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27 Fun Kitchen Tools And Gadgets You Can Use With Your Kids

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Remember to alway supervise your kids in the kitchen, check if products are age-appropriate for your child, and use your best judgement when choosing gadgets/kitchen tools to use with your kids!

1. A dual breakfast-sandwich maker your kids will use to stack eggs, peppers, bacon, cheese, and tomato to create the greatest breakfast sandwich of all time.

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That sandwich is 😍.

Features: ready in five minutes, must used pre-cooked meat, timer, removable, dishwasher-safe parts; recipe booklet included

Promising review: "This works really well! Let it preheat and spray all of the surfaces with non-stick spray. Put a half of an English muffin, or other carb of choice down, spinach if you're using, precooked breakfast meat. Bring down the second layer. Crack an egg or a beaten egg, add 1–2 tablespoons shredded cheese, and the top of your English muffin. Close and set it for four minutes. Rotate the middle disk out so that the sandwich is all one, slowly lift the lid, and you're done! The kids love using this, so I precook bacon, and leave it in a ziplock in the fridge door. Easy! And super easy to clean." —Jennifer Guerrero

Get it from Amazon for $37.37, from Target for $39.99, or from Jet for $39.99.

2. A spaghetti monster colander that's so cute, your kids might rock paper scissor to decide who gets to strain the spaghetti this time.

Promising review: "Really cute, sturdy colander. It was purchased to be used as a hat for the surprise birthday girl at a birthday party. Washed afterward, she’ll be able to use it for years!" —N.J.McGet it from Amazon for $16.90.
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Promising review: "Really cute, sturdy colander. It was purchased to be used as a hat for the surprise birthday girl at a birthday party. Washed afterward, she’ll be able to use it for years!" —N.J.Mc

Get it from Amazon for $16.90.

3. And a Pastasaurus pasta server featuring the teeth we all need to stop making a ~tyrannosaurus wreck~ out of heavy fettuccine noodles.

Promising review: "Great product! My daughter likes to cook with me, and this item makes eating dinner exciting. I absolutely love this purchase. The Pastasaurus is sturdy, semi-heavy (feels tough), and it works well in holding up heavier fettuccine noodles. I have had other pasta serving spoons that would buckle under pressure, and one that has broken because of it. I feel that this product will last me a while." —AnnetteGet it from Amazon for $8.76 or from Bed Bath & Beyond for $7.49.
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Promising review: "Great product! My daughter likes to cook with me, and this item makes eating dinner exciting. I absolutely love this purchase. The Pastasaurus is sturdy, semi-heavy (feels tough), and it works well in holding up heavier fettuccine noodles. I have had other pasta serving spoons that would buckle under pressure, and one that has broken because of it. I feel that this product will last me a while." —Annette

Get it from Amazon for $8.76 or from Bed Bath & Beyond for $7.49.

4. A set of three nylon knives with blunt tips so you can safely teach your little one the basics of cooking.

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Set includes: one small, one medium, and one large nylon knife with serrated cutting edges, blunt tips; ergonomic handles; and soft touch button grips; for ages 5+, BPA-free

Promising review: "Awesome for small children. My 5-year-old granddaughter is learning how to cut fruit like a chef. Well, not quite. She is cutting things pretty well and having fun, but she hasn't quite learned to rock the knife and pull it through to cut. What's more, I don't have to worry that she'll cut herself." —Kim Kiser

Get them from Amazon for $8.94+ (two colors) or from Walmart for $9.95.

5. A colorful 19-piece set of kitchen utensils for any young baker who wants to *sieve* the day.

Set includes: emoji timer, 10-piece measuring spoon and cup set, two-piece 12" silicone spatula set, whisk, 2-piece tongs set (7" & 9"), 3-piece strainer setPromising review: "Great for teaching kids the baking basics, or for bakers young at heart." —DannyGet them from BuzzFeed's Tasty collection at Walmart for $39.76.
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Set includes: emoji timer, 10-piece measuring spoon and cup set, two-piece 12" silicone spatula set, whisk, 2-piece tongs set (7" & 9"), 3-piece strainer set

Promising review: "Great for teaching kids the baking basics, or for bakers young at heart." —Danny

Get them from BuzzFeed's Tasty collection at Walmart for $39.76.

