Safe Home Cooking
The kitchen may not be everybody’s favorite area of the house, but it is a very important space. We all need to eat. The fact is, kitchens can be intimidating to some people whether they have a disability or not. Safety and unfamiliarity often keep people out of the kitchen. For people with disabilities there can be many reasons to be cautious for personal safety using kitchen appliances and utensils, trying to follow a recipe, or work with foods out of the norm. Good news is that there are ways to ease those tensions. There are many different ways to modify cooking to make it easier such as:
- Utensils with bigger or modified handles
- Using a hot plate instead of a stove-top burner
- Cutting boards with edges and prongs to hold food in place while cutting
- Finding a good height of counter or table to prep food
- Simple recipes with photos to help show the step by step process.
As we all have our own unique needs, it is important to use whatever makes you the most safe and comfortable.