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How young is too young? Cooking related

Posted by on Apr. 24, 2017 at 11:45 AM
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To boil water on the stovetop? Like as in making mac and cheese or ramen. Yes they need to drain it.

Give me the age you think it's safe to teach them how and allow them when they ask to make it for themselves.

Dh thinks I'm crazy for teaching our 11 year old.
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lucky2Beeme
by Emerald Member on Apr. 24, 2017 at 11:49 AM
I think my kids were 8. They had been in the kitchen from infancy.
MenopauseManiac
by Ruby Member on Apr. 24, 2017 at 11:49 AM

My nine year old is completely microwave proficient and just strated learning to cook on the stove top.

Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 on Apr. 24, 2017 at 11:49 AM
8 or 9 if a parent is home? My son was doing it at 11/12 when he was home alone.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Apr. 24, 2017 at 11:50 AM

Idk, lol. My mom didn't let me touch the stove until I was in high school and even then she wasn't thrilled with it. 

Anonymous
by Anonymous 3 on Apr. 24, 2017 at 11:53 AM
7.....my kids have helped me out in the kitchen since age 2, I've just started letting my 8 year old pick out a dinner she wants to make once a week for the family. I'm in the kitchen with her but let her do most of it.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 4 on Apr. 24, 2017 at 11:55 AM
My almost 9 yo can. My almost 6 yo almost can on her own.
goldpandora
by Ruby Member on Apr. 24, 2017 at 11:56 AM

I was making omelettes at age 8 ...

luckysevenwow
by Emerald Member on Apr. 24, 2017 at 11:57 AM
My 10 year old just made him and his sister quesadilla's for breakfast.

For ramen and mac we have a thing for the microwave so that they don't have to worry about dumping the water.
MissAndree
by Nosuchthing on Apr. 24, 2017 at 11:58 AM

I see 7 year olds cooking entire meals on cooking shows. So a 6 or 7 year old can boil and drain water, for sure. 

momto2boys973
by Sapphire Member on Apr. 24, 2017 at 11:58 AM
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Have him watch MasterChef Junior to see 8 year olds using deep fryers and torches.

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