Work in the Kitchen with Only One Hand

One Hand Kitchen
As the quality of life improves for all of us, one thing we will need to spend some time on is looking after our aging population. Again I expect Design to play a major role in making this happen, and it has!
The One Hand Kitchen by Gabriele Meldaikyte is a great example of universal design. The product allows people with disabilities, arthritis or even low muscle strength, to do things like an able bodied individual would. In this case I would say: nothing makes Granny more happy than empowerment! The ability to go about her life as per normal and on her own steam.
Designed to be used during food preparation, the product has a number of configurations (7 total) that allow the user to cut all kinds of food and fruits, open a tub of yogurt, spread butter on toast and even grate cheese.
I have to say, the challenge in designing multi-functional products is getting all the parts to fit and/or work together, and in this case Gabriele did a splendid job. Enjoy!
One Hand Kitchen - Cut Tomato
One Hand Kitchen - Open Yogurt
One Hand Kitchen - Grate Cheese
One Hand Kitchen - Cut Bread
Notice the body leaning on one end to keep the food in place? This is the key element that makes this concept work.

One Hand Kitchen - Cut Bread 2
One Hand Kitchen - Place Fruit
One Hand Kitchen - Cut Fruit
Via: Yanko Design

6 Comments
  • web page designer

    September 10, 2009 at 9:24 pm Reply

    Very clever, though I don’t think my laziness has quite reached the heights requiring this yet ­čśŤ

  • V

    May 24, 2010 at 7:18 am Reply

    I found your site through a search engine. I don’t fully understand. What I see on this site looks very interesting, but there is no information for ordering one. Are they for sale?
    Thank you

  • Gloria Smith

    June 22, 2010 at 12:25 am Reply

    Is there any information on how to acquire one of these devices and what the price is. My brother recently had a stroke and has only the use of one hand. He used to love to cook. It is so much of a challenge for him now that he has pretty much given it up. Info please.
    Thank you

  • Renee Flehser

    December 18, 2011 at 1:48 am Reply

    Where can I purchase the one hand item shown on your website?

  • mary e

    December 27, 2012 at 5:06 am Reply

    Working with only one hand and without vision is a further challenge. Can the designer incorporate texture to ease the lot of those without vision? And is there a way of using say variable metal tensile reverse curves like the beautiful supports shown here to form in another unit some sort of easy relase pan supports for any power source for stabilising a pan on the hob? The current “solution” of a wire coat hanger bent to stabilise the handle is insufficient in that if its sturdy enough you then have to lift the pan unnecessarily to remove it from its “cage”. Xmas 2012.

  • roy

    August 30, 2015 at 11:52 am Reply

    Where can I purchase the one hand item shown on your website?

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