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    18 Kitchen Products That Will Make Your Kids Want To Cook

    You can't spell Julia Child without child!

    We hope you love the products we recommend! All of them were independently selected by our editors. Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page if you decide to shop from them. Oh, and FYI β€” prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

    1. A set of three kid-safe nylon knives, which will cut fruit and veggies, not fingers.

    Promising review: "My 7-year-old took a cooking class at school and the teacher had these knives for the students. I saw how easy they were to use for a variety of students and decided to get some for her to use at home. So far she has used them to cut a variety of fruits and vegetables, as well as chicken and steak. They work so well and are so easy for her to handle. These knives have encouraged her to be more independent, and while she has always loved to help bake and cook, now she can help with even more tasks." β€”Shanna J

    Get the three-piece set from Amazon for $8.95.

    2. A Masterchef Junior burger cooking kit β€” including a mixing bowl, a burger press, a turner, a cutting board, and three recipes β€” for the kid who wants to perfect their grill game.

    Promising review: "Got this for my 11-year-old son who wants to be a cook when he grows up. He was proud he was able to make dinner for the family. It's a cute set with good-quality contents. We plan on purchasing another set for his birthday. Would recommend this to a friend." β€”Susan Barness

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99.

    3. An emoji kitchen timer, to make the worst part of baking β€” the waiting β€” more palatable.


    If The Emoji Movie taught us anything, is that kids love emojis and want them to be a part of all aspects of their lives. You're welcome, kids!

    Get it from the Tasty collection at Walmart for $4.97.

    4. Speaking of which! A set of three cookie sheets and four emoji-shaped cookie cutters, so your kids can snicker about eating poop-shaped cookies.


    If you can think of something kids will love more than cookies shaped like smiling poop, I'd like to hear about it.

    Get it from the Tasty collection at Walmart for $9.97.

    5. A Harry Potter apron that'll let your kids show their house pride while cooking up cauldron cakes.

    The Great British Bake Off is such a Hufflepuff.

    Get the Gryffindor, Ravenclaw, Hufflepuff, or Slytherin aprons from Williams Sonoma for $24.95.

    6. A kid-sized silicone rolling pin so your child will never have to know the horror of a store-bought pie crust.

    Promising review: "This is perfect for my great-grandson. He likes to help bake cookies. β€”Louise Isbell

    Get it from Amazon for $7.49.

    7. Bendable cutting board mats to protect counters from errant knives and prevent chopped food from flying all over the room.

    Promising review: "Perfect and exciting! I love them, and they're great for teaching my children in the kitchen. Highly recommended." β€”Amazon Customer

    Get a set of four from Amazon for $14.99.

    8. Cooking Class: 57 Fun Recipes Kids Will Love to Make (and Eat!), a cookbook that teaches kids cooking basics so they'll be making *you* French toast before you know it.

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    Promising review: "After window-shopping several children's cookbooks on Amazon I decided on this one for my daughter's birthday. My 6-year-old has been telling me she wants to learn to cook like me. This cookbook is perfect. It's even spiral bound! There are tons of colorful photographs, which I even like in my adult cookbooks. There are step-by-step instructions, making it perfect for teaching children. And I have to mention the place cards and stickers included in the back! I would highly recommend this." β€”Steph Almasy

    Get it from Amazon for $14.74.

    9. Or the Tasty Junior Cookbook, so your burgeoning YouTube star can re-create their favorite Tasty recipes (on camera or off).

    All the recipes are illustrated, so they're easy for even early readers to follow.

    Get it from BuzzFeed's Tasty Shop for $16.99.

    10. A baking kit full of kid-sized tools β€” including a spatula, a pastry brush, a mixing spoon, a silicone loaf pan, six silicone baking cups, a rolling pin, a whisk, and five recipe cards β€” to make whipping up sweet treats a piece of cake.

    Promising review: "Very cute set! My grandson just turned 5 and loves to bake. He loves his baking set β€” it's perfect for little hands!" β€”Cathy Casale

    Get it from Amazon for $27.89.

