Friday, February 12, 2010

Curious Chef - Review & Giveaway

A cook I am not, but I enjoy baking from time to time. Four out of six of my kids have a passion for cooking and baking, passed on from my mother and my husband. They want to help in the kitchen and be a part of the process.

Curious Chef is a company that caters to kids and their passion for cooking. Their utensils and gadgets are just the right size for kids to use to help cook their favorite recipes. You can purchase them individually or in a kit.

I saw a few of the individual pieces for sale at Shopko. I bought the Whisk as a gift for my 3 year old great-niece. I presented it to her during a housewarming party for her and her parents. I explained to her that with this utensil she can help mommy stir and make goodies. She carried it around the rest of the day stating "I cook with mommy". The whisk has an ergonomic handle for small hands and has soft touch button grips. It is just the right size for kids and makes them feel as though they are an important part of the cooking or baking process.

I received the 6 Pc Cookie Gift Kit for review. Included was a large silicone mixing spoon, a whisk, a nylon cookie turner, a non-stick rolling pin, a bear cookie cutter, a butterfly cookie cutter, a shopping list pad, and a cookie sticker sheet.

I will first off say that I was very surprised with how the size dimensions of the kits actually are. The boxes on the site make it seem that the kits are quite small and come in a teeny box. That is not the case. The items come in a kit that is much larger than it appears on the site. That was a pleasant surprise.

My youngest son and I decided to break out the cooking utensils and make some cookies with them. He liked how the utensils were shaped and designed for kids. They are cuter than some of the utensils I own! We made cookies made in the shapes of butterflies and bears. I let him do most of the stirring and preparing. He was super excited to have made cookies with his own tools. I have put the utensils aside in their own section of a kitchen drawer that is especially for him.

Curious Chef has a wide range of kid-friendly kitchen items that make for a fun cooking experience.

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I received product for review from Curious Chef. The opinions within this post are of my own and I was not influenced in any way. Please do your own research when purchasing products, as your opinion may differ.

157 comments:

Peggy said...

I love gadgets! My favorite is 8 Pc Fruit & Vegetable Set
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JL said...

I love the pizza kit, my son loves pizza and this would be a great kit for making our own on Friday nights.

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I learned that the products and scaled to fil small hands and that the cutlery features a plastic cutting blade with a blunt tip.

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Kristy said...

My daughter would love the 15 piece dessert set!

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love: Set of 4 Ice Cream Bowls

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Marvon said...

I would get the measuring cup and spoon sets--what a great way to teach fractions. shreve_mary@yahoo.com

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Sylvia said...

I like the 5 Pc Pizza Gift Kit
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Wehaf said...

I like the 15 piece dessert set!

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love the 17 piece measure & prep gift set.
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Lara @ GoodCookDoris said...

I love the whisks!

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one thing i learned was all the utensils are BPA free.
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I learned they are made from non-toxic materials. jacksond@nhr3.net

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jakiesmom said...

my son would love their melon baller
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Alexis AKA MOM said...

I'm so jealous been dying to try them out :)

Love the 5 Pc Pizza Gift Kit

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i also like the pizza set

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Stephanie said...

I would love to own the 27 Pc Foundation Set.

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I love the sundae sleepover kit!!
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Jennifer T. said...

I'd loved to try out the 22 Pc Sundae Sleepover Kit with my daughter.

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I learned that all Curious Chef utensils are dishwasher safe.

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Busy Working Mama said...

Love the 5 Pc Pizza Gift Kit - awesome products!
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Donna said...

I love the 5 pc pizza gift kit...how cool!

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Donna said...

I love how the instructments are scaled to fit small hands and has non-slip handles...great for my three-year old granddaughter.

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Jaime said...

fave is the 22 Pc Sundae Sleepover Kit
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I like the 5-piece Cookie Cutter Set!

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Stacy said...

The 22 Pc Sundae Sleepover Kit would be so much fun.

Misty said...

wow, these are so cute! I think the kitchen utensils we us for baking and cooking are way to big for little hands. something else i really like from there site is the 22 Pc Sundae Sleepover Kit. This would be great for a my daughter and her friends.
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I love the 5pc Pizza Kit.
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Tumbleweed Trails said...

A favorite is the: Gift Kits: 17 Pc Measure & Prep Gift Kit

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Cal said...

These are so cute and probably quite good at instilling a good sense of cooking into the kids, as they will feel taken seriously with their own gear!
I liked the 26 Pc Holiday Cookie Kit, contains a lot of stuff!

LT said...

I just love the Green Pepper Cutting Board! And a Small Nylon Plastic Knife would just go with it so well!

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tree said...

i think the 22 Pc Sundae Sleepover Kitsounds awesome and fun! thanks for the chance!

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i learned that Curious Chef products are BPA Free and are certified to be in compliance with all relevant standards including the CPSC lead and phthalate limits. Very cool!

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I'd like the 17 piece measure & prep gift set!
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I love the Green Pepper Cutting Board--so cute!


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Beverly Hernandez said...

After the 27 piece starter set, my favorite is the 8 Pc Cutlery & Serving Set

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trixx said...

My daughter would love the Pizza Party Kit!

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My favorite is the 5 piece Cookie Cutter set.

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