Kitchen Safety

YOUR USE OF THIS PRODUCT SHALL BE ACCEPTANCE OF OUR TERMS AND CONDITIONS. YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THE INHERENT RISKS OF COOKING. KITCHEN KID, LLC AND RADDISH KIDS SHALL BE HELD HARMLESS FROM ANY LIABILITY ARISING OUT OF ENGAGEMENT OF ANY ACTIVITIES PURUSANT TO COOKING, OR USE OF MATERIALS AND INSTRUCTIONS DISTRIBUTED BY RADDISH.

 

Cooking can be a creative and scientific project, but it’s about the process just as much as the delicious result! Use our recipes as a road map -- a suggested route­­­ to follow -- but always be willing to take a detour and substitute ingredients or modify steps. When starting a cooking project with your Rad kid, please approach it with flexibility, care, and patience.
  • Always cook with an adult present.
  • Wash hands thoroughly – at least 20 seconds with warm soapy water.
  • Wear close-toed shoes.
  • Wash produce prior to using.
  • Avoid cross contamination – use separate cutting boards and tools when preparing raw meats and veggies. 

  • No teeth on teeth – The jagged edges of a serrated knife are called the “teeth.” Remember, your teeth should never come close to the edge of a knife.
  • Choose the right knife – Rad kids of different abilities need different knives. For younger kids, try plastic picnic knives, butter knives, serrated dinner knives, or scissors. For older kids, try lettuce knives or small chef knives.
  • Use good knife skills – Practice techniques with the tips below. An adult should always be present when working with knives.
  • Use "Spider Fingers". Tuck your fingers around the food you are holding. This protects your fingertips from the sharp blade and allows your knuckles to be the guide while cutting.
  • Create a flat surface. Don't let round food roll around the cutting board! Start cutting by creating a flat surface. This provides stability for safer slicing.
  • Cut with a rocking motion. Keep the tip of your knife on the cutting board, rocking the bottom up and down to cut the food. This gives you better control with the knife and protects your fingers. 
  • Knives don't walk. When not using your knife, set it above your cutting board with the blade facing away. Do not walk with your knife in your hand.

 

    • Always assume the oven, stovetop, pots, and pans are hot. Never open the oven without oven mitts and adult supervision
    • When opening the oven, say “Hot oven opening!” so everyone knows to be careful and stand away.
    • Stand back and slowly pull the oven door open. Be cautious of hot air that will quickly escape.
    • Keep your “elbows up” when stirring at the stove to avoid “lazy wrist” burns
    • Turn pot and pan handles to the back of the stove so you don’t bump into them when walking by.
    • Keep the stovetop clean and clear of utensils, dish towels, or other items that could catch fire. Always tie your hair back and avoid loose clothing.
    • Keep a well-tested fire extinguisher and smoke detector in the kitchen. Never leave food unattended while cooking.