America's Test Kitchen Emerging Chef Set

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America's Test Kitchen Embroidered Apron
Victorinox 6" Chef Knife
Kuhn Rikon Vegetable Peeler
The Complete Cookbook for Young Chefs

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A version of our Young Chef's Kit that's perfect for kids ages 9 and up.

Our trademark TV show apron and The Complete Cookbook for Young Chefs provide foolproof recipes for their favorite foods, and a way to stay (relatively) clean while they cook. The Victorinox 6" Chef Knife and Kuhn Rikon Vegetable Peeler are proportioned well for kids 9 and older and will help them prep ingredients like a pro.

America's Test Kitchen Embroidered Kids Apron

Embroidered America's Test Kitchen Kids Logo
Easy-care 65/35 poly cotton twill—7.5 oz
Two patch pockets
Adjustable neck
Extra-long 40" ties
Reinforced bar tacking
23" W x 30" L
One size fits all

Victorinox Swiss Army Fibrox Pro 6” Chef's Knife


Published July 2018

The smaller sibling of our favorite 8-inch chef's knife, this model was especially popular with our 12- and 13-year-old testers. It's an excellent knife that's sized just right for them. Its blade is sharp, so it never surprised our testers by bouncing off food. Kids reported that it made “good, clean cuts” through fibrous celery and that they “liked the blade a lot.” It had a comfortable, grippy handle that made the children feel safe and in control.

Blade Length: 6"
Handle Length: 5"
Blade Material: High-carbon stainless steel
Thickness Above Cutting Edge: 0.95 mm
Spine Thickness: 1.31 mm

Kuhn Rikon Original Swiss Peeler


Published November 2018

Our kid testers liked our longtime favorite peeler for all the same reasons we love it. The sharp blade peeled each type of produce with ease; a kid tester described it as “a miracle.” The handle is flat and wide with rounded edges, and children found it easy and comfortable to hold. Due to the sharpness of the blade and how quickly it moves around food, we think this model is best for older kids who have prior cooking experience. As one 11-year-old tester said, “I am totally comfortable using it, but I have a lot of knife experience.”

Style: Y-Shaped
Blade Material: Carbon steel
Dishwasher Safe: Yes
Intended Age Range: "Parents will make decisions based on child's maturity."

The Complete Cookbook for Young Chefs

Amazon and New York Times Bestseller

For the first time ever, America’s Test Kitchen is bringing our scientific know-how, rigorous testing, and hands-on learning to help KIDS in the kitchen!

Using kid-tested and approved recipes, America’s Test Kitchen has created THE cookbook every kid chef needs on their shelf. Whether you’re cooking for yourself, your friends, or your family, The Complete Cookbook for Young Chefs has delicious recipes that will wow!

Recipes: 100+
Pages: 208
Format: Hardcover
Item Number: CK01

America's Test Kitchen Embroidered Apron
Victorinox 6" Chef Knife
Kuhn Rikon Vegetable Peeler
The Complete Cookbook for Young Chefs

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Depending on the food being prepared, you will use different parts of the knife blade and different motions. Here are three basic motions to practice.

Small Items: Keep Tip Down

To cut small items, such as celery or scallions, push blade forward and down, using blade’s curve to guide middle of knife through food. Tip of blade should touch board at all times.

Mincing: Use Both Hands

To mince herbs and garlic, grip handle with one hand and rest fingers of other hand lightly on knife tip. This grip facilitates up-­and-­down rocking motion needed for mincing. To make sure food is evenly minced, pivot knife through pile of food as you work.