The Online Edition
Cooking with Kids
by Kate Heyhoe
Originally published as Cooking with Kids for Dummies
by IDG Books
Kids' Kitchen Tools and Pint-Size Equipment
You'll want to include these cookware essentials, shown in the photo, in your kid's cooking kit.
Young chefs cook best with their own personal set of tools.
- Measuring spoon set
- Measuring cups: one for dry ingredients and one for wet ingredients
- Wooden spoon
- Apron or large t-shirt
- Potholders and/or oven mitts
- Small knife (plastic, paring, or as appropriate for your child)
- Vegetable peeler
- Safety scissors
- Rubber spatula
- Small cutting board
After your young chef has a personal set of equipment, think about providing a permanent place for all these great tools. It can be just about any type of container, as long as it's easily accessible to the child and not stuck away in a closet piled under stacks of linens or other things. Here's a few suggestions for places in which to store your kid's cookware:
- A large, lower kitchen drawer
- An industrial-sized lunchbox, the kind used by construction workers
- A portable tool kit
- A cardboard file box, known as a banker's box
- A plastic storage box, with handles and lid
Assemble the items first (before deciding on a container), adding any equipment from your own kitchen that you want your child to have (like a melon baller, rolling pin, whisk, or other tools—see Chapter 3 for more ideas). Then, make sure that the area for your child's tools is large enough to hold all of the tools comfortably. When in doubt, go for a larger space than a smaller one, so that items aren't cramped and difficult to find
Read the full article: Ten Items for Your Kid's Cookware Kit
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