Food Preparation Aids

Aids to help with food preparation for the elderly or disabled. We have a wide range of gripping aids, special food preparation boards and other useful equipment to help when preparing meals. A chopping board for disabled people or those with reduced strength or manual dexterity may be a valuable piece of equipment towards maintaining their independence. Essential Aids’ range of food preparation equipment is being added to every month. The food preparation boards included here have been selected for their quality and practicality. Many of these innovative items assist in keeping food steady while it is chopped. View all our kitchen aids here.

Aids to help with food preparation for the elderly or disabled. We have a wide range of gripping aids, special food preparation boards and other useful equipment to help when preparing meals. A

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  1. Vat Exempt  Chopping Board With Knife

    Chopping Board With Knife

    Chopping board with a chef's knife attached - great if you have a shaky grip.
    £71.97
    ( £86.36  inc VAT )
  2. Vat Exempt  Bread Spreading Board

    Bread Spreading Board

    This clever board allows the user to apply spread with the use of just one hand.
    £8.55
    ( £10.26  inc VAT )
  3. Vat Exempt  Food Workstation

    Food Workstation

    For those with reduced hand or wrist dexterity, this is a potentially crucial aid for independence.
    £77.85
    ( £93.42  inc VAT )
  4. Vat Exempt  Swedish Fix It Food Preparation Board

    Swedish Fix It Food Preparation Board

    A durable and versatile food preparation board ideal for people with limited mobility in the hands.
    £53.47
    ( £64.16  inc VAT )
  5. Vat Exempt  Kitchen Workstation

    Kitchen Workstation

    A multi-function workstation to allow for kitchen tasks to be performed.
    £67.64
    ( £81.17  inc VAT )
  6. Vat Exempt  Plastic Spread Board with Spikes

    Plastic Spread Board with Spikes

    A moulded plastic food preparation board that an be used with just one hand.
    £16.68
    ( £20.02  inc VAT )
  7. Vat Exempt  Kitchen Spread Board

    Kitchen Spread Board

    This simple food preparation aid allows you to keep slices of bread or toast under control.

    £9.02
    ( £10.82  inc VAT )
  8. Vat Exempt  Kitchen Spread Board with Spikes

    Kitchen Spread Board with Spikes

    This clever food preparation board is a simple yet effective kitchen aid which allows you to hold food in place, even if you have a weak grip or the use of just a single hand.

    £10.53
    ( £12.64  inc VAT )
  9. Vat Exempt  Kitchen Spread Board with Spikes and 3-Way Grater

    Kitchen Spread Board with Spikes and 3-Way Grater

    The practical Kitchen Spread Board with Spikes and 3-Way Grater is a great tool for food preparation.

     

    £16.52
    ( £19.82  inc VAT )
  10. Vat Exempt  Food Preparation Board

    Food Preparation Board

    This cooking aid is designed primarily for those with reduced wrist or hand function.
    £65.99
    ( £79.19  inc VAT )
  11. Vat Exempt  Food Workstation - White Plastic & Stainless Steel Construction

    Food Workstation - White Plastic & Stainless Steel Construction

    Use this innovative food workstation helps with a number of daily food preparation tasks.

    £46.43
    ( £55.72  inc VAT )
  12. Vat Exempt  Pan Pickle - Yellow

    Pan Pickle - Yellow

    A yellow pan holder for an induction hob.
    £16.86
    ( £20.23  inc VAT )
  13. Vat Exempt  ETAC Easy Bread Cutting Board

    ETAC Easy Bread Cutting Board

    This cutting board helps those with hand tremors and other conditions to cut bread safely.
    £24.18
    ( £29.02  inc VAT )
  14.  Derby Wooden Bread Board with Spikes

    Derby Wooden Bread Board with Spikes

    A wooden bread cutting board that can be used by people with only one hand.
    £19.42
    ( £23.30  inc VAT )
  15. Vat Exempt  Homecraft Multifunction Food Prep Board

    Homecraft Multifunction Food Prep Board

    A multi-purpose food preparation board.
    £81.15
    ( £97.38  inc VAT )
  16. Vat Exempt  Single Hand Spread Board

    Single Hand Spread Board

    A one-handed condiment spreading aid.
    £13.55
    ( £16.26  inc VAT )
  17. Vat Exempt  Buckingham Protective Coolhand

    Buckingham Protective Coolhand

    An aid that assists with transferring warm plated without burning your hand.
    £6.73
    ( £8.08  inc VAT )
  18. Vat Exempt  Spreadboard

    Spreadboard

    A plastic board that can enable one-handed spreading of bread and toast.
    £10.64
    ( £12.77  inc VAT )
    Out of stock
  19. Vat Exempt  Spreader Board

    Spreader Board

    A handy tool that enables one-handed spreading of bread.
    £7.40
    ( £8.88  inc VAT )
    Out of stock
  20. Vat Exempt  Peeler And Clamp Gordon

    Peeler And Clamp Gordon

    This useful kitchen aid makes peeling fruit and vegetables simple.
    £29.99
    ( £35.99  inc VAT )
    Out of stock
  21.  1.5L Tower Slow Cooker

    1.5L Tower Slow Cooker

    A 1.5-litre slow cooker.
    £21.87
    ( £26.24  inc VAT )
    Out of stock

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Frequently Asked Questions
What are food preparation aids?

Special devices and equipment which makes the routine tasks of preparing meals an easier one.

These products may assist with chopping up food, spreading butter on bread and a host of other daily tasks in the kitchen.

Who uses food preparation aids?

Cooking and preparing meals may become a challenge for some people.

This may be because of a disability or another physical condition which leads to a loss of coordination, balance, motor control or strength.

Some of these are associated with various conditions commonly developed in later life.

Is equipment available to help keep food still while it’s being chopped?

There are a few simple products which prevent food sliding in an uncontrolled way on hard work surfaces.

For those with a hand tremor or reduced strength in the hands or fingers, this can be a real problem.

There are some practical tools available which help keep food in the desired position.

These are typically adapted chopping boards, which have various extra functions built in.

The main extra functions are:

Raised edges in the corners - this allows bread or toast to be pushed against the edge of the board, holding it place for spreading or slicing.

Upward facing spikes - soft food like fruit and vegetables can be pushed on the spikes, which hold it in place for chopping up.

Upward facing brushes - the firm anchor of the board provides an upturned brush a firm foundation.

This arrangement makes it a useful tool for cleaning items of food.

Slicing box - this has vertically aligned internal blades which soft food can be pushed down into, slicing it up.

Hinged knife - some food preparation boards feature a knife connected to the board by a hinge at the tip.

This keeps the blade at a stable vertical angle as the user brings it down to chop food.

Food clamps - plastic clamps fitted to the preparation board allow food to be held firmly in position for chopping.

Is there a device which holds loaves of bread for slicing?

Yes, there is one board which has an oversized clamp which allows a loaf of bread to be held in place.

Slicing bread is a routine food preparation task which many people struggle with if they have a shaky or weak grip.

Do high friction mats help with food preparation?

Table mats designed to create a high friction surface are great for keeping bowls in place while you mix or whisk food.

They are also useful for keeping food prep boards in place, which might otherwise slip on kitchen work surfaces.

Are more stable cheese graters available?

Conventional food and cheese graters usually come in the shape of a ‘tower’ which may wobble if not held firmly.

Those designed for disabled or elderly people with reduced coordination or strength, are often built into a stable board.

While the grating surfaces on these boards are small, they are much more stable and easier to use.

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