The 10 Best Kitchen Playsets of 2021

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The 10 best kitchen playsets of 2020

Imaginative play is one of the most vital aspects of early childhood development. Through imaginative play, kids learn how to problem-solve, cooperate with others, and stretch their thinking.

Kitchen playsets are a great tool for parents and caregivers who want to encourage their little ones to engage in imaginative play. Toy kitchens make fantastic Christmas and birthday gifts. However, choosing a toy kitchen can be overwhelming when you realize how many options are available.

To make your search easier, we’ve compiled a list of the 10 best kitchen playsets out there.

The Best Kitchen Playsets

1. KidKraft Wooden Mosaic Magnetic Play Kitchen with Magnets 

KidKraft Mosaic Magnetic Play Kitchen with Refrigerator and Magnets, Sink, Working Ice Maker, 9-Piece Accessories and EZ Kraft Assembly, Gift for Ages 3+
  • Ice maker with 3 pretend ice cubes
  • Magnetic refrigerator and top freezer with 1 sheet of magnets included
  • Spacious oven with an extra rack and knobs that click and turn
  • Ladle, pan and spatula on adorable hanging pegs
  • Salt and pepper shakers included

The KidKraft Wooden Mosaic Magnetic Play Kitchen is adorable, and kids will love that the refrigerator is magnetic (just like Mom and Dad’s fridge)! The details are what sets this kitchen set apart. The ice maker dispenses plastic ice cubes, the knobs on the stove click when turned, and the oven features showcase doors, so little ones can show off what they’re cooking.

This kitchen set also includes a 6-piece accessory set (including salt and pepper shakers, a ladle, pan, and spatula) as well as a spacious sink, oven, and microwave. There’s even a cute backsplash with a farmhouse feel! This playset is recommended for kids from 3 years to 8 years of age.

 

Manufacturer’s Specs

  • Recommended Age: 36 months – 8 years
  • Product Dimensions: 40.55 x 12.99 x 39.76 inches
  • Product Weight: 48.7 lbs
  • Material Type: Wood

What We Like

  • Sturdy construction
  • Magnetic refrigerator
  • Working ice dispenser
  • Cute design
  • Hanging pegs for utensils
  • Will be enjoyed for many years

What We Don’t Like

  • No shelves inside refrigerator

 

2. Melissa & Doug Wooden Chef’s Pretend Play Toy Kitchen – Charcoal 

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Melissa & Doug Wooden Chef’s Pretend Play Toy Kitchen With “Ice” Cube Dispenser – Charcoal
  • COMPLETE WOODEN PLAY KITCHEN: The Melissa & Doug Wooden Chef’s Pretend Play Toy Kitchen includes oven, stove, microwave, sink, refrigerator with working “ice” dispenser, and freezer
  • DURABLE PRETEND PLAY KITCHEN: The Melissa & Doug Chef’s Kitchen is a durable, wooden play kitchen with ample storage space for easy cleanup
  • INNOVATIVE TOY KITCHEN FOR KIDS: The innovative ice maker dispenses two included "ice” cubes, dials turn, microwave plate spins; includes grocery checklist, movable hooks, and doors that open and close
  • EASY TO ASSEMBLE: Our toy kitchen with “ice” cube dispenser is roomy enough for multiple kids to play at once. This kids play kitchen is ideal for kitchen accessory play sets, pretend food collections, and play pantry products
  • GREAT GIFT FOR AGES 3 AND UP: The Wooden Chef’s Pretend Play Toy Kitchen makes a great gift for kids ages 3 and up. Add the Melissa & Doug Kitchen Accessories Set to round out the pretend play cooking experience

The Melissa & Doug Wooden Chef’s Pretend Play Toy Kitchen has a modern design and includes an oven, stove, microwave, sink, and refrigerator. The ice dispenser works and includes two plastic “ice” cubes. The microwave also comes with a spinning plate. A play shopping list is also included. Little ones will love that the knobs on the stove turn and that they move the hooks to make this kitchen their own. 

This kitchen set is easy to clean and simple to assemble. It is recommended for children from 3 years old to 8 years old. The accessories for this set are sold separately.

