While we all know that cooking with your kids could turn out to be a lot of fun, it still involves a risk, allowing your kids assist you in the kitchen without keeping available any appropriate tools for them.
So apart from the basics like a coffee machine and a easy bake oven, we have made a list of essential tools which you need to stock your kitchen with so that the next time you plan on a family cooking time, you don’t spend half of the time worrying your kids will hurt themselves:
Well, this is probably one of the most obvious item which you can invest in for your kids. While cooking with kids can be fun, it can be a little dangerous too when your kids can’t reach the stove and have to tiptoe or stand on a chair to reach the counter.
Getting them a sturdy stool so that they can easily reach the counter and the stove would enable their safety and make them feel welcomed by you too.
Small plastic bowls
Get a set of small plastic bowls which your kids can use to mix and add stuff while cooking and which they won’t end up breaking in the process. Plastic bowls would ensure that even if your kids mistakenly throw the bowl, it won’t end up being broken.
Small plastic bowls would be easier for your kids to handle too and they can keep them anywhere while preparing the food.
Tiny, safe knife
An important tool which your kids would need while cooking is a small knife which is safe for them to use. A lot of the normal knives in the kitchen are too sharp for kids and may end up hurting them, so you need to buy a safety knife or a butter knife for them.
Safety knives have all the feel of a real metal knife except for that it has blunt edges which ensure that your kid won’t hurt himself/herself while chopping some fruits and vegetables.
It’s easy to cut most fruits and vegetables with it except for few items like watermelon rinds, etc. but this knife would be a good start to introduce your kids to cooking.
This is a good item to provide your kid with the safety knife as sometimes the kids want to move their cutting board according to their own comfort.
A non-skid cutting board will help in just this making you less worry about whether your kid would cut themselves up on the cutting board or not.
A board comprising of non-skid backing or non-skid feet will help your kids to move their boards freely to any place and there won’t be any danger of the board slipping while they are chopping the fruits and vegetables.
Aprons and Dish Towels
Another one of the most basic and logical item to get for your kids would be small aprons and dish towels for them so that they don’t dirty themselves.
Sometimes your kids would want to make a snack for themselves while getting ready for their school or some other place, in which case aprons would come in handy as they can cook and not spoil their clothes too.
Also, get tons of dish towels as the cooking is going to just get messier with your kids involved and you don’t want your whole kitchen to end up in a mess now, do you?