Disclosure: I was given the Mighty Handle in exchange for my review. I was not paid to write this review and all opinions are my own.
I’m the principal grocery shopper in our household. It’s actually a task I enjoy. What I don’t like, however, is begging my kids to help me unload the car. That’s why I was intrigued to try the Mighty Handle, an ergonomic grip made from recycled plastic that allows you to carry more bags with less hassle.
The first time I used Mighty Handle was to take a bag of empty bottles and aluminum cans out to my car. (I’m in Michigan, where you pay a deposit on all cans and bottles to encourage you to bring the recycling back to the store for a refund.) The Mighty Handle made carrying my recycling easier and cleaner. I liked that it allowed me to carry those clanking bottles lower and further away from my body, without fear of sticky drips getting on me.
When I put the bag of recyclables on the floor of my car, I used the Twist-Lock feature. To be honest, I was expecting some sort of fancy folding or collapsing of the handle when engaging the twist-lock feature. Nope, you really just twist the bag shut! But it did the trick as none of my cans or bottles spilled out of the plastic bag on the way to the store.
After I finished my shopping, I had approximately 12 plastic bags of groceries. The Mighty Handle boasts it can carry up to 50 lbs per handle, but I had no idea how much my groceries weighed. I loaded all the bags onto the handle and about fell over trying to walk them inside. Clearly, I had more than 50 lbs!
I feel the Mighty Handle could be very useful if you figure out how many bags you usually fill and plan accordingly for at least two handles. Remembering my apartment days, I feel the Mighty Handle would be especially useful if you have a long way to carry your groceries (up a flight of stairs, from the parking lot to your condo, etc.). I learned I need at least two for groceries — the good news is that the Mighty Handle is sold in packs of 2 at retailers like Amazon and Walmart for under $10.
Do you like grocery shopping? Do you use plastic, paper, or cloth bags where you are?