OXO is a company based in New York founded on the philosophy of Universal Design. All their products are designed to be accessible and usable to as wide a range of people as possible. It is an inclusive philosophy that make products with everyone in mind, young and old, people with special needs, people without special needs, left-handed and right-handed, male and female. 

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Good Grips is a kitchen and home brand of kitchen utensils, cleaning products, storage jars, kettles, travel mugs, water bottles, bar and wine accessories that are practical, aesthetic, cost-effective and durable.


The OXO Good Grips range is affordable and cost-effective. Item prices are in-line with every day mid-range items and much cheaper than celebrity brand products or adaptive kitchen aids.


Allergies & sensitivities

The trend is to use materials in manufacture that are BPA-free plastic, stainless steel, silicone and the handles are made from Santoprene, a processed non-latex dishwasher safe rubber. These are safe to use if you have a latex allergy or a nickel allergy (stainless steel has nickel in it, but it is bound so tightly that it has no effect) that causes allergic contact dermatitis. I could not find a blanket policy that covers the materials used in OXO products, but when looking at individual items the trend is towards using hypoallergenic materials. Check an individual product before purchasing.


The kettle has a loud whistle to let you know when it is ready.

Physical Accessibility

All products adhere to an ergonomic design featuring large grippy over-sized handles, anti-spill tops, push top opening and non-slip surfaces. In-fact, many adaptive

I bought an OXO Good Grips Julienne Peeler so that my almost three year old could slice her own cheese strips. I was impressed by the product that arrived. She could grip it, I could grip it, she used it with her right hand, I used it with my left and it remains a much loved kitchen tool months later.

Company sites: OXO, OXO UK


  1. […] comes to her technique. We have an OXO Good Grips peeler, I wrote about how much I like the range here, that works quite well for both of us, but half of peeling is holding the piece of fruit and […]

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