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Sylvanian Families Rustic Kitchen
on 27 October 2013
" The kitchen is the happiest and busiest place in the log cabin. There is everything needed to feed a hungry family after the days activities."
The Rustic Kitchen itself includes a kitchen table with two benches, an oven, a Belfast sink along with over 40 pieces including bowls, plates, cutlery, cups, jug, fruit, chopping board, bread knife, bread, ladle, butter dish, casserole dish.
I bought this set for Sylvanian Families Larchwood Lodge which does have a rather small kitchen, this set fits nicely in the space.
The oven is white in colour and has three ring hobs ontop, there are also dials at the front which do not move. There are no pans with the set so my daughter usually "cooks" everything in the casserole dish which is quite large and therefore takes up more than just one hob ring. Opening and closing the oven door is really easy, it also stays shut when needed. My daughter enjoys getting her Sylvanian Family to make a wide variety of foods in the oven.
Of course every kitchen needs a sink for all that washing up and the Belfast sink is simply beautiful. The sink itself is white in colour with silver taps, it has a wooden look surround and blue cupbaords underneath, when opened there is a little room underneath and also the pipes. The "tiles" come on a sticker sheet and so have to be applied carefully. The wooden surrounds can be used for placing some of the small items but honestly it can be a bit of a balancing act as there is really not much space.
My biggest gripe with this set would be the table and benches, whilst they are of a good quality and do have that rustic look we do find them to be a pain. Simply put, the figures just cannot sit on the benches, they just keep falling off. The table can accomodate plenty of accessories but one little tap and the whole thing falls over knocking cups and plates to the floor. My daughter has found this so frustrating that she no longer even bothers trying to get her family to sit around the table anymore and so the table and benches rarely get used.
A Sylvanian Families set would not be complete without a multitude of tiny pieces, and the Rustic Kitchen set is no exception. A few of the small pieces have been lost or misplaced and I am sure they have all ended up in my hoover at one point. Still, there is no denying that they are all incredibly cute, have exceptional detail and are of a brilliant quality. All of the accessories are easily recognisable and my daughter knew what they all were and what they were used for, she particularly likes the casserole dish and the "broth" inside which can be removed. My personal favourite is the butter dish, seriously who though a butter dish could be so cute!
All the items are made from strong plastic, which we have found to be very strong and durable, my daughter has dropped them all countless times but they have not cracked or split.
This is a great little Kitchen set which I think would work well in most Sylvanian Families houses and my daughter really does enjoy playing with this set.