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Low-Tech Lifesavers: Hot Plate Holder The Buckingham Coolhand

Low-Tech Lifesavers: The Buckingham Coolhand

Avoid Scalds from Hot Plates with your Buckingham Coolhand

Specifically designed for use as a hot plate holder, the Buckingham Coolhand solves the age-old problem of burns, slips and scalds that come from trying to remove dangerously hot plates from the microwave or oven. The combined difficulty of the hot plate and the weight of the cooked food upon it can make lifting the plate much more difficult. Even with your bare hands or a cloth it can be tricky, so a Coolhand is a neat way of making life easier. All plates are held so that your entire hand takes the weight of the plate and you’re not reliant solely on your fingers.

Red Hot Plate Holder Video

We decided the images for the Coolhand looked a bit ‘flat’ so we created this ‘Red Hot Plate Holder video for it, hope you like it! It is safe for work 😉

The Coolhand allows for heated plates, complete with your chosen meal, snack or dessert to be easily and safely removed from the microwave oven and taken to your dining table. This innovatively designed product from the well-known Buckingham Healthcare Company, allows for anyone who uses a microwave to have a safer way of transferring their meals from kitchen to table. It is highlighted as particularly useful if you live with a disability which causes dexterity problems in your wrists or hands or limited strength and even those who may have a limited grip due to conditions such as arthritis.

The Easy Way to Hold and Carry Plates

Hot plate holder - the Coolhand by Buckingham Healthcare

The ergonomically designed Coolhand Hot Plate Holder

The Buckingham Coolhand relies on the power of leverage to lift, so that the handle not your fingers takes the weight.  The Coolhand replicates the action of a hand, gripping and releasing extremely easily and of course, as an additional tool removes the risk of burns and scalds  to your skin.

There are many great features which make the Coolhand a universally popular product which include its non-slip soft grip handle which is 100% latex free, meaning it is safe for those with allergies. Its ergonomic design allows it to be cleaned very easily and there are no obvious dirt traps anywhere on the item and it can be simply popped into the dishwasher when it needs a clean. To allow use by those with weakened strength the Coolhand is extremely lightweight as well as being strong and durable. Finally, the design was created by Chris Buckingham, an experienced occupational therapist whose life improving gadgets we have featured before. She and the design team have worked to ensure that the Buckingham Coolhand should fit with most regular plates or bowls and therefore can be called a truly universal innovation.

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Essential Items: Handsfree Toothpaste Dispenser

Essential Items: Hands Free Toothpaste Dispenser

Have you ever heard of a hands free toothpaste dispenser? Living with disability can present problems you had never thought possible, with daily tasks that you may have once took for granted or never imagined they would be a problem. Whether you live with a disability yourself or are a parent or carer, you may realise the many difficulties that come in the area of personal care.

An easy to use, accessible hands free toothpaste holder.

Personal care is sensitive area which inventors and retailers are often trying to find ways of adding independence whilst keeping the whole process dignified and respectful to the individual living with a disability. One area of personal care which can prove difficult is cleaning teeth. Although for many, the actual process of cleaning their teeth isn’t the issue, as there are specifically designed toothbrushes for those who need them, but getting the toothpaste from the tube can be a trial. If you have a dexterity or fine motor skills disorder or have weak muscle tone or grip, squeezing a toothpaste tube can be very difficult. Luckily there are a range of Hands Free Toothpaste Dispensers being developed that eliminates this problem completely.

A hands free toothpaste holder stops mess, waste and also makes it much easier to access your toothpaste. One light touch instantly dispenses the amount of toothpaste needed and it’s an extremely easy piece of kit to install and the refill process is also no problem. One of the most popular brands of toothpaste dispense is the Touch N Brush as they were popularly advertised on shopping channels.

Customers of the hands free toothpaste dispenser remark upon its many qualities including its design meaning it blends easily into any bathroom without looking clinical or out of place and it is extremely economical as it uses every last inch of toothpaste, which rarely happens when we regularly squeeze the tube!

Watch this Touch N Brush infomercial from the States to find out more:


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