12 Handy Kitchen Tools for Those with Arthritis
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- Many people with arthritis in their hands know the frustration of trying to open jars. If a rubber jar opener is still too difficult to use, consider getting an automated jar opener.
- Make chopping easier by using a food processor, different types of slicers, or a mandolin, which do the chopping for you.
- When cutting or chopping by hand, look for cutting knives with large, soft gripsor knives with the handle in an upright or overhead position to give you better leverage. And don’t forget to keep your knives sharpened, so they require less effort to use.
- Making mixing ingredients easier by using a hand mixer rather than a whisk. You can find appliances with detachable components that can do the work of both a food processor and a mixer.
- Use spoons and spatulas with soft-grip handles. In fact, you can find options like this for just about any cooking or eating utensil.
- Look for pots and pans with large, silicone-grip handles. Some have 2 handlesfor even easier handling.