Raise your hand if you experience aches or pains after long stretches of cooking. Now raise your hand if you plan on cooking for Passover this year. Do you see where I’m going with this? Unless you’re trying to literally feel the pain that the Jewish people experienced in Egypt, don’t let the pain get to you. If you’ll be doing any cooking for Passover this year, do yourself a favor and invest in a great kitchen mat or a comfortable pair of shoes.
Most mats or cozy pair of shoes can help with back, neck, and foot pain, but only anti-fatigue mats and cooking clogs or slippers that were specially designed to bring you comfort in the kitchen will truly do the trick.
While there are so many options out there to choose from, the big question that usually remains is, “which one should I invest in?”
Below are my top picks for the best anti-fatigue mats and cooking shoes. I truly hope these products will bring comfort to you during this year’s Passover cooking marathon!
More than 7,000 Amazon shoppers have given this mat 4 stars or more. It’s made from a foam layer that contours to your feet and has flat edges to prevent tripping. It’s also a stain-resistant mat which makes cleaning spills super easy. For the price-point, this mat is a great option for all your Passover cooking.
This mat is made of a thick density foam that will provide extra support for your feet, ankles, knees, and legs. It has a nonslip bottom and anti-curl edge and comes in a wide variety of colors and styles to match to any space.
This mat has it all! It comes in 25 colors, is waterproof and stain resistant, can be wiped clean or vacuumed, and comes in six different sizes. If that weren’t enough, “this mat feels like you’re standing on clouds.”
The mat that offers so much more than just comfort, this product is stylish and SAFE. With 2 pretty designs (marble and a beautiful slate blue), these mats are perfect for those looking for a sophisticated look. Safe for the cook, yes, but these are also safe for the kids. Made of premium PVC that is phthalate-free, with no glue or weird smells, you can feel better about having your kids crawling and walking on or around it.
Unlike Crocs for summer-wear, these are designed specifically with food service in mind. They are lightweight and supportive, to get you through long cooking marathons, are slip-resistant and easy to clean. No wonder these are favorites among both male and female chefs!
For those looking for a shoe that is less bulky and more refined-looking, these shoes are made of a breathable knit material that still offers superior arch support from TRUComfort insoles. The footbed is removable, latex-free, and odor-resistant. It’s slip-resistant and easy to clean. The perfect efficient and sleek shoe in one.
When it comes to finding comfort in a shoe while cooking, you can sign me up for almost anything that says it’s made with memory foam. The memory foam insole makes all the difference in these shoes. According to the description, the cozy heel collar and synthetic suede will mold to your feet to create a customized fit for you. They are easy to slip on and off (a must), have a rubber sole for protection against slipping, and are both hand and machine washable!
And last but certainly not least, the classic sneaker. You can’t go wrong with a supportive shoe that’s made for long stretches of running and standing. I recommend a black sneaker to hide spills. Sneakers are also a great option because you can go in and out of the house with them- perfect for continuously trading off between running errands and cooking.