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My daughter has been eating solid food for quite some time now. For some reason, all branded tableware for children seems to be overinflated (in my opinion anyway) in price - sometimes costing up to 4 pounds per set just as it has a favourite character printed onto the handle. So, when shopping in Ikea I was pleasantly surprised when I saw these Kalas cutlery for only 90p, with the pack including six sets of knives, spoons and forks. They are also part of a range, with bowls and plates also available - we own a set of each and all of them are superb. The cutlery are made of plastic and all coloured differently - there being one fork, spoon and knive each coloured green, blue, pink, purple, yellow and orange so a nice selection for both boys and girls. The cutlery is a nice size for smaller children as well, with each piece measuring around 17cm in height. We use the spoons in the set more than any, with my daughter still eating the majority of foods off a spoon and they are of a good size, with the spoon part measuring around 4cm in length and being quite deep. They aren''t however too big for my near 2 year old and she manages to eat with them no problem. She has a tendency to grab the spoon off me after eating but I feel happy to let her take it from me and hold herself with them only being plastic. The plastic is fairly rigid so none of the cutlery pieces bend when in use - sometimes with cheaper plastic forks in particular, I find the head bends slightly but with these it stays in place and doesn''t move. The handle is also rigid so doesn''t move when in use either. The plastic is also exceptionally easy to clean. They are smooth in texture so wipe really easily, as well as being dishwasher safe (ours have been through our dishwasher over and over again and still look brand new). For 90p these are fantastic value and I will have no hesitation in buying more of these for use at home. They deserve no less than 5 stars.
These cutlery sets are very bright and chunky which is perfect for little hands who are learning to use cutlery, also great for using in lunchboxes for school too. they come in a mix of different colours and there is also matching plates, bowls and cups available instore too.
The knives are not sharp so the children cannot hurt themselves on them, but they are still suitable to teach small children how to cut things like toast or fruit. They are easy to clean and very durable too.
The only downside I have found so far is that when your childs food has come out of the oven, you place the food on their plate, get the cutlery out and cut the food into smaller pieces. If you use the plastic forks to hold the food in place they tend to bend slightly at the ends, almost like they are melting. But I guess you just use a metal one for this instead, simple.
I first saw this is Ikea about a year ago and couldn't get over how cheap they were. I had just paid almost £5 the week before for a character stainless steel and plastic set of 3 items so at £1 for 18 pieces this set was a bargain in comparison.
Your £1 spend gets you a lot of cutlery for your money. The set consists of 6 knives, 6 spoons and 6 forks. You also get one of each items in 6 different colours- green, red, orange, blue, Purple and yellow. The purple in particular is a big hit with my daughter as its unusual to find in toddler items. The cutlery is made out of plastic and they have a really chunky feel to them. The knives had a serrated edge to them and even though my daughter doesn't really use the knife yet I can this being of use to us as she gets older and starts cutting up her own food.
As I said previously the items have a chunky feel to them and while it is a bonus with the fork as my daughter finds it easy to get food onto it, with the spoon it's actually a bit of a hinderance. The chunkiness makes it difficult for her to get food such as cereal onto and by the time it's got to her mouth I find most of it is down the front of her top. For this reason we never use the spoons any more and so it's really only the 6 knives that get used. However given that I paid a pound I'm more than happy with the use we have got. After a year they show no sign of wear and tear and I can't see that they will need to be replaced anytime soon.
Given that most retailers seem to add a premium charge onto anything baby/child related this cutlery set from ikea is a lovely refreshing change.
The Ikea KALAS range of cutlery is the cutlery of choice in many households, playground, Children's Centre and Nurseries across the land. The KALAS range has cups, plates, bowls and cutlery sets. They come in packs of 6 and costs £1 for a set.
The cutlery pack has 6 knives, forks and spoons in each pack. Ikea periodically change the colour and shape of the products in the range so be warned. The products are still obviously the KALAS range though.
The cutlery is about the same size as regular cutlery, so adults can comfortably use it, as I do when we go on family picnics, but the handles are quite wide, which makes it easy for little hands to grasp. The knife has a cereated edge for cutting, although when I ran my finger along the edge, it didn't hurt at all. The tines of the fork are fairly rigid, considering they are plastic - the fork is stronger than it looks. The cutlery has a 'ball' on the end, which makes it safer for children as it has taken away the sharp edge. However, Ikea had changed the range and the new set of cutlery doesn't have the ball on the end, it just has rounded edges. I suppose the change in design had saved money for Ikea as they are using less plastic so can keep prices low.
