Cooking at iLevel®

I love to cook! And it’s even more enjoyable for me with iLevel® technology. The average kitchen you might encounter in a home or apartment isn’t designed for a wheelchair user. This can make cooking challenging, even dangerous.

Before I had iLevel on my electric wheelchair, I used to burn myself all the time. I accidentally splashed grease on my face. I also had trouble transferring foods from one cooking area to the other. Enter iLevel power adjustable seat height, the perfect tool to use in the kitchen! I can elevate the seat on my chair up to 12 inches, putting me at the perfect height to reach everything. From spices in the cabinets, to the back burners on the stove, iLevel gave me the extra height I needed to cook confidently and safely.

I have a few specialties when cooking. I make a pretty good meatloaf. I can cook a while chicken in the oven, as well as green bean casserole. I get two Blue Apron meals delivered to me and I really enjoy cooking those because all the ingredients are portioned out already. It’s super easy. I really like cooking on the grill too. Who doesn’t love a grilled hamburger? Although I am not much of a baker, I’ve made some brownies in my day. I like the dark fudge ones.

One of the hardest things about cooking is cooking just for yourself! The problem with cooking for one is you’ll always have leftovers. If you’re someone that doesn’t like to eat the same meal multiple days in a row, that’s a problem. You may end up throwing food away. The other thing is that when you’re cooking for yourself, you may not care about seasoning or making something spectacular because it’s just you. When you have someone to cook for, like a significant other or your family, you definitely try harder, and put the time and love into it, because you want the meal to be special.

About Bryan Anderson: Bryan grew up and resides in Illinois. Injured by an IED in October 2005, Bryan is one of the few triple amputees to survive his injuries in Iraq. He is an ambassador for the Gary Sinise Foundation and a spokesperson for USA Cares, which is focused on assisting post 9-11 veterans. Click here to learn more about Bryan.