It may be the most wonderful time of the year but sadly Christmas dinner won't cook itself!
With everything that’s happened this year, you may find yourself celebrating Christmas in a very different way to how you’re used to. It could be that you don’t have your usual helpers this year or that you may be making it by yourself. Don’t worry, help is at hand. There are lots of aids that can help you make the perfect Christmas dinner.
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.
Need a peeler that can be used one-handed? The Gordon One Handed Peeler and Clamp might be a great option for you. It simply clamps to the table or worktop and lets you peel vegetables with only one hand.
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.
If you need extra support while chopping vegetables then you may want to try the Swedish Fix-It Food Preparation Board. 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 chop.
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 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 Combination Kitchen Trolley Walker 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.