Although the range is suitable for use by children, they shouldn't be left unsupervised as the plastic is quite tough and they are dangerous. They are sturdy and despite using the cutlery frequently, they haven't broken yet.
My children love using the cutlery as the bright colours teach them the different colours and they enjoy being given the choice as to which colour they want to use. Plus, they think they are using adults cutlery, due to its size, but KALAS IS safer than regular metal cutlery ( in my opinion) as isn't as strong.
I did think that 6 is more than enough, but my children have a couple of snacks per day, so I can get through lots of spoons everyday.
~~ OH HOW I LOVE IKEA!~~
For years now my family have been a loyal Ikea customer, I remember many visits to our nearest Ikea as a young child. My parents bought all of their furniture from there, as well as cutlery and other household decorations. If Ikea was located a little nearer to where I live, then I am sure I would be a frequent customer; but due to the long distance we have only manage to shop at Ikea couple times a year.
~~ PRICE ~~
There are countless times where my nephews plastic cutlery have gotten lost, as he loves playing drums with them they seem to get lost a bit too often! There when I was at Ikea not that long ago, I remember coming across the Kalas Cutlery set. The price instantly got my attention, selling at a price of 89p for a set of eighteen is great bargain that I just had to get. Especially with them getting lost so easily, I was more than pleased that I did not have to fork out a lot of money. There are also matching plates, bowls and mugs available for the same price, so I couldn't help myself and bought a set of each!
~~ DESIGN & EXPERIENCE ~~
The design is fairly simple yet not bland, the cutlery are nice and colourful and have a nice modern design that is different to the standard cutlery often seen for sale. The colour and design made this even more appealing to me, as I new it would be great for my nephew to get excited over the different colours and the cool design of the cutlery.
In the each plastic set you get 18 cutleries; there are six spoons, six knifes and six forks. All are colour coded with pink, yellow, light blue, orange, dark blue and green colours, which is great for my nephew who loves colourful things. My nephew is now two years old, and these were sized perfectly for him. The spoons can hold a nice amount of food without any sliding off and can easily fit into my nephews mouth, and
the same goes for the knifes and forks.
The spoon is around 14 cm in length and is perfect for little hands, the knife and forks are also sized perfectly with the knife 15cm and the fork 14cm. The knife has also been designed well so that it is not too sharp but just the right sharpness to be safe for my nephew and also able to cut through food.
~~ CONCLUSION ~~
Overall I would highly recommend these to any one who has a one or two year old mouth to feed. I would not recommend this to be suitable for any child under one years old as I personally think the size is a bit big for those small mouths. However in conclusion these are of great quality and design with a bargain price tag.
These Ikea cutlery sets are fab value - they come in a pack of 18 pieces - 6 sets of a knife, fork and spoon, and co-ordinate with the plates, bowls and cups also available in the Kalas range.
The set costs under £1, so they are great value - ours have currently lasted five years. There is slight deterioration of the plastic from wear and tear / dishwashing, and some of the pieces have that "whitish" look to the plastic where they have been used a lot but they are still great to use and to be honest I only noticed this when I bought an extra set and then looked at them side by side.
The forks are a good size for children of all ages - when mine were under 2 they were perhaps a bit big, but as soon as they progress from the "weaning spoon" age these are fab - in fact they are ok for adults too, e.g. when on a picnic. The spoons are particularly good, while the knives are perhaps limited in that they are not very sharp and don't cut very well, but are good for pushing food onto the fork or spreading butter. This is why I have given 4* rather than 5*, but in many ways it is actually a plus as they are safe for kids.
Overall, these cutlery sets are the best plastic ones we have had, and also the cheapest. They are great value and will last years and be really useful if you have kids or need picnic cutlery (we leave a knife in the car for emergency pate spreading - don't ask!)
The IKEA Kala's cutlery set comprises of 6 sets of Green, Pink, Orange, Blue, Yellow and Purple. This consists of 1 knife, 1 fork, 1 spoon.
On my many trips to IKEA I stumbled upon some coloured plastic cutlery. These look great for picnics and days out I thought to myself.
My daughter had already purchased a set , she also brought plastic plates and bowls and cups. We all went for a picnic in the summer and guess what we took the plastic set with use. Using the knife this cuts well and spreads extremely well over rolls and sandwich pasts. The cup and plates are easy to pack and stack. The knife is easy to hold my grandchildren find them a breeze holding and cutting each time. The spoons are well sized for the price you buy a set of 18 knives, forks spoons for £1.00 very reasonable priced.
