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    Default Toy kitchen - help

    Hi - I'm after some advice from anyone who owns a toy kitchen. I would really like to get one for DD for Christmas - she will be 18 months. I started looking at was a bit shocked at some of the prices but I'm hoping it will be something that she will be interested in for a long time. So my questions - will a plastic kitchen break? Can anyone recommend a good brand? And do you think it will be a toy that she would play with for a long time (like years).

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    I got a really good one from Target - its a corner model so doesnt take up to much space. Its wooden and has held up to some pretty heavy duty cooking. It was under $200.

    I had a couple of plastic ones - the last of which is sitting outside being used for mud pies. I dont think they last as well or look as nice.

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    Ikea kitchen!

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    Have you looked at big w? they are about $90

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    We have a plastic one that my mum bought from Kid Central for Christmas in 2010. My DD's were 5 and 3 then and they played with it for a couple of weeks and then lost interest in it. I was very ready to get rid of it and then my DS started playing with it and he plays with it often enough that I think he would miss it if we didn't have it and it has sparked up my DD's interests a little bit.
    It hasn't broken and is pretty sturdy but overall it's a bulky toy that I kind of wish we didn't have. I think those kids utensils that you can get to use in the real kitchen, or even just pretend are probably better. My girls seem to prefer to pull bowls and tupperware out of the kitchen cupboard and make something on the floor rather than use the toy kitchen taking up space in the toy room.

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    You could also try gumtree (or similar) for something second hand?

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    DS has the Ikea kitchen, he is still quite young but loves playing with it, it is height adjustable and looks sooo much nicer than the plastic primary colour/pink ones I have seen! The price is quite good

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    I bought this one for my son. It's from Big W and only cost $60. Wooden, with little cupboards they can put things in, an oven and a microwave that both open. DS just loves it. It's smaller than some of the other ones on the market, but it's a perfect size for younger kids.

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    My DD was given a plastic one, but I prefer the look of the wooden ones. It is something that both my DD's play with all the time.

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    Mothercare sell them for $125. it comes in either pink or blue and red, my kids LOVE it.. comes with a bit of food, pots and pans and a microwave.


 

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