6. A set of fun animal-themed egg molds to instantly brighten up family breakfast. These are almost too precious to eat!

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Set includes: owl, bunny, frog, and cat molds; dishwasher-safe

Promising review: "Cute egg molds to brighten a spouse's or child's breakfast. Try melting cheese as a layer between the frying pan and eggs." —happydayz

Get them from Amazon for $12.99.

7. An adorable mini waffle maker that'll make your kids say bye to frozen waffles forever.

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Every kid deserves the magic of a fresh waffle, plus this is super easy to use and clean!

Promising review: "Seriously I love this thing more than my regular sized waffle maker! It makes waffles that are a tad smaller than Eggo waffles. They are a perfect size. My kids love that I'm willing to make waffles on weekdays instead of just on weekends with my other one. So easy to use, no clean up is necessary. The waffles come out perfectly every time, no spray needed! I might get another one. You will not be sorry with this little guy; it's a keeper!" —Thefabfive

Get it from Target for $9.99 (available in four colors), or from Amazon for $20+.

8. A monthly veggie buds subscription box reviewers swear by for helping their kids love veggies. It's full of recipes, growing projects, cooking activities, and more!

What you get: A monthly box filled with things like arts and crafts supplies, a growing project with seeds, cooking activities, stickers, veggie-themed toys, and more!Why it's cool: Your kids will have a month's worth of engaging activities centered around veggies, and might actually love to eat them up once they learn how fun veggies can be 🥒. Promising review: "We love veggie buds! My son looks forward to their monthly box in the mail. There are games, recipes, crafts, seeds to plant, and more! We love the books that come with it too. He loves watching his veggies grow, and he loves eating them!" —reneeGet it from Cratejoy for $21.95+ a month (availble in two sizes, ships on the 5th of each month, subscriptions automatically renew but can be canceled anytime).And use code VEGGIE5 at check out to get $5 off your first subscription 🥑.
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What you get: A monthly box filled with things like arts and crafts supplies, a growing project with seeds, cooking activities, stickers, veggie-themed toys, and more!

Why it's cool: Your kids will have a month's worth of engaging activities centered around veggies, and might actually love to eat them up once they learn how fun veggies can be 🥒.

Promising review: "We love veggie buds! My son looks forward to their monthly box in the mail. There are games, recipes, crafts, seeds to plant, and more! We love the books that come with it too. He loves watching his veggies grow, and he loves eating them!" —renee

Get it from Cratejoy for $21.95+ a month (availble in two sizes, ships on the 5th of each month, subscriptions automatically renew but can be canceled anytime).

And use code VEGGIE5 at check out to get $5 off your first subscription 🥑.

9. A sushi bazooka and shark serving platter guaranteed to offer in~fin~ite delicious possibilities.

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"Dad, pass the sushi bazooka."

Promising review (for the sushi bazooka): "My family loved this so much! I also used it with my students with severe disabilities, and taught them how to make sushi. They loved it! Great for kids and adults." —sara lucas-dreiss

Promising review (for the serving tray): "Delightful, funny, and the shark's mouth holds a lot more than I'd expect — around 3/4 of a cup. I didn't have to refill the cocktail sauce all night." —Jennifer L. Kauffman

Get them from Amazon: the sushi bazooka for $9.89 and the serving tray for $34.99

10. A simple yet fun as heck salad spinner because I know I can't be the only (former) 11-year-old whose favorite way to help in the kitchen is spinning and spinning and spinning and spinning.

Promising review: "I love this salad spinner. No more water-soaked paper towels to dry the greens. An extra plus is the fun my kids have while helping out in the kitchen. They love giving the salad greens a bath, and then a spin. After washing and spinning the greens, we dump the excess water out, and store the greens in the bowl (and in the fridge)." —S. BennettGet it from Williams Sonoma for $25+ (available in two sizes), or the large from Amazon for $29.95.
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Promising review: "I love this salad spinner. No more water-soaked paper towels to dry the greens. An extra plus is the fun my kids have while helping out in the kitchen. They love giving the salad greens a bath, and then a spin. After washing and spinning the greens, we dump the excess water out, and store the greens in the bowl (and in the fridge)." —S. Bennett

Get it from Williams Sonoma for $25+ (available in two sizes), or the large from Amazon for $29.95.

