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Kitchen knives for 'little cooks'

(4 Posts)
ChunkyPickle Sun 15-Sep-13 17:00:06

Oh, I didn't read - my DS is 3 - at 7 couldn't he just carefully use a real knife? I was definitely cooking dinners/puddings and using real knives at that age.

ChunkyPickle Sun 15-Sep-13 16:59:08

I got DS a lettuce knife which he uses to help me with veg - the little pampered chef things are good (he uses them at nursery), but nothing beats the look of glee on his face as he gets handed a 10 inch long, bright green plastic knife (like mummies... although hers is metal) - I think that if he sawed hard he could hurt himself, but he's not managed it yet.

mercibucket Sun 15-Sep-13 16:49:17

we got one from the pampered chef that cuts carrots etc but is too blunt to cut fingers

chilledmama Sun 15-Sep-13 16:47:33

Evening all...
I'm looking for some advice...My DS (almost 7) has finally taken a liking for cooking. I'm really happy to encourage him in the kitchen but not happy to give him my kitchen knivesshock. Equally, using a butter knife (or equivalent) is probably more dangerous because it's so blunt! So my question to all of you...What knives to do you let your 'little cooks' use??smile

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