Today, we are going to be talking about kitchen gadgets for seniors. I would like to share with you some kitchen items that have made my life so much easier. The reason is they are very light and easier for me to handle.
Plates & Bowls
A few years ago, I found that my traditional plates and bowls were too heavy and I kept dropping them. I then switched to paper plates and bowls and it felt too messy. I think I may be starting to sound like Goldilocks. Then my sister in law who has MS suggested that I get some good old fashioned Corelle Ware because it’s both light and durable.
I asked my daughter Ruthie to order a set for me on Amazon. They were perfect! They turned out to be very durable and surprisingly nice looking. They also came with a set of mugs that have also worked out well. The only downside is that mugs weren’t microwavable…no big deal.
Instead of real glasses, I bought myself a set of durable plastic glasses at Bed, Bath & Beyond. They are lightweight and come in multiple colors. I got the ones that are easier for me to grip because that are tall and thin versus rounded. I also like the microwaveable plastic mugs. Another good buy!
Due to some arthritis, I have trouble opening jars and lids. For jars, I have a nifty rubber device that I wrap around the top, then tighten it and it gives me the traction to open the jar. I also have a lid opener that I put under the lip and just slightly pull up. It also works on screwing off bottle tops. Works every time!
When in doubt, I go old school and run it under hot water and tap the sides with a butter knife. Surprisingly that still works in a pinch.
As a gift a few years ago, my kids bought me one of those 1 cup Keurig coffee makers. I love it because it’s so easy to use and I don’t have to tangle with one of those big 12 cup coffee makers. I also like that I can use it for other beverages like tea and cocoa. It’s one of the best gifts that I have ever received!
Non-slip Kitchen Mat
I have been using non-slip kitchen mats for years, even before I had mobility issues. I appreciate them much more now that I am not as sturdy on my feet. They come in all different size and colors. I particularly like the anti-fatigue version because it’s just more comfortable for me.
A few of my friends have touchless trash cans and they really seem to like them. Although I personally don’t own one yet, I am considering getting one. My daughter even has one!
I hope you found this information helpful…If you have found some other kitchen gadgets that you would like to share, please leave a comment below.
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