Inspire kids to cook with kitchen tools!
Kitchen Utensils Names and Uses are one of my favorite topics, and I must admit that I am a gadget junkie. I love kitchen tools, and how they can dramatically reduce time in the kitchen. One the best ways to get your kids excited about cooking and spending time in the kitchen with you, is to use colorful and interesting tools.
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I remember one of the first YouTube cooking video’s Brody did when he was 5. Nia, his friend that he was working with took a step back when Brody decided to use some muscle for their tutorial. I knew the activity was safe, but the sensory seeker boy had to be all hands LOL! Watch the video here at 1.17, Brody works his kitchen magic.
Here’s why we love kitchen tools:
- Simplify kitchen time
- Minimize clean up
- Learn skills to use tools
- Easy to use
- Pretty colors, and stylish
- The kids have fun with them
When are kids ready to use knives?
I wouldn’t replace the good old fashioned learning at first. It’s important for them to learn how to use a knife and chop, before using a chopper. Knife skills are so important, and are the foundation of learning culinary skills. I have a few step process when I’m teaching knife skills to the kids. They need to gradually work there way up to using a real metal knife. When it comes to using knives, and other sharp kitchen tools, remember safety first.
1. First, start with using a sturdy plastic knife
2. Next, use finger guards with either plastic , or metal knife (depends on level)
3. Then, no finger guards with metal knife
The use of the steps really depends on your childs skill level. If your child has never worked with knives, definitely start with plastic even if they’re older. This will build their confidence, and gradually work them into the metal and more professional knives. I always say learning knife skills is not a race, but it will require PATIENCE and LOTS OF PRACTICE. Stick with it, and let them enjoy the process.
BEGINNER & JR KNIFE SETS
Kuhn Knife Set
Hombae Kids Kitchen Knife Set 3-Piece Nylon Kids Chef Knife – Toddler’s Cooking Knives in 3 Sizes & Colors BPA-Free Plastic, Safe Knives for Bread, Lettuce Knife and Salad Knives. I used these knives in our knife skills classes. They were easy to use, and were great for all our chopping projects.
Kuhn Rikon Kitchen Essential Knife Set – Set includes: 1 x Duck Snippers and 2 x Dog Knives, (1 x serrated and 1 x straight). Duck Snippers are ideal for herbs and vegetables. Knives can cut fruit, vegetables, cheese, chocolate and more. These tools are a great way to keep the kids interested, and having fun in the kitchen.
TruChef Knife Set
TruChef Knife Set
TruChef KIDS Knife Set For Cooking (5 Piece) in Blue – Includes REAL Kids Chef Knife, Paring Knife, Peeler, Scissors and Universal Holder. Set features real stainless-steel metal blades that cut, slice, chop, and peel. Good quality, and a fun blue color. Makes a great gift. Check out the matching Onion Goggles Below.
TruChef KIDS Knife Set For Cooking (5 Piece) in Pink – Includes REAL Kids Chef Knife, Paring Knife, Peeler, Scissors and Universal Holder. Set features real stainless-steel metal blades that cut, slice, chop, and peel. We love this set, and hot pink color is so cool. Makes a great gift. Check out the matching Onion Goggles Below.
Opinel Knife Kit
Opinel Le Petit Chef Complete Box set (3 Piece Set) – Educational Cooking Equipment for Kids with Stainless Steel Chef Knife, Vegetable Peeler, and Child Safety Finger Guard. This is a great quality set, and makes an impressive gift.
TruChef KIDS Cut Resistant Gloves in pink & blue – Maximum Kids Cooking Protection. Keep your childs hand safe in the kitchen. If they want to use sharp knives or other utensils, these protect the hands and lets you relax.
Cook N Home 12-Piece Set Cooking Set – Stay Cool Handle, Nonstick Cookware Set, and comes in Turquoise and Red. This is an excellent, inexpensive (for the amount of pieces included) good quality set. The kids will go through a lot of mistakes on the stove, so don’t invest the big dollars yet.
Qimh Collapsible Colander Set of 3 Round Silicone Kitchen Strainer Set – 2 pcs 4 Quart and 1 pcs 2 Quart- Perfect for Draining Pasta, Vegetable and fruit. I love collapsable strainers because they store so easily, and are lightweight. This set is a pretty green, blue, and purple color combination.
