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Uccello tipping kettle – disability equipment solutions

I love talking about travel, but the reality is, many people face challenges at home which affect day-to-day life.  That’s why I write about home modifications, buying or modifying a car and equipment solutions. For Christmas I bought a gift for my parents that I wanted to share here because I think it’s such a great piece of equipment. It’s a kettle – I know, it doesn’t sound that interesting, but when something works well I have to share it. This was just one of their gifts, but it was the most useful. The Uccello tipping Kettle is ideal for anyone with strength or mobility restrictions.

Uccello tipping kettle - Have Wheelchair Will Travel

Uccello tipping kettle – disability equipment solutions

In researching the Uccello Kettle I learnt that it was invented by Andy De Petra, a man who was looking for a way to remain independent, while living with the effects of arthritis. It was a challenge for Andy to complete everyday tasks and he was particularly frustrated with the difficulty he was experiencing lifting a kettle full of water to make his morning coffee. He looked for a solution and didn’t find one, so he invented the Uccello Kettle.

Andy’s award-winning kettle design is now used by a variety of people who have difficulty with strength, mobility and even vision. Its unique design allows a user to be able to tip the kettle forward instead of the traditional need to lift a kettle to pour the hot water. The tipping action is so smooth and easy to do you can do it with the lightest of touches.

Uccello tipping kettle - Have Wheelchair Will Travel

The kettle is two pieces but the kettle stays in the weighted base for pouring. I’ve taken my parent’s kettle apart simply to show you what it’s like.

Uccello tipping kettle - Have Wheelchair Will Travel




The kettle is designed with a large opening at the top so it can be filled using a cup rather than lifting it to fill under a tap.

Uccello tipping kettle - Have Wheelchair Will Travel

Easy to see water level markings are located on the front of the kettle.

Uccello tipping kettle - Have Wheelchair Will Travel

A large button illuminates when the kettle is boiling. It’s also easy to turn it on because the button is large.

My mum tells me that as you get older everything becomes heavy which I guess is a combination of losing physical strength and a touch of arthritis. I’m sure it’s frustrating when those everyday tasks you used to do so easily become harder. While mum wasn’t complaining about the kettle she had, I noticed how heavy it was every time I made mum and dad a cup of tea. My dad has a habit of filling the kettle to the max which added to the issue. I’m all about finding solutions and making daily tasks easier. I’ve been so impressed by how easy it is to use the Uccello Kettle myself that I wanted share it with you.

I would think that the Uccello Kettle may be able to be funded through NDIS or an Aged Care package depending on an individual’s goals. For many it would be a game-changer in maintaining or gaining independence. I bought the kettle at a pharmacy which specialises in mobility equipment and disability aids.

You can read more bout the Uccello Kettle and other products that may assist on the website.

 




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