Kids Kitchen Utensils

kitchen utensils
When you're trying to get your child involved in cooking, you'll need to invest in some  kitchen utensils to pique their interest and make their lives a bit easier. If your child has no experience working in the kitchen at all, you'll need to introduce them to the hand held utensils first before allowing them to use the electrical appliances that will improve their skills and repertoire.

Planned Kids Cooking Curriculum



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Hand Utensils

Before your child can start to cook full meals, they will need to learn to use kids kitchen utensils that are essential for food preparation. Start them off with utensils such as:
  • Graters
  • Peelers
  • Apple corers
  • Food choppers
  • Bread knives
While these may not be the most exciting utensils in the kitchen, they can be incorporated easily into your kitchen tasks. Children will naturally get satisfaction out of being part of the team.

With each of the kitchen utensils, you need to go through the basic training procedure of demonstrating, supervising and working independently. You'll also need to show your child how to use each one safely and what to do if they become injured. Finally, make sure that they clean up after themselves and put the utensils away. This will teach them the importance of keeping the kitchen clean and ready for the next user.

15 Must Have Kitchen Items

If you are looking to help someone stock their kitchen, trying to find a foodie inspired gift or need an update in your kitchen, here are my most used items in my house.
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Food Chopper- you can buy different variation of these but this one is my favorite and one the kids enjoy helping with.
chopper

Blender or food processor- I use both of these for various kitchen tasks like blending together ingredients, chopping large amounts of ingredients, etc.
food processor

Kitchen Knives Set- a good set of knives is important when you cook!
kitchen knives

Flexible Cutting Boards- these type of cutting boards are my favorite because they are easy to clean and easy to store.
cutting boards
Rimmed Baking Sheet- I use these for baking as well as roasting vegetables and meat.
baking sheet

Silpat baking sheet- Put these on top of your baking sheets and clean up will be much easier and your food will cook beautifully.
silpat

Cooling Rack- Love these for cookies and baked goods of course, but also great for adding a glaze to cakes and fit into a baking sheet to catch the excess.
cooling rack

Kitchen Scissors- these work for cutting up vegetables, dried herbs, cooked meats and when my kids were smaller I used them often for cutting spaghetti noodles.
kitchen scissors
Kitchen Tongs- a very versatile utensils you'll be using a lot for tossing salads, turning meats and more.
tongs
Glass Measuring Cups-You'll use this often for melt or cooking things in the microwave as well as measuring liquids.
measuring cups

Cheese Grater- ironically I use this more often for grating onions and not cheese.
cheese grater

Hand Mixer- Easy storage and great for quick jobs.
hand mixer

Garlic Press- If you like garlic in what you are cooking, this is a must in your kitchen too!
garlic

Silicone Rubber Spatulas- love these! Buy several in different sizes so you can use them for small and large jobs.
silcone spatulas

13x9 Baking Dish- A dish you'll use for baking as well as cooking dinner. These are available in glass as well I just prefer the nonstick type and love having a lid included to carry to potlucks or store in the fridge.
13x9

10 Everyday Stock Your Kitchen Items

These items are standard items for the kitchen when you bake and cook often.
Vegetable peeler
Whisk
Stirring spoons
Strainer or Colander
Mixing Bowls
Pot and Pan Set
Ladle
Measuring Spoons and Cups
Metal Spatula
Can Opener

5 Kitchen Appliances Wishlist

These suggestions aren't necessary for stocking the kitchen but they sure make cooking easier!
Kitchen Aid Stand Mixer
George Foreman Grill
Crock Pot
Heavy duty blender like Vita Mix 
Immersion Blender

What are your favorite kitchen items you use often at your house?

Kids Cooking Highlights

We've compiled some children's tools that are available in the children's cooking market today. Included are real utensils that are small enough for children's hands and a lot more fun items to get children interested in helping out in the kitchen. This page is sure to bring some added enjoyment to their cooking experiences.


These children's tools add a little more fun while helping out in the kitchen. They are made like real kitchen tools but in a smaller size to fit children's hands.

measuring utensils for kids kids kitchen utensils set

curious chef utensils curious chef utensils bucket

kitchen utensil set for kids kitchen baking set for kids

Cooking Sets for Kids


A fun way to introduce kids to tools is with a cooking lesson.



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