Worth the expense,
This review is from: Kidkraft Red Retro Kitchen 53156 Activity Playset (Red) (Toy)
Not a cheap kitchen but really great. We've had it now for 2 years, my now 4 year old daughter still adores it (as does her 8 year old cousin). It has pride of place in a tiny bedroom and I don't see it moving for years yet. Apart from the ample cupboards to store her bits and bobs in she uses the microwave the most and likes turning things around with the little knob under the microwave. The phone is a nice touch and much played with. As well all the cupboards there's a cute little shelf and the top can be used for kitchen storage as well, the amount of places to put things is a big hit with my daughter.
The only downside is the cupboards are quite for strongly latched and were tough for a 2 year old to open and close, so be prepared for slamming doors. Also the photos of it does make it appear larger than it really is, but it is a nice size.
We had considered the ikea kitchen which is brilliant, but I'm glad we went with this instead (although nowhere near as easy or satisfying to put together as Ikea furniture!).