Ergonomic herb-snipping and food-shredding tools?
October 31, 2010 10:46 AM Subscribe
I'm looking for more ergonomic solutions to snipping herbs and shredding food in the kitchen. These are the two most painful kitchen tasks for me due to existing repetitive strain injuries.
posted by grouse to Food & Drink (18 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I use ordinary kitchen shears to snip herbs but the pinching motion is a bit painful. One option would be to switch to my left hand which is less injured, but of course I have poorer control of it. It seems like there should be an easy-to-use specialized tool for this. Maybe these self-opening kitchen shears
would be useful?
I can use my food processor for shredding but having to wash the whole thing after such a simple task can be annoying. Also, soft foods require some freezing before food processing which I usually lack the patience for. I found Easi-Grip Grater
, which seems like it might be better than the usual hand grater, but it seemingly won't do coarse shredding.
Better options or alternative cooking strategies welcome.