Cosco 11-302 Step Stool..A Cool Step Above
Written: Sep 13, 2003 (Updated Sep 13, 2003)
a Very Helpful Review
by the Epinions community
Pros:Folds Flat, Convenient, Sturdy, Cost
The Bottom Line: I wholeheartedly recommend the Cosco 11-302 Step stool/ladder. At the going price how could you not own one?
Have you ever struggled with that last 2 inches reach to screw in a light bulb, or really stretched out to reach that can of salted peanuts the wife keeps hiding from you to keep your cholesterol count down? Well struggle no more! Coco comes to the rescue with their model 11302 WBL utility stepladder/stool. The 11302 is a fast, efficient and convenient item that should find a plethora (did I say that?) of uses in todays domestic palaces across this great land of ours.
Weighing in at a lithe 10 pounds, the Cosco 11302 is a sure bet to improve the quality of life for most users. As folding step ladders/stools go, this one is a breeze to use. Simply hold the powder coated 7/8frame at the top and press on the rubber coated safety tread and the 11302 easily opens invitingly, offered two stairways to the heavens, or at lea5t 1 foot 8 inches. It certainly doesnt sound like much, but you will find it will make a worlds difference looking for those gummy bears in the middle of the night! The 15 tread width will assure you have plenty of room to move around if needed. Rated at a 200 lb. load and priced to go at $20.00, at most home centers, this baby is a real steal for such utility!
The riveted, hinged treads are supported by a 20-gauge steel suspended cross member for added safety and strength. The front legs are single pole and wrap around to form the front of the sturdy Cosco, think upside down U configuration. The rear leg is set up as a right side up U with a wide bar for even greater support. There are hard plastic runners on the front legs that appear to be non-marring, while the rear sports a square cornered runner at the outer edges for greater stability, support and protection for your flooring. The two leg assemblies are hinged with, yet another hard plastic sculptured brace and are interconnected via the suspended cross member and treads. Distance from front to rear legs extended is an ample 20. The treads are notched for better traction and will make an impression on a bare foot, which can be uncomfortable. They are sturdy and further bolstered by 6 cross braces underside, including the front and rear rims of the tread. You could not rack this unit or better yet twist or even contort the tread assembly. In fact, you would be hard pressed to destroy the Cosco, short of throwing it, violently to the ground a few times, I would venture to guess.
The real beauty here is the utility gained from a step stool/ladder that folds to a flat 3ֺ high and 2 ¼ deep! The Cosco fits anywhere! I can easily place it behind or beside a refrigerator, in a broom closet, under, over or just about anywhere you have 3x 2 1/4 of space. In fact it would easily fit in this guys size 46 pants on television whose offering a testimonial on $146.00 diet pills as I write this review, although at his girth, I would hardly recommend his using it. I would venture to guess if your waist measurements start to resemble oil viscosity, you should read one of the many warning labels plastered on the Cosco 11-302 before taking this one around the block.
I am really pleased with and have found many uses for the Cosco 11-302. It is a score when you walk out of a home center with a purchase you would have easily spent twice what you paid for it. The Cosco is a must for all of you who have aging parents who dont have one handy or kids who are still climbing up on the countertops to reach the peanut butter or healthy husbands who simply want to have some salted peanuts
okay a lot of salted peanuts to go with an ice cold beer once in a while!
The Cosco site http://www.coscoproducts.com/ is an average offering, with a complete catalog and consumer feedback area. Good to see they arent spending all their money on their site; it is clear they are putting plenty in R&D. My only beef?? Well, another color would be nice. That appliance white that Grandma was so famous for, is played out! How about something with some pop to it? Also, I would add another grip atop the frame for those greasy handed individuals who have their mitts deep into the gummy bear bag
simply add another warning to the plethora( I did it again) of warning labels that dress up this sweet little utility stepladder/stool (you decide)!
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