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Playful Chef Deluxe Cooking Kit

Playful Chef Deluxe Cooking Kit

Fall 2014 Toys
Ages: 6 & Up
Manufacturer: MindWare
Price: $39.95
Review:

The Playful Chef Deluxe Cooking Kit comes with everything (except ingredients) needed to cook five kid-friendly recipes. Laminated recipe cards, four color-coded measuring cups, four color-coded measuring spoons, a mixing bowl, a silicone baking pan, muffin liners, scissors, a plastic safety knife, a silicone spatula, a silicone basting brush, a stainless steel whisk, a wooden spoon and a blue Tool Belt Apron, welcome both boys and girls to the task.

The recipe cards are colorful, informative and easy to follow. Each card serves up information about the treat being made, along with ingredient "fun facts". The cooking utensils are kid-sized and well made. With adult help, our kitchen testers worked through lessons (hands-on to say the least) that incorporate science (chemistry), measuring (math), and nutrition. Parents happily reported that proper kitchen clean-up is also part of the instruction.

Missy Williams   ©2014 Parents' Choice


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