Top 10 Best Steel Bedside Folding Commodes in 2017 Reviews

A commode is more of a mobile toilet that is placed by the bedside. It’s an ideal option for mobility impaired persons, expectant women, patients recuperating from surgery, and anyone who may find it hard to visit the bathroom.

Our market has more than enough of these units. As you’ll find out, most of them share the same features and are used in the same way. However, not every other commode is perfect for you. Why? This is because they vary in terms of weight capacity and ease of storage and transportation.

How do you find an ideal commode for yourself, a senior or a sick patient?

Firstly, check the weight capacity. Most toilet seats support between 250-350lbs. However, there are others which will support up 650 pounds.

Secondly, ensure that you can reach the seat without struggling. Again, you should be able to fit between the arm frames without forcing yourself through. This may necessitate taking of measurements.

Next, depending on your mobility level, you can opt for a commode that can be used as a toilet frame or elevated seat over the existing toilet.

Again, ensure that the receptacle pail is enough for your waste, is easy to remove, and to clean. Lastly and most important, opt for a unit that folds flat and that which can be assembled with no fuss.

10. Roscoe Medical 3-in-1 Folding Commode

  • By: Roscoe Medical
  • Item Weight: 17 pounds
  • Product Dimensions: N/A

This Roscoe Medical Commode comes with a tough and durable steel construction. It’s a China-made unit weighing 17lbs and with the ability to support users with up to 300 pounds. Its seat has a width of 24’’ and has a height of 23’’ which can be easily adjusted in 1-inch increments.

The gray set comes complete with a bucket with a carry handle and cover. It also has a splash shield that adds to its hygienic orientation.

For the user’s comfort and added stability, Roscoe comes fitted with a snap-on back support. The commode also features non-marring rubber tips which will prevent making marks on the floor. Without forgetting, the bucket and the removable back are all latex-free and won’t cause any allergic reaction.

This commode also folds flat in seconds making storage a breeze and convenient to travel with.

Pros

  • Easy assembly
  • Easy to clean
  • Folds flat

Cons

  • No flaw has been reported yet

9. Fidler MedicalFolding Steel Bedside Commode

  • By: Fidler Medical
  • Item Weight: N/A
  • Product Dimensions: N/A

Our next option is this attractively constructed steel commode by Fidler Medical. This seat has it all in terms of versatility. Starting from its fuss-free setup to effortless folding, Fidler Medical aims at offering optimum convenience for a long, long time.

This commode has a durable steel-welded frame with anti-rattle rings to make it quieter. The frame has a gray powder finish that complements its look while adding to its durability. The package also includes a 7.5qt commode bucket with a cover and a splash shield. Its arm frames are fitted with plastic handles for the user’s comforts.

Fidler Medical weighs 14.8lbs and has a weight limit of 250 pounds. Its seat has a width of 13.5’’ and a depth of 22.5’’.

Pros

  • It’s attractive
  • Plastic arms add comfort
  • Height adjustable

Cons

  • None identified

8. Medline MDS89664KDMB 3-in-1 Folding Steel Commode

  • By: Medline
  • Item Weight: 13.1 pounds
  • Product Dimensions: 17 x 8 x 21.5 inches 

Medline has some of the most renowned bedside commodes. This one, for instance, is amongst the most versatile units they’re on the market. It’s a 3-in-1 folding commode.

It comes as a complete set with a seat, pail, and splash guard and can, therefore, be used as a standalone folding bedside commode. For those who are mobile enough to go to the bathroom, the pail can be removed and let the unit be used as an elevated toilet seat with safety rails.

Medline MDS89664KDMB also has plastic handrails that add more comfort. Again, it features a toilet paper holder that keeps the toilet paper just within your reach. The width inside the arms is 18.5 inches. The legs have a slanted design and support weights of up to 350lbs.

Lastly, like most of the products from this manufacturer, this commode’s bucket and splash guard feature microban technology. This inhibits the growth of microbes that cause odors and stains.

The only challenge with this commode is that though sold as foldable, you’ll have to disassemble it fully for storage or travel. However, that requires no tools, and it’s fast.

Pros

  • It’s a 3-in-1 set
  • Has a toilet paper holder

Cons

  • Requires disassembly for storage

7. Drive Medical 11117N-1Bariatric Folding Commode

  • By: Drive Medical
  • Item Weight: 2.4 pounds
  • Product Dimensions: 26 x 26 x 6 inches 

Though pricey than most of the units that we’ve reviewed thus far, Drive Medical 11117N-1 is what you require if you need a unit that’s more durable and for heavy people.

This commode has a deluxe design featuring heavy-duty steel frames that support weights of up to 650lbs. Again, this versatile unit can also be used as a toilet safety frame or an elevated toilet seat.

