Kid-Friendly Kitchen Tools that Inspire Children


With the right tools, kids can express their creativity in the kitchen and help with meal prep. We're rounded up our favorite kid-friendly kitchen tools that will get families excited about cooking, baking and preparing tasty treats.

From mini heart-shaped apple pies to flower-shaped chicken empanadas, the new Kuhn Rikon Pocket Makers make food fun. Children and adults can use their imagination to create tasty meals, snacks and treats in a few simple steps: simply press the pocket maker into the dough to cut out the shape, place filling on the shape and then press down the lever to crimp pocket edges together. BPA-free and dishwasher-safe. 3-piece set for $16 at or Sur La Table.

With the push of a button, prepare velvety rich hot chocolate or creamy steamed milk for dessert or a bedtime snack in the Jura Automatic Milk Frother. The compact unit can froth up to 8 ounces of hot, warm or cold milk, or heat up to 12 ounces of milk in its stainless steel milk pitcher. Use with any type of milk, including almond, rice or soy. $99.99 at Sur La Table.

Zoku Slow-Pop Mini Pop Molds let families create nine mini frozen treats in the freezer, the old-fashioned way. Pour juice, chocolate milk, or flavored yogurt into the bright red mold, and then freeze overnight to prepare perfectly sized frozen treats for small children or a tasty little dessert for parents or grandparents. BPA and phthalate free. $16.99 at Sur La Table or

Bake kid-friendly portions of macaroni and cheese or au gratin potatoes in the Ecolution  Minis − One Dish Wonders. The preseasoned dishes are lighter and more manageable to handle compared to large cast iron pans. Available in five shapes from $9.99 to $12.99 at