11. A pair of two kid-friendly oven mitts you'll trust when the best chef you know wants to learn how to safely move pots and pans off the stovetop.

Promising review: "My son loves watching Mom and I cook. He was going to grab his winter mittens, because he was afraid of getting burned or cutting himself. One evening I thought of making him a pair of mitts to cook in. And just happened to check Amazon, these are great! He's held reasonably warm pans with them (we won't let him take a pan out of the oven, but he's moved some simmering pots on the stove), they give him decent dexterity (as much as you can expect in an oven mitt), and they wash up nice." —Will's DadGet them from Amazon for $6.99.
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Promising review: "My son loves watching Mom and I cook. He was going to grab his winter mittens, because he was afraid of getting burned or cutting himself. One evening I thought of making him a pair of mitts to cook in. And just happened to check Amazon, these are great! He's held reasonably warm pans with them (we won't let him take a pan out of the oven, but he's moved some simmering pots on the stove), they give him decent dexterity (as much as you can expect in an oven mitt), and they wash up nice." —Will's Dad

Get them from Amazon for $6.99.

12. And a whole set of oven mitts, an apron, and chef hat for kids so your child can look professional as they dust just a little too much flour into the baking pan.

Hey, we're all learning here. Promising review: "This is a great set! Purchased three different colors (the blue/green, yellow/orange, and the pink/green). They are made very well — the strap is adjustable to make the neck shorter or longer; which will allow the apron to fit as your child grows. The hat has adjustable velcro, and the oven mitts are the real deal, just child-sized. The kids love to wear them when they play with their pretend BBQ, or bake a real cake in the kitchen. Great for photos or even could be used as a costume. Lots of fun and very durable, highly recommend this set!" —Vanessa VGet it from Amazon for $19.99 (three colors).
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Hey, we're all learning here.

Promising review: "This is a great set! Purchased three different colors (the blue/green, yellow/orange, and the pink/green). They are made very well — the strap is adjustable to make the neck shorter or longer; which will allow the apron to fit as your child grows. The hat has adjustable velcro, and the oven mitts are the real deal, just child-sized. The kids love to wear them when they play with their pretend BBQ, or bake a real cake in the kitchen. Great for photos or even could be used as a costume. Lots of fun and very durable, highly recommend this set!" —Vanessa V

Get it from Amazon for $19.99 (three colors).

13. A set of six dry measuring cups worthy of nesting their way into your heart and your home. These will make learning the difference between measuring wet and dry ingredients extra memorable!

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Set includes: six dry measuring cups, from 1/4 cup to one full cup

Promising review: "Cute — bought for grandson who loves to pretend cook. Figure he can grow into baking for Grandmother. An educator told me that toys that have measurement challenges help develop math skills." —S Ritter

Get them from Amazon for $11.81.

14. A big blue strainer sure to make your kids say "*whale* shore, I can make my own pasta."

Promising review: "This little guy is one the the best items I've purchased for my kitchen in a while. Even my kids love it, and it makes it easy for them to make pasta by themselves. I love that I don't have to wash a colander every time we make noodles." —Jen G.Get it from Amazon for $8.15 or from Walmart for $8.32.
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Promising review: "This little guy is one the the best items I've purchased for my kitchen in a while. Even my kids love it, and it makes it easy for them to make pasta by themselves. I love that I don't have to wash a colander every time we make noodles." —Jen G.

Get it from Amazon for $8.15 or from Walmart for $8.32.

15. A cupcake baking and decorating kit for any young The Great British Bake Off fans who are done dreaming of cake, and are ready to ~bake~ it happen.

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Kit includes: six cup muffin tin, frosting decorator, six unique decorating tips, six silicone cupcake liners, spoon, frosting spreader, stickers

Promising review: "These Curious Chef items far exceed my expectations. I also purchased the apron, hat, and mitts for my daughter and nephew. This item was for my nephew; because he is obsessed with cooking shows. The quality of this item is comparable to adult ones. I would highly recommend." —Coastal Girl

Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

16. A three-piece cookie sheet and emoji cookie cutter set that'll give the whole family the giggles as they create 💩cookies.

