The Great British Bake Off is back on the airwaves this year with a whole new feel, but you can still feel like a Star Baker from the comfort of your own home with our wide range of food preparation products! Our selection of items cater towards everyone, regardless of ability, to aid and assist you with all your culinary needs. Also featured in this blog post are some handy tips and advice on how to bake if you have a disability or limited mobility, along with some helpful links.
On our website, our food preparation products are specifically designed to aid bakers who need a little assistance, but their discreet design allows them to easily blend into any kitchen environment and still look stylish! The Box Grater from OXO has three different grating surfaces and an attached container, which allows the user to grate and slice food such as cheese and chocolate with ease, to whip up the perfect recipe. With a non-slip base and a comfortable handle, it’s ideal for users with limited dexterity and provides added security whilst you’re baking!
Rolling out dough can be a strenuous task, especially if you’re a perfectionist! For bakers who require that little bit of help in the kitchen, our One Handed Rolling Pin is ideal for improving ability, thanks to its steel core which adds extra weight when rolling out dough or pastry. The smooth action is a relief from any aches or strain on the wrist, and guaranteed to improve your baking experience!
If you’re experiencing vision issues or impairments, a great product to use is our Talking Scales with Measuring Jug. Whilst measuring out ingredients, it reads out the amount in a loud and clear voice and is guaranteed to be the perfect kitchen companion if you need the assistance. Baking is a hobby enjoyed by many, so we’ve made it accessible for everyone. These talking scales make an ideal gift or present for a friend or family member, or if you just want to treat yourself!
Our cleverly designed Silicone Oven Mitt provides safety and security whilst handling hot items; the material allows for a firmer grip than regular oven gloves and is especially ideal for bakers with limited dexterity. The stylish and colourful design adds a modern touch and creates a feature of the oven mitt, as well as being highly practical. Easily slipped on and off, this product eliminates any risk of accidental burns to ensure that baking stays fun and safe!
If you love the idea of baking but have no idea where to start, we’ve got you covered! A range of charity-run classes across the country offer help and support to aspiring bakers who may be elderly, or living with a disability. Fifth Trust have a fantastic catering activity called Baked, which is specially aimed at helping adults with various disabilities. Join their Cook Club and learn how to make a range of jams and preserves which you can even sell, or work your way up to being employed in their Valley Cafe.
You may be wondering what all the fuss is about when it comes to baking – but it’s not just a fun way to serve up yummy treats! Baking has been proven to offer a therapeutic experience which helps you to relax and unwind, plus it helps with depression and calms people with dementia. Because of its simplicity and repetition, baking can be highly effective in reducing stress or anxiety, both of which can be common for seniors. It can even help to build up an appetite again, something which can often be affected by mental health issues or dementia.
Baking is a fun and effective hobby and everyone should be able to enjoy it, regardless of age or ability. If you have any tips or advice for other readers, make sure to head over to our Facebook or get in touch via Twitter!