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mucho gordo Oct 27, 2012 01:25 PM

Does anyone know where I can buy relatively cheap, but sturdy, eating utensils with thick, round handles?

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    sueatmo RE: mucho gordo Oct 27, 2012 01:34 PM

    http://www.silversuperstore.com/yamaz...

    The pattern by Yamazaki, Old Denmark is thickish and rounded. A four pc. place setting is on sale at Silver Superstore.

    But I have a feeling you need something for a special circumstance, right? You can certainly browse the site I listed above. It is very comprehensive. In terms of budget friendly stainless flatware, I know Target and Bed Bath and Beyond carry cheaper stainless sets. But I doubt that stuff will be rounded or sturdy. For sturdiness, check out Sherrill's American-made stainless at the above site. I looks most sturdy to me.

    Perhaps you could give us some more details about what you need?

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      Jerseygirl111 RE: mucho gordo Oct 27, 2012 01:36 PM

      Target, Walmart...

      1. gaffk RE: mucho gordo Oct 27, 2012 07:34 PM

        Hi Mucho--try this: http://www.caregiverproducts.com/good...

        I have not tried these myself, but my mom (arthritic hands) has had good luck with other good grips kitchen tools. Those tools were inexpensive and have lasted for years now.

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          EWSflash RE: gaffk Oct 27, 2012 07:40 PM

          Yes. GoodGrips is the best for that kind of thing. You could also check out your local Arthritis Foundation branch, I work at a hospital and every Wednesday afternoon they have a cou;le of volunteers with a bunch of adaptive devices for sale. Very cheaply, I might add, and tax-exempt since that's the kind of organization it is.

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            Chemicalkinetics RE: gaffk Oct 28, 2012 12:03 AM

            Wow, these have some serious large handles...

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              mucho gordo RE: gaffk Oct 29, 2012 10:00 AM

              Thanks, gaffk. That's exactly what I need and for those same reasons. My only question is: how sturdy are the Shafts? The cheap ones that I've bought bend when pressure applied.

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                gaffk RE: mucho gordo Oct 29, 2012 12:06 PM

                The shafts are a very sturdy rubber-like material and the products are very durable.

                ETA: In my area, most kitchen stores sell this product line. So you may be able to check them out rather than just buy them on-line sight unseen.

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                  gaffk RE: mucho gordo Jan 19, 2013 06:37 PM

                  So I'm curious . . .Have you found silverware that suits you?

              2. Sid Post RE: mucho gordo Oct 27, 2012 08:28 PM

                Wal-Mart individual utensils are worth a look.

                I have been using the heavy flat handled 3 for $1.50 forks, spoons, and knives with good results. They also have a forged round handle variation that is 2 for $2.00. I prefer the heavy flat handles myself but, those round handle forged models are real nice too.

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                  GH1618 RE: mucho gordo Jan 19, 2013 07:09 PM

                  If you can use a round (or nearly so) handled design which is not specifically for disabilities, you could look at Ginkgo Le Prix or similar flatware:

                  http://www.dinnerwaredepot.com/shop/c...

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