Looking for the best kids play kitchens can be either a fun experience or entirely overwhelming. There are so many options: wood vs. plastic, noisy vs. quiet, realistic vs. cartoon, full set vs. just a kitchen. Thankfully, we did the heavy lifting for you! We found 10 of the best children’s play kitchens to suit any family’s needs or budget! Before we get into the kids’ kitchen reviews, let’s look at a few features you should closely consider before buying.
Material: Choosing a wood or plastic play kitchen depends on your family’s needs. A wood kitchen will be quite sturdy and look more like a real kitchen. A plastic kitchen will be lightweight and safe to use both indoors and outdoors.
Pieces: If you need a kitchen with all the parts, including dishware, cooking tools, foods, and accessories, consider a set that comes with a full kit. If your child already has kitchen tools and accessories, we found simple kitchen-only options too!
Ages: Pay attention to the minimum age, especially if you are buying a kitchen for your toddler! Kitchens for older children may contain small parts that could be a choking hazard, or knobs/pulls your child’s small hands can’t easily handle yet!
Weight: If you plan to keep the kitchen in one room, a heavy kitchen is a good choice that may prevent tipping if a child climbs on it. However, if you plan to move the kitchen around, consider a lighter option!
Size: Some kitchens can be pretty large, so measure your space before buying – especially if you live in a small space! Many of these easily fit in a child’s room, but it’s best to check before buying such a large item!
Makes Sounds: Do you want your child’s play kitchen to make realistic cooking and appliance noises for added fun? Or would you rather not hear loud beeping and bells all day long? Either way, we found play kitchens that offer both options!
So – now that you know what kind of children’s kitchen set you need, let’s get into the kids’ kitchen buying guide! We found 10 beautiful and fun play kitchens that will hone your child’s fine motor skills, teach them about cooking, and inspire their imagination. Busy parent who’s seriously short on time? We get it! Check out our Top Pick and Budget Pick now, and then come back when you get some time to read about the other 8 options!