Item is lightweight, easy for an elderly person to carry and built well with a handle so it is safe to use.
I live in an small apartment and could not reach the to the top of cabinets in my Kitchen. I love this because I can fold it up and it slides right between the fridge and extra shelving I have. When I need it I just grab by the handle pull the knob and walla! It has been a life saver. Eveyone in the house uses it. It is also very sturdy and strong!!!