Kitchen Gadgets and Tools for People With Arthritis

Working in the kitchen can be cumbersome if you have arthritis, adding stress to already burdened joint. Well-designed kitchen gadgets and tools can make many tasks easier and reduce the strain, especially for people with limited range of motion or problems with manual dexterity.

Kitchen gadgets and tools that are lightweight, easy to grip and hold, with non-slip handles or undersides are great additions to your kitchen if you have arthritis. Some electric kitchen items are extremely helpful as they can power through a difficult task.


Slim Grip Electric Knife

Electric knife

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Black and Decker's lightweight, slim, powerful electric knife is easy to use. The knife, with its 7-inch serrated stainless steel blade, is great for people with arthritis. No more hand carving! It is designed with a nonslip handle, safety lock, and nonslip tabs to help with blade removal and cleanup.


HIC's Mezzaluna Rocking Vegetable Chopper and Mincing Knife

Rocking knife

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HIC's Mezzaluna Rocking Chopper allows you to use a natural rocking motion to mince and chop vegetables, fruits, meat, fish, and more. It is made from stainless steel with hardwood handles. Rock side to side to chop tender items, and up and down to chop larger items. Hand wash in warm, soapy water.


Rival VS100 Seal-A-Meal Vacuum Food Sealer

Seal meal

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The vacuum food sealer is great to have so you can save meal portions and have them ready when you want them—quickly and easily. It has easy to use a one-touch vacuum and seal buttons with indicator lights. Provides an airtight seal. There are 10-quart size bags, 5-gallon size bags, and a Smart Guide to Vacuum Food Storage included.


Black &Decker JW200 Lids Off Jar Opener

Jar opener

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Do you have trouble opening jars? Have you tried many of the jar openers that just don't work? This electric jar opener operates at the touch of a button with only one hand. Requires no hand strength or strenuous twisting. Opens jars up to 4.5" in diameter and a maximum of 8" in height. A must-have kitchen gadget!


Back to Basics Apple and Potato Peeler

Potato or apple peeler

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This great peeler lets you core, slice, and peel apples or potatoes in one easy operation. It's suction base attaches to any smooth countertop or table. Made of enamel-coated cast iron with stainless steel blades and heavy-chrome shaft. Throw your manual potato peeler away.


Presto 02910 Salad Shooter Electric Slicer/Shredder

Salad shooter

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The salad shooter takes the work and mess out of slicing and shredding vegetables, fruits, cheese, and more. No extra bowls to clean. Add one ingredient after another without cleaning in between. The motor base wipes clean. All other parts are dishwasher safe.


Cuisinart MM-2M Mini Mate Chopper and Grinder


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Chopping is a difficult task for a person with hand arthritis. This gadget does the hard work. It has a 9-ounce transparent bowl, high-speed motor with 2 speeds, reversible blade for precision chopping and grinding, and a chopping/grinding blade. The parts can be put in the dishwasher.


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By Carol Eustice
Carol Eustice is a writer covering arthritis and chronic illness, who herself has been diagnosed with both rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis.