Tips and tricks from people with spinal cord injuries (SCI).
Removing a dish from a microwave oven
Technique for wheelchair user with impaired hand function for using a countertop microwave oven
The user takes a dish out of the microwave oven in several steps. The oven stands on a standard-height counter (see associated tip). First she places the dish on a sliding board under the oven (see associated tip), then she places the dish on a tray that she keeps on her lap.
The dish is plastic and comes from Tupperware.
Tupperware dishes work very well for the user. She uses the same technique to remove cups from the microwave.
Suzanne lives together with her husband and children in a house. She is working part time. She was injured in 1991 and has a complete tetraplgia C6. She has personal assistance.
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