Emoji Pancake Molds
Presto 22-inch Electric Griddle With Removable Handles – We love this non-stick griddle. The kids prefer cooking on the griddle to the stove. With the large cooking area, they can have fun and make a bit of a mess. Since the handles are removable, makes it easy to store.
Emoji Pancake Molds and Egg Rings (4 Pack) – Reusable Silicone Smiley Face Maker Doubles as Cookie Maker Set- FDA Approved, BPA Free, Food Safe, Heat Resistant Silicone. Although these are not a kitchen “essential” I included them because they go great with the griddle. If they love the process, they will keep on cooking. 🙂
Whiskware Pancake Art Kit with Batter Mixer, Art Bottle, BlenderBall Wire Whisk and 2 Pancake Shapers. These work great when making pancake art, or to fill pancake molds with precision. Easy to use, just add the ingredients, shake it up, and they’re ready to go. (small bottle great for little hands)
Spiralizer Ultimate 7 Strongest-and-Heaviest Duty Vegetable Slicer Best Veggie Pasta Spaghetti Maker, Extra Blade Caddy & 4 Recipe Ebook White. Still trying to get your kids to eat heir veggies? This is a great way to get their attention. Let your little ones help you create some fun dishes spiralizing.
Flexible Cutting Board, XL Cutting Board with Food Icons for Kitchen, RV, Bar, BPA Free & FDA Approved (Set of 4) Use these to keep from any cross contamination of foods. These are non-slip, and easy for the kids to identify which cutting board to use.
Steamer Basket Stainless Steel Vegetable Steamer Basket Folding Steamer Insert for Veggie Fish Seafood Cooking, Expandable to Fit Various Size Pot (5.1″ to 9″). I really like this steamer basket. It has a silicone handle great for lifting the basket when hot, without any finger burns.
Onion Goggles - Blue
Onion Goggles - Pink
TruChef Kids Onion Goggles – Blue, TEAR FREE, Snug Fitting, Foam Lined Cooking Glasses for Kid Cooks – FREE EAR HOOKS included to ensure snug fit on kid chefs of all ages. Amazing, can’t live without these for the kids. And we love this stylish blue!
TruChef Kids Onion Goggles – Pink, TEAR FREE, Snug Fitting, Foam Lined Cooking Glasses for Kid Cooks – FREE EAR HOOKS included to ensure snug fit on kid chefs of all ages. Amazing, can’t live without these for the kids. And we love this fun pink!
Silicone Kitchen Cooking Utensils w Bamboo Holder– 10 Pc Gourmet Tools Set- Spatula, Spoon, Slotted Spoon, Tongs, Basting Brush, Ladle and More. Silicone is lightweight and easy for the kids to use. I like this bamboo holder, organized and easy to see the tools.
Tenta Kitchen 13 Piece Mixing Bowl Set with Measuring Cups and Spoons – Large and Small Plastic Mixing Bowls with Colander and Micro Strainer – Nesting Colorful Kitchen Bowls for Baking. This is a nice set that’s stackable for easy storage, and eye popping colors.
Riki's Baking Set
Non-Stick Muffin Pan
Riki’s Kingdom Kids Real Baking Set with Recipes. 44-piece set. Includes 12 silicon baking cups, 1 spatula, 1 pastry brush, 5 measuring spoon, 1 rolling pin, 1 whisk, 5 heart shape cookie cutters, 5 star shape cookie cutters, piping bag , 6 piping nozzles , coupler, Child Apron and 5 recipe cards. This set has it all to get you kids baking.
Nonstick Carbon Steel Muffin Pan – 2-Pack. It’s a necessity to have these on hand in our house. I use them for cupcakes, muffins, mini pies, and mini quiche recipes. We love silicone too!
Neoviva Oven Mits
Silicone Muffin Pan
NEOVIVA Cotton Coated Oven Mitt Set for Child, Polka Dots Lollipop Red. These are such a cute design, that we wanted to share. We have several pairs of oven mitts. You can never have to many, have to protect those little hands.
Silicone Muffin and Cupcake Pans – Large 12 Cup Muffins Tray, 24 Cups Mini Cupcakes Pan, 2 Spatulas, Recipe E-book by B&B| Non Stick Baking Set | Oven & Dishwasher Safe. This is a great set, and it’s always nice to have silicone muffin cups for baking. Easy for the kids to work with, and eye catching colors.
I hope you find Kitchen Utensils Names and Uses helpful, and inspire the kids to spend more time in the kitchen. Let us know what your favorite kitchen tools are, and leave us a comment below.
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