    11. A pair of cut-resistant gloves that'll help kids learn knife skills (and help their parents learn to knife chill).

    Promising review: "These gloves are awesome! I am a retired chef teaching my nephews to cook. The gloves kept them safe and me out of trouble with their parents. We made a stir-fry and they did ALL the cutting and prep work with no injuries! They had so much fun and plan to cook for their parents now. These gloves made this bonding opportunity a huge success. I also bought the kids' five-piece starter chef set in blue (also from TruChef) and they loved that they got their own set of tools…ones that actually work!" β€”Amazon Customer

    Get them from Amazon for $16.99.

    12. A folding step stool so shorties can reach the counter and get to prepping.

    Promising review: "My 4-year-old helps me cook in the kitchen and this stool is amazing! He can get it, open, and close it by himself and it's the perfect height. Love it." β€”LD

    Get it from Amazon for $8.49+ (available in black, purple, and white).

    13. An ice cream maker, because the ability to make your own ice cream is basically a superpower, and kids love those.

    Promising review: "My daughter asked for an ice cream maker for Christmas and after a lot of research we picked this one. It made delicious ice cream, so creamy and amazing tasting. It was very easy to use. One word of advice is to be sure to plan ahead for ingredients, ice, and salt amounts. I would absolutely recommend to someone wanting fresh ice cream but not wanting anything too complex." β€”Jennifer S.

    Get it from Amazon for $27.08.

    14. Flexible measuring cups that make it easy for young bakers to pour batter into its rightful place rather than, you know, everywhere else.

    Promising review: "I got these because my kids kept chipping my heavy glass ones putting the dishes away. These are light, flexible, and easy to use. You can easily pour into small bottle openings without a funnel by squeezing the sides. They have a good texture that provides a nice grip and are very easy to clean. I used one in a hot water bath as a sort of double boiler and it didn't melt. I like these more than I expected, and they are worth the money β€” they'll last forever." β€”M. Zagorski

    Get a set of three from Amazon for $24.99.

    15. A fruit and vegetable prep set β€” including a vegetable scrubber, a melon baller, a nylon knife, an apple slicer, a large silicone spoon, and a vegetable peeler β€” because in these modern times, kids don't just need to eat their veggies, they need to prep them, too.

    Promising review: "Perfect for children who are always asking to help in the kitchen. This kit made my 4-year-old daughter very happy. She really enjoys to help cut fruits and vegetables and help mommy cook!" β€”Knativi

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

    16. A lightweight hand-crank egg beater so your little one can whip to their heart's content without having to manage an unwieldy appliance.

    Promising review: "Smooth operation, even with stiffer batters. It's lightweight, so it's great for kids to use, and easy on the hands if you have mobility issues such as arthritis or carpal tunnel. Very easy to clean in the dishwasher or by hand." β€”W. Britten

    Get it from Amazon for $19.95.

    17. A pack of three oven rack shields to protect your wee baker's forearms from those hot edges.


    Promising review: "I am happy with these oven rack guards. My young daughter isn't afraid to use the oven now when helping with cookies." β€”Picky Shopper

    Get them from Amazon for $13.95.

    18. And a cake-pop maker so your kids can create kid-sized dough balls in mere moments.

    Promising review: "This cake-pop maker was a Christmas present for my daughter β€” it was a big hit! She is 5 and loves to bake so these were super fun to make. My advice to anyone buying would be to only use the recipes in the instruction book for cake. It doesn't say that it will be an issue but we tried a regular cake recipe once and the batter is too thin and makes too light of cakes and the sticks slide right through the cake balls when you add the weight of icing. The recipes in the instruction book and much more dense and work perfectly. They taste great too!" β€”April JM

    Get it from Amazon for $22.99.

    Your kids, cooking up a storm:

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    Some reviews have been edited for length and/or clarity.

    Check out the entire collection of Tasty kitchenware at Walmart here!