 

Manufacturer’s Specs

  • Recommended Age: 36 months – 8 years
  • Product Dimensions: 43.25 x 15.5 x 39 inches
  • Product Weight: 31 lbs
  • Material Type: Wood

What We Like

  • Sturdy construction
  • Easy cleanup
  • Easy assembly
  • Modern design
  • Working ice dispenser
  • Will be enjoyed for many years

What We Don’t Like

  • Accessories must be purchased separately

 

3. Melissa & Doug Cook’s Corner Wooden Kitchen

Melissa & Doug Cook's Corner Wooden Kitchen
  • Compact wooden kitchen with realistic details to stir up imaginations
  • Features refrigerator, cook top, oven, removable sink, a working timer, and more
  • 26"H x 36"L x 16"W assembled
  • Contains small parts, adult assembly required
  • Makes a great gift for children ages 3+

Melissa & Doug Cook’s Corner Wooden Kitchen has a completely different feel than the one featured above. This kitchen set is more simplistic and takes up less space, making it ideal for smaller spaces. It features a stovetop, an oven with clicking knobs, a removable sink with a swiveling faucet, and a working timer. There is also shelf space so that your pretend chef can store kitchen essentials.

This kitchen playset is meant for children ages 3 and up. The simplistic design will encourage your little one to use their imagination. Accessories must be purchased separately with this set.

 

Manufacturer’s Specs

  • Recommended Age: 3 years and up
  • Product Dimensions: 26″H x 36″L x 16″W
  • Product Weight: 29 lbs
  • Material Type: Wood

What We Like

  • Smaller size
  • Movable knobs and faucet
  • Lots of shelf space
  • Affordable
  • Working timer

What We Don’t Like

  • Accessories must be purchased separately
  • Somewhat difficult assembly

 

4. KidKraft Uptown Espresso Kitchen 

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KidKraft Uptown Espresso Wooden Play Kitchen with Play Phone, Chalkboard & Towel Rack, Espresso, Gift for Ages 3+, Amazon Exclusive
  • Refrigerator, freezer, oven, cabinet and microwave doors open and close
  • Oven and sink knobs click and turn
  • Removable sink for easy cleanup
  • Cordless phone with hands-free clip
  • Shelving for pots, pans and accessories

The KidKraft Uptown Espresso Kitchen is another modern-style kitchen playset, complete with granite-style countertops. This one includes a refrigerator, freezer, oven, cabinet, and microwave doors that open and close. The oven and sink knobs click and turn, and the sink can be removed for easy cleanup. One of the unique features of this kitchen is a cordless phone that is included. 

Little ones will appreciate the freezer’s chalkboard surface, which is fun for drawing pictures or scribbling notes. There is also shelving included to store kitchen staples. It is recommended for children ages 3 to 7 years.

 

Manufacturer’s Specs

  • Recommended Age: 36 months to 7 years
  • Product Dimensions: 43 x 17.7 x 41 inches
  • Product Weight: 60.8 lbs
  • Material Type: Wood

What We Like

  • Sturdy construction
  • Modern design
  • Lots of shelving
  • Knobs click and turn
  • Chalkboard surface on freezer
  • Cordless phone 

What We Don’t Like

  • Tedious assembly
  • Accessories are sold separately

 

5. Step2 Best Chefs Kitchen Playset 

Step2 Best Chefs Kitchen Playset | Kids Play Kitchen with 25-Pc Toy Accessories Set, Real Lights & Sounds, Multicolor , Blue
  • Clicking knobs on stove top and oven for more realistic pretend play
  • Kids will love the working oven, refrigerator door, counter space and pass-through kitchen window
  • Pretend stove burner features fun lights and cooking sounds
  • Plenty of kitchen storage space, including the recycle bin, hooks for hanging utensils and tea/coffee cups

The Step2 Best Chefs Kitchen Playset is a plastic kitchen with tons of details! This kitchen includes a coffee maker station, realistic appliances with working doors, and 25 accessories. The stovetop even has burner lights and sounds to make your little one feel like they’re really cooking!

This play kitchen has hooks, shelves, and a “recycling bin” to store accessories to help avoid mess and clutter. This playset is designed for younger children with a minimum recommended age of 24 months and a maximum recommendation of 5 years old.  

 

Manufacturer’s Specs

  • Recommended Age: 24 months to 5 years 
  • Product Dimensions: 11.5 x 34.38 x 38.5 inches
  • Product Weight: 21.4 lbs
  • Material Type: Plastic

What We Like

  • Affordable
  • Includes 25-piece accessory set
  • Coffee maker
  • Lights on stovetop
  • Plenty of storage
  • Great for toddlers

What We Don’t Like

  • Somewhat difficult assembly
  • Not as sturdy as wooden options

 

6. Hape My Creative Cookery Club Kid’s Wooden Play Kitchen 

Hape My Creative Cookery Club Kid's Wooden Play Kitchen
  • Solid wood construction features a combination of painted and natural wood surfaces
  • Features include kitchen, cooking sets, wood toy food, and more
  • Quality craftsmanship from sustainably sourced forests
  • Encourages children to imagine and create role-play situations
  • Assembly is simple and all tools and hardware needed are included

The Hape My Creative Cookery Club Kid’s Wooden Play Kitchen is a cute, compact set that includes an oven, stovetop, utensil rack, sink, refrigerator, and more. The kitchen features open shelving for storage and play. Wooden “food” and accessories are included!

