Safety Tips for Kids in the
1) Children should always work in the
kitchen with the help or supervision of an adult.
2) Always use a cutting board when chopping or slicing.
When cutting, cut away from yourself. When you set the knife down,
set it down with the blade facing away from you.
3) Never use a wet potholder. A wet potholder gets very
hot, very fast.
4) Never leave a pot on the stove with the handles hanging over
the edge. Turn them in so you don't bump them when you walk by.
5) Always unplug any kitchen appliance, such as a mixer, before
you clean it. When pulling the plug, pull the plug itself, not the
6) Always let mixers, blenders or food processors come to a
complete stop before you put anything in the bowl to scrape the sides.
7) Clean up messes as you go. This is especially important if
you spill on the floor. You don't want to slip and fall.
General Tips for Kids in the Kitchen:
1) It is very important to always wash your hands before working with
2) Read the recipe first. Get all of your ingredients
together, then start making your recipe.
3) Clean up as you go. This helps you to keep track of
where you are in the recipe and also makes it easier to clean up when
you are done.
4) Never put knives in a sink of soapy water. Set the
knife next to the sink with the blade facing away from you.
5) Remember to turn off the over or stove as soon as you are
done with it.
Some important cooking terms:
Beat: To mix hard with a
whisk, spoon, or and electric mixer until smooth.
Drizzle: To pour a thin mixture,
such as melted butter or thin icing, over food in a very fine stream.
To Core: Removing the stem
and seeds from the fruit or vegetable.
Grease: Cover the bottom
and sides of your baking dish with shortening or vegetable oil.
Knead: To mix a dough with
your hands. You push the dough down and away from you, turn it
over and repeat several times.
Sautee: Cooking in a small
amount of butter or oil over a high flame. You must be careful not
to burn it.
Simmer: To cook over a very
low flame. The liquid should have small bubbles coming gently to
Toss: To thoroughly combine
several ingredients by mixing lightly.
Whip: To beat hard and
fast, usually with an electric mixer.
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