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The 5 Best Children’s Kitchens – Guidebook

Children love to make up stories or play father-mother-child. They also like to use children’s kitchens, which offer quite a few accessories. Whether it’s food, dishes, or cooking aprons, your child has a wide variety of options to get creative. Nevertheless, you should consider some important factors for the children’s kitchen so that your child can enjoy it for a long time.

For this purpose, we have created a suitable checklist that covers all the important information. With the help of our product recommendations, we also give you concrete incentives for the purchase.

Checklist For Children’s Kitchens

Material
  • The preferred materials for children’s kitchens are wood and plastic.
  • Children’s kitchens made of plastic are usually particularly bright and colorful, as well as being easy to clean and light in weight, which also makes them particularly easy to put away.
  • Models made of wood, on the other hand, are particularly sturdy and have a higher overall quality.
  • Whichever material you choose, always make sure that it is free of harmful substances. Appropriate test seals can provide information about this.
  • In the case of wooden children’s kitchens, you should also check that there are no splinters that children could injure themselves on.
  • If there is a garden, balcony or terrace, you can also check whether the play kitchen is intended for outdoor use.
Size
  • The size of the children’s kitchen should be based on two main criteria: The size of the child and the available space.
  • Orient the height of the play kitchen to the height of the child. After all, the child should be able to reach everything easily, but the kitchen unit should not protrude so that he or she has to bend over.
  • Also pay attention to the age recommendation of the manufacturer. Many children’s kitchens are recommended from the age of 3.
  • The wider the kitchen, the more space it offers for various kitchen elements and creative kitchen fun. However, wider kitchens naturally take up more space, and this should be taken into account. After all, a children’s kitchen usually remains permanently built.
Scope
  • The play kitchens for children usually come with basic equipment , which consists of a stove, oven and sink.
  • However, larger models naturally offer more kitchen elements and features for kids to explore. This may include a refrigerator or microwave, but also a coffee or espresso maker, a dishwasher, an extractor hood or a freezer compartment.
  • Of course, upper and lower cabinets for sufficient storage space are also important.
Accessories
  • playing in the children’s kitchen is only really fun with the right accessories. Many kitchens are therefore already supplied with a small selection of dishes, cooking utensils, or even food so that the play can begin directly.
  • At some manufacturers you will find matching tableware sets that are perfectly matched to the design of the children’s kitchen. So everything fits together coherently.
  • If no accessories are supplied with the kitchen or if you want a larger selection of play options for your child, you will find an almost infinite variety of cookware and tableware, kitchen utensils, and various accessories such as chef’s hats and aprons. There is also a large selection of food that can be prepared in the play kitchen.
  • Great for children also play kitchens with integrated sound functions, for example, with the sound of a running faucet or boiling water on the stove.
  • Light effects can also be found, e.g. an electric hob that lights up.

We have compiled the best and most interesting children’s kitchens. You can find the list with our product recommendations here.

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The Bestsellers Of Children’s Kitchens

In a list of bestsellers we have compiled the most popular children’s kitchens for you.

