I've wanted a play kitchen for my daughter for ages, because every time we go anywhere that there is one, she'd spend the entire time in it! I thought it would make a great addition to our playarea, and I'm so glad we did!
It took absolutely ages to finally decide on a kitchen, because if I had my way, I'd have five different ones - they're all so gorgeous and have different pros and cons. In the end we decided on the KidKraft Red Vintage Kitchen*.
This kitchen is a whole kitchenette in miniature. It has a fridge with a (pretend) water and ice dispenser, and a freezer, a microwave, kitchen sink with turning taps, under sink storage and an open shelf under that. It also has a tw0-shelf oven, knobs for the hob and a four ring hob and finally, one more shelf. There's even a cordless telephone in the old fashioned phone style.
All the doors open and the knobs turn, and the sink is easy to remove and clean.
The Red Vintage Kitchen had to be assembled before we could play with it. It was about an hour's job for my husband, and he said the instructions were excellent to follow and the parts were laid out 'almost like in a toolbox'. He was really impressed.
We were both really impressed by the quality of this kitchen and I'm so glad we made the decision and bought it early on in our kids' childhood because both girls will have time to grow into it and we'll have many years of play from it. It's already amazing watching my toddler's play change as she grows.
The Red Vintage Kitchen is gorgeous. It's stunning. We love it. Is it worth £250? Well, I guess that depends on the zeros on your paycheck - we got it for less than half price, and for that it is definitely worth it.