If you are looking for a toy kitchen which would allow for several children to play at the same time the Kidkraft Grand Gourmet Corner Kitchen might fit your needs very well. It is one of the largest play cookers on the market. A more deluxe kitchen with many great features available such as dishwasher, oven, microwave, refrigerator and freezer it makes for hours of play plus lots of storage for any extra kitchen accessories you might buy.
We particularly like the addition of the cute cloth curtains behind the sink which makes it not only aesthetically appealing but it adds to the children’s play experience. It could be used as a window in a house but why not turn the kitchen so that the window becomes a cafe style serving hatch? The little waitress/waiter could stand on the other side issuing the orders of their customers and the chefs can busy themselves inside the kitchen cooking up a feast. And this is why this toy kitchen really is great for encouraging creative role play.
Why not ‘write’ the orders on the mini blackboard that is on the front of the ‘freezer’ or simple write a shopping list? This blackboard plus telephone are examples of how this play cooker is designed for varied and involved role play which is very useful for a child’s development.
We were particularly pleased to see so many useable functions lower down. A pretend washing machine, microwave, oven and fridge are all within easy reach for a smaller child.
Unlike some of the wooden kitchens this does come with 4 metal accessories – a pot, a pan and 2 spatulas. So you will need to consider buying some pretend food, cutlery and cooking equipment.
This really is a charming kitchen with enough features to give multiple children busy and would look attractive in a home or playgroup setting. It is a more deluxe kitchen but robust enough to withstand some heavy child’s play. With it’s authentic kitchen look it is bound to be a popular piece of play equipment for any budding little chef.