Comparing Stair Lifts for Straight Staircases 

Below is a comparison chart of the top straight stairlifts in the industry. The stair lifts featured below are straight rail stair lifts that EHLS offers to those living in the greater Chicago area. Please note that there may be some features and options that were not included in the chart.

Stairlift Model Elan Elite Simplicity 1000 K2
Photo of Stairlift Model Bruno Elite Stairlift Handicare Simplicity Stairlift Handicare 1000 Stairlift Savaria K2 Stairlift
Manufacturer Location USA USA UK UK China
Weight Capcity 300 lbs. 400 lbs. 310 lbs. 350 lbs. 350 lbs.
Hidden Gear Rack on Rail Track Yes Yes No No No
Charges Anywhere on Track Yes Yes Yes No No (Available as Option)
Adjustable Seat Heights Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Seat Swivels Full 90° at Top Landing Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Warranty — Major Components (Motor & Gearbox) Lifetime Lifetime Lifetime Lifetime 36 months
Warranty — Parts 2 years 2 years 2 years 2 years 3 years
Rail Distance from Wall 5” 6” 6 ¼” 6” 9”
Average Speed 15 fpm 25 fpm 24 fpm 24fpm 15 fpm
Painted Rail No No No No Yes
Manual Folding Track  Available   Available  Available   Available   Available 
Power Folding Track   Available  Available N/A   Available  N/A 
Upholstery Choices  No Yes  No Yes  No 
Power Swivel Seat  Available  Available N/A  Available  N/A 
Power Folding Footrest Available  Available  N/A  Available  N/A 
Larger Footrest N/A   Available  Included Included  N/A

For more information on any of the stair lifts featured in the chart or a for a FREE in-home assessment, please call us today!


Bruno Independent Living Aids

Bruno is one of the top stair lift manufactures in the United States. They are a family-owned business and their headquarters is located Oconomowoc, Wisconsin. As seen above, Bruno offers two different straight rail stair lift models. EHLS is proud to be Bruno’s only stairlift diamond dealer located in the greater Chicago area!

Bruno Elan          Best Stair Lifts - Bruno Elite


Handicare is headquartered in and offers a number of other accessibility solutions besides stair lifts. EHLS has been proudly offering Handicare products to Chicago area customers over the past several years, including Handicare’s new Freecurve stairlift.

Handicare Simplicity Stairlift     Handicare Stairlift at Bottom Landing


Savaria offers a variety of accessibility solutions for home use and commercial applications. In addition to stair lifts, Savaria manufacturers a range of wheelchair lifts, home elevators, LULA elevators, and vehicle lifts.

Woman Riding Savaria K2 Stairlift     Savaria K2 Stairlift at Bottom Landing