Variable height saddle stool to move around in the kitchen
I cannot walk or stand unaided. Now I use a saddle stool to m0ve around in the kitchen, prepare food and cook. It makes my life so much easier. Now I can cook, a hobby that I enjoy.
The stool is like a horse’s saddle on wheels. You could call it a Saddle Stool on wheels. I use it all the time in the kitchen. You could even say its wheely great :-).
The state of affairs had to change
Its now impossible for me to stand upright and prepare food in the kitchen, I buckle at the knees. I just used to get tired and run out of energy, half way through cooking a meal I would have to sit down and rest. I can only blame the MS for these problems. Now I can prepare a meal and cook it without taking a break to rest my weary legs and feet. In case you had not guessed, cooking is something that I really enjoy doing.
Saddle stool to move around
Cooking was turning into an impossible task. Now using the saddle stool to move around I can do many more things in the kitchen. The stool ticks so many boxes. I can easily vary the height of the stool as well as the angle of the seat and it is very stable.
Now I can start cooking again 🙂 I can even do the washing up as well :-(. Even better I can now sweep the floor. The Wife is delighted 🙂
My old life returned
Using the variable height saddle stool:
- I can get saucepans out of cupboards and food out of the fridge without fear of falling over.
- Moving around the kitchen is now exercise.
- Balance is essential to sit on the stool so it will strengthen my core muscles.
- I can raise the seat so now I can be at the same height as other people when I talk to them without standing on my feet.
Fatigue and posture
When cooking or preparing food I couldn’t stand upright. It looked and felt very unnatural. All of this is an MS problem.
I don’t know how many times The Wife would bark out ‘Stand upright!’. I would but seconds later and I was back in the slouch position.
My body would morph into this very unnatural position and there was nothing I could do. I would try and push my waist against a work surface but suddenly I would be drooping again. Worst of all, my back hurt.
I have foot-drop and very bad balance so I always use a walking aid such as a rollator. I walk unsteadily because my legs are weak. Cooking in the kitchen has been given back to me by using a variable height saddle stool. The saddle stool has given me back a part of my life that I thought I had lost for ever.
Living with MS always means a compromise. The saddle stool has restored something that is very important to me, independence in the kitchen.
Click HERE to look at the details of variable height saddle stool on Amazon.
Hi I was wondering how much these chairs are I’m having severe pain in my legs and have a hard time standing up for a long period of time
As with so many things it really boils down to the amount of money you are prepared to spend. The one on my website comes in at about £85. It might be worth getting one with a back rest but I think the most important thing is to make sure it has a cushioned seat. It is important that you use it on a flat and level surface.
Cooking and working in the kitchen would be absolutely impossible or me without a chair on wheels. It is also really useful To have one where the height can change. How else to get things out of the bottom of a cupboard or from a top shelf.
Is this stool available and what is the cost
The cost of this stool is £85.
It is available. I am an associated of Amazon. If you buy this stool through my website then I receive a very small commission and it is no more expensive to buy it this way than logging directly into Amazon and purchasing it.
Good luck with the stool.
If you are preparing/cutting/cooking – can you sit close enough to the units without straining your back?
Yes I manage in the kitchen very well but be careful of the mortar/grouting on tiled floors
I’m glad you’ve found this stool Patrick. I’ve had one for 7 years and it is the best aid I have. It’s brilliant for core muscles and I even took it to my husbands 60 th party where I was able to use it for dancing. I have a back on mine now but I’m sure I’d be living on ping dinners without it.
The fact it goes up and down allowing me to get things in and out of freezer and cupboards and do boring things like loading the washing. A real enabler. Enjoy.
I like the word enabler. The enabler now lets me do things that I enjoyed doing such as cooking. These activities were just too tiring and I had had to give them up.
I think its one of the secrets that other people with MS need to find out about
My daughter bought me a saddle stool for my birthday/Christmas present. Best present ever. I have the same problems standing for any length of time, even short times these days. My saddle stool has changed my life in the kitchen. I can stay seated to empty the dishwasher, cut up veggies on the side. Move items across the kitchen all by rolling across the floor. I get terrible back pain too and the saddle stool helps position your back properly relieving the pain.
I love it.
Yup its fantastic. Now able to do things which I had been forced to give up. Best purchase I have made for years
hi ,can you tell me where i can buy ad how saddle seat and how much they cost ,thanks,patrick
If you go onto the webpage from my site https://www.aid4disabled.com/saddle-stool-move-around-in-the-kitchen/ and click on the picture you will then go to the page on Amazon. I hope that helps. Incidentally if you want to spend seriousa money then look on the vela.eu website.