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10 Best Kitchen Play Sets for Toddlers

by Hilary Braaksma


10 Best Kitchen Play Sets for Toddlers
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Kitchen play sets are a classic childhood toy that provide hours of fun. Kids love the opportunity to mimic the adults they look up to, and a play kitchen of their own lets them feel grown up and creative. Instead of banging on real pots and pans or raiding your drawers, they have the opportunity to learn in an environment that’s safe and kid-sized. Not only does a kitchen play set let them explore the culinary world but pretend play also encourages children to problem solve, use their imagination and learn about the world around then. The fun accessories like fruits and vegetables can help educate them about nutrition and health, and all of the fun knobs, cabinets, pots and spoons help them work on their fine motor skills.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We’ve rounded up the coolest, cutest and most functional kitchen play sets out there, from vintage-inspired oven and sink sets to compact wooden stove tops to full-blown eat-in-kitchens and barbecue grills. Whether you’re looking for a sleek, modern-looking play kitchen, a durable plastic play set or an all-wood option for your child, we have you covered. Here are the best budget, splurge, outdoor and indoor kitchen play sets for kids from retailers like Amazon, Target, Walmart and more.

1 of 10 Image Credits: Amazon

Best Overall Set

Teamson Kids Bermingham Play Kitchen

Price:$157.00

This kitchen play set has all the style and quality of splurge-worthy play kitchens at a fraction of the price — even older kids will be able to appreciate the lifelike look of this kid-sized kitchen. The sleek modern accents are made even better by a durable build, realistic sound effects and high-quality play accessories. This play kitchen for kids has burners that make noise and golden knobs on the microwave, oven, storage space, dishwasher and faucet. Your little one will spend hours cooking up creative meals for the whole family!

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“Takes a little bit to build but very cute and well made. We're loving it.”

2 of 10 Image Credits: Walmart

Best Budget Set

Step2 Cozy Kitchen

Price:$55.00

This cute, compact kitchen set fits smaller budgets (and spaces) without sacrificing any of the style and function of larger play sets. Kids will love the many fun features like an oven, stove, fridge, sink and 21 included kitchen accessories. Fun, kid-friendly accessories include plastic utensils, bowls, coffee cups, a pot and pan, coffee pot and salt and pepper shakers. Set this on a floor, tabletop, dresser, or any other flat surface for an instant play kitchen set for kids.

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“The size is perfect for a little one to play, the quality is very good for the price you pay.”

3 of 10 Image Credits: Amazon

Best Set for Toddlers

Little Tikes Bake 'N' Grow Kitchen

Price:$100.00

From barely walking to perfecting their fine motor skills, this adorable play kitchen from Little Tikes grows with your child. This adjustable kitchen play set can be expanded with a low countertop for toddlers or built to be more compact with a countertop height that works better for bigger kids. This kitchen play set for toddlers comes with 25 toy accessories including an apron, oven mitt, flatware, utensils, plates, a cupcake pan, cookie sheet, cookies, cups, coffee cups, pot, rolling pin, measuring cups and more.

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“Super cute and I love how it will grow with her!”

4 of 10 Image Credits: Pottery Barn

Best Splurge Set

Pottery Barn Kids Chelsea All-in-1 Kitchen

Price:$499.00

Pottery Barn Kids makes a kitchen play set for kids that even adults will envy! This play kitchen comes in gray or white, has modern light brass accents, a trendy apron-front sink and a sleek design that will look at home anywhere in the house. The refrigerator has a top and bottom shelf, the oven has knobs that turn and two shelves, and the sink has large storage space underneath with a latch to close. The quality material and gorgeous look makes this splurge worth the investment, especially if you have multiple kids who can use it for years to come.

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“We’ve been loving how long it’s been keeping him entertained.”

