DD is 9 - and makes her own toast.
she also likes scrambled eggs for breakfast, so does those in the microwave herself. She is also allowed to use the microwave to make hot chocolate - but the cup must be only 2/3 full of milk - and either DH or I must be downstairs and in the living area when she uses the micro.
She doesnt use the kettle or the stove/oven.
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11-07-2015 17:33 #11
11-07-2015 18:15 #12Senior Member
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My kids can use the toaster from about 8 years of age. I wouldn't trust a child below that age.
The stove can be used from 11-12 years, but I know a woman who lets her kids use the stove (with supervision) from 2.5 years of age....her kids are great cooks for their ages, and nothing bad has ever happened, but there's no way I could be okay with that. The oven can be used from 9 years of age (putting things and out) but I still turn it on and off. The stove scares me more than an oven (mainly because if we use the stove it's generally a sauce, or boiling water, so she could be far more burnt using the stove then pulling out food from the oven - which might be sausage rolls, or bread etc.).
Electric frying pan can be used under supervision from 9, and they can use the microwave from age 7.
They don't use the kettle at all.
Last edited by Full House; 11-07-2015 at 18:20.
11-07-2015 18:46 #13
Ours were about 5. The started using the microwave a year ago but aren't allowed use the stove yet.
11-07-2015 19:42 #14-
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My kids at 6 and 8 are allowed to use the popcorn maker, toaster and microwave. They can get their own breakfasts but they prefer that i do it.
11-07-2015 20:01 #15
They do now at 6, 8 and 10. They are supervised when using the toaster. My 8 year old made lunch for her and her two brothers today (eldest daughter is at a friends) she made toasted ham and cheese jaffles.
11-07-2015 22:49 #16
DS just turned 5 but has been able to pour cereal and milk into a bowl for about 4 or 5 months. The dog licks up any spills 😁
12-07-2015 10:01 #17
Ours use the kettle and the coffee machine- 9 and 7.
I do supervise the 7 year old with the kettle (the coffee doesn't get that hot) as he is a daydreamer.
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