The Best Rise and Recline Chairs – Updated for 2021

Welcome to our review of the best rise and recline chairs! I’ll get into reviews of my individual favourite models below, but first, let’s discuss a bit more about the range of riser recliners out there, and how I came to write this article.

Rise and Recline Chairs – Introduction

On this page we have compiled a list of the best value electric recliner chairs available on the market today.

With the aim of helping you find the best rise and recline chairs at the best price possible.

If you are looking to buy a recliner chair in the UK, we hope you’ll find a recliner chair here that will be suitable.

I have recently updated this list of the best recliner chairs to include new recliners for 2021.

There are recliner chairs for the elderly with single motors, dual motors, massage and heat.

You will also see chairs with button back, T-back and waterfall back.

That is even before you begin to look at the range of fabrics, comfort and user weight limits.

The Best Rise and Recline Chairs Are:

  • The Caesar Riser Recliner
  • The Cullingworth Riser Recliner
  • Thornton Dual Motor Recliner
  • The Hainworth Riser Recliner (Most Popular)
  • The Westminster (Our Top Choice)

We’ve put together a quick comparison table below so you can easily compare these riser recliner chairs side by side

Single Motor
Faux Leather
Heat and Massage
Drinks Holders
Premium Price
Premium Quality
Adjustable lumbar and headrest
Powerful, Reliable Motors
Dual Motor
Heat and Massage
USB Port
2 Beautiful Colours
Dual Motor
Massage & Heat
Great Value for Money
The Westminster
Dual Motor
Lumbar and Headrest Adjustment
Leather Upholstery
Battery Backup

Below we take a more in-depth look at the above recliner chairs to find out which is the best.

We have tested all of these chairs and took into account value for money, comfort, customer reviews and reliability. 

We hope you will find a suitable rise and recline chair in our list of the 5 best rise and recline chairs.

I have tried to include a reclining armchair on this list that will suit everyone, the elderly, disabled, large person and petite person.

If you have ever visited a mobility shop on the high street, one thing will stand out, the price.

You could expect to pay upwards of £1,500 for a rise and recline chair with the list of functions that you will find on this page.

However as you will see below, we’ve managed to find rise and recline chairs that have just as many features, but are much more affordable.

So let’s get to it! Here are our top 5 best rise and recline chairs.

Top 5 Rise and Recline Chair Reviews

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5: The Caesar

The Caesar heat and massage electric recliner chair is a new release from More4Homes.

We found the built in heat function superb at helping the pain associated with arthritis.

We found this to be a reliable recliner chair which is easy to operate thanks to it’s simple to operate 4 button handset. 

This is a single motor recliner chair which during our testing we found to be very reliable.

The drinks holders on each arm and spacious chair arm pockets are a welcome addition for a chair with such a budget price.

One of the most impressive functions of this recliner is its ability when standing.

The Caesar manages to stand almost vertically to assist the user in standing to an upright position, which in turn helps when sitting.

Available in 3 beautiful faux leather colours, the Caesar is a winner, backed up by its glowing customer reviews.

If you are looking to buy a heat and massage electric recliner chair online in the UK, this is great value for money recliner chair and we rate it very highly.

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caesar rise and recline chair

4: The Cullingworth

Stop! Don’t just look at the price and keep scrolling.  There is a reason for this premium price – premium quality.

Granted, I would usually be the first one to scoff at a price tag like this, but having tried the chair, I can tell you it’s worth every penny.

Which! magazine called this the best rise and recliner chair they had ever seen.

The Cullingworth rise and recline chair by Fenetic Wellbeing has a powered headrest and lumbar support so the user can fully customise their seating position.

As you would expect for a chair with so much customisation, the remote control could be considered a little complicated so it may not be suitable for those with dementia or dexterity issues.

Included in the price you see includes free installation and delivery.

One of the major downfalls of buying a rise recliner chair online is the knowledge that the user often has to setup the chair themselves.  Considering the weight and size of these products, this can put off a lot off people.

As part of your purchase, the chair will be delivered, set up and demonstrated for you.

The Cullingworth chair is available in 4 beautiful colours, we loved the charcoal colour especially.

You will also have the option of 2 different style backrests when ordering.

