We have a wide range of kitchen gadgets to help you to get a grip while cooking.
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: £12.50/ €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 Bottle Openers 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, and the smaller bottle opener are silicone rubber cups that give 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 them 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 (bottle opener): £3.95/ €4.95/ $6.95
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
Sugru is the incredible new self-setting rubber for fixing and improving your stuff, and making it work better for you. Out of the pack, Sugru feels like play dough, and it’s that easy to use too – it can be formed by hand or with simple tools. It bonds to almost anything and turns into a strong, flexible silicone rubber overnight. Why not use it to add extra finger grips or feet to kitchen equipment to help steady bowls or hold equipment.
Price: £13.95/ €19.95/ $23.95
Price: £7.95/ €11.95/ $11.95
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 has done it’s work. The can lid comes away with the can opener so you can dispose of it.
Price: £19.99/ €25.99/ $29.99
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: £14.95/ €19.95/ $24.95
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