Kitchen gadget for users with limited hand function

March 10, 2010 at 7:56 am Leave a comment

Most people like kitchen gadgets and try them out to see how they work. We tend to go through many kitchen gadgets testing not only their ability to get the job done, but their usability by a person with limited hand function (my husband, Bill, has an incomplete C5-C6 spinal cord injury).  We have previously tried out the Oxo Good Grips Swivel Peeler, which works well but at times will slip out of Bill’s hand.  

Our latest test item is the Chef’n Palm Peeler. My husband received this item, accompanied by the Chef’n Palm Brush, from his cousin as part of his birthday gift.  We gave it a try out last night while making a salad.  The verdict: success! Bill reports, “I like that I don’t have to focus all of my attention on holding the peeler;  I can focus my attention on the item that I’m peeling.” Although this item did work for Bill, it may not work for everyone, but it does allow for use with less grasp.  One concern is the finger ring may be uncomfortable for some users, especially for sensitive finger joints.  

Have you used this kitchen gadget?  What did you think of it? Have you found other kitchen gadgets that you like and  work well for someone with limited hand function?  

Chef’n Palm Peeler: middle finger through finger loop and peeler blade underneath.

 

Top of Chef'n Palm Peeler: Finger ring

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