Kitchen Tips for People With Rheumatoid Arthritis
When your rheumatoid arthritis turns a simple task like cooking meals into a huge challenge, these clever and inexpensive ideas for tools and techniques will make navigating the kitchen and cooking healthy meals much easier.
Use Kitchen Gadgets
With the right blades, a food processor will do the chopping and slicing for you.
Use an electric mixer or blender for preparing sauces and drinks.
Use an apple corer to cut vegetables.
Use a bagel slicer. Instead of having to grip a knife in one hand and a bagel, roll, or English muffin in the other, with this gadget you just place the bread in a slot and push down on the slicing tool.
Look for ergonomically designed utensils. These utensils feel more natural to grasp and are easy to hold and use. A good knife is one with a big handle. The handle will give you the stability and leverage you need to use your body weight, not just hand strength.
Bowls that have rubber bottoms offer more stability and make mixing easier.
Buy storage containers for flour, sugar, coffee, and tea with lids that are lightweight and easy to lift off.
Choose pots with two handles; they’re easier to lift.