Monday, November 22, 2010

AT for the Holidays

Written by LaCandice McCray, CFILC's Outreach & Training Advocate

It’s that time of year when we spend time with family, friends, and food. With the hustle and bustle of the holidays, we all need tools to make the season merry, bright, and simple. Here are some low-cost gadgets available for preparing and cooking holiday meals:

Locking Lid Stainless Steel Pot: This pot has a lid that locks in place and allows a person to strain liquid with one hand.
Where to find it:
Cost: $23.95

Talking Scale: The weight bowl and talking feature allow you to get weights of multiple ingredients. The bowl is also removable.
Where to find it:
Cost: $31.20

Black Cutting Board: Good tool for those with low vision or arthritis. The board also has a suction cup to prevent sliding.
Where to find it:
Cost: $29.95

Talking Digital Thermometer: This thermometer, with an easy to read display, will announce the temperature of your cooked meat.
Where to find it:
Cost: $39.00

Stove Knob Turner: This device is designed for wheelchair users to reach the knobs of the stove.
Where to find it:
Cost: $16.95

What are some other tools you have used in the kitchen? How have they made preparing meals easier?

1 comment:

  1. I would be lost without my jar and bottle openers. So many jars are difficult to open, and I use them all of the time. My Mom and I usually cook Thanksgiving dinner together. I LOVE her automatic can opener. She loves it, and it allows her to cook independently on a regular basis. I love having access to it on holidays.