It may be the most wonderful time of the year but sadly Christmas dinner won't cook itself!
Don’t worry, help is at hand. There are lots of aids that can help you make the perfect Christmas dinner, whether you're cooking for the whole family or just enjoying your favourite Christmas food.
Getting everything out
The downside of being super prepared with getting Christmas food in the house means that by the time you need it, it may have been shoved to the back of the cupboard or fridge where you can’t reach it.
Get a little lift up with the Cork Top Step Box or, if a step isn’t right in your kitchen try using a Combi-Reacher to help you avoid straining.
Prepping the food
Depending on what vegetables you’ve bought and what kind of potatoes you’re having, you might have a lot of prep work ahead of you.
Time to peel
It’s a rare person that truly enjoys peeling vegetables, but if you have limited grip strength you may want to consider trying the Good Grips Peeler. It has an oversized easy to grip handle and is safe to use even when wet.
Find it difficult to use a peeler because you only have the use of one hand? The Swedish Fix-It Food Preparation Board may be able to help. This great aid has been specially designed to be used one-handed and so items can be held in place on the board using the clamp or adjustable pegs to hold it securely while you peel your vegetables or potatoes.
For chopping vegetables, you need a good knife that’s easy to use and doesn’t put too much strain on your hand and wrist. The Chef Knife has been designed with an ergonomic, easy to grip, angled handle that’s ideal for use if you have arthritis.
Alternatively, you could try the Smart Clean Food Chopper. This handy gadget takes the effort out of chopping food as it does it for you. The blades inside rotate to give you an even chop and it has a collection cup to catch the chopped food, making it easier to transfer it to the pan or bowl.
Opening tins and jars
Opening tins with a standard tin opener can be a fiddly job, so make it easier with the Automatic Can Opener. All you need to do is attach it to the can, push the button and wait while the clever device opens it for you.
Do you struggle with opening ring pull tins? Use the Multi Tin Opener. The ergonomic handle and wrench-style design make it much easier to open ring pull tins. It can also help to open bottle lids and jars making it a great all-rounder for the kitchen.
Making cooking easier
Don’t forget to set a timer once the turkey goes in the oven. Without one, it’s easy to forget just how long something has been cooking. Use the Culinare Digital Timer to keep track of the time.
With a Christmas feast comes lots of pans on the go with timings to remember and lots of lifting to do. Make it easier on yourself to remove vegetables or potatoes from the pan with a Stainless Steel Cooking Basket. Put it in the pan before you add the vegetables and then once the veg is cooked all you have to do is lift the basket out, leaving the heavy pan of water behind.
When you’re ready to serve the food
Need to make up the gravy but struggle to lift a full kettle? Try the Combination Kettle with Tipper. It’s a lightweight kettle that has its own tipper base to make it super easy to pour once the water has boiled. It’ll help get your gravy made without mishap.
Use the Rambler Wheeled Trolley to make sure your delicious meal makes it to the table without mishap. It’s a great option if you find it difficult to carry things from one place to another because you need a little support while walking.
What to do with your leftovers?
Christmas dinner often comes with a whole host of leftovers to enjoy the next day. One thing to try is using a slow cooker like the Tower Infinity 1.5L Slow Cooker, which you can simply drop all your leftovers into, add water, and then leave it while it creates a delicious stew to have later on.