7 Senior-Friendly Kitchen Gadgets You Will Absolutely Love

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By The Captain April 21, 2020

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Senior-Friendly Kitchen Gadgets

Opening jars, using chopping knives or standing in the kitchen for too long can become quite laborious and painful if you have limited strength or mobility issues.

To help you save time and turn cooking into a fun and safe activity again, we’ve compiled a list of senior-friendly kitchen gadgets that will make simple kitchen tasks much easier and allow you to remain self-reliant and independent for years to come.

Instant Pot Duo 7-in-1 Electric Pressure Cooker

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This is one of the best kitchen gadgets for people who love cooking, such as seniors. The microprocessor monitors pressure, temperature, keeps time and adjusts heating intensity and duration to achieve desired results every time. You can just set it and forget it. It does all the work for you and the food is way better than using traditional pots or the rice cooker.

More than that, it helped my parents cut down their food expenses (cutting down take-out and product waste), which is extremely useful in retirement when living on a fixed budget.

 

Hamilton Beach Open Ease Automatic Jar Opener

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Sometimes a lid is so stuck, no amount of strength or willpower can open it. If you have limited strength, weakened grip in your hands or suffer from arthritis, this simple task becomes downright impossible.  But guess what? This effortless jar opener can solve all your problems. My grandmother uses it to open a wide variety of jars from small to large and every size in-between. Ever since she bought it, she’s never stopped using it.

If you still have strong hands, you can give it as a gift to someone who struggles with opening jars. Your gift will surely be appreciated!

 

Cuisinart Mini-Prep Food Processor

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Chopping all sorts of vegetables when you’re not in great control of your hands can become a risky business. More than that, it limits your choices in terms of the meals you can safely prepare on your own. This kitchen gadget is the perfect little helper for small food preparation, from chopping herbs to finely grinding hard cheese. It has the perfect countertop size and can fashionably fit in any kitchen.

 

Oven Rack Guards – Cool Touch by Jaz

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I’m sure everyone has experienced the dreadful pain and burn resulting from accidentally touching or brushing against hot oven racks. Seniors with tremors or limited mobility are even at higher risk.

Fortunately, these oven rack guards can help all of us lower the risk of burns and retrieve the apple pie in the oven without hurting ourselves in the process. After a bad burn over the Easter holidays, while doing lots of baking, I decided to add something to the rack rims to protect myself and these solved the problem.

 

Kangaroo Original Standing Mat Kitchen Rug

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For people struggling with fatigue, joint pain, or osteoporosis, standing in the kitchen on a hard floor while doing the dishes or preparing food can be quite uncomfortable. This senior-friendly mat can keep you comfortable while standing for prolonged periods of time.

Its unique beveled edges prevent tripping and slipping while the foam underside helps eliminate tension to give you superior support in your kitchen.

 

Aidapt Universal Knob Turner

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Weakened or limited grip can turn the simplest of tasks such as turning knobs when cooking into painful and frustrating experiences. This can be especially discouraging for people who love and want to cook but can’t do it anymore.

Luckily, this product can make it easier to hold and use for turning any variety of kitchen knobs from microwaves to instant pots, air fryer or even oven. Its ergonomic shaped handle and light weight can help people with arthritis, for example, to start baking again.

 

Vive Suction Cup Reacher Grabber

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Say goodbye to using unstable stools to reach those jars on the top shelf! Apart from keeping you safe and sound, using this suction reacher grabber can also give you that feeling of independence you’ve been missing for a while.

You can now easily reach high shelves, behind furniture and appliances and other tight spaces on your own no matter if you have limited dexterity, arthritis or recover from surgery or injury. I bought it for my parents who have trouble bending to pick things off the floor or stretching to get things on higher shelves.

 

 



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