Arthritis sufferers know that the pain can be debilitating and very wearing. I suffer from a little arthritis in my spine, but more importantly perhaps, I suffer from neuropathy in my left hand and forearm. I am very glad the arthritis is not in my right hand because I am right handed. However, I am also a musician so having the pain in my left hand is not wonderful either.
My particular neuropathy, caused by pinched nerves in my neck for which I have already had minimally invasive surgery, thanks so much Kaiser Permanente, will ease off at times leaving me feeling my hand is almost normal. At other times it will become so severe I have to lay my hand in my lap for a few seconds for relief. Consequently, at times my left hand can feel pretty weak.
This is where the Carton Caddy ® comes in. I got involved in the manufacturing of the Carton Caddy, originally owned by KISS Manufacturing in Canada, precisely because I was beginning to experience neuropathic pain, although I did not know what caused the pain at that time.
A friend of mine, the designer and manufacturer of the Carton Caddy, gave me one to try. I liked it so much I decided to offer to establish a company to market the product to the public and here we are today, ERA Enterprises.
We now have two different styles of Carton Caddy. The original Carton Caddy, of which we have sold thousands to customers all over North America, and the newer Carton Caddy XL.
The two products look and work a little differently. The original Carton Caddy is light, very durable, and can be customized for private labeling, for example by dairies and the Arthritis Society. Additionally, because of it’s design, it slips easily over the top of the 1/2 gallon milk and juice carton and when pouring provides perfect balance. When the carton is empty you simply slide the Carton Caddy off the bottom of the empty carton and then over the top of the new one. You can see this demonstrated on our video.
The Carton Caddy XL, on the other hand, is a heavier product and looks and functions like most of the copy cat products. We understand that there are those that feel the original Carton Caddy isn’t quite as comfortable to use as the XL. The milk, juice or soda holder is placed onto the counter and the milk, juice, soda bottle or sugar carton is placed into the top of the Carton Caddy XL and pushed down firmly until it rests in the bottom of the holder. While not designed for 1/2 gallon soda bottles we have a number of customers that do use the milk and juice holder for soda. I guess it’s better than having grandkids trying to hold 1/2 gallon soda bottles!
Well, whether you suffer from arthritis, neuropathy – as I do, Parkinsons or any other medical problem, or simply want to save money each time you buy milk or juice, the Carton Caddy is the perfect accessory for your kitchen.
You can buy the Carton Caddy right here from our web site, or on Amazon or eBay. Our payment processing is completely secured by PayPal. We do not receive any of your payment information and do not store it as it is all handled by PayPal’s secure service.
For more information on arthritis please go to the Arthritis Foundation’s web site, on Parkinsons please go to the Parkinsons Foundation web site and for general neuropathy questions you might look at the Neuropathy Action Foundation.