This Kalas cutlery is perfect for meal time having fun and special occasions IE parties, picnics. Also this is made of durable Polypropylene plastic that is safe to put in the dishwasher and microwave. The blade of the knife has serrated edge for the child to cut and divide the food. Also a lot of these cutlery sets are being introduced in Nursery's with the plates, cups and bowls because they are very durable and last a long time too. This is fab to buy and reasonable money wise. A Great mix and match piece.
One store I really love but don't get to very often is Ikea, we visited last summer and I ended up coming away with some plastic plates and cutlery for my daughters. Last summer the cutlery set cost me 85p which was for 6 full sets which I think is fantastic value although these could have risen in price a little by now.
The set came packaged in a netted bag with a simple label on with a barcode for the shop to be able to charge you for the item.
Inside the bag you get 6 forks, 6 knives and 6 spoons all of which are about 6 inches in length and very chunky which make them ideal for little hands. The cutlery is in different colours so you get a set of pink, yellow, orange, green, dark blue and Turquoise, Sophie's favourite is the pink set so she always tries to get that set before her younger sister.
The cutlery is really great, the spoon is pretty wide so it wouldn't be too good for very young children but my 2 year old has been using them for a good while now and she is able to use the spoon with ease and it means there is more surface area to try and get food on when they are trying to feed themselves. The knives are pretty useless for cutting in all honesty but generally I cut up my childrens food anyway and then they eat with a fork and a spoon so the knives very rarely get used.
The cutlery is very plain however they all have either one or two weird looking alien eyes on the top of them, not sure if that is what they're supposed to be! Personally I think it looks like the eyes of the Johnny 5 from Short Circuit although I cannot see any reason it would be meant to look like that!
The set is pretty hardwearing although they do have plenty of scratch marks on them, they are dishwasher and microwave safe although I have never put them in a dishwasher and they can be used on food up to 100 degrees apparently but I'm not going to test this theory out either. The items are meant for children aged 3 and up but I have no issues with my youngest using them and she manages with them fine.
These get 5 stars from me and I will be buying some more for when we have barbeques in the summer of course that's if we ever get rid of the snow.
Ikea Kala 18 piece plastic children's cutlery set.
Ikea is a swedish company that started in 1943 when Ingvar Kamprad, the founder, was just 17. It has now grown to a global retail brand with stores in 44 countries , there are 18 stores in the U.K.
On a trip to Ikea about 10 years ago i first saw the Kala range in the children's department. Sets of plasic bowls, plates, cups and cutlery in bright colours for the grand sum of 90p , i believe they are £1 now , an absolute bargain at either price .
What do you get ?
In the cutlery set you get 6 sets of a knife, fork and spoon , totaling 18 pieces.
each piece is made of a moulded plastic and come in 1 piece design. They are lightweight , but the handle part are very sturdy and the implement part slightly more bendy.
The spoon is 16 cms long , with the widest part of the spoon being 3.5 cms . There is a small detail at the end [ look like E.T eyes to me ] They are a simple design, the handle fits nicely in the hand . The actual spoon part that you eat with is a generous size bigger than a teaspoon but not quite as large as a dessert spoon.
The fork is also 16 cms long , and 2.5 cms at the widest pronged part . Again the handle is easy to hold due to the moulded plastic design . There are 4 prongs that are 3cms long . The end of the handle has a small design [ are they supposed to be alien heads ?] i'm not really sure , as i have never paid much attention to them before .
The knife is slightly longer at 18 cms and is the same 1 shaped moulded plastic . It has a serrated edge running down 5cms of the blade part . A 1 eyed alien head shape to the end , and a nice easy to hold and use . The blade is quite good at cutting , much better than a disposable plastic knife.
The colours are pink, orange, yellow, blue, green and turquoise.
Microwave-safe; heat food up to 100°C
Dishwasher-safe up to 70°C.
This cutlery set is designed for children and is recommended for age 3 and over . But don't let the fact they are for children put you off , the cutlery set is big and strong enough for an adult to use as well .
I bought 5 sets of plates, bowls and cutlery 10 years ago and they are all still going strong . I have 1 set in the cupboard that get continuous use and 4 extra sets put away . These come out for children's parties, bbq's, picnics, going to the beach , the list is endless . I have saved a fortune over the years not buying paper plates and disposable table wear .
