For many, it can feel like kitchens are not built for people living with arthritis pain. With bending, lifting, gripping, stirring and pouring – all of these motions involved in meal prep or simply to make a cuppa can take their toll on stiff, sore joints.
There are over 1 million people in Ireland living with arthritis today. That’s 1 million people who have to deal with painful swollen joints and weakened grip. 1 million people battling fatigue and trying to learn new ways to complete every day tasks that won’t aggravate or trigger their symptoms.
Here at Uccello Designs, we want to help make the lives easier of those 1 million people with our assistive products. We want to help them to become more independent and confident in their kitchens. Ultimately, we want to help make the kitchen a safer and easier place to navigate in the home. With that in mind, we would like to introduce 3 of the best kitchen aids for arthritic hands.
The Uccello Kettle
The Uccello Kettle was specifically designed for those living with arthritis. Our founder and the creator of the Uccello Kettle, Andy De Petra is the one to thank.
It was after he was diagnosed with psoriatic arthritis that he began to design a kettle that needed no lifting to use it. Thanks to its revolutionary shape and light-weight design, combined with the rotating cradle you only have to ”tilt-to-pour”. This means no more lifting, straining or balancing when pouring a cup of tea again.
Uccello Grip Mat
The Uccello Grip Mat is ideal for those with reduced strength, mobility or dexterity. The uses for the mat are endless and it grips on both wet and dry surfaces for added safety.
It perfect for opening jars/lids, provides a secure surface that anchors items such as cups or plates from slipping on countertops or on a tray.
For us here, it is the perfect cup guide for the Uccello Kettle. You simply place the grip mat at the front feet of the kettle, put your cup in the center ring and you will always be in the perfect position for a safe and easy pour every time.
The Muggi Cup Holder
It is the perfect solution for those with limited or reduced mobility such as arthritis. When it comes to carrying a cup of tea the handle can be too small to hold or grip – enter the Muggi. When fatigue strikes and going back and forth for items feels like climbing Everest – enter the Muggi. If you need both hands to carry/hold a cup but its still too hot to handle – enter the Muggi!
With 4 cup handle slots and 4 non-slip rubber feet, the Muggi Cup Holder is the safest tray when carrying items from A to B.
Kitchen Aids for Arthritic Hands in Action
Watch as our team member, Cathriona shares how beneficial out kitchen aids are below: