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Cooking up a storm
ELC Pots and Pans
Member Name: lyndsey1989
ELC Pots and Pans
Advantages: Nice range of colours, brilliant price, excellent quality
Disadvantages: Would be cool if they came on a stand or something
My niece had these when she got her ELC kitchen a few years ago now. My sister ended up getting most of the accessories for the kitchen from ELC because they matched in colour scheme and after having a very quick look around it seemed that these were the ones that provided the best quality for a reasonable price.
When my sister bought these for Ellie there was only one colour scheme available which was dark purple and bright green and this matched the kitchen but now there are three different coloured sets available including pink and multi-coloured which are priced at £10 and a blue spotty set which are £8. Each set includes 2 large pans with lids, a smaller, shallow pan and a frying pan. I actually prefer the spotty design so I have no idea why these are 20% cheaper as none are currently on offer.
The new colour schemes are much better than the purple and green in my opinion which although matching to the kitchen Ellie had they were a bit of an odd colour choice and they wouldnt really go with any other brands of kitchen. I'm surprised they dont have some silver looking pans but all three colour options now are very nice and look bright and fun.
The saucepans are all made of plastic though this is not overly rigid but not too soft either, it is the perfect strength to put up with kids bashing them about etc. The saucepans range in size from around 15cm wide for the smallest one to around 25cm for the frying pan. All saucepans have a plastic handle which is shaped nicely to fit into your little ones palm.
The saucepans are perfectly sized to use alongside the play food you get from various retailers including those from ELC. My niece used to cook a number of items for us including frying chicken drumsticks , boiling peas etc.
She really enjoyed playing with these and they were played with daily for years until she began to grow out of her kitchen. The quality of these was to the usual very high ELC standard and even after being bashed around and thrown on the floor etc they were in tip-top condition with no scratches or cracks etc.
My niece predominantly used these with the kitchen but she did occasionally use them as tubs to sort out various things she had and she also found they were great storage for all of her play food when the kitchen was not being used.
We found these were excellent value for money and I would definitely recommend these to any parents/grandparents/aunts and uncles/godparents etc who are looking for a christmas gift for any over 3s (though I would say that with supervision these are absolutely fine from aged 2 as there are no small parts but as I said, only with supervision just incase). They are versatile and can be used with or without a larger kitchen and with a number of other items such as play foods, tea sets etc. Definitely worth the £8-10 price mark.
Summary: Great item, recommended
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