Super cutlery set , so handy, ever home should have one. 5 out of 5 .
I first saw Ikea Kalas Cutlery in the canteen of an IKEA where we'd stopped for a bite to eat on one of our many trips there when we were refurbishing our house. They were supplied in the childrens area and free to use and I found that for my daughter the comparitively large sizes of the knives, forks and spoons (compared to standard toddler cutlery, whilst the forks and knives are fine for my daughter the spoons are often too small for her to scoop up her rice pudding / jelly / baked beans etc).
The Ikea Kalas Cutlery comes in bright colours and each has a 'bobble' on the end ideal for chewing, as kids like to do. The price is amazing, you can buy a set of 18 knives forks and spoons for 89p which is incredible - by far, these are the cheapest non disposable cutlery pieces I have seen. At this price it's easy to get a second set for your in laws or to keep a few in the changing bag and so on.
My nearly 2 year old much prefers using the Ikea Kalas Cutlery as it is that bit bigger and she can get plenty into her mouth meaning that she eats more as children tend to tire easily of eating. It makes light work of puddings too. They're sturdy and well made and can be washed either by hand or in the dishwasher. You can also purchase complimenting bowls and plates, too.
These are a great price and well made and my daughter likes using them. The only small downside is that they don't fit in our cutlery drawer so we need to keep them in a utensil stand instead but it does make them easy to grab as we keep them in the same cupboard as the bowls and plates.
OVerall I highly recommend the Ikea Kalas Cutlery, it is very well priced, easy to use, and looks good, too. My daughter likes it, and that's what matters. For the price I just don't think you can get better, and for that reason, I'll be awarding it a five out of five stars. Great cutlery at a fab price! Well done IKEA (though sorry, I wouldn't eat your food!!)
I bought this Ikea Kalas cutlery set about a year ago as having a toddler meant she can't use sterling silver cutlery. We already had the matching cups, bowls and plates set so it really was only common sense to have the cutlery too!
The Kalas cutlery set comes with 18 pieces: 6 forks, 6 knives, and 6 spoons. These come in an assortment of colours, blue, pink, orange, yellow, red and green. We bought one set last year and this year as a lot had somehow gone walkies, on a trip to Ikea last month I repurchased a bag and noticed that the the new forks are slightly less bent on the head and spoons aren't as deep for scooping but nonetheless the quality has remained consistent.
The cutlery set is plastic so it is perfectly safe and easy to use. My daughter is now 3, but has been using this set since she was 2 and has grasped the use of them easily and effortlessly. She can grip them securely and this has allowed her to maintain her independence and be in control of her own eating. None of the forks or knives are particularly sharp so I do use my own cutlery to cut her pieces of meat etc but having a knife and fork is still good as it allows her to learn how to use both together e.g for mounting rice together onto the fork.
I think the best thing about the Kalas range are the variety of colours and the accompanying set. Whenever I serve her food on a pink plate (her favourite colour being all girly and all!) she goes to the cutlery set and gets her own pink knife and fork to match so this is good for her developlment and colour recognition and makes dinner time much more fun and enjoyable!
The Kalas set is easy to wash although one thing I have noticed with the tips of the fork is that they have slightly started to disintegrate. We don't have a dishwasher so this has not caused it, but I think from handwashing my dishes and crockery in piping hot water has caused some minor wear and tear over time. However this is not too major, and they are still useable so hasn't caused too much of an issue.
A bag of 18 pieces from Ikea only costs £1 which I think is super cheap and totally worth the money. They work brilliantly, my daughter loves them and they make eating fun and easy to these get a fab 5 stars from me!
While I was studying at University I worked in an after schools club for primary school aged children. In the club we always seemed to be running out of cutlery so I picked up a few sets of this Ikea Kalas Cutlery for the kids to use to eat their after school snacks.
In each set of this cutlery, you get 6 of each of the following: knives, forks and spoons. There are a range of colours in the set - pink, orange, yellow, green, light blue and dark blue. The wide variety of colours often used to lead to arguments between the kids over who got which colour! The cutlery is made from thick plastic. It is sturdy and isn't easily bent out of shape. There are plastic balls on the end of each bit of cutlery which helps little hands grip the utensils.
From observing the kids use this cutlery, they seemed to find it easy to hold and use. The knife is quite blunt but still suitable for cutting soft foods. The prongs on the fork are quite short, again more suitable for softer foods. The spoon is quite shallow and therefore doesn't hold much, but is suitable for little mouths to eat yoghurt and cereal off.
