“ Brand: Smoby / Age: 18 months / Type: Role Play „
Smoby Pink Cottage kitchen A small freestanding child’s pretend kitchen supplied with accessories. Costing £12.99 from Index. Recommended from age 18 months. This “tiny kitchen” as my toddler has named it is less than a metre high and not much more than that in length. It is around 25 cm deep. The unit is constructed in pink, white and purple plastic, and is extremely easily assembled in minutes. The kitchen is definitely on the cheap and cheerful side, but the quality is really quite good for the cost. Fairly stable when played with by one child, I feel it would be too congested and would overbalance the toy if played with by more than one child. There are no cardboard shelves that are a common fault with cheaper smaller kitchens, and the accessory pack is comprehensive and more than adequate for this tiny kitchen. My daughter spent the whole of yesterday afternoon making food for us, washing the dishes in the miniature sink and chatting on the pretend phone (nice touch). The kitchen has two opening doors underneath the combined hob, table, sink and worktop, which can be used a pretend oven or a cupboard to store plastic food. I was a little disappointed to find the knobs of the cooker to be stick on transfers. It really wouldn’t have cost that much to include clicky knobs would it? There is a small opening window at the back of the toy, which adds even more play value. In our small house, with 4 children, space is at a premium this little kitchen is lovely and compact with many of the features that are found on much larger and more expensive models. It was not the price that drew me to this kitchen it was purely the size and attention to little details, little clock sticker, calendar sticker, etc, that sold it to us. There is even a tiny little pretend tap!. This is a lot of play value from a little kitchen, and I feel it is a perfect little girl’s kitchen.