User Rating: Excellent
Pros:Very fun, lots of possibilities
Cons:Very heavy, takes up a lot of room
The Bottom Line: This is a really fun toy and very durable. Lots of options for pretend play.
I have the Little Tikes "Country Kitchen", and I have had it about 3 years.
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Ok, here's a description:
The Little Tikes Country Kitchen has an oven with burners (which the knobs turn and make noise), a microwave, a sink,(that has a mobile faucet), a dishwasher with a removable bin,(that also has mobile knobs), a refrigerator with a working icemaker lever (not that it makes real ice, but you can out a little pretend piece of ice in it and move the lever and it falls into a cup), and a storage area above the refrigerator. The one I have has a table that can be popped up or set down to the side, and it has a yellow chair with it.
The base of the kitchen is white and the window and cabinet are yellow. The dishwasher bin is also yellow, and the faucet is pink. The sink basin and range top are green, as is the pop up table. The bottom of the kitchen has a fruit motif as a decoration (it is still in white,) and the sink has pretend tile behind it.
This measures 41 inches tall, 54 inches long with the table up, and 43 inches with the table down. It is about 14 inches thick. The backing on it is sort of a corrugated plastic.
The refrigerator has 3 shelves, and as I stated before, a working icemaker.
The dishwasher has a bin that can be taken out, with knobs that turn and make a noise when turned. It also has numbers around the dial, like a washing cycle with words like normal, and heavy.
The sink has a double basin and movable faucet.
The stove has 4 pretend burners, and a stove with two 'racks'. This also has knobs (5) that have degrees for the oven and low, medium, and high.
The microwave just has a door that opens. It has little pretend numbers on the right side, but they don't do anything.
Now, I got this thing secondhand. It was already assembled, so I don't really know about the assembly or the cost. This was handed down to me. I did notice that the white plastic had yellowed some, but I used a Mr. Clean magic eraser and it came right out.
We have a lot of fun with this thing, but it takes up a lot of room. It is also very heavy, it takes two people to lift it and move it. But, I am able to scoot it across the carpet if needed.
It also makes a nice desk with the table popped up. It makes a nice place to pretend to eat or color.
There are a lot of options of pretend play with this thing. I first got it when my daughter was about 10 months old, and she just had fun looking around in it and dumping all the stuff I put on the shelves out. Then, as she got older, she realized that the knobs moved and things came out, and did a lot of exploring. Now, we have lots of fun playing breakfast, lunch, and dinner. We wash our hands, and dishes and bake cakes. We also use the table as a coloring spot. But, she tends to use the chair for evil, like getting into my jewelry box!
Have fun cookin!
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Amount Paid (US$): n/a
Type of Toy: Playscene
Age Range of Child: 3 to 5 Years