Adapted Cutlery

Our adapted cutlery section includes knives, forks, and spoons for use by those with a weak grip or a limited range of motion. Adapted cutlery for elderly people or others whose condition makes standard knives and forks challenging to use. A wide range of cutlery for disabled people is available at Essential Aids, some with extra wide, easy-to-control handles. We supply the popular Good Grips Cutlery and Caring Cutlery ranges, along with a host of other specially adapted cutlery items. Using knives and forks designed for people with particular disabilities can make a significant difference at meal times. See these other kitchen aids.

Our adapted cutlery section includes knives, forks, and spoons for use by those with a weak grip or a limited range of motion. Adapted cutlery for elderly people or others whose condition makes

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  1. Available Offers Good Grips Cutlery Range

    Good Grips Cutlery Range

    Ribbed grips make this cutlery easy to hold and control even when wet.
    Options from
    £7.90
     with VAT Relief
  2. Available Offers Good Grips Coated Spoons

    Good Grips Coated Spoons

    Designed for those with limited coordination or a compulsive bite reflex.
    Options from
    £8.40
     with VAT Relief
  3. Available Offers Good Grips Weighted Utensils

    Good Grips Weighted Utensils

    The increased weight in the handles of this cutlery improves user control.
    Options from
    £9.90
     with VAT Relief
  4. VAT Relief Good Grips Souper Spoon

    Good Grips Souper Spoon

    This special spoon has a raised lip and a built up handle, perfect for those with reduced hand control.
    £20.40
     with VAT Relief
  5. Available Offers Caring Cutlery

    Caring Cutlery

    Helpful to those with a weak grip and restricted wrist or finger movement.
    Options from
    £6.90
     with VAT Relief
  6. Available Offers Supergrip Bendable Utensils

    Supergrip Bendable Utensils

    Flexible utensils which help people with a weaker grip to eat independently.
    Options from
    £5.90
     with VAT Relief
  7. Available Offers Supergrip Utensils

    Supergrip Utensils

    Adapted utensils with ribbed built-up handles, assisting people with a weaker grip.
    Options from
    £11.90
     with VAT Relief
  8. SPECIAL OFFER Unbreakable Utensils

    Unbreakable Utensils

    Durable yet smooth kitchen utensils which can be easily adapted to the ideal size.
     WAS £24.12 
    Today's Price
    £22.40
     with VAT Relief
  9. Available Offers Easi Eaters Curved Utensils

    Easi Eaters Curved Utensils

    These paediatric feeding aids have angled handles which many children find easier to use than standard cutlery.
    Options from
    £15.90
     with VAT Relief
  10. Available Offers Maroon Spoon

    Maroon Spoon

    A durable spoon with a shallow bowl, for use in feeding therapy.
    Options from
    £17.40
     with VAT Relief
  11. VAT Relief Norco Universal Cuff

    Norco Universal Cuff

    A holding device for utensils that can be strapped to the palm.
    £18.40
     with VAT Relief
  12. Available Offers Thick Plastazote Foam Tubing

    Thick Plastazote Foam Tubing

    Soft yet durable, this foam tubing can be fitted around the handle of most utensils for an easier grip.
    Options from
    £6.90
     with VAT Relief
  13. VAT Relief Angled Knife

    Angled Knife

    Features an angled blade that allows cutting with a rocker action.
    £13.40
     with VAT Relief
  14. VAT Relief Contoured Forks

    Contoured Forks

    Ergonomically contoured handles that greatly reduce wrist strain for the user.
    Options from
    £13.40
     with VAT Relief
  15. VAT Relief Spoons

    Spoons

    A range of spoons with easy-to-grasp handles that are ideal for people with grip issues.
    Options from
    £13.40
     with VAT Relief
  16. VAT Relief Good Grips Fork

    Good Grips Fork

    The prongs of this fork can be set at an angle to the grip if required.
    £13.40
     with VAT Relief
  17. VAT Relief Good Grips Rocker Knife

    Good Grips Rocker Knife

    This knife features a curved blade which reduces the strength required when cutting or slicing.
    £13.90
     with VAT Relief
  18. VAT Relief Good Grips Teaspoon

    Good Grips Teaspoon

    This cutlery has a special design which means the shaft can be bent at an angle.
    £13.40
     with VAT Relief
  19. VAT Relief Good Grips Table Spoon

    Good Grips Table Spoon

    The head of this spoon can be set at an angle to the handle, it required.
    £13.40
     with VAT Relief
  20. VAT Relief Amefa Knives, Forks and Spoons