Drive Medical 11117N-1 is 15.5’’ at its lowest height. However, that can be adjusted with a simple press of a push-button to elevate it gradually up to 22 inches. This makes it ideal for different users and existing toilets with different heights.

The package comes complete with a 12qt bucket with a carrying handle, a cover, and a splash guard.

Pros

  • Supports heavy weight
  • Has sturdy construction

Cons

  • Pricey and heavy

6. Drive Medical 11148KDR-1 Folding Commode(300lbs)

  • By: Drive Medical
  • Item Weight: 2.4 pounds
  • Product Dimensions: 22.8 x 7.5 x 24.4 inches 

Drive Medical 11148KDR-1 is designed for people looking for a sturdy space-saving commode. It’s sturdy and has a gray powder coating that gives it its eye-pleasing design.

This unit also comes as a savior for low toilets. It can be configured to act as an elevator as well as a toilet frame. Its height easily adjusts from 16.5-22.5 inches.

Its plastic arms are also noticeable. These not only offer comfortable armrests but also help the user when sitting or standing up.

Pros

  • Perfect for tight space toilets
  • Has adjustable height
  • Folds flat

Cons

  • The seat may be small for some

5. INV96301 – Invacare Corporation Commode

  • By: Invacare
  • Item Weight: 9.5 pounds
  • Product Dimensions: 19 x 25 x 29 inches 

Are you looking for an inexpensive commode to fit in your tight budget without compromising on safety, comfort, and convenience? INV96301 could be it.

Though cheap, this unit has sturdy steel construction and supports 350lbs with no fuss. Its seat measures 16’’. As such, you may want to consider the user’s measurements before purchasing. It also has plastic armrests and height adjustable legs.

Pros

  • It’s lightweight (12.9 pounds)
  • It’s inexpensive

Cons

  • Its seat and cover feel flimsy

4. Medline Guardian G30213-1F Bedside Commode

  • By: Medline
  • Item Weight: 14 pounds
  • Product Dimensions: 18.8 x 24.5 x 26.5 inches 

Medline Guardian G30213 is another budget level bedside commode that should serve you right if you need a unit you can move or transport easily.

The commode will conveniently fold down to save your space by up to 35%. It also comes ready to use with a pail, a cover, and splash shield. The seat snaps into place easily and can also be removed for breezy cleaning.

With its sturdy construction, Medline Guardian G30213 supports 350 pounds. The seat between its arms is 19’’ while the seat depth is 16’’. Lastly, the height is adjustable to fit different heights.

Pros

  • Easy to clean
  • Folds flat

Cons

  • The seat may be small for some users

3. Medline MDS89664 3-in-1 Bedside Commode

  • By: Medline
  • Item Weight: 10.6 pounds
  • Product Dimensions: 25.2 x 25.2 x 26.4 inches 

This is another pocket-friendly model from Medline’s pool of bedside commodes. Its low profile featuring a gray theme fits well in most rooms.

It boasts plastic armrests and a snap-on back for the patient’s comfort. It has a height range of between 15-21 inches and supports up to 350 pounds. Medline MDS89664 can also be used as a toilet support frame and elevated toilet seat.

Pros

  • It’s a 3-in-1 unit
  • Has adjustable height

Cons

  • Its seat could be smaller for some

2. Drive Medical RTL11148KDR Folding Bedside Commode

  • By: Drive Medical
  • Item Weight: 14.8 pounds
  • Product Dimensions: 7.8 x 22.8 x 25 inches 

This bedside commode by Drive Medical comes as a complete set with a 7.5qt pail with a handle, cover, and splash guard.

Unlike most of the units on this list, this commode has unique and durable blue powder coating. It also assembles, opens, and folds easily. In fact, it features an elastic cord that makes folding, storage, and transportation pretty easy.

It also has a push button for graduated height increments. It has 18’’ between arms and supports 350 pounds.

Pros

  • Strong steel-welded construction
  • Usable as an elevated toilet seat

Cons

  • Its seat is small

1. Drive Medical Steel Bedside Commode

  • By: Drive Medical
  • Item Weight: 14.5 pounds
  • Product Dimensions: 22.4 x 7.5 x 24.4 inches 

This best-selling folding bedside commode supports users weighing up to 350 pounds. Just like the unit we’ve just reviewed above, this one also has an elastic cord to make folding pretty quick and easy. It’s also a complete set with a commode bucket, cover, and splash guard.

Its seat width measures 13.5’’ while the distance between its arms is 18’’.

Pros

  • Opens easily and also folds flat for convenient storage
  • Has strong welding for durability

Cons

  • Concerns about faulty and used units

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