I have a pastry chef and an expert in protocol at home. So I want to make clear something: The Kitchen is for Children and Girls.
You can spend hours playing together with the kitchen. And every year I like to order something new on the menu. This year there will be no kitchen since the new one does not have much time and is perfect. It is the wood of Ikea and it has been great.
I think this year we're going to tune it a bit and we'll paint it, we'll make some curtains, some extra hooks and we'll see what happens to us… I think I'm going to put some LED strips with this when the time change. They play and do not see what they cook. When we do, I'll show it on Instagram.
And now, I tell you three aspects that I think you have to take into account when choosing a good toy kitchen from my experience and not throwing money.
1. Perfect Size
My children wanted a small kitchen that they saw in an advertisement and that even had a refrigerator. Yes, beautiful but it is for those who have 100 square meters of the living room and want to put there.
But in my mini room where I have even the study corner mounted, it was not feasible. Be aware of the size of the kitchen and the space available at home. A kitchen is not something that you can assemble and disassemble every time you use it.
I'm not very supportive of plastic kitchens, I'm more of wood. There are some very complete plastic and many details. It depends on what you are looking for. Normally wooden ones last longer than plastic ones but they also weigh more if you have to move them from one place to another to play. In my case, it is always in the same place so there is no problem.
There are ideal kitchens with many accessories such as an oven, faucet, lights, and ceramic hob, coffee… I think it is very important at the time of choosing. It is what makes the game much more fun and realistic. Children love to imitate what elders do.
Nowadays there are accessories for kitchens exactly like the ones we use at home. You do not need to come in your own kitchen since you can always buy them separately.