* Cooking with kids has never been easier
* Fun, kid-size utensils make cooking fun
* Continue reading for our top kitchen devices
Cooking and baking with your children can be a fun and rewarding, albeit messy experience. Make the most of it by utilizing specially designed kitchen utensils, tools and recipes that are geared towards children, their smaller-sized hands and limited palettes. We have found some great kitchen sets that make it easy to simply grab a stool, give them some counter space and let them create.
1. Silicone Rolling Pin
Baking their favorite treats is one of the more fun parts of cooking and when they can contribute to the process it makes it all the more rewarding. Start your baking off right with this Silicone Rolling Pin. The rolling pin is made from nonstick silicone which makes rolling out dough easy and clean-up a breeze. Made just the right size for smaller hands, these pins are great for working with clay and all kinds of dough.
2. Kitchen Knife Set
This Nylon Kitchen Knife Set is a great way to start your little one in the kitchen. Kids are hard to fool, so these “real” kid-safe knives have serrated edges that will easily cut many types of fruit and vegetables but are safe for little hands and will not cut through skin. Made from 100% FDA grade materials and BPA free, these starter knives will be a hit for all as they allow kids the freedom to help with preparing meals and cutting their own food. This set contains 1 large, 1 medium and 1 small knife complete with soft rubber non-slip handles to suit most ages.
3. Cooking Class: 57 Fun Recipes
This fun recipe book has more than 50 recipes designed for the cooking abilities and tastes of children ages 6 to 12. Basic cooking techniques are explained in kid-friendly language and recipes include favorites like applesauce, popcorn, chicken, pizza and more. This book is chock full of fresh, healthy ingredients, imaginative presentations and colorful photos showing kids creating food they love to eat. Also included are colorful stickers and decorative recipe cards to help make cooking fun.
4. Chef Set
This premier Chef Set is designed for aspiring cooks ages 3 and up and comes with everything they need to learn the fundamentals of food and baking. This set is a great way to keep your kids busy while you are cooking in the kitchen as it encourages creativity and pretend role play. Real and make-believe tools are included such as oven mitts, rolling pin, utensils, chef’s hat and apron. Once mealtime is over, simply pop the accessories in the dishwasher or washing machine for easy cleanup.
5. Mini Cakepop Maker
Cakepops are the perfect small treat for kids. They consist of crumbled cake mixed with frosting and rolled or shaped into bite-size balls which are then dipped in melted candy wafers and served lollipop style on a stick. While you can make them freehand, this mini Cakepop Maker by Baby Cakes makes it much faster and easier. Simply spray the baking plates with oil, pour the batter, close the lid and bake. Once finished the plates are easily wiped down to clean. The array of recipes you can make run the gamut from sweet to savory and your kids will enjoy eating the finished product.
6. Junior Chef Set
The Creative Kitchen Junior Chef Cooking set contains 35, dishwasher safe, BPA-free cooking and baking utensils that are usable in a real kitchen. You and your chef-in-training will have loads of fun whipping up one of the 20 kid-friendly recipes that are included in this set all the while spending valuable time together. Your child will learn valuable and practical cooking and baking skills, kitchen safety and simple science through hands-on experimentation. In addition to a recipe book, you can also access the Creative Kitchen YouTube page to watch how to create some favorite recipes and reinforce basic kitchen safety.
7. MasterChef Junior Burger Cooking Set
Inspired by the TV show of the same name, this officially licensed MasterChef Junior Burger Cooking Set is specially made for kids and includes a mixing bowl, burger press, turner and a cutting board. These real cooking tools come complete with kid-safe, non-slip silicone grips making it easy for smaller hands to grasp. Also included are 3 unique recipe cards for all levels of cooking: line cook, sous chef and master chef.
8. Intro to Baking Set
Our last option is the Introduction to Baking Set for Kids. This 17-piece set includes everything needed to bake an assortment of treats such as a spatula, pastry brush, mixing spoon, baking cups and whisk. All included tools are real, sized to be easily used by both older children and adults and sturdy enough to be used on a regular basis. Bake all you and your kids favorite treats in the comfort of your own home, all the while teaching valuable lessons and most importantly spending quality time with them.