My Favorite Kitchen Gadgets

Posted on Sep 5 2013 - 3:08pm by cris

Over the next few weeks, I’m going to do a bit of “show and tell”.  I’ll be sharing some of my favorite gadgets that make my adaptive life and motherhood a little easier. I’ll also provide you with links to do a little shopping for yourself. Who doesn’t love shopping, right?


Let’s begin in the kitchen…Like most of you, I tend to go on autopilot in the kitchen juggling food prep, food fights, and “I don’t like this”. Any device to make this, sometimes painful, process a bit simpler is a godsend.

Swedish Cutting Board:

Sweedish Cutting Board…oh, how I love thee! Let me count the ways…I love your stainless steel spikes that hold fruits and veggies for cutting or slicing. I love your vise that holds larger food items, jars, and mixing bowls. I love your rubber suction feet that adhere the board securely in place.

Rocker Knife:

This knife cuts by rocking it back and forth on food, so no need to also hold the food still with a fork. Handle is designed for easy use by individuals with a weak grasp. The safety edge, stainless steel blade maybe sharpened with a knife sharpener and it is dishwasher safe.

Pampered Chef Salad Choppers:

Pampered Chef Salad Choppers

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE these choppers! The stainless blades are titanium-coated for unmatched sharpness. They have hollowed recesses to prevent ingredients from sticking to the blades and are spring-loaded with soft-grip handles to keep hands from tiring…also making them south-paw friendly! These are great for chopping vegetables, tomatoes, and even boneless chicken breast…and they’re dishwasher-safe.

EzSqueeze One-Handed Can Opener:

The EzSqueeze One-Handed Can Opener offers an innovative, squeeze-to-open design that makes opening cans quick, safe and ever so easy – open a can with just a few squeezes. With a stainless steel cutting blade and a magnetic end that allows for easy and safe removal of lids, this opener is a keeper.
I tried electric can openers, but honestly this manual is easier due to it’s lightweight and no need to fiddle with batteries…and the whole thing can be tossed in the dishwasher!

Stationary Dish Scrubber:

This double sided bristle brush attaches firmly to the bottom of your sink or counter top with suction cups. Stays firmly positioned as you slide glasses, plates, mugs, and silverware between the two sets of bristles. Cleans both sides at once as well as those hard to reach areas. Makes one handed dish washing a breeze.
Taller brushes are available, but I prefer the shorter brush because it is not so top heavy and stays put better. When it gets dirty…toss it in the dishwasher!

Silicone Bottom Bowls:

This one’s pretty simple…bowls that move less while mixing. A silicone bottom bowl paired with the Swedish cutting board are a match made in baking heaven

Silicone Hot Pad:

I use these when stirring in pots hot off the stove…you know, for essentials like making mac’n’cheese! These also come in handy to hold a plate still while spreading things like peanut butter on a sandwich.

Crock Pot:

How is a crock pot adaptive? Well, chopping and dicing meat is especially troublesome one handed and even more so when you forget to pull it from the freezer ahead of time. My Crock Pot allows me to cook all sorts of things without the prep work. Even meat is easily pulled with a fork after a day in the slow cooker.

I’m sure I’ve left something out, so I may write a part 2 before this series is over, but this is by far my top 8…I think…

What are your favorite kitchen gadgets?

*Disclosure: I received no compensation for this post. I purchased these items for my own personal use. I was not required to give a positive review and all opinions are 100% my own.
I only review products that I’ve found to be adaptable through personal experience or that I have researched and tried for the purpose of adaptive review.
Amazon links are affiliate links.

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