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Eating for Life

Kitchen tools for someone with arthritis

A balanced lifestyle helps seniors maintain a zest for living

Updated: 2008-03-19T17:41:17Z

By Jill Wendholt Silva

The Kansas City Star

Opening a jar or chopping vegetables can be difficult for the 70 million Americans who suffer from arthritis.

Buy a jar opener that can be mounted on a kitchen cabinet, then put contents into easy-open containers.

Buy bakeware with grip-style handles on each end.

If you can no longer knead bread, consider buying a dough hook for your mixer or a bread machine.

Look for utensils with easy-to-grip, no-slip handles. Oxo makes several models helpful to someone with arthritis. A pizza cutter or a rocker-style cutter can perform many tasks and relieve stress on joints.

Replace kitchen cabinet knobs and faucets with leverlike openers.

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