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Getting your kids in the kitchen is a great way to kill an afternoon, spend time bonding, teach valuable skills and hopefully to end up with a tasty (or at least edible) result. Help your little chef feel like king or queen of the kitchen with our five favorite cooking tools and kits for kids.
1. MasterChef Junior Cooking Essentials Set
If you’re looking for an easy way to introduce your kids to the kitchen, the MasterChef Junior Cooking Essentials Set is a great starter kit. It comes with an apron, kid-sized kitchen tools and three recipes. The recipes we tried were easy to make, decently delicious and brought immense satisfaction to our little chefs. They include grilled cheese, baked chicken nuggets, and foil roasted salmon and vegetables — a recipe for all levels of experience. So fun!
2. Sassafras Baking Kits
From tools sets and aprons to kits for making pizza or pretzels, marshmallows or chocolate mousse, Sassafras has a kid-friendly cooking kit to fit chefs of every level and interest. Budding chefs will enjoy the Cupcake Baking Kit , which comes with adorable pastel measuring cups, spatulas, and recipe.
3. Curious Chef 11-Piece Kids’ Chef Kit
Your little chef will love suiting up in this fun apron before diving into the cooking world. The kit comes with a 6-piece measuring spoon set, a large silicone mixing spatula, a whisk, and a spoon that’s safe to use with non-stick cookware. It also comes with a fun bear-shaped cookie cutter, a sticker set, and a shopping list! It’s the perfect way for your kids to learn how to cook.
4. Ideas in Life Baking Set
Referred to as the “perfect next step after an EasyBake Oven,” this baking set will be a delight for beginning bakers. The set comes with a safe nonstick cupcake pan, silicone tipped spatula, silicone tipped pastry brush, 6 cookie cutters, full set of measuring spoons, mini rolling pin, and mini whisk. What more could a new chef ask for?