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Weighted cutlery set

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    A quality weighted cutlery set with thick handles, ergonomically designed and weighted in the handles to stabilise tremors and discretely maintain independence during mealtimes.

    With a classic and modest design, the weighted cutlery set is a popular choice for people with unsteady hands due to Parkinson's, tremor challenges and arthritis. The extra weight dampens shaking for a more controlled movement while using cutlery and bringing food to the mouth. The thick handles reduce strain on the hands by decreasing the range of movement required to grasp and control the utensils.

    The weighted cutlery comes in a convenient cotton carry case, perfect for taking to meals outside the home. The weighted cutlery set contains a weighted knife, fork, spoon, and soup spoon.

    • Stainless steel weighted cutlery set with thick handles
    • 4-piece set: knife, fork, spoon, soup spoon
    • Dishwasher safe
    • Black cotton carry case with Velcro fastener (machine washable)

    Weights:

    • Weighted fork: 196g (6.9oz)
    • Weighted knife: 196g (6.9oz)
    • Weighted spoon: 205g (7.2oz)
    • Weighted soup spoon: 195g (6.9oz)

    Known for its beautiful and elegant cutlery design, each piece of the weighted cutlery set is engraved with BRILLIANT branding.

    NOTE: We have several options for thick handled cutlery here at The Independence Shop. It is important to consider individual needs when choosing the most suitable cutlery set. A lighter thick-handled option, for example, may be more suitable for a weaker grip strength to avoid fatigue.

    Dimensions

    WEIGHTED CUTLERY SET
    ALL HANDLES: Size 1.3cm thick and 1.5-2.5cm wide (thinnest to widest part)

    WEIGHTED SOUP SPOON: Length 19.5cm, Weight 195g
    WEIGHTED SPOON: Length 20.8cm, Weight 205g
    WEIGHTED FORK: Length 20.8cm, Weight 196g
    WEIGHTED KNIFE: Length 23.4cm, Weight 196g

    CARRY BAG: Size (unrolled) 33cm x 27cm, Weight 60g

    WEIGHTED CUTLERY SET in carry bag
    Size (rolled) 27cm x 6.5cm x 4.5cm
    Total weight 852g

    Specifications

    WEIGHTED CUTLERY SET CONTENTS
    4 pieces of cutlery: weighted knife, fork, spoon, soup spoon
    Carry bag

    MATERIAL
    18/10 stainless steel

    CARE
    Dishwasher safe

    WARRANTY
    12 months

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    Considerations for weighted cutlery

    Extra weight helps minimise tremors while eating and is often recommended as a useful eating aid for people with Parkinson's, tremor challenges, and arthritis.

    Although weighted cutlery is a popular support for eating, please do consider individual needs when seeking the best eating aid. Weighted cutlery can exaggerate fatigue in some cases because it is the heaviest option and requires strength to hold.

    In the case of arthritis and joint discomfort, a light-weight thick-handled cutlery set may be more suitable.

    At The Independence Shop, we stock two alternative thick handled cutlery sets:

    Source: Occupational Therapy for People with Parkinson's (2015). College of Occupational Therapists.

    Benefits of thick-handled cutlery

    Cutlery or silverware with handles of increased diameter (commonly known as 'thick handled cutlery') require less range of motion to grip the handle. In turn, this can help to maintain eating independence in people with a limited range of motion.

    Thick-handled cutlery is commonly used to assist people who experience discomfort when using and gripping common cutlery. Most often, it is individuals with arthritis or other hand disabilities that benefit the most from thick-handled cutlery.

    At The Independence Shop, we stock the weighted cutlery set with thick handles, as well as two other thick handled cutlery set options:

    Source: McDonald S.S., Levine D., Richards J., Aguilar L. (2016). Effectiveness of adaptive silverware on range of motion of the hand. PeerJ. 2016 Feb 15;4:e1667. doi: 10.7717/peerj.1667. PMID: 26893960; PMCID: PMC4756747.

    Adapted silverware with thick handles

    Adapted silverware is most commonly made from stainless steel. Our weighted cutlery set has an ideal 18/10 stainless steel composition. The 18% chromium ensures protection from rust, and the 10% nickel helps the weighted cutlery maintain lustre.

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    Why 18/10 stainless steel ideal for cutlery?

    18/10 stainless steel means that the stainless steel metal mix is composed of 18% chromium and 10% nickel. There are a couple of different reasons why someone would choose 18/10 cutlery over an inferior 18/8 or 18/0 mix.

    Primarily, rust prevention. Chromium binds to the stainless steel surface and protects it from acids found in foods, chemicals, and sometimes water that can cause rusting. Nickel prevents corrosion while adding lustre and shine to the cutlery surface.

    18/10 stainless steel for cutlery is an ideal ratio to ensure the greatest resistance to rust and the longest-held shine.

    What are the benefits of weighted cutlery?

    The extra weight of weighted cutlery helps to dampen tremors for a more controlled motion while using cutlery and bringing food to the mouth. Weighted cutlery is often recommended as a useful eating aid for people with Parkinson's and tremor challenges.

    Although weighted cutlery is a popular support for eating, it is important to consider individual needs when purchasing weighted cutlery. Weighted cutlery can exaggerate fatigue in some cases because it is a heavy option and requires greater grip strength. In the case of arthritis and joint discomfort, a light-weight thick-handled cutlery set may be more suitable.

    Source: Occupational Therapy for People with Parkinson's (2015). College of Occupational Therapists.

    What are adaptive utensils for eating called?

    Adaptive utensils for eating are generally weighted or have a thicker handle, or both. Adaptive utensils have several names, including:

    - Adaptive silverware
    - Weighted cutlery
    - Thick handled cutlery