In the club we used to wash these utensils in the sink in hot soapy water. They were easy to clean and any food residue used to slide easily off the cutlery. I have no experience of putting this cutlery in the dishwasher however the packaging does say that the cutlery is microwave and dishwasher safe. The plastic is also BPA free which is reassuring.
Each set of this cutlery costs a ridiculously cheap 90p from Ikea, for a total of 18 pieces of cutlery (6 knives, 6 forks and 6 spoons). Considering you often don't even get throw away cutlery for as cheap as this, I think this is an excellent price.
I give this Ikea Kalas Cutlery set a 5* rating as I really cannot fault it. I would recommend it to anyone with little ones who wants a plastic cutlery set without spending a fortune. Thanks for reading/rating.
We bought a pack of these knives, forks and spoons for our twins when they first started solid food. They were good to use from weaning up until about 3 years of age - when we moved on to small metal cutlery.
In the pack you get 6 knives, 6 spoons and 6 forks, all in 6 different colours. The cutlery is bright and easy to hold. I can't remember exactly how much they cost, but it was only a few quid, and was really good value.
The cutlery is very durable, lasting over 3 years before we gave it away to someone else because all the items still had a lot of life left in them. The items are all easy to clean, and dishwasher-safe.
Like a lot of Ikea products, the company obviously has a lot of confidence in them as they are used in the Ikea restaurant (it's ok, they do have adult cutlery too!). And also like much of what Ikea produces, this cutlery set is a simple and useful product for a sensible price.
WHAT IS IT?
A set of plastic knives, forks and spoons from Ikea. You get six of each and the set only costs about £1.
There are six full sets of cutlery in each set and they are all different bright colours such as pink, green and blue. The knife isn't sharp but will cut through soft food, the fork prongs are quite shallow and so is the spoon. The handle on each piece of cutlery is made of thick plastic and each one has a plastic ball on the end so they cannot slide through their hands. The plastic is good quality and the cutlery is bright so you won't accidentally throw it away when you're scraping the plates.
IS IT ANY GOOD?
For the price this set of cutlery is very good. My children like to use these instead of their child size metal knives and forks and I think that is because they are so easy to handle. They rarely drop their cutlery and I can see that it's easy for them to pick their food up with the fork and spoon. Because they are made of plastic with no sharp edges they won't hurt your child if they drop them and do not conduct the heat so I use one of the spoons when I am making hot chocolate so that the children can mix their own without the handle getting hot as it sits in the hot liquid.
The knife is very good for helping teach children how to use one for pushing their food onto the fork or spoon and also helps teach them cutting motions for things like soft cooked carrots or boiled potatoes. The fork can't pick up tougher foods because of how short the prongs are and because it's made of plastic, it's not the best for meat because of this but is good for vegetables and fish. The spoon doesn't hold much and is the right shape for small mouths, I think this set is suitable from about one year because it is bigger than an average baby spoon. Everything is safe for the dishwasher and is easy to wash up in the sink as well because grease doesn't cling to the plastic.
4 Dooyoo Stars.
When I brought my first house, I used to love my weekly trips to Ikea, I don't tend to go as much now but when I do, I always seem to pick up a bargain.
One range which I swear by for anyone who has got little ones is the Kalas range. I already had the plates, bowls and cups so when I spotted the cutlery set, I decided to buy them too.
Six sets of brightly coloured cutlery costs 90p and the set comprises of a fork, knife and spoon. Each utensil measures around 10cm long, you get a pink, red, green, yellow, dark blue and light blue set. I have just checked and they cannot be ordered online however they are available in store and you can also check stock availability on line.
In the Kalas range, Ikea also sell 6 x plates, 6 x cups or 6 bowls which are all priced at 90p. All are products are multi-coloured, durable, BPA free, dish washer and microwave safe.
I think these are still an absolute bargain and have never seen any other places sell these so reasonably priced, a small set of cutlery would normally cost around £2 so to get 6 sets for less than a pound is a great bargain.
When Lauren first started to feed herself, she was able to grip the cutlery really easily, they are quite lightweight so she found them easy to lift and co-ordinate her hands. The fork prongs are rounded slightly so not too sharp and although the knife to cut, again the blade is quite rounded so I had no concerns of Lauren using them.
We have had our sets for over 3 years now and not suffered any breakages etc so I have found them very hardwearing (although we have lost the odd item!)
I would recommend these to everyone, 5 out of 5 stars from me.
Thanks for reading.