If you’re cooking with kids it’s NOT that easy.
You’ve got a stove with a flame to worry about
You’ve got cutlery and sharp knives within arm’s reach.
And you’ve got raw foods to think about.
I’ve got you covered, with some tips from the Kids Can Cook Master Class (link) that’s 50% off (for a bit).
Equipment 1: Electric Hot Plate – Oster
This is what I use in my Youtube videos and I upgraded from the 12” to the 16” because it gives me more surface area!
I can cook more food, for larger classes of kids!
At-home, I put it on my kitchen’s island so I can cook FACING the camera.
It’s the same thing we’d do in a school (if schools were open!)
At-home you can face your kids OR have them by your side.
It’s only $40 and there’s NO flame, just be careful because it does get hot quickly (which is a GOOD thing for cooking!)
Equipment 2: Cutting Board for YOU and for KIDS
I NEED a big cutting board, at least 12”
The surface area helps me chop foods without making a mess.
Here’s one for less than $15 on Amazon (Link)
Kids need a special cutting board that makes cooking fun.
It needs to be light and colorful.
So use these Amazon (link)
They are technically used for different types of foods (fish, meats, vegetables, dairy, etc.)
But they work great at home to make the cooking experience SPECIAL for your kids.
Equipment 3: Presto Electric Knife Sharpener
Here’s the Amazon link
This sharpener has saved me
MONEY: Probably $40 a month, that would spend getting my knives professionally sharpened
TIME: 2 hours per month, going to and from my local farmer’s market to get my knives sharpened
And it only takes me literally 5 minutes to sharpen a knife VERY well.
A sharp knife is SAFER and makes cooking EASIER.
A dull knife makes live hard and can get you cut, because instead of getting clean cut your knife can slip while chopping that onion and nick your hand. (it’s happened to me!)
While the sharpness won’t be as exact as one you’d get from a professional, this is a great thing to use every week or two.
It takes so little time, maybe a few minutes per knife, and it’s exceptionally safe (for parents, this is not for kids).
You just drag your knife through each of it’s sharpening segments about 10 times.
Bring a tomato and see how it cuts BEFORE you sharpen and then AFTER
And it’s under $60 and you’ll use it for life.
I hope you enjoyed these culinary equipment shares. I can’t give away all my goodies, but if you want to learn more about key equipment while cooking with your kids at home.
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