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Salter Kids in the Kitchen Measuring Set

Submitted by on November 1, 2010 – 4:44 pmNo Comment

This is a fabulous set of kitchen equipment which could go some way to increasing children’s confidence and skills in the kitchen.

Buy online: Tesco.com



Initial thoughts: There is nothing my children like more than baking (well, apart from eating their efforts), no doubt like most children. But I have to confess, I find it all slightly stressful. We do have some children’s kit (namely special spoons with bendy arms and their bottom cheeks on show) but that’s it. I have actually found it quite hard when they want to use the scales. But no more. This measuring kit from Salter, which includes mechanical scales, a kitchen timer and a measuring spoon, has removed some of that stress.

We liked:
Well, the children liked everything about it. Although it was plastic, it felt (to me) like a quality product and the children liked having more kitchen equipment dedicated to their baking needs. We were all particularly impressed with the simple but effective moveable arrow on the outside of the dial on the scales. You move it to point to the correct weight, enabling the child to correctly measure out ingredients practically independently (or without you going “There!” and jabbing your finger to where 400g is). Genius! The measuring spoon man was also a clever design.

We weren’t keen: There wasn’t much not to like with this kit, although at nearly £20 and with only three items in the box it might seem a bit steep. Perhaps a measuring jug for liquids would make it more value for money? However, it’s so well made I reckon it would last until the children graduated onto using adult equipment (or they became less interested in baking, perish the thought). And while the measuring spoon was well designed I would have liked it to be tweaked slightly so his feet (separate and enabling the spoon to stand up) are part of the spoon. Yes, we have already mislaid this bit.

Overall: This is a fabulous set of kitchen kit which could go some way to increasing children’s confidence and skills in the kitchen.

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