Review
Product: Curious Chef 3-Piece Nylon Knife Set
Category: Kid’s Cooking Tools
Price: $8.99

Ever since my daughter was old enough to stand, she has been helping in the kitchen. In the beginning it was just pouring in the spices or stirring the batter, but very soon it evolved into her wanting to do everything mom and dad were doing. That’s all fine and dandy until you think about a 3-year old wielding your Henckels. She was so determined to chop, that we allowed her to try out a variety of plastic knives. The result? Mushed veggies, but safe fingers. There had to be a better solution.

Overview:
The 3-piece knife set includes three sizes: small, medium and large. These nylon knives are dishwasher safe and BPA free. The knives feature a serrated cutting edge with blunt tip; ergonomic handle for small hand and “soft touch button grips.” The products state they are appropriate for children ages 5+, but every child is different, so you use at your own discretion.

What We Loved:
These knives rock and are such a big improvement from the plastic picnic knife my little one was using. The best part? They look so much like Mommy and Daddy’s knives and help teach kids how to correctly use a knife.  I am not a fan of extra stuff in my kitchen and these knives are one of the things that get used every day. My daughter has her routine down: she grabs the step stool, cutting board, rubber anti-slip mat, and one of her three knives. She’s a pro at slicing tomatoes, lettuce, avocado, eggs, cucumbers, and zucchini.  These are sturdy tools and the serrated edge works great for bread. This mommy greatly appreciates the BPA-free nylon. Bonus: since they are not metal, they can be used as a lettuce knife to reduce browning edges.

What We Didn’t:
The main drawback of these knives is they are a bit too thick. My guess is the thickness is a part of the safety feature, but it does make some kitchen jobs more difficult. The knives will cut the small ends off a thick carrot, but very thick, dense produce can pose a problem (carrot pieces may go flying and a whole apple a bit too tough).

The Lowdown:
If you have a kid who loves to cook, buy these today. If your kid doesn’t cook with you, start now! Cooking is a life skill and one of the most important things you can teach your child. I purchased these knives from Amazon for $8.99 which is an awesome price for a 3-piece set. They qualify for free shipping too if you spend $25. I bought 3 sets and have been giving them out as gifts. They would make a fun Christmas stocking stuffer or integral part of a kids’ cooking gift basket (apron, knives, cutting board, measuring cups/spoons). Please makes sure to watch your kids carefully and teach them safe knife handling skills as they could still injure themselves on these “kid” tools.

 

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