Kid-proofing Your Kitchen
by Staff
Cooking with children is a great way to educate them about healthy eating and food preparation. Take this quiz to learn about how to get kids into the kitchen and teach budding young chefs about safety around the stove.

How old should children be when they start using the stove?

  • 8 years old
  • 10 years old
  • 12 years old

What kind of knife is great for toddlers to use to cut a peeled banana?

  • butter knife
  • plastic knife
  • cheese spreader

What temperature should you set your water heater to in order to prevent burns?

  • 120 degrees Fahrenheit (49 degrees Celsius)
  • 140 degrees Fahrenheit (60 degrees Celsius)
  • 160 degrees Fahrenheit (71 degrees Celsius)

Adults and children alike should wash their hands for how many seconds before preparing food?

  • 10 seconds
  • 20 seconds
  • 30 seconds

That raw, homemade cookie dough might look great, but don't eat it. Which bacteria could it contain?

  • <i>Streptococcus</i>
  • <i>E. coli</i>
  • <i>Salmonella</i>

Create a safety zone around your stove to prevent burns. Ideally, how far away from the stove should the safety line be?

  • 1 foot (30.5 centimeters)
  • 2 feet (61 centimeters)
  • 3 feet (91.4 centimeters)

Burns are a common injury around the house -- what age group receives the most emergency burn care?

  • 0 to 2 years old
  • 5 to 9 years old
  • 65 years old and over

How hot can the coils get on an electric stove?

  • 750 degrees Fahrenheit (398.9 degrees Celsius)
  • 1,000 degrees Fahrenheit (537.8 degrees Celsius)
  • 1,250 degrees Fahrenheit (676.7 degrees Celsius)

What decoration may add a dangerous finishing touch to a kitchen?

  • hanging pots and pans
  • tablecloths
  • paintings

At what age do many children want to start cooking?

  • 2 to 3 years old
  • 4 to 5 years old
  • 6 to 7 years old