Kid testers loved this scaled-down chef’s knife for its “comfortable,” “really smooth” cutting ability. To encourage good hand positioning, it sports a built-in finger hole on the knife handle, as well as a shield-like finger guard to protect the hand holding the food. This 4-inch blade was sharp enough to nick a tester’s finger; parents may want to provide some supervision.
Our winning kids’ chef’s knife is especially popular with our 12- and 13-year-old testers. It's an excellent knife that's sized just right for them. Plus, it's comfortable, grippy handle made children feel safe and in control.
You can’t cut, slice, and mince without a cutting board. Our favorite bargain board sports rubber strips on both sides that keep its lightweight frame safely anchored to the counter.
These oven mitts kept our hands comfortably cool and in control when holding hot equipment or reaching into a hot oven. The silicone is heavily textured for better grip, and because it flexed with our hands, we could easily pinch thin cookie sheets and small handles or knobs.
Each 6-ounce bowl is wide, shallow, smooth, and substantial and young chefs can nicely contain and empty ingredients of different sizes and textures using the bowls.
When you're baking with kids, you don't want them to be disappointed if the goods don't turn out as expected. You won't mess up measurements with these cups; they offer near-perfect accuracy (along with moderate weight, great balance, and long, level, clearly marked handles) for delicious treats.
Comfortable and accurate with long handles, our winning set nests nicely. The rim of each spoon is flush with the handle so it is easy to sweep accurately.
The unbeatable traditional version of the Pyrex Liquid Measuring Cup has been a longtime favorite of cooks everywhere—and for good reason.
Our favorite 12-inch nonstick skillet cooked and released food perfectly, thanks to its darker finish and excellent nonstick coating. Its gently flared sides and lightweight design made it easy to load, unload, and move.
The shorter version of our favorite 12-inch tongs, this model easily picked up foods of all shapes and sizes—from dainty blueberries to a hefty jar of salsa—and was extremely comfortable to operate.
This grippy-handled spatula was flexible enough to cleanly scrape the sides of a mixing bowl but rigid enough to fold heavy ingredients into cookie dough.
Everything prepared in this sturdy, warp-resistant sheet cooked appropriately and evenly.
No other container of all the cookie jars we tested had an airtight seal (activated by a pop-up button on the lid). We also liked that the clear plastic (BPA-free) jar showed off our baking. The container was easy to clean and also comes in several sizes and shapes.