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FoodCubby sent me this product for review purposes. All opinions are my own.
Several years ago, I sat with my aunt during lunch at an assisted care facility. Recovering from a stroke, my dear aunt struggled with her spoon as she scooped the bland food from plate to mouth. Ultimately, I took over with the spoon, and we chatted as she allowed me to feed her.
At the time, I wondered if products existed that simplified the eating process for those recovering from illnesses or who found using utensils a challenge.
Fast forward to today, and the answer is yes! FoodCubby graciously supplied me with a couple of sets of their unique product. Recently my mom and I tried them out, during our weekly dinner together.
This is my FoodCubby Review, with my honest opinions.
What is a FoodCubby?
A FoodCubby is a silicone food divider that attaches by way of suction to a flat plate. Available in bright green or orange, a packaged set includes a larger and smaller divider, allowing the diner to customize her plate.
The silicone pieces are food safe, BPA and phthalate free and dishwasher safe, up to 300 degrees.
To use, wash and rinse the divider. Leaving slightly damp, press the divider firmly onto a clean, dry, flat plate. That’s it. Use two dividers, to create four spaces for food, or one to divide the plate in two.
The dividers clean up easily after use and tote well to restaurants or to a friend’s house.
Why Use a FoodCubby?
Uses for this ingenious product include:
Keeps foods separated, for those who do not like for their food to touch. This is especially common among children, however, some adults don’t like for their food to run together or touch. The FoodCubby is a simple way to keep foods apart.
Runny foods, such as gravies, sauces and juicy foods, are contained. They don’t “water down” regular foods.
Use a FoodCubby to push food onto a spoon or fork, without using fingers.
Ease the process of eating for toddlers who are just beginning to feed themselves, using utensils.
Ease the process of eating for adults who have had a stroke or struggle due to Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s or other disorders that affect motor skills.
Use a FoodCubby for portion control. Each cubby holds 1/2 cup of food within its edges.
Eliminates the need for divided plates, which are bulkier to store.
My Experience with a FoodCubby
Mom and I each secured a large FoodCubby and a small one to our plates. We added two portions of stir fried veggies. We had plenty of space to add rice or a salad, if we’d prepared those.
I chose the bright green FoodCubby set, while Mom opted for orange. My sister and stepdad joined us for dinner and observed our experiment.
With the FoodCubby to push food against, it was very simple to scoop food onto my fork. My mom remarked several times that she didn’t use her fingers at all!
Typically, that’s a real dilemma. As food disappears, it becomes more difficult to get what’s left of the meal onto the fork, without using fingers or a hot roll or picking up a knife. With the FoodCubby, a secure edge was so convenient.
I can readily see how this product would benefit a child or an older adult that needs a little help. FoodCubbies offer a sense of independence for those who might otherwise require assistance. And those bright colors are fun!
After dinner each FoodCubby popped up when we lifted the tabs on the corners. Clean up was a snap and they were ready to use again.
I imagined taking the dividers to a restaurant, so that an older adult or a young child could eat without help, preserving sense of self and independence.
Order a Food Cubby Set
I can highly recommend this fun and useful product. It makes a great gift for children and adults alike.
Check out the company’s website, FoodCubby. Order your sets through their site. Or order through Amazon, in GREEN or ORANGE.
My sweet aunt comes to mind, when I use FoodCubby. She’s passed on, no longer in need of any kind of assistance. However, I think she would have laughed over the bright colors and the novel idea…and happily picked up her spoon to try it out.
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16 Replies to “FoodCubby Review”
These are so neat! I hate when juices from one food run into the other foods. Great review! Now I want one!
They are perfect for that!
I HATE HATE HATE my food to touch! Definitely ordering these soon!
I hadn’t ever heard of this. What a great idea! Thanks for the informative post.
It’s a good product!
I have seen this product lately and wondered how well it works. Thanks for trying it out and sharing your experience. My kids when they were toddlers hated when their food touched so bought metal prison trays. Not as cute or fun or effective.
I understand! These are fun and easy to clean, store and carry in a bag or purse to a restaurant.
This is so cool! I hate when my food touches so I need this!
This is a excellent product for keeping food separate!
This product has so many uses! From children to adults, I know quite a few people who would benefit from this.
Yes! I think it’s a great product for a variety of reasons.
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