America's Test Kitchen Young Chef Set

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America's Test Kitchen Embroidered Apron
Opinel Le Petit Chef 2-Piece Cutlery Set
Opinel Le Petit Chef Peeler
The Complete Cookbook for Young Chefs

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Start the young chefs in your life off right

with recipes, equipment, and their very own version of the apron seen on our TV show. The Complete Cookbook for Young Chefs features 100+ recipes for everything from apps and salads to mains and sides (and even beverages), along with step-by-step photos of tips and techniques. The Opinel vegetable peeler and chef’s knife are designed for beginning cooks’ smaller hands, and each rated highest in our tests with kids and our test cooks.

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

Opinel Le Petit 2-Piece Cutlery Set


Published July 2018

Our old winner impressed our 8- and 9-year-old testers. Its wooden handle has a small, round finger hole that encourages kids to hold it safely and securely. The children said that it helped them get a “good grip” on the knife. It comes with a plastic finger guard, which shields the fingers on the hand holding the food. (We did not have children test the guard.) The knife's rounded tip protects kids from accidental nicks, and our testers liked that the blade “felt sharp” enough to cut through all foods with ease.

Blade Length: 4"
Handle Length: 4"
Blade Material: Stainless Steel
Thickness Above Cutting Edge: 0.84mm thick
Spine Thickness: 1.44 mm

Opinel Le Petit Chef Peeler


Published November 2018

Our young testers preferred this model's small wooden handle and additional finger ring. One said it “gave me a better grip, which meant I was more in control” and described it as “the most comfortable.” This model struggled slightly with thick apple skin, but it performed ably when we used it on potatoes and carrots.

Style: Y-Shaped
Blade Material: Sandvik stainless steel
Dishwasher Safe: Yes

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
Opinel Le Petit Chef 2-Piece Cutlery Set
Opinel Le Petit Chef 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.

Large Items: Lift Blade

To cut large items, such as eggplant, lift entire blade off board to help make smooth strokes through food.

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.