Just in time for Arthritis Awareness Month (May 2012), the good people at Trudeau Corporation sent me products from their newest line of food preparation tools for review. These kitchen tools from the Stress Line product line are designed to reduce the strain on your hands and joints so it makes them ideal for those of us who struggle with arthritis and other limited hand conditions.
I received a complete set from the Trudeau Stress Less product line which included the six following products:
1. Stress Less Safety Can Opener
2. Stress Less Garlic Press
3. Stress Less Easy Grind Pepper Mill
4. Stress Less Easy Grind Salt Mill
5. Stress Less Pizza Cutter
6. Stress Less Rotary Cheese Grater
The total retail value of the set is $143.00. In addition to my providing a review, the good people at Trudeau Corporation and J.M. Glass and Associates, Ltd. are giving away one complete set to one reader of this blog.
It took me some time to review all the products but the people at Trudeau and J.M. Glass gave me all the time I needed.
The Stress Less Safety Can Opener
My favorite of these products was the Stress Less Safety Can Opener. Once I figured it out, opening cans were a breeze. The can opener offers an ergonomic design and comes with an easy rotating handle. It opens cans from the side so there are no sharp edges on can once open. It is also compact for convenient storage which means it fits in your kitchen drawers. My electric can opener was on its last lick and it lasted me a good two years and I was deciding whether to buy a new one (another electric one). For a lot less, this Stress Line can opener doesn’t leave the sharp edges that other can openers leave, plus there is no cost towards your electric bill if you were considering an electric one like I was. Additionally, it comes with a five year warranty. Think about all the money you are saving now and into the future.
Check out this video on how to open cans easily and effortlessly with the Stress Line Can Opener and tell me that you are impressed.
Stress Less Garlic Press
I used the Garlic Press next. The Garlic Press comes with a lifetime warranty, ergonomic handle, nonskid pads to allow you to press onto the counter, and a pivot ABS chamber that allows for convenient cleaning. Simply put, it was easy to use, easy to press, easy on my hands, and easy to clean.
Stress Less Easy Grind Pepper Mill and Salt Mill
The Stress Less Easy Grind Pepper Mill and Salt Mill were so simple to use. If you have hands that hurt and/or are weak, you know that pepper and salt mills are hard on the hands. Most likely, you avoid using salt and pepper mills for that very reason but now you don’t have to. The Stress Less Easy Pepper and Salt Mills allow you to use pepper and salt mills again without the pain involved. Grinding salt and pepper is as simple as turning a handle with these two products. They feature an ergonomic design and soft handles to make grinding effortless. Additionally, both come with a lifetime warranty. You can even buy as a set and save some money.
The Stress Less Pizza Cuter and Rotary Cheese Grinder
The Stress Line Pizza Cutter and the Rotary Cheese Grinder were easy to use. The pizza cutter offers an ergonomic handle with a finger guard, a removable cutting wheel for easy cleaning and a large diameter wheel for easy cutting. It also comes with a lifetime warranty. The rotary cheese grater allows both left and right handed use. It offers an ergonomic vertical design and a rotating crank for natural motion. As with the pepper and salt mills, rotating the handle was effortless. The ergonomic design reduces pressure off the fingers and eliminates the need to turn your wrists. It offers a vertical design so that the cheese falls directly on the food. Like the pizza cutter, it comes with a lifetime warranty.
My Overall Impression
The Trudeau Stress product line, in my opinion, delivered on their promise to offer products that reduce strain in the kitchen. In addition, their products are well made and beautifully designed. If you are like me and you have tried many joint friendly products, you know that most are not well made and beautifully designed and their promises fall short when the product falls apart. Well the people are Trudeau have been able to combine traditional designs with ease of use thus offering a great quality product.
All of the products in the Stress Less Line are available online and in retail stores, such as Ace Hardware and Bed Bath and Beyond with a suggested retail price from $12.99 to $34.00.
The gracious people at Trudeau are giving away a complete set of their Stress Less product line products that includes the Stress Less Safety Can Opener, the Stress Less Garlic Press, the Stress Less Easy Grind Pepper Mill and Salt Mill, the Stress Less Pizza Cutter and the Stress Less Rotary Cheese Grater.
For an entry in the giveaway, visit Arthritis Connect, one of the online health communities I advocate for, and check out their product review section. Pick a product that you are familiar with and let me know if that product delivered on its promise. Leave a comment below telling me which product you checked out, its link and your experience with it. Also, please leave your email address so I have a way to contact you. I will announce the winner on Monday, April 30. You have until April 29 at 11:59 pm to enter. Good Luck!