Universal design leads to products that are usable by all individuals, regardless of their abilities. This is something that has been lacking in microwave ovens, which are normally placed on the counter or above an oven. This makes it difficult for people in wheelchairs, of short stature, or those without the arm strength to lift their food up into the oven. This also makes it dangerous to bring hot food down from the built-in oven.
Sharp has a line of microwaves that solve this issue. The ovens are built like drawers. The cooking space slides out effortlessly and can be placed under the counter.
This video gives a better view of the oven. Just don’t follow this guy’s method of inserting a casserole dish, you may end up with half of it on the floor.
Sooner or later you will find yourself with out full usability of both hands. It could be a broken arm, sprained wrist, arthritis, or even a bad cut. For some, this is a more permanent situation. Having the use of only one hand shouldn’t keep you from enjoying the kitchen. The following gadgets make it easy to open bottles, chop veggies, and be the hostest with the mostest… just minus one appendage. [...]