Product Type: Little Tikes Fancy Dress
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Little Tikes Inside Outside kitchen
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Little Tikes Inside Outside kitchen
Date: 19/02/12, updated on 19/02/12 (55 review reads)
Advantages: So realistic with a load of accessories
Disadvantages: Shame it doesn't come with the storage bins as previously sold
Has anyone else had trouble finding a kitchen for their children? I actually can't believe how much companies get away with charging for such rubbish!
Little Tikes Indoor/Outdoor kitchen has been the only kitchen out of five that I have brought home and have been really happy with.
We bought this kitchen for £135, from Argos-considerably more than a lot of the other kitchens out there, but cheaper than others. I do think the kitchen is a little overpriced, but I guess I was paying partly for the good 'Little Tikes' name. After the other kitchens, I was more than happy to do this.
This kitchen is so realistic, and an added bonus is that it's made with neutral colours. The majority of the kitchen is made with a really sturdy, hard plastic. It features everything a little chef would need, with a fridge, oven, stoves and a dishwasher. It also comes with a coffee pot that magically empties and re-fills depending on which way you tip it. The kitchen comes with a tap-although it doesn't twist as stated in the specifications we read before purchasing it.
The outside environment comes with a patio, a fabric canopy (which was a pain putting together), a picnic table- complete with a little bench, a microwave and a cupboard. The bench isn't attached to anything, so it's perfect for little people to sit on if they're just sat down in general. Underneath the barbecue is also a toy gas bottle.
Size wise, this kitchen ticks all the right boxes, particularly if you have more than one child wanting to play with it at the same time. It is large enough for two (or possibly three) children to stand side-by-side and play.
Its measurements are:
L 94cm, W 66cm, H 114cm
This kitchen is recommended for 3 years and upwards, although my daughter is currently 19 months old, and she plays happily for hours with it. My friends daughter who is five thinks its fantastic-so we should get a few years use out of it at least! Unlike the other kitchens we had purchased, and then returned, this kitchen is an adequate height for the age it recommends. My daughter can just about reach the microwave and cupboard.
Accessory wise, I think this kitchen is brilliant. It came with:
-A refillable coffee pot
-A chefs hat
-A hotdog in a bun
-Corn on the cob
-A beef burger in a bun
-A tub of ketchup
-3 removable flowers
The kitchen was pretty easy to put up- although at times the instructions were a little vague. Including time to put on the stickers, it took me and my husband about an hour to put up.
The indoor/outdoor kitchen is fantastic. It has different sound effects for the kitchen (pan boiling, stove being lit, microwave beeping), and sound effects for the outside barbecue. The sound effects for the indoor kitchen are pretty realistic- but the barbecue sounds are very very loud!
The kitchen requires 3 x AA batteries to operate the indoor sounds, and the barbecue requires 3 x D batteries. As well as the sounds, the barbecue also lights up with realistic looking flames.
I would recommend this kitchen to anyone as it looks so realistic. It was ten times sturdier than any of the other kitchens we tried- plus both of my children will be able to play with it together without me forking out for a second kitchen. My only negatives would be that the oven and dishwasher doors are a lot flimsier than the plastic used on the rest of the kitchen, the phone falls off its holder all the time, and that it no longer comes with storage bins. However, these are nothing major. On a plus side though, it comes with a one year guarantee.
Well done Little Tikes!!!
Summary: Lives up to the good Little Tikes name
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