Set includes: small cookie sheet, medium cookie sheet, large cookie sheet, four emoji cookie cutters; non-stick coating free of BPA and PFOA, dishwasher-safePromising review: "The emoji cookie cutters are the best! These cookie sheets are just the right size for everyday baking needs. I just can't resist this set. My kids are going to love making their own emoji cookies — and mine will be a hit at the next office potluck!" —EilujdGet them from BuzzFeed's Tasty collection at Walmart for $9.97.
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Set includes: small cookie sheet, medium cookie sheet, large cookie sheet, four emoji cookie cutters; non-stick coating free of BPA and PFOA, dishwasher-safe

Promising review: "The emoji cookie cutters are the best! These cookie sheets are just the right size for everyday baking needs. I just can't resist this set. My kids are going to love making their own emoji cookies — and mine will be a hit at the next office potluck!" —Eilujd

Get them from BuzzFeed's Tasty collection at Walmart for $9.97.

17. A set of six stackable mixing bowls capable of putting a smile on a little chef's face — a rainbow-themed kitchen is every kid's dream!

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Set includes: six mixing bowls made of recycled bamboo

Get them from ModCloth for $32.

18. A small but mighty piggy wiggy whisk whose name itself is fun to say, so just imagine how much more fun making brownie sundaes shall be with this friend.

Promising review: "I love this mini whisk. It’s so cute and very handy. I use it to whisk eggs, brownie mix, etc.. The bottom of the little pig handle is flat, so it stands straight up. This is very convenient when I need to put it on the side for a moment." —JheneyaGet it from Amazon for $3.77 or from Jet for $5.25.
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Promising review: "I love this mini whisk. It’s so cute and very handy. I use it to whisk eggs, brownie mix, etc.. The bottom of the little pig handle is flat, so it stands straight up. This is very convenient when I need to put it on the side for a moment." —Jheneya

Get it from Amazon for $3.77 or from Jet for $5.25.

19. A dino taco holder perfect for encouraging dino-obsessed kiddos to make their very first tacos. This particular dino looks like an omnomnom ivore to me 🤔.

Here I am, a professional archaeologist.Promising review: "My grandson loved this. He made his own tacos for the very first time, and actually ate all of them. He was so happy to show his parents how he could do it. Great idea." —browndollGet it from Amazon for $11.71, ModCloth for $12, or World Market for $12.99.
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Here I am, a professional archaeologist.

Promising review: "My grandson loved this. He made his own tacos for the very first time, and actually ate all of them. He was so happy to show his parents how he could do it. Great idea." —browndoll

Get it from Amazon for $11.71, ModCloth for $12, or World Market for $12.99.

20. A set of *purfect* measuring spoons and *pawsome* measuring cups just looking at will get the whole fam ~feline~ hungry and inspired.

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Promising review (for the measuring spoons): "Very cute looking set. Spoons are exactly as you see them in the pictures. Made of very light ceramic. Cat lovers would love this as a gift. So far none of the spoons chip or break with regular use." —Honest Opinion

Promising review (for the measuring cups): "Gift for my daughter. Wonderful, well-made, nice size, adorable, and perfect measuring cups. I recommend." —NJGirl

Get them from Amazon: the measuring spoons for $12 and measuring cups for $12.95

21. A set of two festive llama kitchen towels that basically scream "we chef it up every day of the week, noprobllama."

Get them from ModCloth for $18.
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Get them from ModCloth for $18.

22. An herb stripper and catcher specially designed to strip the good parts of the herbs, and an herb infuser the kids won't be too *chicken* to slip into a pot of homemade soup.

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Get them from World Market: the herb stripper and catcher for $7.99 and the Le Crock chicken herb infuser for $9.99

23. A ~gracula~ garlic twist ideal for making garlic bread a tad more imaginative.

Features: twist to chop garlic, nuts, herbs, fruits and vegetables; BPA-free and dishwasher-safePromising review: "I love this little vampire garlic crusher! It works really well, and it's easy to clean. Plus it's super cute." —Cecelia PicklesGet it from Amazon for $14.90.
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Features: twist to chop garlic, nuts, herbs, fruits and vegetables; BPA-free and dishwasher-safe

Promising review: "I love this little vampire garlic crusher! It works really well, and it's easy to clean. Plus it's super cute." —Cecelia Pickles

Get it from Amazon for $14.90.

