My grandmother suffered with severe arthritis and her swollen finger joints made it difficult for her to do a lot of things that the rest of us take for granted. And of course back in the days I am talking about, there were no aids to help make life easier forher.
Nowadays there is a large range of wonderful items that make life easier for the arthritis sufferer. For instance there is the OXO Good Grips Y Peeler with its cushioned, built up grip which gives you a secure grip so that you can safely peel vegetables, and remove the eyes from potatoes.
The stainless steel blades swivel, but you do need movement in the wrist, elbow and shoulder areas. The Oxo Good Grips Y Peeler is dishwasher safe.
Another great invention is the Applica Black & Decker JW275 Lids Off Jar Opener.
And then there is the Arthritis Dexterity Kit – Set of 11 Aids for Daily Living, which has nothing to do with cookware but because it is full of helpful items for arthritis sufferers I have decided to add it here just so you know what is available to help make your daily living experience a bit easier.
1 Folding Zipper & Button Puller – ideal for home or when you are traveling
2 Spoon or Fork Holders that are removable and can be used with your existing silverware
2 Lamp Switch Enlargers that don’t require permanent installation
3 Pen and Pencil Cushions for use on artist paint brushes, knitting needles etc
3 E-Z Key Turners – there are 3 different colors for key color coding