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Sesame Street Elmo Giggle Microwave — Learning to Nuke Food with Elmo

Nov 24, 2009 (Updated Nov 24, 2009)
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Pros:Fun toy; Sesame Street characters have funny sayings; quite durable; batteries included

Cons:Needs more food items; very loud

The Bottom Line: Sesame Street Elmo Giggle Microwave is a fun toy to play with despite the high volume level. I can still hear Elmo ringing in my ears.


One thing about having a November birthday, as I quickly learned when my son just recently celebrated his second birthday: It's a prelude to Christmas. Just imagine receiving presents in November and then again in December. It probably feels like one big birthday celebration, at least that's how I would see it. With that said, I think my son would be content with a cardboard box. The things he can do with that is priceless. Nevertheless, he received a plethora of gifts from everyone. Knowing that he likes Elmo, his aunt gave him a microwave. Elmo... microwave... I don't see the connection. Ah, but it wasn't just any normal microwave. Hello Sesame Street Elmo Giggle Microwave!

The microwave is about 13" H x 14" W, a good size to transport all over the house without it being extremely bulky. For obvious reasons, it is coloured completely red. The microwave door has Elmo's face with his eyes and nose situated on top of the door. The microwave window is shaped as Elmo's mouth to complete the image of his face. It's funny to peer through it while the food is inside because it looks like he is eating it.

There are five food items that come with this set: mac & cheese in a bowl, a cupcake, a pizza slice, broccoli, and half a sandwich. The mac & cheese bowl simulates the cooking process. The surface shows the unprocessed dish. When you put that item into the microwave and situate it on the spinner, it will twirl around. Halfway through the process, the surface area will flip around to show the cooked version of the noodles. Little Visdo gets a kick of looking in the microwave and seeing it transform. The cupcake spins around as well but it just moves up and down showing that the cupcake is rising. The other items are perplexing because they do nothing special.

On the right side of the microwave are four buttons, each with a different Sesame Street character—Elmo, Grover, Cookie Monster, and Oscar the Grouch. By pressing on any one of the friends, they will banter back as the food "cooks" in the microwave. What's cute is how Little Visdo operates the machinery. He presses all the buttons thinking that's how the microwave will start.

The absolutely annoying thing about this microwave is the noise level. Whenever a character speaks, it is extremely loud. I wish there was a volume adjuster to turn the volume down a bit. The worse is when someone accidentally presses a button and it goes through the motion with the loud voiceovers booming from the microwave. After a while, you eventually want to strangle someone from Sesame Street. But that's going to the extreme (obviously).

The Sesame Street Elmo Giggle Microwave from Fisher-Price will definitely keep any child interested in wanting to cook for people. It comes with three AA batteries and good for children 18 months and older. I do like the use of heavy plastic that makes the toy very durable, though I'm sure the door will be the weakest area given that with enough force, it will come off its hinges. My son is amused by this toy as we will constantly open and shut the door before the cooking process is done. It seems someone is very impatient when it comes to cooking food just like his daddy. Who knows? Maybe with enough interest in cooking I can have the next "Top Chef" in my household.

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This is part of sleeper54's Lean-n-Mean VIII Write Off, hosted this year by jurgrace and jenniferkateab.


Recommend this product? Yes


Amount Paid (US$): gift
Type of Toy: Other
Age Range of Child: 12 to 36 Months

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