Many people love to cook, and after a stroke, it is understandable that you will want to get back into the swing of your cooking routine as quickly as possible. Cooking can present some challenges if you experiencing limited use of the arms or hands. But fortunately, with some practice and some wonderful stroke supplies for cooking, you can be usually be back to cooking your own meals in time.

Some helpful tipsĀ for you and friends and relatives as you are cooking and recovering from a stroke:

  • If you are using a wheelchair, using a regular counter can be tough. One inexpensive option is to lower one section of counter and to remove the cabinet beneath it so this can be used for food prep in a wheelchair.
  • A side-by-side refrigerator with the fridge on one side and the frozen on the other will make it much easier for you to access frozen foods.
  • Put foods and spices that you use all the time in a place that is easy to reach.
  • Try using a food processor for any mincing or dicing of vegetables.
  • Make sure that there is a fire extinguisher within easy reach in the kitchen. You also should have a can of baking soda at the stove in case there is a grease fire.
  • You should probably be using appliances with automatic shut off, in case you forget to turn them off.

Some cooking supplies that you will want to consider for cooking after a stroke:


EZ Peel Vegetable Peeler

  • Counter top: If your counter top is too high for you to easily use for cooking prep, you can purchase a table with height adjustment that will make it easier to prepare your food.
  • Knife: There are several types of knives available that make it a good deal easier to chop with one hand.
  • Vegetable peeler: the EZ Peel Vegetable Peeler works great for peeling with limited use of one hand.
  • Chopping board: There are chopping boards available that will not slip as you are cutting.
  • Pots and bowls: These products are available in non-slip styles so that you can mix ingredients with one hand. The Mixing Bowl Holder will help to hold a glass or metal bowl in place. The Pot Stabilizer will stop the pot from moving as you are stirring its contents.
  • Frozen vegetables: If you are finding that chopping vegetables is too challenging soon after your stroke, try using some frozen vegetables in your foods. Another option is to ask a friend or relative to chop up a week’s supply of vegetables for your salads. You can keep them in plastic bags in the refrigerator and use them for your daily meals.

If you keep these cooking tips in mind and try some of these convenient cooking supplies for stroke patients, you will be able to be back to cooking meals on your own soon!