By Cuisinart

Reviewed for Second Grade, 2010

Forget rock salt and ice. With this machine in the kitchen, ice cream, frozen yogurt, and sorbet are only twenty minutes away! Junior chefs can try any number of flavor combinations, discovering how different ingredients affect the final result. Simple to operate, easy to clean, and with a set of directions clear enough for second graders to master, this is a cool way to entice kids into the kitchen, and get them involved in everyday cooking. True, frozen yogurt might not be an everyday kind of food, but once your chef gets his feet wet, he'll be ready to move on to more complex recipes. Next step: dinner! (Cuisinart, $57.99)