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Bariatric Commodes / Heavy Duty & Bariatric Potty Chairs

Bariatric commode chairs are sturdily built, extra wide commodes designed to hold an amount of weight ranging between 300 and 1000 pounds. Extra large commodes are an ideal solution for individuals who are on the heavier side. Such individuals find bariatric potty chairs to be significantly more comfortable than standard commodes, which are flimsy and small in comparison. Read More...

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  1. McKesson Heavy Duty Folding Commode Chair
  2. Extra Wide Bedside Commode, Case
  3. PVC Extra-Wide Shower Commode Chair
  4. Bariatric Shower Commode Chair
  5. Bariatric Commode
    Bariatric Commode
  6. McKesson Heavy Duty Non-Folding Commode Chair
  7. Bariatric Drop Arm Commode, 1000 lb Capacity
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  8. Bariatric Folding Commode Seat
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Aside from their extra strong and durable makeup, heavy duty commode chairs often feature deeper seating, and an adjustable seat height. This allows for any individual to semi-customize his seat to his specifications. 

Bariatric toilet chairs are often referred to as bariatric bedside commodes or heavy duty bedside commodes, since they can commonly be found at a person’s bedside. 

Guide to Choosing the Best Bariatric Commode

Getting to the bathroom is an agonizingly slow, nerve wracking process for many. Eliminate the anxiety by keeping a bariatric commode in an easily accessible spot so that you can get to it quickly when you need to. 

When choosing a bariatric commode, not just anything will do, but if this is your first time purchasing a bariatric commode, you may be unsure just what to look for in one. 

No worries! We’ll help you with that. Read through this guide, and once you’re done, you’ll be set and ready to go choose the best bariatric commode for your needs. 

Width of Seat Area

One of the most important factors to take notice of is the width of the seat itself. Check the width specifications of the product in order to ascertain whether or not it’s an ideal fit for you.

Weight Capacity

The sturdiness of the bariatric commode is another major detail. Figure out if the chair is sturdy enough to offer secure, relaxing support by noting the maximum weight capacity. The higher the maximum weight capacity, the stronger the chair will be, and the more secure you’ll feel on it. For this reason, be sure that the chair you’re getting is able to hold your weight. If you feel that the chair is flimsy even though it’s officially designed to hold the amount of weight you need it to, you may want to find a chair that has a maximum weight capacity that is higher than your own. 

There are chairs which feature non-skid tips; that often makes the chair more stable and helps the user feel more secure while sitting on it. 


A lid is not a necessity, but it’s a very nice extra to have when the option is available. The benefits of a lid are twofold: Firstly, the lid keeps things covered, because not everything in life needs to be advertised; some things are not meant to be out in the open. And, besides for protecting the user’s privacy, the lid also contains odor, thereby allowing the room to stay pleasant. 

Drop Arm Handles

A bariatric drop arm commode is extremely practical. It can be hard for anyone to lift himself off the chair when he has limited mobility, but it’s even more difficult for someone who is on the heavier side. To ease the process, some bariatric chairs come with drop arm handles, which the person can grab onto as he stands up, for added support. Bariatric drop arm bedside commodes are extremely practical. 


You may not be aware, but some bariatric chairs come pre-assembled. If you don’t have the time, capability or patience to put together a chair, and you’re not able to hire someone to do it for you, it may be best for you to choose a chair that is already assembled.


An extra wide bedside commode with a large opening is much more comfortable for those with bariatric disorders. Some large and extra large bedside commodes have openings that are quite large; you can usually see in the picture of the extra wide commode about how large the opening of will be. 

Over-Toilet Ability

Some bariatric toilets are designed in a way that they can be placed on top of a typical toilet seat. If this sounds like something, you’d appreciate, look for an over the toilet bariatric commode. 


If you plan on taking the chair with you while traveling, choose a foldable bariatric chair. A bariatric portable toilet that is foldable is more compact and therefore easier to take along to places. 


Bariatric commodes can be expensive. If you want to feel that pinch as little as possible, try to shop around a bit and find a bariatric commode that works for your needs, and yet is the least expensive possible. Of course, do bear in mind that time and health and satisfaction have worth, too, and sometimes, it’s necessary to splurge now in order to save in the long run. 

AvaCare Medical’s Most Popular Extra Wide Commode Chair

The Drive Bariatric Commode is definitely the most popular commode chair. It’s a durable, sturdy wide seat commode with a snap-on seat, plastic armrests, and a large bucket with a lid. The maximum capacity of the Drive Medical Bariatric Commode is 650 pounds. 

Whether you want the Drive Bariatric Drop Arm Commode, an extra tall bedside commode, a Bariatric 3 in 1 commode, or any other kind of heavy duty potty chairs, be sure to search AvaCare Medical now. Our huge selection of bariatric toilet chairs and commodes for large persons can satisfy nearly any individual.