Eating Aids / Grip Utensils - Technical Crockery for Independant Living. Grip Utensils / Eating Aids - for those who struggle with weak grip or limited hand function. The thicker handle is ideal for users with a hand cast that prevents them from holding smaller, traditional silverware. It is also great for those with hand arthritis or other conditions that make gripping objects difficult. These utensils are also dishwasher safe for easy, convenient cleaning.