A dycem jar opener is useful if you need a tighter grip. It fits in the palm of your hand so you can open jars, bottles, taps and stiff doorknobs more easily.
A talking microwave voices all cooking and programme information and has a tactile keypad. You can also get a talking combination microwave for a microwave, convection oven and grill, which you can use separately or in various combinations.
Why not try using a large print, tactile and/or talking timer. You can also use a large display clock or smart speaker to set times.
With a tactile timer, you can set a countdown time and monitor the time remaining by using the raised tactile numbers.
Hold both sides of the food item between your thumb and fingers, so that it can't roll or slip, while also keeping your fingers safely away from the knife.
Dycem mats are made of a non-slip material that grips on both sides and comes in a variety of sizes. The mats can be used around the house to prevent cups and plates from sliding, pens and pencils from rolling off the table, or keeping a mixing bowl steady.
Vegetable peelers with brightly coloured handles might help if you have some remaining vision, and if you want to use different peelers for different tasks then perhaps try ones with different shaped handles.
You could also try an ergonomic peeler that fits in the palm of your hand and has a rubber ring to go around your finger, so your fingers are safely away from the blade but you still have control.
Vertical or horizontal blades on peelers can feel quite different when peeling. Use what is most comfortable for you.
You can use this 'vegetable slicer' comb to help keep vegetables in place whilst you slice, with the teeth to guide the knife to create even slices.
Another useful tool for chopping vegetables is a vegetable cutter to help you finely chop onions, peppers, and other fruit and vegetables, safely and quickly.
Using a coloured chopping board can help to improve contrast with what you’re cutting. You can also buy boards with three raised sides to prevent food from sliding off the board and prongs to hold the food item and keep it from moving.
Folding chopping boards - helping you to transfer food easily without dropping any. With these boards, the flexible sides form a chute for you to guide the food down.
When cooking something in boiling water, use a small chip pan basket or metal sieve with a handle to lower the food into the saucepan. It’s then much easier to remove and drain as well.
Contact grills cook food quickly and there’s no need to turn the food, unlike with a traditional grill. They can be used to cook a surprising number of things, including oven chips and toasted sandwiches.
An electric steamer can be useful if you have limited space and if you don’t like using the hob.
One of the most useful items is a plastic saucepan as it’s got a lid (so no mess) and a handle that doesn’t get as hot as metal ones.
Place your thumb on the lower corner and your middle finger on the top corner of the slice of bread. You can use your index finger as a guide when spreading.
Place the tip of the knife in the top corner, touching your middle finger. Then move the knife down to the lower edge, making contact with your thumb.
Move your fingers along the edge of the bread and repeat the knife movement.
To ensure you’ve spread evenly over the bread, turn it around 90 degrees and repeat the process.
Complete the process two more times.
Place your four fingers along the top and your thumb on the lower edge of the slice of bread.
Position the knife in the corner by your little finger. Move the knife downwards until it contacts your thumb. Lift the knife back to the top, this time contacting your ring finger. Move the knife downwards. Repeat two more times, so that the knife contacts your middle and index fingers.
To ensure an even spread over the bread, turn it around 90 degrees and repeat the process two more times.
Be My Eyes is a free app that connects people with sight loss to sighted volunteers.
Seeing AI is a free app that can describe the world around you, created by Microsoft specifically for Apple iOS devices.
BeSpecular is an app that uses a team of sighted volunteers to answer quick questions you might have about the world around you.