    Amefa Knives, Forks and Spoons

    Curved, contour gripped cutlery to help those with restrictive hand dexterity.
    Options from
    £9.90
     with VAT Relief
  21. SPECIAL OFFER Nelson Knife

    Nelson Knife

    A knife with a specially designed blade to enable one-handed dining.
     WAS £19.76 
    Today's Price
    £9.90
     with VAT Relief
  22. Available Offers Ultralite Handles & Cutlery

    Ultralite Handles & Cutlery

    Foam handles and cutlery which are lightweight, safe and easy to grip.
    Options from
    £6.90
     with VAT Relief
  23. Available Offers Good Grips Cutlery

    Good Grips Cutlery

    This bendable cutlery is typically used by those with neurological impairments or arthritis.
    Options from
    £7.90
     with VAT Relief
  24. Available Offers Plastic Coated Spoons

    Plastic Coated Spoons

    Plastisol coating protects teeth and lips during use.
    Options from
    £9.99
     with VAT Relief
  25. Available Offers Newstead Cutlery

    Newstead Cutlery

    Cutlery that is designed to facilitate easier dining for people with grip issues.
    Options from
    £11.90
     with VAT Relief
  26. Available Offers Lightweight Foam Handled Cutlery

    Lightweight Foam Handled Cutlery

    Wide, foam-gripped eating utensils designed for persons with grip issues.
    Options from
    £8.90
     with VAT Relief
  27. Available Offers Red Handled Cutlery

    Red Handled Cutlery

    This range of cutlery features bright red rubber handles that are easy to see and hold.
    Options from
    £3.90
     with VAT Relief
  28. SPECIAL OFFER Big-Grip Souper Spoon

    Big-Grip Souper Spoon

    A raised lip spoon for shaky hands.
     WAS £18.25 
    Today's Price
    £16.90
     inc VAT
  29. VAT Relief Pan Pickle - Yellow

    Pan Pickle - Yellow

    A yellow pan holder for an induction hob.
    £17.90
     with VAT Relief
  30. Available Offers Kura Care Adult Profiled Cutlery Set

    Kura Care Adult Profiled Cutlery Set

    Discreet cutlery with grooves and other features that help make eating easier.
    Options from
    £11.90
     with VAT Relief
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Frequently Asked Questions
What is adapted cutlery?

Knives, forks and spoons which are specially made to make them easier to use.

These items may have weighted handles, soft handles, or have shafts which are shaped in non-conventional ways.

These items are key kitchen aids at meal-times for people with certain disabilities or conditions.

What are the advantages of this type of special cutlery?

These pieces of equipment may be easier to control than standard cutlery, making meal-times easier.

Who might use special adapted cutlery?

Adapted cutlery is generally for people with particular disabilities, physical or mental conditions which make standard cutlery difficult to use.

This may be because of diminished coordination, strength or due to a range of other common issues like hand tremors.

What kinds of cutlery aids and adapted knives and forks are available for disabled people?

Cutlery with 'built-up' handles - many people with arthritis in the hands, fingers or wrists, find holding conventional cutlery difficulty.

This is sometimes because it is usually fairly narrow.

Some find knives and forks with broader handles are less painful to use.

Weighted cutlery - individuals with certain disabilities may find heavier cutlery easier to control.

This is often the case for those who experience tremors in the hands or upper body.

Curved or angled cutlery - in some cases, people find directing spoons or forks into the mouth is easier when the shaft is angled, rather than straight.

These items are designed either for the right or left hand, so take care to choose the one you need.

Cutlery with contoured handles - these items have special, ergonomically shaped handles which fit more gently with the user's hands than conventional knives and forks.

This feature may help with control and comfort.

Plastic-headed or plastic-coated spoons - for people with reduced control over their bite pressure or reflex, it is often safer to use spoons which do not have metal heads.

Am I able to buy whole sets or individual pieces of special adapted cutlery?

Our adapted cutlery is available as individual items and in some cases, full sets.

Is there a knife and fork all-in-one?

Yes, there is an item called the 'knork' which is a combination of a knife and fork.

It has standard fork prongs, along with a cutting edge down one side of the head.

It is ideal for people with the use of a single hand.

Is it possible to build-up the handles of standard cutlery to increase the size?

Special foam tubing can be added to the handles of standard items of cutlery in order to make them larger.

This is an easy way of adapting cutlery you may already have.

The tubing is available in different sizes.

Can I bend certain items of cutlery to suit my preference?

Bendable cutlery is widely used for many people whose disability or condition means using cutlery with a straight shaft is difficult to guide into the mouth.

Do you offer cutlery for disabled children?

There is a category specifically to cater for children's cutlery.

There is also a section for children's plates and bowls.

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