Review: B&R Plastics E-Z Foldz Folding Step Stool

If you find yourself regularly restricted in reaching objects that are just out of your grasp but don’t want to lug out a heavy ladder, or risk climbing on a chair, the B&R Plastics E-Z Foldz step stool will safely give you a boost and easily folds for compact storage when not needed.

Sure, there are several other quality fixed step stools on the market but they create a larger footprint for storage and may not be as simple to grab and transport.

We spoke with the president of the company and were informed that the Easy Fold brand is the original folding step stool…dating back to model year 2000…and the only the brand of its kind that is made in the U.S.A . A few manufacturers along the way have created imitations, hence the look-a-likes on the market.

With a relatively low-cost and compact size, this may give reason enough for having the convenience of a EZ Foldz step stool on each floor of the house, and in the garage. With the variety of colors offered you can even get creative with decorative blending in certain rooms.

NOTE: Complete safety relies on proper use. I have had the 9″ model pop apart and collapse on me, but this was while I was hanging a heavy door and had moved all the weight to one side of the step stool. Be sure to keep within the weight requirements and stay centered on the step stool. During several years of use we haven’t had any other issues in our household following these basic rules.

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You’ll find a use for this compact and sturdy step stool in every room of your home, but not limited to just indoor use:

  • Help clean and reach into high cabinets.
  • Use to aid in auto washing.
  • Children get a boost to wash hands in sinks and help in the kitchen.
  • Great for photography or video production when cameras tripods are extended high.
  • Assist in light bulb changes.
  • Great as a temporary chair or side-table – Whether camping, fishing, out on the deck, etc., you can use the EZ Foldz for an extra seat or table that easily stores away. Since our initial review B&R Plastics has created a taller “Neat Seat” model hat may work better as a seat or table.

B&R Plastics E-Z Foldz is Available in a 9″ and 12″ Version

B&R Plastics Easy Fold 9″ vs 12″ Model
Model Weight Folded Dimensions Unfolded Dimensions
9″ 2.74 lbs. 13.5″h x 12.5″w x 1.8″d 9″h x 12.5″w x 10.875″d
12″ 4.37 lbs. 17″h x 18.375″w x 2.375″d 12″h x 18.375″w x 12.375″d

Features Include:

  • Scratch resistant rubber cushioned feet
  • Skid resistant platform to help eliminate any chance of slipping
  • 300 lb. load capacity – Both sizes are rated for 300 lbs., but you can feel that there is more stability and strength to the 12″ model.
  • Built in carry handles for effortless transportation
  • Lightweight plastic material
  • Foldable compact design for easy storage
  • Safety bump stops – On each side, underneath, there are bump stops that are activated (red circled image shown), once the step stool is properly unfolded. This keeps the sides from accidentally being pushed in, until the top is pulled up for collapsing.
  • Colors: EZ foldz folding step stool available colors
B&R Plastics EZ Foldz step stool features
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