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A girly must have!
Disney Princess Kitchen
Member Name: pinkprincess24
Disney Princess Kitchen
Advantages: girly, fun
Disadvantages: takes ages to assemble
My daughter has just turned 2 and for her birthday her grandad bought her the Disney Princess Kitchen. It cost £49.99 from Toys R Us which is the same price as in many other stores. Toys R Us sometimes mark it up to £99.99, so that when they reduce it to the normal price a few weeks later, they can say it's half price! (This annoys me somewhat, I go to Toys R Us very regularly and have always seen the kitchen at £49.99, NEVER higher. Then for a few weeks in October they put it up to £99.99, then reduce it back down to £49.99 claiming it is half price, when 48 weeks of the year it is that price anyway!) I digress...
The kitchen is mostly pink with some purple trimmings (ie. te turrets of the kitchen, oven door etc.) It stands quite tall, approx 53cm from the floor to the hob part, and then a further 25-30cm to the top of the turrets. The age range for this toy is 3 years+. My daughter is 2 and this is an ideal size for her (and she is small for her age) so I would say that the age range would be appropriate for 2-3 year olds, possibly a bit older. There are no small parts to choke on.
Putting the kitchen together is ridiculously fiddly. It comes in several parts, all you need is a crosshead screwdriver, but there are lots of parts to it. The instructions are clear and easy to follow, but it still takes a good 10-20 minutes to assemble at least! It also comes with 2 sheets of stickers to apply. They are applied to the various nooks and crannies of the kitchen and easy to apply - although they are easily ripped so accuracy is key!
The kitchen comes with a teapot, saucepan, plates, fried egg, cakes, cups, biscuits, casserole dish, utensils and a phone. The phone and utensils hang on hooks either side of the kitchen, and everything else can either go in the cupboard on the left hand side, or the two shelves on the right hand side. The oven comes complete with a plastic rack to balance a tray on.
There are two rings on the hob, one for the kettle, one for a pan and each have their own knobs and sounds. There is a flat area for putting things on, a small sink and tap, and a recipe book that makes sounds. There is a small clock (not functional) and hooks either side of the kitchen to hang utensils. The oven is big and spacious with its own rack.
There are sound effects too - running water when you run the tap, kettle boiling, pan frying, Princess voices, oven buzz and beep etc. These are quite realistic and fortunately not long, so when you set the oven timer for example, you can turn it as much as you want, it will still beep after a few seconds.
This is a fantastic toy, a little bit big for your average living room but good nonetheless. It is quite lightweight, certainly not light enough for a toddler to move, but light enough for me to pick up when I want to mop underneath it. It does look a bit flimsy but it is actually well put together and quite sturdy. All of the accessories are plastic and none are small enough to be a choking hazard.
My daughter absolutely loves this kitchen - she loves making cups of tea for mummy and cakes for her teddy. A brilliant toy, can't really fault it!
Summary: a great toy!
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