Tips and tricks from people with spinal cord injuries (SCI).
Oven in modified kitchen
Oven with side-opening door makes it easier for wheelchair users with impaired balance to remove hot bakeware from the oven.
The oven has a side-hinged door; under the oven is a pull-out board. The oven-door is equipped with an easy-grip handle.
Technique for removal of hot bakeware from the oven: Susanne supports both elbows on the pull-out board, uses a double-folded towel and grasps bakeware with both hands and places it on the pull-out board; from there she slides it onto a tray, which she has on her lap.
There are oven available with either right- or left-hinged door.
Household appliance stores
Paid for by
This tip is from 2005
Susanne lives in an apartment. She studies as well as working full time as a free-lance journalist. She was injured in 1982 and has a high spinal cord injury (C5). Through hand surgery her grip function in her left hand improved. She has personal assistance.
View all tips by Susanne