Rated 3 out of 5 by 2
Rated 5 out of 5 by LeeSC This toy makes me wish I was 3 again!!!
What a feat of engineering -- this two level kitchen has all the bells and whistles: a faucet in the 'right' color with working knobs (they don't just swivel loosely but there are settings to swtich to); the burners have a volume setting for low and high (but not too loud on high) to hear bubbling, sizzling, and timer ticking sounds. There is ample space for storage inside too! each compartment opens and the level inside is perfect for storing all the great accessories: 3 shape-sorting food items (triangular cheese, square milk carton, and round dessert with cherry on top-yum!) that fit in the lid of the skillet pan that captures the pieces/foods. Next, the high chair holds baby dolls perfectly and the shelf allows for more access to additional items that go with the kitchen. It has a drink dispenser on the refrigerator door and the appliance doors close soundly and securely. All the rounded edges are safe and the size and configuration are suitable for 1yr olds (offering the microwave and oven) while still being quite fun and interesting for 3 year olds on up! The best feature is that the bottom level seats inside the top level. You don't have to store that whole section somewhere else because it all stays together in the unit! How cool is that!!! So when your child 'graduates' to the full kitchen, simply secure the base firmly and give a tug upward pulling the sides of the counter top section and the bottom slides out and clicks into place! The bottom front panel was laying flat under the top layer now pivots upward and clicks into the front panel to make the separate front doors of the bottom appliances (refrigerator and dishwasher)! The colors are great -- this truly is a 'complete' toy with plenty to inspire creativity! It feels super durable too. Love toys like this -- they are timeless fun and last generations!
September 11, 2013