We have a wide range of kitchen gadgets to help you to get a grip while cooking.
Eating when you have reduced hand function can be a real challenge – especially when it comes to cutting up food such as meat. This cutlery is great for that as it rests on your hand and gives you enough force to cut easily. The rings can be adjusted to a position that suits you (you might want to get a friend to help out here). You can wear them on two fingers if that suits you better.
Price from: £18.95 / 20.95 € / $22.95
Getting cooking in the kitchen with reduced hand function can be frustrating: these new products make it easier. The palm peeler and zester sit in your hand and make preparing fruit and vegetables possible. The apple corer and slicer is sharp enough to make chopping an apple easy by pressing down on the large handles – Rob was surprised how easy it was! The garlic and cheese/ginger grater do the work for you when you roll them across the work surface. No excuses not to cook now!
Prices from: £7.99 / 9.95 € / $11.95
In the current climate, where we are all being more environmentally aware, straws are becoming harder to find. But some of us still need to use one due to our disability. There are three options available to you: compostable straws, silicone straws and stainless steel straws. The latter two come with reusable storage pouches and a plant-based cleaning brush.
Prices from: £6.95 / 9.95 € / $ 11.95
On a Friday evening, I love to sit down with a bottle of cider and relax into the weekend. If you struggle to open bottles, or even if you just like a good gadget, then this one is for you. Put the bottle opener on the top of the bottle and push down, this removes the cap – simple! It even has a handy magnet on the edge to stop the bottle cap disappearing off behind the bin!
Price: £9.95/ €10.95/ $12.95
Sometimes we want a bit of extra grip around items, or maybe a bit of extra padding. This strip of silicon is anti-slip giving you a better grip on any item that you wrap it round. Unlike tape, it doesn’t leave a sticky residue and it can be unwrapped and re-wrapped as required. The tape sticks to itself. Great for disability life-hacks: why not add grip to your crutches, handles, pens, cutlery etc.
Price: £3.95/ €4.95/ $5.95
We have been selling the adult version of these cutlery grips for a while and they have been popular with our customers as they allow you to use your own cutlery, feel comfortable and are dishwasher safe. They are, however, a bit chunky for children so we now have in stock these smaller cutlery grips for smaller hands. They can also be used with our mini size gripping aids.
Price: £12.95/ €14.95/ $20.95
Much as we all like to avoid the dreaded washing-up sometimes we have no choice! These washing up scourers are non-scratchy rings that fit around your hand meaning there is no need to have a firm grip to wash up. These are great for getting into muffin/cupcake trays as well as washing dishes. The ScrubRite rings come in two varieties, regular and heavy duty, and you get 8 in a pack.
Price: £14.95/ €20.95/ $24.95
A kitchen tool worth having in your drawer, this 5-in-1 opener does a range of tasks to make opening things in your kitchen easier! It helps you to get into jars, bottles (screw top and caps), cans and tins (with ring pulls).
Price: £9.95/ €10.95/ $12.95
The Nimble is great for use in the kitchen. It has a tiny blade that is great for cutting all sorts of packaging in the kitchen. I use mine for opening the plastic covering on bacon, chicken, sandwich meat as well as opening rice or pasta packets. The Nimble fits onto your finger and the blade is so small that there is little risk of cutting yourself.
Price: £8.00/ €9.95/ $12.95
The S’up Spoon is designed for those with shaky or weak hands enabling them to eat foods such as cereal or soup. The spoon has a hollow in the handle that you can tip the food back into once you have scooped it up. The spoon can then be brought to the mouth without spilling and tipped in.
Price: £14.95/ €16.95/ $19.95
All-purpose and Bread Knives
The all-purpose and bread knives are specially designed for those with wrist and hand function weakness. The right-angled handle means you can hold the knife without needing such a tight grip. The non-slip, large diameter handle results in less slipping or twisting helping you cut despite hand function issues.
Active Hands’ General Purpose gripping aids can be used with the knives to give you a safe and firm grip.
Price: £13.95/ €18.95/ $22.95
Jar and Anti-slip Coaster
Opening jar and bottle tops can be tricky for those with hand function issues – many people resort to using teeth or getting other people to do it for them. The jar opener is a silicone rubber cup that gives a stickier grip on lids allowing you to independently open items. Just pop them on top of the item you wish to open, press down and twist.
Combine it with the anti-slip coaster and you can open jars one-handed. The anti-slip coaster is a silicone rubber circular mat that will stop items from sliding around while you move.
Price (jar opener): £4.95/ €6.95/ $8.95
Price (anti-slip coaster): £3.95/ €4.95/ $6.95
If you want to continue using your own cutlery but can’t grip the handles then these cutlery grips are for you. They fit on most utensils and can also be used for holding pens or toothbrushes. They are dishwasher safe for easy and hygienic cleaning.
Price: £14.95/ €20.95 /$24.95
This can opener takes all the hassle out of opening cans. Just place it on the top of a can, press the button to start it and press it again once the can opener has done its work. The can lid comes away with the can opener so you can dispose of it.
Price: £19.99/ €25.99/ $29.99
Carrying drinks, particularly hot ones, from room to room can be really difficult if you struggle with mobility or grip. The SpillNot, however, makes this far easier! Having placed your mug, cup or small bowl on to its non-slip base, simply slide your hand through the fabric loop at the top. You can then swing your SpillNot around as much as you like and thanks to the laws of physics, your drink will never spill. So now you can carry your coffee from the kitchen to the sofa or back to your desk with no problems, or even deliver a cuppa to your ‘other half’ in the mornings and earn yourself extra brownie points! The SpillNot also includes a non-slip coaster which can be removed and used to protect your table-tops (it also makes a handy jar opener).
Price: £14.95/ €19.95/ $19.95
The Muggi, like the SpillNot is a drinks carrier. It may not have the same cool use of physics, but it does allow you to carry up to four drinks – or fewer drinks and some biscuits – from the kitchen to the sofa or your desk. Now there’s no excuse not to make your ‘other half’ a cuppa (and it might help distract them if you just ate the last slice of cake…).
Price: £11.95/ €15.95/ $19.95
We have combined some of our most popular items in one handy kitchen pack – giving you great savings and allowing you to get busy in the kitchen. Save up to 20% compared to purchasing the items separately.
All of the items in the kitchen pack have been designed to be used independently by those with reduced hand function. The pack contains 7 items: Nimble, ScrubRites, Jar opener, Anti-Slip coaster, All-purpose knife, One touch can opener, Cutlery grips.
Price: £54.95 / €74.95 / $94.95
If your hands are not strong enough to grip items that you use regularly the receive-all could help you. It is a device that attaches easily to your wrist and hand that has an adapter that slots into it. The item you wish to hold is attached to the adapted using some cable ties (included in the set). The receive-all is great for a wide variety of items such as knives, garden tools, fishing rod, paintbrush, a ratcheting screwdriver or other tools, hairbrush or sports equipment.
The receive-all set comes with two adapters and cable ties. A set of spare adapters, containing two more adapters, is also available .
Price: £59.95/ €79.95/ $84.95