# Preview Product
1 KidKraft Ultimate Corner Wooden Play Kitchen with Lights & Sounds, Play Phone and Curtains, Espresso, Gift for Ages 3+ KidKraft Ultimate Corner Wooden Play Kitchen with Lights & Sounds, Play Phone and Curtains,...
2 KidKraft Vintage Wooden Play Kitchen with Pretend Ice Maker and Play Phone, White, Gift for Ages 3+ KidKraft Vintage Wooden Play Kitchen with Pretend Ice Maker and Play Phone, White, Gift for Ages 3+
3 Step2 Best Chefs Kitchen Set for Kids – Includes 25 Toy Kitchen Accessories, Interactive Features for Realistic Pretend Play – Indoor/Outdoor Toddler Playset – Dimensions: 35.8” H x 34.4” W x 11.5” D Step2 Best Chefs Kitchen Set for Kids – Includes 25 Toy Kitchen Accessories, Interactive Features...
4 KidKraft Uptown Natural Wooden Play Kitchen with Play Phone, Chalkboard & Towel Rack, Gift for Ages 3+ 43.00 x 17.75 x 41.00 Inches KidKraft Uptown Natural Wooden Play Kitchen with Play Phone, Chalkboard & Towel Rack, Gift for Ages...
5 Best Choice Products Pretend Play Kitchen Wooden Toy Set for Kids with Realistic Design, Telephone, Utensils, Oven, Microwave, Sink - White Best Choice Products Pretend Play Kitchen Wooden Toy Set for Kids with Realistic Design, Telephone,...
6 Best Choice Products Wooden Pretend Play Kitchen Toy Set for Kids w/ Chalkboard, Marble Backdrop, Realistic Design, Sounds, 7 Accessories Included - Gray Best Choice Products Wooden Pretend Play Kitchen Toy Set for Kids w/ Chalkboard, Marble Backdrop,...
7 KidKraft Grand Gourmet Corner Wooden Play Kitchen with Washer, Chalkboard, Curtains and 4 Accessories, Gift for Ages 3+ KidKraft Grand Gourmet Corner Wooden Play Kitchen with Washer, Chalkboard, Curtains and 4...
8 Step2 Fun with Friends Kitchen Set for Kids – Includes Toy Kitchen Accessories, Interactive Features for Pretend Play – Indoor/Outdoor Toddler Playset – Dimensions: 40.88' H x 35.75' W x 12.5' D Step2 Fun with Friends Kitchen Set for Kids – Includes Toy Kitchen Accessories, Interactive...
9 Teamson Kids Little Chef Chelsea Kids Play Kitchen, Wood Play Kitchen Set for Toddlers with Pretend Ice-Maker, Modular Design, & Storage Space, White/Gold Teamson Kids Little Chef Chelsea Kids Play Kitchen, Wood Play Kitchen Set for Toddlers with Pretend...
10 Deejoy Kitchen Playset,48Pcs Play Kitchen Set for Boys and Girls, Kitchen Toys with Realistic Lights&Sounds, Simulation of Spray and Play Sink, Pretend Play Food Toys with Toddler Deejoy Kitchen Playset,48Pcs Play Kitchen Set for Boys and Girls, Kitchen Toys with Realistic...
11 Costzon Kids Kitchen Playset, Wooden Pretend Chef Cooking Play Set with Realistic Sound, Microwave, Pan, Sink, Cookware Accessories Kitchen Set for Toddlers, Boys, Girls, Gift for Ages 3+, Silver Costzon Kids Kitchen Playset, Wooden Pretend Chef Cooking Play Set with Realistic Sound, Microwave,...
12 KidKraft Wooden Farm to Table Play Kitchen with EZ Kraft Assembly, Lights & Sounds, Ice Maker and 18 Accessories, Gift for Ages 3+, Amazon Exclusive KidKraft Wooden Farm to Table Play Kitchen with EZ Kraft Assembly, Lights & Sounds, Ice Maker and 18...
13 Teamson Kids Little Chef Paris White Play Kitchen with Pretend Ice-Maker, Modular Design, & Storage Space, Wood Play Kitchen Set for Toddlers, White/Rose Gold Teamson Kids Little Chef Paris White Play Kitchen with Pretend Ice-Maker, Modular Design, & Storage...
14 Amazon Basics Kids Corner Wooden Kitchen Playset with Interactive Doors, Knobs, and Lights, 39 x 28 x 35 Inches, White/Gray Amazon Basics Kids Corner Wooden Kitchen Playset with Interactive Doors, Knobs, and Lights, 39 x 28...
15 Play Kitchen Set for Toddlers, Wooden Kitchen Playset with Ice Make, Height Adjustable Large Toy Kitchen for Kids, Children's Kitchen Height 35.4in (Espresso) Play Kitchen Set for Toddlers, Wooden Kitchen Playset with Ice Make, Height Adjustable Large Toy...
16 Costzon 2-Piece Kids Kitchen Playset, Wooden Pretend Play Kitchen & Washing Machine Toy Set w/ Realistic Light & Sound, Coffee Maker, Water Dispenser, Stove, Utensils, Sink, Movable Stool-White Costzon 2-Piece Kids Kitchen Playset, Wooden Pretend Play Kitchen & Washing Machine Toy Set w/...
17 Play-Kitchen-for-Kids with 18 Pcs Toy Food & Cookware Accessories Playset Wooden Chef Pretend Play Set for Toddlers with Real Lights & Sounds Play-Kitchen-for-Kids with 18 Pcs Toy Food & Cookware Accessories Playset Wooden Chef Pretend Play...
18 Best Choice Products Farmhouse Play Kitchen Toy, Wooden Pretend Set for Kids w/ Chalkboard, Marble Backdrop, Windows, Storage Shelves, 5 Accessories Included - White Best Choice Products Farmhouse Play Kitchen Toy, Wooden Pretend Set for Kids w/ Chalkboard, Marble...
19 KidKraft KidKraft Wooden Large Pastel Play Kitchen with Turning Knobs, See-Through Doors and Play Phone, Gift for Ages 3+ 42.30 x 17.60 x 43.00 Inches KidKraft KidKraft Wooden Large Pastel Play Kitchen with Turning Knobs, See-Through Doors and Play...
20 TaoHFE Kitchen Set for Kids Wooden Play Kitchen Toy Kitchen Sets for boys Gift White Kitchen for Toddlers Kids Kitchen Playset Toys Kitchen Set for Kids Age 3+ Pretend Play with Lights & Sounds(White) TaoHFE Kitchen Set for Kids Wooden Play Kitchen Toy Kitchen Sets for boys Gift White Kitchen for...

