slipping. Reviewers love how safe and sturdy it feels and the cute elephant-foot design.

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This well-reviewed stool from IKEA is made for both adults and kids who need an extra boost in the kitchen. It is able to hold up to 220 pounds and has added protection on the top to help prevent slipping. Reviewers love the nearly 10 inches of height this stool gives, stating, "It’s taller than most step stools which is great since it needs no assembly."

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If your kid wants to get more involved with helping you cook but can't quite reach the counter, this step stool will make for the perfect addition to your kitchen. It holds up to 77 pounds, which is on the lower end of stools in this list, but reviewers love how light and stable it feels for kids.

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If you want one ladder to tackle all your household tasks and reach the high cabinets in your kitchen, this three-step, lightweight stool is perfect. It folds up nicely for easy transportation and storage, and holds up to 225 pounds.

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