This kitchen set is designed for little ones ages 3 and up. Kids will love the accessories, including pots and pans, utensils, and food. Parents will appreciate that this set doesn’t take up much space and is easy to assemble (with all parts included).

 

Manufacturer’s Specs

  • Recommended Age:  3 years and up
  • Product Dimensions: 21.3 x 11.8 x 31.1 inches
  • Product Weight: 13.2 lbs
  • Material Type: Wood

What We Like

  • Sturdy construction
  • Affordable
  • Simplistic
  • Easy to assemble
  • Small size
  • Includes accessories

What We Don’t Like

  • Might be too simplistic for some preferences

7. KidKraft Grand Gourmet Corner Kitchen 

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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
  • Working knobs on stove and faucet
  • Chalkboard on freezer door

Just as the name suggests, the KidKraft Grand Gourmet Corner Kitchen fits nicely in the corner of a playroom or child’s bedroom. This set is color-themed with pink and white and includes a washer, oven, microwave, refrigerator, and freezer. The stove and faucet feature working knobs and the freezer includes a chalkboard. 

This adorable kitchen set includes four accessories. It also comes with cloth curtains and a cute checkerboard style design. The KidKraft Grand Gourmet Corner Kitchen is intended for children ages 3 to 12 years old. 

 

Manufacturer’s Specs

  • Recommended Age:  3 years to 12 years
  • Product Dimensions: 35.75 x 36.13 x 36 inches
  • Product Weight: 58 lbs
  • Material Type: MDF, Plastic, Fabric

What We Like

  • Stylish design
  • Corner design
  • Sturdy construction
  • Includes some accessories
  • Storage space
  • Working knobs on stove
  • Freezer chalkboard

What We Don’t Like

  • Difficult/time-consuming to assemble

 

8. KidKraft Ultimate Corner Play Kitchen Set 

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KidKraft Ultimate Corner Wooden Play Kitchen with Lights & Sounds, Play Phone and Curtains, White ,Gift for Ages 3+
  • Innovative corner design
  • Burners have realistic lights and sound
  • Shelving and hanging pegs for pots, pans and accessories
  • Oven, microwave, refrigerator, freezer and washer doors all open and close
  • Cordless phone with hands-free clip

The KidKraft Ultimate Corner Play Kitchen Set is one of the best kitchen playsets out there. It features a trendy, white kitchen that includes an oven, microwave, refrigerator, freezer, and washer. It also has a cordless phone with a hands-free clip, as well as shelving and pegs for hanging pots, pans, and other accessories. The burners and icemaker in this kitchen have lights and sound. 

This kitchen set is designed for little ones ages 3 to 8 years old. Kids will love the interactive features on the burner and ice maker. This set is on the larger side (perfect for multiple children) but fits nicely in a corner spot of your home. The fabric curtains, backsplash, and overall style of this kitchen make it an adorable addition to any room.

 

Manufacturer’s Specs

  • Recommended Age: 36 months to 8 years
  • Product Dimensions: 32.7 x 42.4 x 36.5 inches
  • Product Weight: 54 lbs 
  • Material Type: MDF, solid wood, and plastic

What We Like

  • Stylish design
  • Corner design
  • Sturdy construction
  • Include unique features (washer and phone)
  • Interactive burner and icemaker

What We Don’t Like

  • Somewhat difficult assembly

 

9. Fisher-Price Laugh & Learn Grow-the-Fun Garden to Kitchen 

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Fisher-Price Laugh & Learn Grow-the-Fun Garden to Kitchen, Interactive Farm-to-Kitchen Playset for Toddlers with Music, Lights and Learning Content
  • Two-sided, garden-to-kitchen playset with 30 play pieces, colorful lights, music and learning content for fresh pretend play
  • Smart Stages learning content changes as baby grows and teaches the alphabet, numbers, colors, shapes, opposites, healthy eating, manners and following directions
  • In the garden, toddlers can “plant” flowers, sort fruit & veggie shapes, turn the lights on & off, gather eggs, spin the tomatoes and "stir" the honey
  • In the kitchen, kids can “mix” smoothies in the blender, flip through the recipe book, “prep” a tasty meal and serve it
  • For toddler and preschool gardeners ages 18-36 months

The Fisher-Price Laugh & Learn Grow-the-Fun Garden to Kitchen is unique for a few reasons. It is two-sided, featuring a kitchen on one side and a garden set up on the reverse side. This kitchen is specifically designed for toddlers ages 18  months to 3 years. They will love the 30+ play pieces, colorful lights, and music.

