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Initial post: 5 May 2013 00:57:25 BDT
Last edited by the author on 5 May 2013 01:00:05 BDT
Hi all, i'm having abit of a dilemma, my son want a toy kitchen for his 3rd birthday. I want to get him a Kitchen that is sturdy, a reasonable size and not girl orientated? Any tips? Many thanks Amy

In reply to an earlier post on 5 May 2013 17:12:07 BDT
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Posted on 5 May 2013 23:47:06 BDT
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Posted on 6 May 2013 07:46:38 BDT
Ikea kitchen, my 2 year old loves it! Its good size for older children too.

Posted on 6 May 2013 08:45:44 BDT
I just bought my daugther the smoby supermarket and its great £44 from asda!!!

Posted on 6 May 2013 12:47:52 BDT
Think about all the play dough (possibly home made) that you will be scraping off it and choose one that cleans up easily!
Obviously a James Martin in the making! ;)

In reply to an earlier post on 6 May 2013 16:07:51 BDT
ikea kitchen is for boys and girls - usual ikea good price and good quality

Posted on 6 May 2013 19:30:48 BDT
GillDoc says:
Hi there, we got our twin boys, aged three, a Melissa and Douglas wooden kitchen for Christmas, and they both love it. It's a good height and pretty sturdy or them opening and shutting the doors. It looks very retro, in blue and red so doesn't look girly, just quite funky. Assembled by my hubby on Christmas Eve itch minimal moaning too, was priced about £90 so reasonably expensive, seems to be worth it so far!

In reply to an earlier post on 8 May 2013 14:33:36 BDT
MusicLover says:
We like the John Crane Red Combo Kitchen. £89 from Ducklings Toy Shop, Marlborough. www, They have one out to look at and they will assemble it too if you collect from the shop

Posted on 8 May 2013 16:20:09 BDT
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Paultricky says:
Google 'making a wooden toy kitchen'. It is quite easy to make one from an old bedside cabinet. I made one at Christmas for our 2 1/2 year old. Went down a storm and in total it cost under £5.
There's a link to something similar.

Posted on 8 May 2013 20:15:31 BDT
Vix says:
My son loved a Little Tikes kitchen. They do several that are very sturdy and neutral colours. I got ours on ebay

In reply to an earlier post on 8 May 2013 21:25:09 BDT
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In reply to an earlier post on 8 May 2013 22:58:17 BDT
I bought my son the Voila kitchen units for his 2nd birthday last year (sold on amazon), and he still absolutely loved it. It has been used on a daily basis by him and all children of all ages that come to visit. A big hit with all still and instant child magnet! We did have some issues putting together, and the manufacturer needs to work on quality - some bits missing, and the odd knock and dent though fortunately nowhere obvious - but though also pricey the end effect is great. Having said that, my first choice was the Viga kitchen (there was a review on mumsnet), but they were out of stock everywhere I looked. Reviews at the time for Viga were good with no quality probs. If you do a search for retro kids play kitchen there is also a nice red kitchen unit, can't remember manufacturer. Most of the plastic ones seem to be pink! Good luck!

In reply to an earlier post on 9 May 2013 19:38:01 BDT
Joanne01 says:
Hi. I've recently bought the Little Tikes Side by side kitchen for my lil man for christmas (he'll be 3 by then). It's fab - very sturdy, loads of extras

Posted on 17 May 2013 18:39:14 BDT
Last edited by the author on 17 May 2013 18:42:01 BDT
MEG says:
Bought a wooden kitchen and accessories from GREAT LITTLE TRADING COMPANY . The wooden fruit and food stuffs can be '' cut'' [ Velcro strips keep together] and wooden eggs and pots and pans. This was bought for my grand daughter who was 1 and a half yrs old at Xmas. M y daughter says that Isobel has played consistently with the kitchen and is now serving tea and nibbles , having '' cooked'' them on the cooker section of the kitchen.
The range of kitchens covers girly girly pink and more robust coloured unisex chequered designs and most come with spatulasand salt and pepper and shelving. Do have a look . Wooden toys last longer and are studier and are are very pleasing as almost a piece of playroom furniture. Even better , at this time there is a half price sale on , on these items. I now am considering buyong the theatre / shop unit and grocery food stuffs as the price is brilliant.
Many of I sobel's chums make a bee line for the kitchen when they come to play.... both boys and girls.. nd my daughter has been asked where she got the set as their mums want to buy for birthdays too. Isobel is now 2yrs and advises her mum HOT MUMMY HOT. Her motor skills have developed ie cutting, stirring , using spatula and she can name many of the food stuffs ie peppers , courgettes , etc when taken to supermarket for family shop. Do have a look , if only to see what's out there . Best present I have bought for the wee one ... yet PS Melissa and Doug is also good

