Clear, practical advice on daily living equipment
Handles in this section include those designed for specific cutlery and also those that are designed for universal use with a variety of utensils, such as cutlery, pens and toothbrushes. Some holders which attach to utensil handles enable you to hold and use the utensil in different ways, for example gripping a ball rather than a traditional handle. They are designed to help if you have reduced grip strength and/or range of movement in your hands.
A larger grip on cutlery or utensils means that your fingers don't need to be wrapped tightly around the cutlery in order to grip it securely. This can be helpful if you have pain in your hands or are unable to form a tight grip. Contoured handles are shaped to fit the contours of your hand, allowing a more secure grip of the handle. Some contoured handles also have finger indentations or are made from slip-resistant materials, helping to prevent your hand from slipping forward.