Medline Steel 3-in-1 Antimicrobial Bedside Commode

Last updated date: October 6, 2020

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9.0

Medline Steel 3-in-1 Antimicrobial Bedside Commode

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We looked at the top Bedside Commodes For Adults and dug through the reviews from some of the most popular review sites. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Bedside Commode For Adults you should buy.

Editor's Note October 6, 2020:
Checkout The Best Bedside Commode For Adults for a detailed review of all the top bedside commodes for adults.

Overall Take

Featuring Microban technology on the seat, bucket, lid and armrests, this bedside commode fights against stains, odors, bacteria and mildew. Use it as a portable toilet alternative, as a toilet riser or as a toilet safety frame.


In our analysis of 25 expert reviews, the Medline Medline Steel 3-in-1 Antimicrobial Bedside Commode placed 4th when we looked at the top 7 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

For chronic or temporary medical mobility challenges, this 3-in-1 commode works three ways to meet your specific needs. 1. Use it at bedside to eliminate the need to travel to the bathroom. 2. Remove the bucket and add the splashguard to use it as an elevated seat over your toilet. 3. Remove the seat completely and use the safety rails for added security using your regular toilet and seat. Another great feature of this commode is that it’s infused with Micro ban protection on the seat and handles. This built-in protection won’t wear off or wash away, inhibiting the growth of stains and odors from bacteria, mold & mildew continuously. (This product does not protect users or others against disease-causing bacteria. )

Expert Reviews

Expert Summarized Score

7.5
4 expert reviews

User Summarized Score

8.8
575 user reviews

What experts liked

Toilet paper holder is a feature adding comfort to your experience. Easy to assemble.
- Help And Wellness
Quick and easy to put together. Built-in antimicrobial protection to prevent odor and mold.
- Elderly Care Systems
Folds for storage or portability. Lightweight and sturdy.
- Trendy Reviewed

What experts didn't like

The chair is not foldable. The backrest is not removable, if needed, as it holds the support arms.
- Help And Wellness
The toilet seat can be too small for some adults.
- Elderly Care Systems
Some may find it a bit narrow.
- Trendy Reviewed

An Overview On Bedside Commodes For Adults

Bedside commodes for adults can be an essential piece of equipment for those with mobility issues, those recovering from surgery, those suffering from urinary or incontinence issues or the elderly. These pieces of medical equipment are sturdy and safe, and are available in a variety of configurations and materials.

The five basic types of bedside commodes are: traditional fixed arm, cantilever drop-arm, three-in-ones, bariatric and bench style. Bedside commodes are often made from aluminum, steel, molded plastic or PVC, with some also providing padding on the seat, armrests or both. This range of configurations and materials exists to meet the needs of the many types and degree of mobility or continence challenges that users may encounter.

Many bedside commodes are configured so that they can function as a standalone toilet, as a raised toilet seat or riser or as a toilet safety frame. The three-in-one units can also function as bath chairs. Many bedside commodes come with some degree of configurability, usually in the form of adjustable height. Most also have rubber tips on the legs to prevent the commode from sliding when in use. Some type of armrest and an easy-empty pail are also standard features on most commodes.

When buying a bedside commode, consider the needs of the user and the available space. Folding units are a smart choice when the space in the bedroom is limited, or when the user expects to travel. Folding units are also easier to simply transport from room to room at need.

The body mass of the user is also a crucial factor. For safety, bedside commodes are rated up to specific body weights, and this should always be a consideration in purchasing a bedside commode. Standard bedside commodes are usually rated up to 300 pounds.

The Bedside Commode For Adults Buying Guide

  • Take measurements of both the bedroom area where the commode is expected to be used and of the bedroom for any planned use as a riser or safety frame.
  • Make sure you know the exact weight of the intended user and check the weight rating of the bedside commode before purchase.
  • Consider any allergies the user might have and choose from the variety of bedside commode materials accordingly.
  • Weight is a factor if you plan to move the commode. Aluminum bedside commodes are lighter than steel ones.