Larger users can be confident that the Cullingworth will support them as this chair can easily lift up to 25st (158kg).

If you have a slightly larger budget, we can definitely recommend the Cullingworth rise and recline chair.

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cullingworth rise and recline chair

3: Thornton Dual Motor Recliner

The Thornton dual motor recliner chair is new from Elite Care.

It has a highly desirable patterned finish which is available in 2 beautiful colours.

In an unusual but wise choice, the Thornton has two separate remotes.

One which controls the lift and recline functions and the other the heat and massage function.

The heat function in the lower back area wasn’t the best we’ve ever seen but it does a decent job.

The massage function however is just spectacular.

With some chairs on the market the massage function is either far too weak or really rattles your bones, the Thornton has it balanced perfectly.

The fabric on the Thornton is lovely and just the right amount of padding mean the chair is really comfortable for those that spend long periods in the chair.

We were really impressed with the incredible build quality of this chair and the innovation found in the massage function and as an added bonus, there is a usb port to charge your mobile phone.

Included with the price is delivery, installation and demonstration.

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thornton rise and recline dual motor chair

2: The Hainworth

It was a close call.  I was really close to calling the Hainworth number 1.

When you think about what you need in a chair, I think of 3 things; comfort, function and price.

The Hainworth ticks all three boxes.

With dual motor function, massage and heat included, plus the chair is made of leather, it was difficult to come up with a better chair than this.

If I was sat on your side of the screen, looking to buy a recliner chair I wouldn’t look past the Hainworth.

When I thought about putting together a page about riser recliner chair reviews, I already knew that the Hainworth would be on the list.

The Hainworth recliner chair with massage is the number one selling chair on Shop Disability for good reason.

It has excellent feedback from customers who love the heat and massage function as well as it’s high levels of comfort and reliability.

While you may be paying a little more for this chair, you are paying for a quality and reliable chair that will give you years of dedicated service.

The massage and heat features are what makes this lift chair stand out.

Read our full review of the Hainworth recliner chair with massage.

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hainworth best rise and recline chair

The Best Rise and Recline Chair Available

Below is our choice as number one in our list of the best rise and recline available on the market today.

When considering this choice, we took into account the reliability of the chair, design, functionality and customer feedback. 

We tested all of the lift chairs in this list and recommend all of them as a great purchase.

If you are thinking of buying a lift chair for yourself or an elderly relative, we recommend reading our buying guide.

1: The Westminster

The Westminster dual motor recliner chair by Pride Mobility was the first chair to introduce a powered headrest and lumbar support, two very welcome additions to the market.

Many have since followed this trend but none yet have matched the reliability, smoothness and the quiet operation.

These factors, together with the almost silent operation and comfort make the Westminster, in our opinion the best recliner available on the market today.

As an additional great feature, the Westminster recliner chair features a USB port to charge your mobile telephone and other devices.

Available in 2 glorious man made leather finishes, the Westminster has extreme levels of comfort and comes with high levels of reliability and performance.

This level of build quality is obvious from its 25st weight limit.

A battery backup is included so in case of a powercut your loved one is not stuck up in the air or laid back, this is possible with 2 x 9v batteries.

Past customers have commented on the high levels of comfort and easy to operate handset.

We fully recommend the Westminster rise and recliner chair as the best chair on the market in 2021.

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westminster top rise and recline chair

More Information on the Best Recliner Chairs

best rise and recline chairs

I hope that you found a rise and recline chair in this list of the best value left chairs that is suitable for you.

I use the word value and not cheap because there is a big difference, cheap just means it has a low price regardless of quality.

Value means that you are getting a quality product for a good price.

I have tried to include at least one electric recliner chair that will be suitable for everyone but it is not always possible.

If you have not found anything suitable please see the riser recliner category.

We are always updating this page so if we have any more rise and recline chair reviews to share with you, they will be added here.

We have an article dedicated to leather riser recliner chairs, and dual motor riser recliner chairs, so make sure you check those out too!

Please also take a look at our list of the best four wheel walkers, best transit wheelchairs, best commodes and best self propelled wheelchairs.

In this list we have included products from Electric Mobility, Pride and Elite Care.