Kitchen

Kitchen

  • Electric can opener

    Photography of an electric can openerArthritis can make gripping and twisting hand motions painful and difficult. An electric can opener opens cans of various sizes with the touch of a button. Using this device takes away the need for heavy gripping and twisting motions required when using manual can openers.

    Where to buy:

    • Kitchen supply stores
    • Department stores
    • Online
    • Electronics stores
    • Home improvement stores
  • Reacher

    Photography of a reacherStiffness, pain, and swelling in your shoulder, arm, or hand joints can make it difficult to reach for items. A reacher is a multipurpose device that can help extend your reaching range of motion to perform everyday tasks. It is made of lightweight metal or plastic material with a grabber on one end and a handle on the other end. Squeezing the handle causes the grabber to close and hold onto the target object.

    Where to buy:

    • Online
    • Home health stores
  • Jar Key

    Photography of a jar keyA jar key pops the seal on a vacuum-sealed jar and makes the lid easier to twist off. Using a non-slip mat under the jar decreases the effort needed to hold the jar in place and reduces the strain on your hand joints and muscles.

    Where to buy:

    • Online
    • Kitchen stores
    • Department stores
  • Jar opener

    Photography of a jar openerArthritis can make gripping and twisting hand motions painful and difficult. A battery powered, hands-free jar opener enables you to open jars of a variety of sizes. Placing the device on top of the jar and pressing the button activates the jar opening device to loosen the lid.

    Where to buy:

    • Online
    • Department stores
    • Kitchen supply stores
  • Enlarged/adaptive handles and grips

    Photography of an enlarged/adaptive handles and gripsHand joint stiffness and pain can limit gripping of small or thin items. Enlarged grips make it easier to hold item handles by decreasing the required bending and joint strain in the fingers. Foam tubing and pipe insulation increase handle diameter while also providing you with comfort. These can be used for kitchen cutlery, utensils, tools, as well as for handles on other items, such as mops.

    Where to buy:

    • Online
    • Home health stores
    • Plumbing stores
    • Medical Supply Stores
  • Non-slip grip

    Photography of non-slip gripArthritis can make gripping and twisting hand motions painful and difficult. A non- slip grip provides your hand with better grip on jar/bottle lids so that it will be easier for you to open.

    Where to buy:

    •   Online
    •   Kitchen supply stores
    •   Dollar stores