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Current Offers On Children’s Kitchens

You can find the best current offers on children’s kitchens in this list.

SaleBestseller Nr. 1
KidKraft Ultimate Corner Wooden Play Kitchen with Lights & Sounds, Play Phone and Curtains, Espresso, Gift for Ages 3+
KidKraft Ultimate Corner Wooden Play Kitchen with Lights & Sounds, Play Phone and Curtains, Espresso, Gift for Ages 3+
Innovative corner design; Burners have realistic lights and sound; Shelving and hanging pegs for pots, pans and accessories
$292.99 −49%
SaleBestseller Nr. 3
KidKraft Uptown Natural Wooden Play Kitchen with Play Phone, Chalkboard & Towel Rack, Gift for Ages 3+ 43.00 x 17.75 x 41.00 Inches
KidKraft Uptown Natural Wooden Play Kitchen with Play Phone, Chalkboard & Towel Rack, Gift for Ages 3+ 43.00 x 17.75 x 41.00 Inches
Working knobs on oven and sink; Cordless phone with hands-free clip; Shelving and hanging pegs for pots, pans and accessories
$116.80 −6%
SaleBestseller Nr. 5
KidKraft Grand Gourmet Corner Wooden Play Kitchen with Washer, Chalkboard, Curtains and 4 Accessories, Gift for Ages 3+
KidKraft Grand Gourmet Corner Wooden Play Kitchen with Washer, Chalkboard, Curtains and 4 Accessories, Gift for Ages 3+
Innovative corner design; Includes 4 accessory pieces; Working doors on washer, oven, microwave, refrigerator and freezer
$289.99 −58%

FAQ About The Children’s Kitchen

Children’s kitchen: From when?

As a rule, children’s kitchens can be used from the age of 1. However, some are only released from 3 years, because small parts may be included or the kitchen is more detailed.

Children’s kitchen: Wood or plastic?

Both a children’s kitchen made of wood and one made of plastic has advantages and disadvantages. A plastic kitchen is easy to move around and clean. A wooden kitchen, on the other hand, is much sturdier. In addition, the wood is probably visually more beautiful and simple design.

How much does a children’s kitchen cost?

The price of children’s kitchens ranges from 40 to over 200€. This is primarily dependent on the material. Wood is more durable and therefore more expensive than plastic. In addition, the size is crucial, where larger kitchens, for example, additionally a freezer compartment or more storage space is given. So with these the price is of course also higher.

Which children’s kitchen is the best?

Only you can answer this question, because you should adapt the kitchen, the material and the equipment to the needs of your child. The design can also play a big role for your child in the choice.

How long can a child play with a children’s kitchen?

Your child can play with a play kitchen and matching accessories for as long as they want. When children start school, they usually turn to other leisure activities, which is why the play kitchen is usually used at the age of 2 – 5 years.

What accessories are available?

There are many different sets of dishes and cooking utensils that your child is sure to have a lot of fun with. But matching food that can be “prepared” in the kitchen is also popular with children.

Charlotte is passionate about writing for the Elternkompass. In her free time, her son Emil likes to keep her on her toes and together they spend a lot of time outdoors, walking around their home city of Leipzig. In her product recommendations, Charlotte shares her experiences with you.