24. A classic ice pop mold (that also comes in fun varieties) you can count for young kiddos to use themselves!

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Promising review: "I bought this because I wanted more control over the ingredients in my children's popsicles. I wanted to buy treats without high fructose corn syrup or things I can't pronounce. In the long, hot Oklahoma summer, we eat a lot of ice pops. I hate loading them with sugar and chemicals, but I love giving my kids a treat to cool off. I was concerned my kids would be mad that I didn't buy the treats at the store. I had no idea how much fun we would have. My kids love the fish shapes, and enjoy trying new flavor combinations with different juices. Even the sticks look like fish tails. The kids can even fill the molds themselves. The ends have a little notch to show you how to insert them so that the bottom half of the fish is aligned. They freeze quickly, and the silicone makes removing the pop so easy. They don't even need help. The set includes a shark, a whale, a puffer fish, an octopus, a scuba diver, and a clown fish. Since they are all cool, there is no argument about who gets which design. When friends come over, they always want a fish pop. I highly recommend Zoku pop molds!" —InvisibleMom

Get them from Amazon for $21.99+ (available in eight varieties, six pops per set), or get the classic molds from Willams Sonoma for $14.95.

25. A compact popcorn maker over 11K people swear by, so I'm pretty sure your child shall have an a-maize-ing time experimenting with new flavors of their fav. snack.

Promising review: "Best decision we ever made! Clean and simple design, easy to operate, no mess save for a few stray kernels, and it's about the size of a blender so it fits in our kitchen storage. I feel confident in its life expectancy because it's a plug-and-run gadget (no settings, no power levels, does the job in 2–3 minutes then it unplugs, and is off until next time). We decided to invest in one of these because this family consumes popcorn several times a week and I was getting tired of making stovetop popcorn several times a week at the request of my constituents. One bag of kernels goes a very long way, saving you money and cabinet space; and saving the environment on packaging material. Plus, flavoring your own popcorn allows you to control salt and fat quantities, experiment with new flavors (I like cayenne, turmeric, and paprika), or let the kids create new flavors." —Greta M.Get it from Amazon for $22.90, from Jet for $22.90, or from Bed Bath & Beyond for $22.99.
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Promising review: "Best decision we ever made! Clean and simple design, easy to operate, no mess save for a few stray kernels, and it's about the size of a blender so it fits in our kitchen storage. I feel confident in its life expectancy because it's a plug-and-run gadget (no settings, no power levels, does the job in 2–3 minutes then it unplugs, and is off until next time). We decided to invest in one of these because this family consumes popcorn several times a week and I was getting tired of making stovetop popcorn several times a week at the request of my constituents. One bag of kernels goes a very long way, saving you money and cabinet space; and saving the environment on packaging material. Plus, flavoring your own popcorn allows you to control salt and fat quantities, experiment with new flavors (I like cayenne, turmeric, and paprika), or let the kids create new flavors." —Greta M.

Get it from Amazon for $22.90, from Jet for $22.90, or from Bed Bath & Beyond for $22.99.

26. A set of expandable rotating forks that'll put 34 inches of space between the kids and the campfire as they roast up marshmallows/hot dogs.

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Where were these forks when I was sent to search for the ever elusive sticks-that-are-long-enough for roasting on camping trips?!?

Promising review: "Bought these for weekend s'mores over the bonfire. Makes the whole process safer and easier for the kids. Quality is there, and the price is right." —Pathfinder88

Get them from Amazon for $17.95 (set of six).

27. And a Pikachu cake mold meant to easily bake and release a delightful cake. Your little baker won't be able to help taking a ~pika~ this babe as it bakes in the oven.

Get it from ThinkGeek for $19.99.
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Get it from ThinkGeek for $19.99.

Your kid whipping up that Pikachu cake like a champion:

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