From your wheelchair, kitchen appliances can be difficult to work with. It can be particularly difficult when living in rented accommodation where the kitchen isn’t adaptable. There is a lot more to think about that trying to wheel over door saddles and making a 10-point turn to the kitchen. From the awkward reaching up and lifting items while trying to maneuver the chair to the balancing act of plates and cups on your lap.
The kitchen alone has its own unique list of difficulties that cab be on the dangerous side too. Some of the most common issues faced in the kitchen are:
- Tired hands from steering your wheels that can lead to a lose grip
- Reaching up and in to access appliances
- Having to hold up hover appliances such as a kettle in the air while you use it.
- Balancing hot items like a cup of tea or coffee on a lap tray which can be tricky when having to wheel over door saddles or deep grooves in tiles.
With all this in mind, the team here at Uccello Designs has come together to make life in the kitchen that little bit easier. This year we happy to announce the launch of 2 more amazing mobility aids that are perfect for wheelchair users. Fitting perfectly with the Uccello Kettle and have made the entire tea making experience a safer and easier for all.
Mobility Aids for Wheelchair Users
The Uccello Kettle was thoughtfully designed for those with limited reach, mobility and strength. It’s lightweight and circular shape combined with the rotating cradle means that you no long have to worry about lifting and holding over a cup when pouring. Say good buy to burns and scalds!
With it’s simple tilt-to-pour action, you will feel safer, more confident and certainly more independent in the kitchen.
Muggi Cup Holder
Our Muggi Cup Holder was specifically designed for wheelchair users. With 4 non-slip feet making it safe and easy to transport on your lap. This leaves your hands free to navigate your wheelchair.
A safer and easier solution than the balancing act you would need to work on with a lap tray. The Muggi cup hold has 4 cup handle slots in each cup well, meaning that wheeling over bumps and lumps won’t cause any spills. Now you can safely carry cups from A to B with no hassle!
Uccello Grip Mat
Our Uccello Grip Mat is the ideal companion for the Uccello Kettle. There are a number of uses for it in the kitchen so life is made that bit easier. Whether you need a hand opening jars and lids, or want to anchor a cup or a plate from slipping on the counter or a tray. The Uccello Grip can also be used a a cup guide for your Uccello Kettle, placed at the front feet of the kettle with the cup in the center ring means a safe, guided and easy pour every time.