When they’re going from mud pies to real pies, these kids cooking sets will keep them creating

Kiddos who love cooking are right at the beginning of their culinary adventures. We absolutely want to foster that love, so we’re keeping a list of goodies we want to make sure we keep on hand to support their kitchen projects. Our guide to kids cooking sets is how we’re keeping track of it all, and if your little one is a budding chef, you’ve come to the right place.

There’s nothing like watching our little ones learn a new skill, especially when they’re as passionate as young cooks usually are. Cooking is a talent they’ll take with them throughout their lives and, most of all, an incredible way for them to express themselves. Whether they’re baking, sautéing, frying, or stirring, each dish they create is an expression of their personalities. Even if they don’t know it yet, we do and we love to see it. We looked high and low for the best kids cooking sets to encourage their kitchen lessons.

GIR 4-Piece Mini Tool & Container Set


These babies are nonstick-safe, so young cooks can just focus on their creations, and the little hand-sized tools are ideal as they're learning. GIR 4-Piece Mini Tool & Container Set ($39.95)—Buy Here!

Little Passports Kitchen Adventures

Little Passports

Explore cooking traditions from around the world and get a kid-friendly kitchen tool every month! Recipes from America's Test Kitchen Kids and Little Passports activities create a fun (and yum!) subscription box for kids 7-11. Available in 1, 6, and 12 month options! Little Passports Kitchen Adventures ($24.95+/mo)—Buy Here!

Williams Sonoma Kids Bake & Create Pizza Set

Williams Sonoma

This Kids Bake & Create Pizza Set set includes top-quality tools for mixing, measuring, baking and slicing their pizza creations, along with a kid-size apron for keeping splatters at bay, a pizza peel for easy removal, and a pizza wheel for cutting and serving. Williams Sonoma Kids Bake & Create Pizza Set ($99.95)—Buy Here!

Mixing Bowl & Pitcher Set

Tovla Jr./Amazon

Bowls are a hot commodity in the kitchen, and this set is ideal for sharing the stirring and mixing responsibilities with your littles. Mixing Bowl & Pitcher Set ($29.99)—Buy Here!

WeeSprout Little Chef Kids Cooking & Baking Set


This kid-sized cooking and baking set is perfect for the little baker in your family and includes a kids apron, two kid-sized oven mitts, a rolling pin, a wooden knife, a wooden chopper, a cutting board, a turner, a spatula, a spoonula spatula, a stirring spoon, tongs, a whisk, three recipe cards, and three blank recipe cards all in a carrying case. Comes in 4 different colors. WeeSprout Little Chef Kids Cooking & Baking Set ($59.95)—Buy Here!

Kinderkitchen 3-Piece Set

Kuhn Rikon

The Duck Snippers and Dog Knives are sharp enough to cut food but not small fingers. The rounded tips and guards keep children safe while helping in the kitchen. Kinderkitchen 3-Piece Set ($30.00)—Buy Here!

KiwiCo Science of Cooking: Bread & Butter Kit


From fluffy dinner rolls to cinnamon swirl loaves to savory garlic butter, this kit teaches kids all about the science behind baking while they whip up some goodies of their own. KiwiCo Science of Cooking: Bread & Butter Kit ($34.95)—Buy Here!

Kidstir Learn To Cook Delicious Dishes Kit


With 12 kid-friendly recipes, kiddos learn how to make everything from Sunny Scones and Pizza Soup to Tasty Teriyaki Chicken and Rainbow Surprise Cake. Kidstir Learn To Cook Delicious Dishes Kit ($34.95)—Buy Here!

Kids 11-Piece Cooking Set


Everything a young chef needs is included in this 11-piece set made just for kids. Kids 11-Piece Cooking Set ($18.99)—Buy Here!

Virtual Reality MasterChef Junior

Abacus Brands/Amazon

Each recipe contains step by step images that turn into videos right on the page. Develop the skills and confidence to cook by seeing every step in detail, taking away the guesswork to empower kids with concise directions. They'll explore 30 yummy recipes that will get them excited to make meals for their friends and family while learning food pairings, flavor profiles, plating, knife skills, and more! Includes VR headset. Virtual Reality MasterChef Junior ($64.99)—Buy Here!

Sur La Table Children's Kitchen Set

Keep their clothes stain-free and hands burn-free with this apron and pot-holder set! It's machine-washable and comes in 4 different animal options! Sur La Table Children's Kitchen Set ($37.95)—Buy Here!

The Ultimate Young Chef's Cooking Kit


This all-inclusive junior cooking set includes a chef’s hat, cooking apron, potato masher, pizza cutter, knife, peeler, cutting board, food tongs, basic kitchen utensils, and two mixing bowls that collapse for convenient storage. The Ultimate Young Chef's Cooking Kit ($59.99)—Buy Here!

Kid in the Kitchen: 100 Recipes and Tips For Young Home Chefs

Sur la Table

New York Times food columnist and home cooking authority Melissa Clark has created a gorgeous cookbook especially geared toward kids 8-14! Kid in the Kitchen: 100 Recipes and Tips For Young Home Cooks ($24.00)—Buy Here!

Kids Knife Set


Teach them how to safely dice and slice with this set of kiddo-ready knives. Kids Knife Set ($11.64)—Buy Here!

What Goes Where Personalized Placemat

While they're learning to cook, they can learn how to set the table while they enjoy what they've been taught to whip up with these personalized placemats! What Goes Where Personalized Placemat ($11.99)—Buy Here!

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