Navigating the kitchen can be difficult when you are in a wheelchair, especially when it’s not adapted for you. There is a lot of reach up and over counters and tables. Holding up and hovering with appliances which can be dangerous. There is more than just thinking about the turning radius of the wheelchair to worry about when in the kitchen and here they are:
- Reaching up and in to access appliances
- Having to hold up hover appliances such as a kettle in the air while you use it.
- Balancing hot items like a cup of tea or coffee on a lap tray which can be tricky when having to wheel over door saddles or deep grooves in tiles.
- Tired hands from steering your wheels that can lead to a lose grip
Without further ado, here are the best mobility aids to help you or a loved one make life easier in the kitchen.
Mobility Aids for Wheelchair Users
Thoughtfully designed for anyone with limited reach, mobility and/or strength, the Uccello Kettle is the ultimate mobility aid for the kitchen. It’s lightweight and circular shape combined with the rotating cradle means that you don’t need to worry about lifting and holding a hot heavy kettle over a cup when pouring. This dramatically reduces the the risk of burns and scalds.
With it’s easy tilt-to-pour action, you will feel safer, more confident and more independent in the kitchen.
Muggi Cup Holder
The Muggi Cup Holder was specifically designed to help make wheelchair users lives easier. Thanks to its 4 non-slip rubber feet, you can safely place it on your lap. This then frees up both hands to navigate your wheelchair.
Say goodbye to the balancing act of the lap tray and welcome the Muggi. With 4 cup handle slots in each cup well, you don’t need to worry about wheeling over bumps or raised door saddle. The Muggi secures the cups from moving and will catch any drips or spills.
Uccello Grip Mat
Never have we met a finer couple than the Uccello Kettle and Uccello Grip Mat!
Use it as a cup guide by putting in directly beside the Uccello’s front feet, place your cup in the center ring and you have the perfect cup position for a safe and easy pour every time.
The Uccello Grip mat can also be used to anchor down items such as a cup or a plate to the counter, table or tray. Not forgetting it’s ideal for giving that extra hand when opening jars and other lids.