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Chef's Knives for Kids

When kids help in the kitchen, they need real tools—not toys. Which knives are safe, effective, and comfortable for children?

What We Learned

Standard 8-inch chef's knives are too big for most kids, so we were pleased when we discovered kid-size versions a few years ago. These knives have handles designed for smaller hands, shorter 2- to 4-inch metal or plastic blades, and built-in safety features such as blunt cutting edges or finger guards. With more on the market and a team of test cooks busy at work on our upcoming se...

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