5 Kitchen Tools Made for Comfort

5 Kitchen Tools Made for Comfort

Regina Yunghans
Dec 8, 2010

Tools that are specifically designed to contribute to comfort in the kitchen have only recently come around (or been marketed as such). Here's a look at a few basics that provide comfort for the cook:

  • The Shun Ken Onion Chef's Knife comes in an 8" ergonomic design and includes a wood stand, which could be handy if this were your go-to daily knife. It's on sale at Sur la Table, $150
  • OXO kitchen tools have aligned themselves with comfort in cooking. We like this Nylon Asian Turner for versatility in cooking.
  • Gel Pro chef's mats really are comfortable underfoot in the kitchen. See The Kitchn's review of them here and get fellow readers' takes here.
  • A basic, small step stool can add so much comfort to the kitchen. Obviously, it will help you reach higher. But on a more frequent basis, prop a foot up on it to relieve lower back pain when standing for long periods. The one pictured is the Bekvam from IKEA, as featured on Ohdeedoh, $15

What tools or tricks to you use to be more comfortable in your kitchen?

Related: What Are Good Kitchen Tools for Cooks with Arthritis?

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