These kids cooking tools will get littles in the kitchen! Help them feel more involved in making food while giving you peace of mind. Not all of these cooking tools for kids are necessary, but they will help make life a little easier.
Getting kids in the kitchen with kid friendly tasks is so much fun. But some of the traditional tools can seem daunting!
Below you’ll find some of my tools to help you get your kids in the kitchen. While none of these are necessary, they’ll all make life easier!
Here is some basic stuff to help them to become little sous chefs. Bonus: you’ll probably be able to find many in your own kitchen right now.
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The Best Kids Cooking Tools for Getting Kids in the Kitchen
A food chopper is one of my favorite kitchen tools for kids. Littles can help chop up your food prep like garlic and onion without touching a knife.
Just make sure you teach them not to life the chopper or touch the blades.
Food processor and blenders when cooking with kids are a life saver. Littles love pressing the button and older kids can easily add items to it, put the top on, and let it whirl.
Be sure to teach them NEVER to touch the blade.
I like: Ateco 1306 Ultra Straight Spatula with 6 by 1.5-Inch Stainless Steel Blade
Kids love cutting. Let kids cut soft items with this straight spatula, essentially a thin butter knife with absolutely no blade. They can safely cut things like bananas and zucchini without worrying about cutting themself.
Tip: get them started on knife skills early with a
Spring loaded cookie scoop
I like: KitchenAid Gourmet Stainless Steel Cookie Dough Scoop
This is one of my favorite kitchen tools, hands down. A c
Kids love the fun release and you’ll love the lack of 87,000 different spoons.
I like: Wilton 2304-1050 101-Piece Cookie Cutter Set
Cookie cutters are the obvious choice for kids in the kitchen. Yes, they can they be used to make – you guessed it – cookies.
But they also can cut
I like: Curious Chef Nylon Pizza Cutter
A pizza cutter is a great kid’s cooking tool. Perfect for catting without having to give kids an actual knife. Not just pizza, but brownies, pancakes, sandwiches, vegetables – it’s pretty endless.
Typical pizza cutters have a very sharp blade. This one is made specifically with kids’ use in mind so it’s a great addition to your kids’ cooking arsenal.
Kid’s kitchen scissors
I like: Kuhn Rikon Kinderkitchen Duck Snippers
My kitchen shears get a work out in our house. I love them to make big salads with less chopping, cut veggies, slice pizza, and even to portion food. This
Non Skid bowl
I like: Rachael Ray Tools Garbage Bowl with Non-Slip Rubber Base
A bowl with a non skid base is a MUST when cooking with kids. Kids love to stir. Problem is, they rarely understand that you need to hold on to the bowl while you’re doing it.
Colorful measuring cups and spoons
I like: Measuring Spoons and Cups Set
I love using this rainbow measuring spoons and cups as a kid’s cooking tool. While they may not understand if I say 3/4 cup of sugar, they WILL understand “fill the blue cup 3 times with sugar”.
I especially like these stacking ones.
Use these to help teach your kids measurements with less confusion.
I like: Curious Chef, 4-Piece Child Chef Textile Set
What kid doesn’t like to dress up? Kids love the dress up aspect of this apron set. It will also help keep their clothes a bit cleaner. Wins all around! The cute prints help as well!
More prints for this kids cooking tool..
I like: Learning Tower Kids Adjustable Height Kitchen Step Stool with Safety Rail
This is definitely a bit of a splurge, but I’ve seen them everywhere and LOVE the safety factor of these. If you plan on cooking a lot with your kids and/or have a few kids you’ll cook with over the years, definitely grab one of these!
If you’re on more of a budget, we have this foldable step stool that I love.
I like: Stainless Steel Masher
My kids love mashing all of the things. A masher is perfect for mushing up potatoes of mashed potatoes, obviously. But it’s also great for mashing bananas for baking and other vegetables for hidden veggie meals.
I like styles like this rather than the ones with a horizontal handle. I think it’s easier for little hands.
This mixing bowl not only has a
If you want to use any old bowl, grab a set of silicone pot holders to make the bowl instantly non skid.
I like: OXO Good Grips Salad Spinner
If your family makes salad often, consider investing in a salad spinner to help with cleaning greens. Have kids rinse the greens (or herbs, etc!) then place in the salad spinner and spin away!
So there you have it – my favorite kids cooking tools. I would bet that you already have much of them in your own arsenal of kitchen tools.
If you start cooking with your kids, I would love it if you’d hop on instagram. Post a picture and tag me, @morganmanages and use my hashtag #fearlesskidscooking. I love seeing the fun you’re having!
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