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Guidecraft Kitchen Helper

Kitchen HelperWhat’s the most indispensable tool in our kitchen? The Guidecraft Kitchen Helper.

We love to involve the kids in our cooking and let them perform experiments in the sink.

Yesterday, my kids stuck cloves in oranges to make mulled cider.   The other day, we made Stone Soup using the recipe in the children’s picture book.  Every weekend when Daddy makes pancakes, the kids drop chocolate chips into theirs.  And they love to decorate the cookies that Papa bakes.

Kitchen Helper PhotoWe used to just have the kids stand on a kitchen chair, probably not the safest option.  The Kitchen Helper is very sturdy and has rails to keep enthusiastic toddlers from tumbling out.

We’ve seen other, similar products but we appreciate that this one folds, includes a little chalkboard, and sells for $40-50 less than its competitors.

Guiding children towards independence and responsibility within a safe setting is one of the goals of most parents.  And we really like that the kids can learn simple cooking skills and help wash their plastic dishes (properly supervised, of course) with the Kitchen Helper.

And the Kitchen Helper raises kids up to your level during their kitchen science or kids in the kitchen adventures, a nice advantage for parents who have trouble bending.

Kids naturally like to be where the action is and with the Kitchen Helper, they will have plenty of opportunities to learn.

WANT IT: Guidecraft Kitchen Helper at Guidecraft ($160, on sale for $70 through December 31, 2010) or  Guidecraft Kitchen Helper (on sale for $120).

WIN IT: Guidecraft is giving one lucky reader a Kitchen Helper ($160 ARV) as part of our 12 Days of Giveaways! To enter:

  • Mandatory Entry: Comment on this post, letting us know which Guidecraft toy you would most want for your children (besides the Kitchen Helper).
  • Two Optional Extra Entries: Link to the Hottest Holiday Toys for 2010 in a post on your blog or on any publicly visible web page where you are allowed to do so and/or share the guide on your favorite social media site. REMEMBER, your profile must be publicly visible for us to verify your extra entries! You may do this up to twice per giveaway. You must leave a separate comment with the URL where you shared the guide for each extra entry for your entry to count.

This giveaway ends December 20, 2010, 11:59 PM EST. Winner chosen at random from valid entries. Will ship to the US only. Please see the Hottest Holiday Toys for 2010 for a full list of giveaways.

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Candace is the co-editor and co-founder of Mamanista. She is an educational consultant and writer.

Filed under: Activities, Contests, Featured, Kindergartners, Pre-schoolers, School Aged Children, Toddlers

95 Responses to "Guidecraft Kitchen Helper"

  1. map of Idaho says:

    I tweeted about it here:

  2. erma says:

    I like the kitchen helper.

  3. Katie R. says:

    I want my daughter to have the ART TABLE & CHAIR SET (Pink)

  4. I would also LOVE the art activity center!
    sunni08 at gmail dot com

  5. Jennifer M says:

    I love the dress up carousel.

  6. Paula Hafner says:

    I like the Fire Truck Toy Box for my son.

  7. Kalani says:

    I think my kids would also love the easy view storage bench…
    inalak at msn dot com

  8. Jennifer R says:

    The one I want besides the Kitchen Helper is the Guidecraft 4-SIDED LIBRARY

  9. JRG says:

    The 4-1 table easel looks great for kids.

  10. Judy B says:

    The Magneatos always catch my eye, but we don’t have any yet. These kitchen helpers look awesome, much safer than our step stools.

  11. Stacy says:

    I’ve been eying the dress up carousel for a long time now :) Thanks for the giveaway!!

  12. Julie says:

    I love Guidecraft and I really want their kitchen helper. I’d love this toy

  13. cd says:

    I like the playhouse hideaway bookshelves crayolaswap at hotmail dot com

  14. Cristi says:

    I would like the ART TABLE & CHAIR SET for my daughter.

  15. Jackie says:

    I really want the rainbow blocks that are see through! By the way, I’ve never seen one of these kitchen helpers before. I think it’s ingenious since someone topples off a chair in this house roughly once a week. oops.

  16. cindy says:

    i like the puppets theater

  17. Lisa L says:

    I’d love to get the Transportation Toy Box for my son’s playroom!

  18. danielle says:

    I would like the Noah’s Ark Rocking chair for my niece.

  19. rebecca says:

    The Retro Racers table and chairs are my favorite.

  20. Maja says:

    creation station art center

  21. Maja says:

    stumbled MajaMeza

  22. Kaye says:

    My kids would love the pirate ship!

  23. I love the corner book nook. dramaqueensmum at gmail dot com

  24. Sarah L says:

    I would love to give my little guy the train shaped toy box!

  25. tina reynolds says:

    I love the Pirate Collection Table & Chairs thanks for the chance to win

  26. My daughter would love the SKYSCRAPER BUILDING SET

  27. Dana says:

    I also like the Doll Buggy- Espresso! Thank you for the chance!! Happy Holidays!

  28. Lisa G. says:

    I love the Butterfly Table & Chairs Set!
    lisalmg25 at gmail dot com

  29. trixx says:

    The Center Stage Tabletop Puppet Theater would be perfect for my daughter!

  30. Chrysa says:

    I like the 4 in 1 Dramatic Play Theater

  31. Tobster says:

    My kid would love the All In One Play Kitchen — and I would love to get it for her!

  32. Sand says:


  33. kathy pease says:

    i love the Transportation Table & Chair Set

  34. R Hicks says:

    I would like to have their Playoffs Toy Box

    ardy22 at earthlink dot net

  35. DanV says:

    I’d like the Dollhouse Furniture

  36. R Hicks says:

    tweeted list

    ardy22 at earthlink dot net

  37. Federalist says:

    Finally — I’ve been looking for a safe way for my 2-year-old son to “help” me when I’m working with my MIG welder and cutting on my table saw. My wife was never comfortable with me just letting him sit on the work bench. One of these should resolve her worries!