Introducing the new and improved KiddiKutter Knife! All the amazing features of the original version, but with some updates to make it even more attractive and effective. The blade is much wider than the prior version, and the cutting blade is thinner, so it is easier to cut through food. The new Kiddikutter now comes in eco friendly packaging, making the whole product recyclable.
The new range also includes more colour options, as well as the gorgeous new design of the wooden handle with a silver blade.
The KiddiKutter – the knife that cuts food, not fingers – designed to avoid the dangers of kitchen knives, but still learn how to use one. Easy to use and safe too! There are no sharp edges and it has a rounded tip, with a non-toxic stainless steel blade that prevents rust and corrosion.
The blade measures approximately 9cm, with a handle length of 9cm, with the total length of the knife being 18cm.
The most important thing about the KiddiKutter is that it actually works! I have worked in Montessori classrooms for many years and until I discovered the KiddiKutter I was always sceptical of 'safety knives'. In my experience I found that most of these would either cut nothing at all, or still cut skin. I was genuinely amazed when we received our first KiddiKutter because it cut through every single food item that I tested but didn't cut my skin (no matter how hard I tried!).
In the classroom our children use the knives for cutting everything - from the soft flesh of cucumbers to hard carrots and everything in between!
Please note - due to the 'saw-like' teeth of the knife, which replace the traditionally sharp blade of a regular knife, the action required to cut firmer foods (or those with a skin, such as tomato) is sometimes more of a sawing motion than a slicing one. We advise that you test a new food with the knife first, and provide a presentation of this strategy to the child in order to help scaffold them for success with using the knives effectively. This sawing does mean that the pieces of food are not as 'cleanly' sliced (you do not get the pristine, smooth sides that you would when slicing with a sharp knife) but the Montessori method always focuses on the 'process not the product', so the slight imperfections in the slices may seem minor compared to the fact that the knives safely facilitate independent food preparation.
The range of colours allows you to purchase several and 'colour code' them for hygiene purposes. For instance, orange might be for fruit, red for vegetables, pink for meats and so forth.
The colour range also provides a practical option to identify ownership in homes or classrooms. At home, for instance, each sibling in the family might have his/her own colour.
Dishwasher safe if popped in the top rack.
You can read all about the knife in our related Blog Post.
Please choose your colour preference from the drop-down menu.