Posted on 17 May 2013 22:23:56 BDT
dmcnabb says:
Highly recommend zanuzzi pack away kitchen. The range hood is a bit wobbly, but bottom oven / jobs are surprisingly sturdy. Comes with misc parts and makes sound. Best bit is you can pack it away when its not used. I got this for my 3 year old. Perfect size for him and my son lives it! Good luck!

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sinsuki says:
I have just bought my toddlers (boy and girl, nearly 3 and 4) the kidkraft coffee espresso kitchen for their birthday. I researched it a fair bit to find the plastic ones had rubbish reviews and then settled on this wooden one £153 on amazon. Cannot wait to see their little faces!

Posted on 28 May 2013 20:48:30 BDT
ChrisHerman says:
Bought this one for £100 (2011) KidKraft Vintage Kitchen (Red)and our 3y old loves it.
Assembling the kit takes an hour and electric driver is highly recommended. Instructions are better than ikea: each piece was clearly numbered
Unfortunately it's build from MDF, so it's heavy and the screws need re-tightening after a while. It's now being abused for over a year and still looks almost as new. Would buy again but make sure you get it for 100-130 quid, not more.

Posted on 30 May 2013 14:23:03 BDT
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Posted on 1 Jun 2013 12:47:25 BDT
lizzy way says:
hi, im a mum of 3 - 'an oldie' ! Sorry, but my 3 children loved sauce pans, wooden spoons, large cardboard boxes. It's not the cost / brand of the item that is the issue! i'm sure u r a gr8 mum - let him 'work' with you - yes it might slow you down, but think of the skills you are teaching your lad! All 3 of mine now 12, 14, and 19, can cook, clean, value and understand cost. And NO i'm not a hairy armpit earth mother - i was a single mum, who worked fulltime - any spare moment was spent with my kids. The best gifts you can give your children are love, TIME, listen, be truthful but age appropriate, and be a big kid yourself! Yes, I was the mum who played on the swings, slides, played footie!! I then broke my back - best years of my life were spent with my kids. OOOoo, a tip - don't turn into a 'lets do coffee' mum - those mums from my observation, would sit and yak whilst their kids play, what about God only knows! But not one interacted with their kids. Sad but true. e :)

Posted on 1 Jun 2013 15:53:19 BDT
hafsi says:
Yes my boys all loved it and little tikes wud recommend check toys r us or elc n if on budget ebay

Posted on 4 Jun 2013 17:45:31 BDT
My son still loves his Ikea kitchen - he doesn't play with it every day, but does so regularly. It's lasted more than 2 years, so it's been great value, though it wasn't cheap.

Posted on 5 Jun 2013 07:01:36 BDT
When my daughter was 2 I made her a cooker from a cardboard box with a door cut out and paper rings on top and dials of card (can use those open out clips so the dials turn. It has a smaller vegetable box to the side with a hole cut out and a bowl in it for a sink. I always planned to buy her one at a later date but thought this would do for now...7 years on it is still in her bedroom, has been raised up in a wooden chest turned on it's side with the lift up lid off as she has grown (acts as extra storage for food and plates) and then raised on books and is still used. They can help personalise it and then it can be recycled. Don't need any nails and saws, just glue and tape. Her friends that are boys have always enjoyed using it too. All the best, Jane

Posted on 5 Jun 2013 20:47:09 BDT
Ld Brown says:
No one has mentioned the early learning kitchen? My eight year old had an elc kitchen for his third birthday. It was played with regularly and was passed on two years ago and is still going strong. At that time the column was lime green and turquoise, haven't looked in an elc catalogue for some time so don't know the current colours. I recommend because they did matching accessories, kettle, pans etc and the hob makes a sizzling noise when you put a pan on top.
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