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Salter Kids in the Kitchen Baking Set

Submitted by on November 24, 2010 – 1:46 pmNo Comment

The Salter kids in the kitchen baking set doesn’t offer anything that you couldn’t already find in your kitchen but children seem to appreciate having decent equipment of their own.

Buy online at Tesco

Price £14.99

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Initial thoughts: There aren’t many children that don’t enjoy pulling a chair up to the kitchen counter and baking some fairy cakes. What they love even more, I’ve discovered, is having their own equipment. Obviously it’s not essential but it does seem to help them. The beauty of this kit, which contains a mixing bowl, sieve, rolling pin and three cookie cutters, is that it appears unbreakable.

We liked: The rolling pin was a big hit in our house. Well, really everything in the set was but this seemed to garner the most love. Although plastic, it is surprisingly weighty and did a good job “just like Mummy’s”. I also liked the mixing bowl; plastic again but a nice size, just right for little arms and hands and with measurements on the inside. And the sieve is lovely too, a nice size and easy to hang up above the cooker and it’s double handled, making it so much easier for children to use. It’s the sieve I use the most (just don’t tell the children).

We weren’t keen on: Goodness, there really isn’t much to dislike about this set. If I was going to be very picky, I might suggest the bowl had a grippy bottom, which makes mixing easier for children. And the addition of a spoon might have been nice. But really, that’s it.

Overall: The Salter kids in the kitchen baking set has been a welcome addition in our kitchen, even if the colours are a bit garish for my taste. Obviously, it doesn’t offer anything that you couldn’t already find in your cupboards, but it is really appealing to children to have decent kit of their own. And anything that encourages them to become proficient fairy cake makers is no bad thing.

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