Easier chopping: What tool will help someone with arthritis chop food?
What tool will help someone with arthritis chop food?
Products mentioned in our answer below are provided to inform you about the types of technologies available and have not been evaluated by CanAssist. They may or may not be appropriate in your particular situation.
There are numerous electric choppers on the market that may be able to help your mom. You can purchase them at many larger retail outlets for under $75 (Cdn). Before choosing to purchase an electronic chopper or food processor, be sure that your mom is able to remove the plastic bowl and lid with ease. Here are direct links to some examples that can be purchased online:
- KitchenAid Mini Food Processor with Dual Speed (at Walmart) is lightweight and can process or chop a wide variety of foods. This device costs about $80 (Cdn), plus an additional shipping fee.
- Hamilton Beach 8-Cup Food Processor (at amazon.ca) handles many types of cutting, including slicing and shredding. This device costs about $65 (Cdn), plus an additional shipping fee.
If you're looking for a device for smaller chopping jobs, you may like to know about some of the single-handed cutting aids on the market. Here are direct links to examples, which range in price from $30 to $140 (Cdn):
- ParsonsADL Cutting Board (at amazon.ca) holds food items in place while cutting
- Easi-Grip Arthritis Bread Knife (at ArthritisSupplies.com) has an upright handle that keeps the wrist is a neutral, stress-free position. This product, which offers a comfortable grip in either hand, is available from a U.S. retailer and costs about $13 (U.S.), plus an additional shipping fee.
Some technologies and devices may require an in-person assessment. Speak with your health care provider for additional information and support.