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Good Kitchen Gadget for 8 year old!

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pommedeterre Mon 16-Nov-20 14:40:46

I have a cooking mad 8 year old. We don't have many 'gadgets' for cooking and I think she would like one... Any advice?! I'd say maybe a smoothie maker but she eats lots of fruit as it is (ie with all the fibre, not mushed up...).


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FlibbertyGiblets Mon 16-Nov-20 14:53:11

How do you feel about a really decent paring knife? Then she can start developing her knife skills.

princessbear80 Mon 16-Nov-20 14:54:59

How about a waffle maker?

Titsinknicks Mon 16-Nov-20 14:57:12

Kenwood mini chopper is a great little gadget.

Pasta maker - lots of fun. Pasta cutters for ravioli etc.

A good knife and sharpener is a great idea. Good quality sharp knives are much less dangerous than sliding around with a crap one.

Titsinknicks Mon 16-Nov-20 15:02:50

Would she like growing her own herbs etc? Google 'click & grow smart garden'. My mum gave me one for Xmas last year and I love it (I am 100 years old grin )

Titsinknicks Mon 16-Nov-20 15:04:05

You can also grow lettuce and chilli's in it. I don't recommend the strawberries or tomatoes but maybe I just did a bad job with those

thelegohooverer Mon 16-Nov-20 15:07:59

How about a soup maker?

pommedeterre Mon 16-Nov-20 15:08:09

Thank you! Will look into all of those ideas, a knife does scare me but also take on board the idea that a proper knife is, bizarrely, safer...

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Titsinknicks Mon 16-Nov-20 15:16:26

I think Jamie Oliver has done some stuff on knife skills with his son Buddy. Google might help. Theyll also be a load of YouTube videos. Might be a nice thing for you to do together 🙂

RainbowRaine Mon 16-Nov-20 15:29:37

Soup maker
Ice cream maker
Pancake cooking plate
Grilling machine

Lovemusic33 Mon 16-Nov-20 15:52:02

Dd1 loves her panini toaster 🤣, we bought a waffle maker a few years ago but hardly used it. Aldi has a churro maker.

Bungle2 Thu 19-Nov-20 22:44:31

I’d love to know what you decide to buy. I was thinking along the same lines for my 10 year old daughter

ShakeaHettyFeather Thu 19-Nov-20 22:56:12

I'm thinking a good piping bag for icing and choux pastry etc. My 8yo likes pans and cookie cutters, and maybe a good soft silicone scraper?

If you don't have a good processor, maybe a Magimix as a present for all the family?

TailEndCharlie Fri 20-Nov-20 14:37:32

I have put a silicon doughnut mould in my 8YO DD stocking and a macaron Silpat for the 10YO DD (because I actually want both!). Eldest is severely peanut allergic but can eat almonds so we can never buy those types of foods but we could get good at making our own... heatproof spatula sets are another good one...

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