My oldest wasn't allowed to use the microwave for a long time. We were still "learning" the ropes when we let her use a microwave at 5 years old. Put pizza in the microwave for 20 seconds... turned out to be pizza CRUST and she had it in there for 2 minutes before we started seeing smoke...it was on for 20 minutes if we didn't stop it. My 4 year old...we tried again with the microwave...we talked him through a cup of soup and apparently he didn't listen very well. He forgot to add the water to his soup when he put it in for 3 minutes...again NOT fun! So, no microwave...safely till they are 8 years old at least. No stoves...too nervous to test that one. Toaster is fine for our 4 year old...if he can serve himself cereal and clean up his mess...its a go, but no appliances lol
What would you consider a safe age for kitchen appliances? What age would you let them serve themselves simple stuff like cereal or a drink?
Answer by jessxcowgirl at 12:15 AM on Feb. 16, 2011
Answer by justanotherjen at 1:38 AM on Feb. 16, 2011
Answer by SMALLfry05 at 1:04 PM on Feb. 16, 2011
Answer by justanotherjen at 4:11 PM on Feb. 16, 2011