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What adaptations and equipment help with cooking after a spinal cord injury?

What adaptations and equipment help with cooking after a spinal cord injury?

Anne Bryden, OT

Occupational Therapist/Research Manager, Case Western University, Cleveland

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There’s a lot being done right now in areas of universal design that can help with people being able to access the kitchen stove. So I’ve seen how they have ovens set so the burners are just in the front; there aren’t back burners that people h... Show More

There’s a lot being done right now in areas of universal design that can help with people being able to access the kitchen stove. So I’ve seen how they have ovens set so the burners are just in the front; there aren’t back burners that people have to reach and lean over. One of the neatest things I’ve seen so far is the pasta cooker that’s built into the counter. So, you fill it with water, it heats it up, you add the noodles, it cooks it, something’s pulled out and you don’t have to carry pots of water back and forth and risk scalding. These are higher-level items that are probably not an option for everyone’s home, but I think if those simple things start to be incorporated in all aspects of building, that would be amazing.

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What adaptations and equipment help with cooking after a spinal cord injury?

Anne Bryden, OT

Occupational Therapist/Research Manager, Case Western University, Cleveland

More Videos by Anne Bryden
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There’s a lot being done right now in areas of universal design that can help with people being able to access the kitchen stove. So I’ve seen how they have ovens set so the burners are just in the front; there aren’t back burners that people have to reach and lean over. One of the neatest things I’ve seen so far is the pasta cooker that’s built into the counter. So, you fill it with water, it heats it up, you add the noodles, it cooks it, something’s pulled out and you don’t have to carry pots of water back and forth and risk scalding. These are higher-level items that are probably not an option for everyone’s home, but I think if those simple things start to be incorporated in all aspects of building, that would be amazing.

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