Best Toy Kitchens for Toddlers – 2019 Gift Guide for delicious pretend play!

One of my favorite toys, when I was a toddler, was my toy kitchen. I loved being able to mimic and pretend to bake like mom or grill like dad. My imagination ran wild with all the different foods I could make and eat. Thirty-five years later and kids still love playing with toy kitchens—which have gotten better over the decades!

Toy kitchens for toddlers are a toy that will never go out of style. These toys are a trend that is here to stay that your toddler’s siblings will be sure to love as well.

Gift Guide: Toy Kitchens for Toddlers

KidKraft Ultimate Corner Play Kitchen- The KidKraft Corner Kitchen is perfect for saving space in a room since it’s designed to fit in a corner. The life-like toy kitchen could be a replica of your very own with brown wood trim, speckled granite-like countertops, a sink with faucets and taps, and even major appliances! No kitchen detail is left out of the KidKraft Ultimate Play Kitchen. The stovetop features burners, and the ice maker in the refrigerator even makes sounds and has lights when in use. You also have extra storage in this play kitchen for toddlers with a cabinet under the sink that is perfectly functional.

Pros:

  • Made of composite wood rather than plastic for a life-like look
  • Includes refrigerator with freezer, stove, oven, microwave, sink, and dishwasher
  • All doors open and close
  • Extra storage under the sink
  • Additional accessories included such as cordless phone
  • Knobs click and turn
  • Icemaker lights up and makes sounds
  • Large enough to accommodate multiple children playing

Cons

  • Only offered in two variations—brown/white, or all white
  • Heavy—more than 60 pounds
  • 9 LR44 batteries required (although the first nine are included)
  • Comes in many pieces that require assembly

The only thing we don’t love about this kitchen playset for toddlers is that there is a lot of assembly required. However, this kitchen is a mini version of the kitchen set up that many parents already have in their own homes. The high quality and life-like details, along with moving parts, lights, and sounds, make this one of the best toy kitchens for toddlers.

Albott Play Kitchen- If you’re looking for a sturdy, realistic play kitchen for your toddler, Albott’s Play Kitchen is a great choice. Albott toy kitchens are made from wooden countertops, MDF boards, advanced composite materials, and metal to be sturdy and durable. The cabinet doors are designed with safety latches so that they open and shut easily and the kitchen features knobs that turn, a microwave, dishwasher, stove, sink, and even a range hood. There are shelves for extra storage and a rustic brick backsplash above the sink. The legs on the bottom of the kitchen are also adjustable so you can change the height as your toddler grows up.

Pros:

  • Durable and sturdy
  • Safe materials
  • Removable sink
  • Knobs that operate
  • All doors open and close
  • Adjustable height
  • Realistic lights and sounds
  • Encourages role-play and social skills
  • 2-year manufacturers warranty

Cons:

  • Assembly required

The Albott Play Kitchen looks heavy, but it’s only about 31 pounds so an adult should be able to assemble and move the play kitchen quickly. We love that this kitchen for toddlers can be adjusted and the recommended age range is 24 months to 8 years old. You are sure to get several years of imaginative kitchen play out of this toy!

Step2 Fun with Friends Kitchen with Accessory Set- You just can’t beat the price and everything that is included with Step2 products like the Fun with Friends Kitchen and Accessory Set. This toy kitchen for toddlers features realistic lights and sounds on the stovetop, a Keurig coffee pot, swivel sink, storage bins and molded-in shelves for storage, and so much more. The best part of this toy kitchen is the accessory set that comes with 45 pieces! You’ll have absolutely everything you could need to start a great game of restaurant or cooking for the family.

Pros:

  • Everything you need for a play kitchen included for one low price
  • Step2 is known for its high-quality children’s toys
  • Upscale design
  • Granite-like countertops
  • Extra storage space
  • The large pass-through window for children to play together
  • Pet feeder
  • Affordable (Less than $100!)

Cons:

  • Assembly required
  • Batteries required
  • The pink version is more expensive

Step2 is known for its high quality and detailed children’s toys, and their Fun with Friends Kitchen is just as great as all the other Step2 products you love. The accessories that come with this play kitchen for toddlers is what makes this kitchen one of our favorites.

Melissa and Doug Wooden Chef’s Kitchen- Our home is filled with Melissa and Doug toys, and yours probably is too which is why it is no surprise that the Wooden Chef’s Kitchen by Melissa and Doug is on our list of best toy kitchens for toddlers. This complete kitchen includes a stove, oven, microwave, refrigerator, sink, working ice dispenser, freezer, and lots of storage space. The beautiful backsplash gives the play kitchen a modern look, and there is plenty of room for multiple toddlers to play together.

Pros:

  • 100% happiness guarantee comes with all Melissa and Doug products
  • Realistic sounds, lights, interactions
  • Durable and sturdy
  • Comes in charcoal, pink or all white
  • Strap included that allows you to mount the kitchen to the wall

Cons:

  • Assembly required
  • Batteries required

Melissa and Doug’s products are so trusted that they offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee. If your toddler isn’t inspired by this toy kitchen you can call the number on the box and get a refund or replacement through Melissa and Doug. This play kitchen is upscale, sturdy, and made from safe, high-quality materials.

KidKraft Vintage Kitchen- Parents who love vintage and retro will adore the KidKraft Vintage Kitchen. The kitchen is made from a mixture of MDF boards and plastic and painted all-white for a great vintage-inspired look. All of the doors open and close, knobs click and turn, and the sink is removable for easy cleanup. You can store away accessories inside the microwave, oven, freezer, refrigerator, or under the sink, as well as on the shelves that are built int the play kitchen.

Pros:

  • High-quality vintage look
  • MDF and plastic
  • Interactive components
  • Raised burners
  • Phone and phone stand included
  • Removable plastic sink
  • Doors all open and close
  • Lots of storage

Cons

  • Less than 3 feet tall
  • No lights or sounds
  • Assembly required

This simple, vintage kitchen by KidKraft is perfect for getting their imaginations active without too much stimulation. The streamlined design with lots of storage makes clean up easier on parents and toddlers when you have lots of kitchen accessories. Although the assembly can be complicated, this upscale and high-quality toy kitchen for toddlers is an excellent choice for your playroom!

Toy kitchens for toddlers will help your child’s motor and social skills, as well as ignite a passion for healthy foods and cooking at home. Start good habits now by exploring cooking and food with a toy kitchen for toddlers.

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