Looking to get your kids in the kitchen? These kids cooking tools will help them feel more involved in making food while giving you peace of mind. Keep
Below you’ll find some of my tools to help you get your kids in the kitchen. I really want to emphasize that none of them are necessary. With a close eye and clear instructions, kids can get started in the kitchen at any age without specialty equipment.
That being said, 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
- Food Chopper
A food chopper is one of my favorite kitchen tools for kids. (and myself, to be honest!) Kids can help chop up your food prep like vegetables, garlic, onion, etc without touching a knife. Just make sure you teach them not to life the chopper or touch the blades.
- Food Processor
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. Just be sure to teach them NEVER to touch the blade.
Tip: if you have concerns with your kids putting their hands anywhere near the blades, I get it. Have them measure everything into a spouted bowl. Then you can pour it into the processor or blender, add the top, and they can press the buttons.
- Straight spatula
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
This is one of my favorite kitchen tools, hands down. A c
- Cookie Cutters
Cookie cutters are the obvious choice for kids in the kitchen. Yes, they can they be used to make – you guessed it – cookie. But they also can cut
- Pizza Cutter
A pizza cutter is a great way to have kids cut things without 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 shears
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
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. The
- Colorful measuring cups and spoons
I love using this rainbow measuring spoons and cups with my kiddos. While they may not understand if I say 3/4 cup of sugar. But, they WILL understand “fill the blue cup 3 times with sugar”. Use these to help teach your kids measurements with less confusion.
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 cleaners. Wins all around!
- Step stool
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! I’m cheap, so I just use a kitchen chair.
- Potato 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. It a
- Spouted bowl
This mixing bowl not only has a
- 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 press away!
So there you have it – my favorite kids cooking tools. Nothing too crazy, right? I would bet that you already have much of them in your own arsenal of cooking 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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