Playful Chef Cooking Kit: Kids Cooking Set

Playful Chef Deluxe Cooking KitDo you have a budding cook in the family?, then the Playful Chef Cooking Kit will make a great gift for any aspiring young cook in your home. And if they currently don’t like cooking then the Playful Chef Cooking Kit will definitely get them interested.

What kid wouldn’t love this?

The kit comes with an assortment of  basic cooking utensils that are perfectly suited for smaller hands. This kit is just right for children 6 years and up.  You will be helping your youngster to learn a life-long skill that will stay with them for years to come.

The spoons and mixing bowls are color coded and match the color coding on the recipe cards. This means your child will be able to instantly recognise the correct measurements as they follow along with the recipe card.  They will learn to follow recipe directions, how to measure and how to prepare a dish.

What’s Included:

  • 1 tool belt apron
  • kitchen scissors
  • sand timer
  • whisk
  • wooden spoon
  • spatula
  • pastry brush
  • color coded measuring spoons
  • color coded measuring cups
  • kids size baking pan
  • kids size mixing bowl
  • 5 laminated recipe cards

Recommended for children 6 years and up.

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There is also a collection for Children aged 3 years and up –   Playful Chef Deluxe Cooking Kit.

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The Handy Bartelt Pasta Drying Rack – Also Good for Drying Herbs

bartlett-pasta-drying-rackFor anyone who makes homemade pasta, finding somewhere to dry it is often a problem.  I can remember when we used to have broom handles and pieces of dowel all all around the dining room with strands of pasta drying.

So you will find the Bartelt Pasta Drying Rack is just perfect for drying up to 2 pounds of your fresh, homemade pasta before storing it away. You can also use the pasta drying rack to dry your herbs.

The Bartelt Pasta Drying Rack is made from high grade Alder wood (hardwood) and it is easy to assemble. It measures 12 ” X 15 ” high.

You will find that the pasta drying rack will fit perfectly against a storage cabinet wall or on your countertop, and it stores flat.

When you have finished drying your pasta you simply need to wipe the rack over with a damp cloth.

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R H. Forschner by Victorinox 10-1/4-Inch Curved Blade Bread Knife

Forschner by Victorinox 10-1/4-Inch Curved Blade Bread KnifeCutting bread can be a real hassle if you don’t have the right knife. The bread can get squashed and you can easily ruin the loaf. Bread knives need to have a serrated edge and be as sharp as possible.

The R H. Forschner by Victorinox 10-1/4-Inch Curved Blade Bread Knife is made from high carbon steel which makes it easy to sharpen. This knife can be sharpened over and over if required in order to keep the sharp blade.

The black fibrox handle has a good solid grip and is ergonomically shaped so it is comfortable in the hand.

Whilst marketed as a bread knife this knife will handle a good number of cutting tasks including slicing tomatoes and meat.

This knife has been rated extremely well by consumers on Amazon and was given top marks by Cooks Illustrated.

For the price this is a great value for money purchase.

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You can read reviews for the Forschner by Victorinox  Curved Blade Bread Knife at Amazon


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Lodge Logic Pre-Seasoned Sportsman’s Hibachi Charcoal Grill

lodge-logic-pre-seasoned-sportsman-hibachi-charcoal-grillJust what you need where a portable self contained outdoor cooking source is needed. So when you are going on a picnic, tailgating, camping or just entertaining in the backyard you will find that the Lodge Logic Pre-Seasoned Sportsman’s Charcoal Grill is just the answer.

The grill is made from hard wearing, even-heating cast iron which retains the heat for long periods of time. It comes seasoned so it is ready to use as soon as it arrives, but it doesn’t hurt to give the heated grill a spray with PAM.

Controlling the speed at which the food cooks is easily done simply by rotating the grate away from the heat source. There is also a draft door to regulate the heat. This grill has two adjustable heights which means the grill will do everything you need when you are cooking outdoors whether you are grilling, frying ,cooking a pot of stew or chili or simply keeping the pot of coffee warm.

The coals can be easily accessed from behind a flip-down door.

The Lodge Logic Pre-Seasoned Sportsman’s Charcoal Grill has four steady legs, a useful carrying handle, and it is simple and easy to clean, all you need to do is hand wash it with a stiff brush and hot water.

The Sportsman’s charcoal grill measures 19 inches by 10-1/4 inches by 8-1/4 inches and it has a limited lifetime warranty.

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One reviewer recommends buying the Honorable Hibachi recipe book by Kathryn Popper.

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The Presto Best Buy EverSharp Knife Sharpener

presto-eversharp-knife-sharpenerHaving blunt kitchen knives is no joke.

Not only do they make slicing and cutting more difficult, you are more likely to end up cutting yourself. This is because the knife is more likely to slip and cut you instead of slicing cleanly through the meat.

With the Presto Best Buy Ever-Sharp Electric Knife Sharpener you will no longer have the problem of blunt knives as this system gives you an easy way to automatically sharpen all your kitchen and sporting knives to a razor sharp edge.

This Presto best buy EverSharp electrice knife sharpener uses Sapphirite sharpening wheels-which is the same ultrahard material that is used in professional sharpening shops

The two stage system – In stage 1, the  no-guess blade guides automatically hold the knife in the ideal sharpening position for perfect sharpening as the knife is drawn slowly towards you, and then in stage 2, the system finely hones and polishes the knife edge to produce a perfect cutting surface.

You can sharpen knives made of alloy, carbon, or stainless steel and you can also use this sharpener on non-electric serrated knives providing that they are only serrated on one side.

Note: it is perfectly normal for sparks to fly when knives of high carbon steel come in contact with the Sapphirite wheels.

The three suction cups on the bottom  hold the sharpener securely in place on a table or countertop, and there are two receptacles underneath the sharpener which catch the metal filings so you can easily dispose of them.

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