On the garden side of this kitchen, little ones can pretend to plant flowers and sort produce. They can also turn lights on and off, gather eggs, “stir” honey, and spin tomatoes. On the kitchen side, children can make smoothies in the blend, flip through the recipe book, or cook a pretend meal. Note that this set does not include an oven, microwave, or many of the other common features of kitchen playsets.

 

Manufacturer’s Specs

  • Recommended Age: 18 months to 3 years
  • Product Dimensions: 17.4 x 22.72 x 30 inches
  • Product Weight: 2.2 lbs
  • Material Type: Plastic

What We Like

  • Lightweight
  • Compact
  • Two-sided
  • Great for smaller children
  • Include accessories
  • Farm-to-kitchen theme

What We Don’t Like

  • Does not include an oven, microwave, or other common kitchen features
  • Not much storage space

 

10. Step2 Fun with Friends Kitchen

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Step2 Fun with Friends Kitchen | Large Plastic Play Kitchen with Realistic Lights & Sounds | Brown Kids Kitchen Playset & 45-Pc Kitchen Accessories Set
  • Pretend Stovetop Burner Features Realistic Electronic Lights And Sounds, Activated With The Special Frying Pan And Boiling Pot (Requires 2 “Aa” Batteries, Not Included)
  • Make A Cup Of Coffee With The Pretend Single-Serve Coffee Maker Station And Included Travel Mug
  • Get Cooking With The Pretend Appliances Including The Stovetop, Oven With Clickable Knob, Microwave, And Refrigerator To Keep Pretend Ingredients Fresh
  • Pretend To Wash The Dishes After Dinner With The Molded-In Sink And Swivel Faucet

The Step2 Fun with Friends Kitchen is a larger plastic kitchen that includes 45 accessories. The stovetop burner features realistic electronic lights and sounds that are activated by the included frying pan and boiling pot. This set includes a coffee maker station and travel mug, an oven with a clickable knob, microwave, and refrigerator. The molded-in sink also includes a swivel faucet. Little ones will love all the different utensils and food items that are included with this set. 

The accessories included with this kitchen can be hung from one of the many hooks, placed on shelves, or kept in the storage bin area. This kitchen is designed with kids 2 to 10 years old in mind.

 

Manufacturer’s Specs

  • Recommended Age: 24 months to 10 years
  • Product Dimensions: 12.5 x 35.75 x 40.88 inches
  • Product Weight: 11.06 lbs 
  • Material Type: Plastic

What We Like

  • Includes 45 accessories
  • Unique design
  • Large enough for multiple children
  • Lightweight
  • Easy to clean

What We Don’t Like

  • Somewhat difficult assembly
  • Not as long-lasting as other kitchen playsets

What Age Children Would Enjoy a Kitchen Playset?

As soon as a child can start imaginative play, they will enjoy imitating their parents and pretending to cook with a toy kitchen. This list of the best kitchen playsets includes kitchens designed for ages 2 and up (although many have a minimum recommended age of 3). Be sure to check the recommended age range for the different sets before making your final purchase.

 

The Benefits of Kitchen Playsets

Toy kitchens have many benefits for children. They allow children to use their imaginations and creativity and encourage healthy role play. When little ones interact with other children or their parents while playing with a toy kitchen, they are learning critical social skills and communication skills. 

Here are some of the other things children gain from playing with kitchen playsets:

  • Problem-solving skills
  • Life skills
  • Numeracy
  • Visual recognition
  • Fine motor skills
  • Independence
  • Self-confidence
  • Organization

What to Look for in a Kitchen Playset

There’s really no right or wrong when it comes to a toy kitchen. Some kitchen playsets come with interactive features, but all encourage imaginative play and interaction. 

When deciding which toy kitchen is right for your child, consider your child’s age and how long you would like them to use their set. Also, think about the space you have to devote to the playset, as some are much larger than others. If you have multiple children, you may want to choose a larger set, so that more than one child can easily play at a time. 

No matter which toy kitchen you choose, you can’t go wrong. Your little one will be delighted at the opportunity to “cook” and play in their very own kitchen, regardless of the one you choose.


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