Our Pick of the Best Kitchen Tools for Kids to Get Creative in the Kitchen


September 25, 2017

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Do you have the next Junior Masterchef finalist? Or does your child just love to spend time in the kitchen producing mouth-watering food? Whatever their skill level we think they will love our pick of the best kitchen tools for kids to get creative in the kitchen and rustle up delicious dishes for the whole family to enjoy.

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Cooking with your kids from a young age encourages them to try new ingredients, promotes healthy eating and gives them a skill they will have for life.

#1. Kifoodie Kits

The Kifoodies kits are a great way to inspire young chefs to easily experiment with different recipes in their own home.

Child Friendly Features Include:

  • Each kit includes a recipe, with  a healthy twist and 2 to 4 kitchen tools and products needed to produce the recipe
  • A ready made shopping list
  • Mystery bag with 3 to 5 artisan products to inspire young chefs
  • Delivered to your door
  • Cheaper than cookery classes but with all the benefits

#2. Nylon Knife Set

kitchen tools for kids nylon knife set from curious chef

This clever nylon knife set from Curious Chef enables your child to cut vegetables and fruit safely and with ease.

Child Friendly Features Include:

  • Ergonomically designed handles, with a soft grip, ideal for little hands
  • Blunt tips to avoid cuts
  • Nylon serrated blades for perfect cutting every time
  • Smaller dimensions to traditional knives

#3. Tupperware Grater/Cheese Mill

kitchen gadgets for kids tupperware cheese grater

Tupperware have been in business since 1948. They are known around the world for their quality products and we just love this Tupperware grater/cheese mill perfect for little chefs everywhere.

Child Friendly Features Include:

  • Fully enclosed grating surface
  • Holder section for cheese with safe lid
  • Easy turn handle for perfect grating every time
  • Detachable storage compartment for cheese as it grates
  • Storage compartment also has a sealed lid to keep cheese fresh, in case you grate too much!
  • Can be used to grate smaller fruits, vegetables, nuts and chocolate

#4. Handheld Vegetable Spiral Slicer (Spiraliser)

kitchen tools for kids handheld spiral slicer from homestore and moreThe spiral slicer or spiraliser has grown in popularity in the last number of years. There are hundreds on the market, from electrical ones to this clever, in-expensive option from Homestore and More.

Child Friendly Features Include:

  • Safety guard to protect little fingers
  • Grip to hold vegetables in place
  • Creates a healthy alternative to pasta or can be used to create vegetable for stir-fries
  • Easy to clean

#5. 3D Cake Creature Baking Moulds and Pastry Pen

kitchen tools for kids 3d baking set from tescoFor perfect party cakes every time invest in this 3D cake creature baking mould and clever pastry pen set from Chef’n, also available from Tesco direct.

Child Friendly Features Include:

  • Silicone moulds that are easy to fill and bake standing up
  • Pastry brush ideal for dispensing cake batter into moulds, adding filling to cupcakes and for easy, precise decorating
  • Fun shapes ideal to create amazing cake toppers or mini cakes for hungry kids
  • Moulds come apart for easy cleaning

#6. Palm Peeler

kitchen tools for kids chefn palm peeler from LakelandWe found the palm peeler from Chef’n on Lakeland. It makes peeling vegetables safe and efficient for even the smallest hands.

Child Friendly Features Include:

  • Fits snugly into the palm of your hand
  • Ensures blades are kept away from fingers
  • Stainless steel blade peels effeicently
  • Dishwasher safe

#7. Potato & Vegetable Ricer

kids cooking tools joseph joseph helix ricer from LakelandFor perfect mashed potatoes & vegetables every time we love this clever Joseph Joseph Helix Ricer available from Lakeland and other retailers.

Child Friendly Features Include:

  • Clever helix design means you twist to compress the contents so no need to have strong hands
  • Perfect mashed potatoes & vegetable everytime (no lumps!)
  • Comes apart for easy cleaning
  • Dishwasher safe
You May Also Enjoy: 10 Tasty Family Potato Recipes

#8. EasiTwist Jar Opener

kitchen tools for kids easitwist jar opener from Homestore and MoreGive your child total freedom in the kitchen with a handy EasiTwist jar opener, designed to open screw caps and lids. The one featured comes from Homestore and More but they are widely available from many stockists.

Child Friendly Features Include:

  • EasiTwist will aid your child to open almost any sized cap or lid
  • Rubber twist ensures you get slip free, easy leverage
  • Suitable for children and adults to use
  • Comes in a variety of funky colours


Do you have a favourite kitchen tool for kids that is not on our list? Please share it with us in the comments box below. 

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Published On: September 25th, 2017 / Categories: Food and Recipes, For Parents / Last Updated: March 30th, 2021 / Tags: , /

About the Author: Michelle

Michelle is a Mum to 2 girls and co-founded Mykidstime.

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