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Preparing Foods w/Arthritic Hands

threedogs | Mar 22, 2011 07:45 AM

I have some physical limitations (alright, I'm getting OLD and I have arthritis in my hands..) so I'm careful in food preparation. Well, our local market had huge bags of string beans marked down to $1, and I couldn't resist buying a couple of bags.

I prepared one bag yesterday, and by the evening I couldn't even open my right (I'm a righty) hand. Sigh... still have another bag I don't want to go to waste.

So my question is - if any Chowhound has some good, handy items to help in the kitchen with physical limitations like this (especially w/chores like cutting), could you share it? I usually use scissors in the kitchen, even for cutting chicken breasts - I alternated between using my kitchen shears, cutting the ends off with a knife, and just using my hands like my mom used to do - but by the evening I couldn't even open my hands due to the pain.

Typing w/fingertips takes too long, so I'll wait to respond tomorrow, most likely, so I can rest my poor sore hand.

Thanks ahead of time!

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