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How to choose the right kitchen aids

How to choose the right kitchen aids

If you enjoy cooking and baking but have a health condition which limits your ability to do this effectively, the right kitchen aid could help you continue your passion in a safe manner.

Kitchen aids cover a wide variety of products, which are designed to help you prepare food independently if you’re living with a physical disability, such as the use of only one hand or a vision impairment. Some of our most popular kitchen aids include:

In addition, we also offer a number of choppers, peelers, graters, slicers and more – all of which are available to view within our “Food Preparation” section.

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By choosing the right equipment to suit your needs, you can continue to enjoy cooking and baking independently, whilst maintaining a safe environment in the kitchen.

Why would you need to use a kitchen aid?

If you, or someone you care for, are finding it difficult to prepare meals safely you may want to consider using a kitchen aid to make things easier.

There are a number of reasons why you may need additional help when preparing food for yourself and others:

  • You’re living with a vision impairment, making it harder to read the correct measurements for your recipe
  • You only have use of one hand, which makes it difficult to prepare ingredients
  • You have swelling in your hands and fingers, causing pain when lifting heavy objects, such as a pan of boiling water
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It is important to consider your own personal mobility needs when choosing a kitchen aid. Many of our aids are ideal for one handed use, but others are more suited for those with limited wrist or hand movement, or a vision impairment.

Which kitchen aid is right for you?

Swedish Fix It

  • Ideal for one-handed use
  • Adjustable, removable pegs and a clamp holds food and equipment securely in place
  • Enables you to slice, grate and spread with just one hand
  • Non-slip suction pads on the base makes it super stable
  • Encourages independent living
Swedish Fix It
Cooking Basket

Cooking Basket

  • Perfect if you have painful joints or weak grip
  • Provides a great alternative to picking up a heavy pan of boiling water
  • Designed to reduce pressure on your wrists and fingers
  • Helps to prevent the risk of accidents and burns whilst cooking
  • Encourages independent living

Things to consider

A useful product like the Talking Kitchen Scale with Easy to See Measuring Jug will enable you to measure out ingredients more accurately thanks to the large numbers on the side of the jug and digital talking scale with a clear male voice.

If you’re living with painful joints, a Cooking Basket is a great alternative to picking up a heavy pan of boiling water and risking potential spills and burns. Similarly, if you have limited mobility in your hands and wrists, an Easi Grip Contoured Handle G/Purpose Knife can reduce the pressure on your joints whilst cutting, making food preparation more comfortable.

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Why buy from us

We’ve been working for over 70 years to help people maintain their independence for longer through daily living aids and support from our team of Occupational Therapists. As members of the British Healthcare Trades Association, we abide by a strict code of practice and will never force you to buy a product you don’t need.

If you need any help in deciding if a product is right for you and your unique mobility needs, please contact our Expert Advice Service.

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