5 of 10 Image Credits: Amazon

Best Wooden Set

Melissa & Doug Wooden Chef's Pretend Kitchen

Price:$180.00

This wooden play set for kids has all the trappings of a real kitchen — an ice maker that dispenses wooden ice cubes, turning dials, a grocery checklist that can be used again and again, a white board and a spinning microwave plate. This kitchen play set for kids also has ample storage space, movable hooks, a detailed backsplash and oven dials that click when turned. This wooden play kitchen will inspire hours of creative play and help develop your child’s fine motor skills and encourage a love for cooking.

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“Melissa and Doug always makes great toys, and this kitchen is no exception.”

6 of 10 Image Credits: Walmart

Best Disney Set

Disney Jr. Minnie Mouse Vintage Play Kitchen by KidKraft

Price:$203.00

Your little Minnie fan will love cooking something up in this adorable, sturdy Disney play kitchen. This kitchen play set includes a pretty polka dot curtain, heart-shaped oven and cupboards, vintage-style play phone and a Minnie Mouse clock. The oven, microwave, refrigerator, freezer and cupboard doors open and close, and oven knobs turn and click. The sweet vintage style will add warmth to any little girl’s bedroom or playroom.

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“She LOVES her little Minnie Mouse kitchen! Warning! You will be eating more plastic food than you ever imagined possible.”

7 of 10 Image Credits: Amazon

Best Compact Set

Wood Eats! Tabletop Cooktop Kitchenette Set by Imagination Generation

Price:$30.00

This cool, compact kitchenette is the perfect space-saving kitchen play set for kids. The 12-by-10-inch cooktop is lightweight and small enough to be placed almost anywhere, and has fun features including turning knobs, movable clocks hands and matching wooden accessories like utensils, a pan and a pot with a lid. The oven door pulls down to open and the whole set is made from natural wood blocks sanded smooth and painted in eye-catching bright colors with child-safe material.

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“For those who want the basic play kitchen and live in a place with limited space, this is the perfect play kitchen.”

8 of 10 Image Credits: Amazon

Best Vintage Set

Teamson Kids Retro Play Kitchen

Price:$200.00

Your tiny tot will love playing with this fully stocked retro kitchen play set, and adults will love the cool throwback design that draws inspiration from the kitschy, cool kitchens of the ‘50s and ‘60s. This vintage play kitchen is equipped with cabinets, oven, microwave and fridge with opening and closing doors, plus a retro-looking clock, play phone and chalkboard. When purchasing, you can choose from trendy mint green, pastel pink, bright red or cornflower blue vintage kitchen play sets. The best part? Estimated assembly time is only thirty minutes!

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“The material feels sturdy and the kitchen looks great.”

9 of 10 Image Credits: Target

Best Outdoor Set

Step2 Grand Walk-In Kitchen and Grill

Price:$190.00

his super spacious plastic play kitchen and grill is durable enough to be used outside during the spring and summer months — but sticker accents and battery-operated affects mean it should be brought inside during rain or cold weather. The sturdy plastic material also means it can hold up to the bumps and scratches that inevitably come with kids’ toys, and it can be wiped down easily when things get messy. The walk-in kitchen features a fully stocked kitchen on one side with a pretend barbecue grill on the other. This play kitchen is so big it even has a dining area! This kitchen said for kids is a great choice for families with multiple kids or kiddos who love to play pretend outside.

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“This product is awesome. It was very easy to put together.”

10 of 10 Image Credits: Target

Best for Older Kids

KidKraft Boho Bungalow Play Kitchen

Price:$130.00

Big kids will love this charming boho play kitchen from KidKraft. The trendy wooden play kitchen comes complete with pom curtains, gold accents and accessories, a hanging plant and plenty of shelving. Four modes of play allow kiddos to cook, clean, organize and tend to their mini garden. Lights and sounds help make playing with this cute kid kitchen even more realistic. For older kids who love to feel truly adult, this chic kitchen play set for kids is the perfect option.

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“Super cute! Perfect size and great quality!”