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    Default Does anyone use Pampered Chef child safe knives?

    I've been looking into getting some of these.

    DOes anyone have them for the children to use? Are they any good?

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    I have used them for years for play dough with supervision only. Never in the kitchen as I believe it is safer to teach children how to use a proper knife safely.

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    I was thinking of getting some of these so am interested to see what people say....

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    Quote Originally Posted by rickysmiths View Post
    I have used them for years for play dough with supervision only. Never in the kitchen as I believe it is safer to teach children how to use a proper knife safely.
    What sort of age do you use them for? Is it really impossible for children to cut themselves with one?

    I want something for 2 year olds to use to chop fruit etc. They use plastic knives for play dough, but need something stronger for fruit. I don't think they've got the necessary control for a proper knife (which is what I use when they're older), so want something they can have a go with, but not end up chopping their fingers off.

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    Yes, I love them, great for fruit, cheese, sandwiches etc. Not cheap but well worth it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ajc View Post
    Yes, I love them, great for fruit, cheese, sandwiches etc. Not cheap but well worth it.
    That's worth knowing - they were recommended on a course I went on but I've never got round to buying any.

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    http://www.ikea.com/gb/en/catalog/products/60137571/


    I use these. They cut apple etc. and very safe

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mouse View Post
    What sort of age do you use them for? Is it really impossible for children to cut themselves with one?

    I want something for 2 year olds to use to chop fruit etc. They use plastic knives for play dough, but need something stronger for fruit. I don't think they've got the necessary control for a proper knife (which is what I use when they're older), so want something they can have a go with, but not end up chopping their fingers off.
    I have used them and they are very safe...no way children can come to harm
    I wish I had bought more than a couple.

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    I've got the pampered chef knives ... They are good BUT they saw rather than cut food. Fine for soup but not great for presentation!

    I use some proper, but not really sharp knives with the older LOs.

    We use plastic knives with playdough and proper metal knives for meals.

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    I've just bought a Kinderkitchen knife for the children - shaped like a dog it's really cute and very child friendly.

    They enjoy helping to set out snack and now they can cut up their lunch too

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    Quote Originally Posted by loocyloo View Post
    I've got the pampered chef knives ... They are good BUT they saw rather than cut food. Fine for soup but not great for presentation!

    I use some proper, but not really sharp knives with the older LOs.

    We use plastic knives with playdough and proper metal knives for meals.
    Your comment made me laugh...do you use knives for soup?? what am I missing?

    I too used plastic knives but they tended to snap and be very sharp...the Pamperchef ones are really good for playdough and some vegetables
    Good value too I think

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    Quote Originally Posted by Simona View Post
    Your comment made me laugh...do you use knives for soup?? what am I missing?

    I too used plastic knives but they tended to snap and be very sharp...the Pamperchef ones are really good for playdough and some vegetables
    Good value too I think
    I assumed she means they're OK for cutting up veg to put in the soup, when you're not so bothered about what they look like!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Simona View Post
    Your comment made me laugh...do you use knives for soup?? what am I missing?

    I too used plastic knives but they tended to snap and be very sharp...the Pamperchef ones are really good for playdough and some vegetables
    Good value too I think
    I know exactly what she means...have had the same thought here. They're great for the children to 'saw' the vegetables, as they're going to be cooked until mushy/blended anyway, but not so good for the presentation of finely sliced cucumber!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mouse View Post

    I assumed she means they're OK for cutting up veg to put in the soup, when you're not so bothered about what they look like!
    Thank you! Exactly what I meant! :0)

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    Thank you...crystal clear now!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mouse View Post
    What sort of age do you use them for? Is it really impossible for children to cut themselves with one?

    I want something for 2 year olds to use to chop fruit etc. They use plastic knives for play dough, but need something stronger for fruit. I don't think they've got the necessary control for a proper knife (which is what I use when they're older), so want something they can have a go with, but not end up chopping their fingers off.
    No I wouldn't use them for a 2yr old 3+ but they don't really cut fruit etc very well which is why I wait and teach them to use a proper small knife first. The first knife I use is a small fruit knife which is serrated but not sharp, they could still hurt themselves if it is not sued well but it is designed to cut and peel fruit. We all used to carry them in our handbags. I have mine, my mum's and my grandmothers but I'm not sure where you would get them now. Prob in a holiday gift shop. They come in a small sheath.

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    I use them for early years children, also find that they don't really care what it looks like, just happy that they have had a good chop!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mouse View Post
    I assumed she means they're OK for cutting up veg to put in the soup, when you're not so bothered about what they look like!
    I find the mush up fruit rather than cut it. They are also very expensive for what they are. I used to sell Pampered Chef when it first started in this Country in 1999 ish. I do love their Stoneware, mine is all black now!!!

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    I agree stoneware is brilliant, Yorkshire puddings with virtually no fat in them!

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    I have never been to a Pampered Chef party nor do I own any Pampered Chef products...yet!

    I do feel as if I'm missing out

 

 
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