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One of the things I love doing with my son is cooking and baking at nearly 4 years old adult spoons and other equipment are a bit on the large side and a bit tricky for him to manipulate so when I saw this spoon in Lakeland recently I decided to give it a whirl.
The spoon is part of the I can cook range at Lakeland which has teamed up with the CBeebies programme of the same name. It is made from a flexible silicone material it is available in many colours but the only one they had left in the store when I bought mine was a light turquoise.
My son loves the fact that this is a nice and comfortable size for his small hands and what this means is that now he is better able to hold the spoon he is more able to manipulate it how he likes and is then better able to stir the mixture up which we are making be it cake mixture of rice crispy and chocolate. This greater control seems to make baking a t more fun for him as he is able to do more without my help. The spoon is flexible so unlike a wooden spoon that we generally use for baking it is also ideal for scrapping the bowl of mixture as well. I personally find this great with the spoon as it allows me to finish off emptying the bowl into cake tins with my son so no mixture is lost or wasted. The other thing it does is reduces washing up as the spoon acts as both a spatula and a spoon and it reduces clutter in the drawers as there is only one utensil rather than two.
Cleaning the spoon is nice and easy the silicone is nice and smooth so sticky baking substances come of it nicely. It is also dishwasher safe and having cleaned it both by hand and in the dishwasher I have noticed no discolouration in the spoon over the several months of use we have had of this.
This is a great spoon for baking with children and one I definitely would recommend at £2.99 it is probably a bit more expensive than a traditional wooden spoon but I think for the ease of use this makes it for cooking and baking with my son it is worth the extra pennies. I personally have found no faults or difficulties in the time of use with this utensil.