Step 2 Grand Luxe Kitchen
STEP 2 GRAND LUXE KITCHEN
The Step 2 Grand Luxe Kitchen is a very large play piece with great attention to detail and many fun accessories.
Our first impression of this product is the sheer size of it – the product in the box is as large a product as we have received to test. As such this product undoubtedly has a huge WOW factor – the product may look big to adults, so it seems enormous to small children! And this is not just a big empty chunk of plastic – rather it’s very authentic, full of impressive details and full of features which will facilitate hours and hours of fun for children!
The product features ‘faux’ look granite counters, an over sized oven and stove with upscale, extra large range controls. There is also a refrigerator with working lights, a ‘farm’ style sink and tap/faucet
Our favourite feature is the collection of 78 accessory pieces including pod coffee maker, pans, bowls, plates, cutlery, cups, a rattling popcorn maker and a smoothie maker
Practically speaking, unlike some other play kitchens we have seen where the accessories end up spread around the house due to limited storage, there is no excuse for those little chefs not to tidy up after themselves with the Step 2 Luxe Kitchen, as the product features ample storage.
In terms of the play pattern, kids get a lot out of this kind of toy. Role play has been proven in research studies to aid the development process in children in terms of acting out the role of a parent/other adult, this helps children learn to understand their own place in the world and stimulates their imaginations. This type of play also develops visual recognition and mental sorting/identification. It also (eventually!) helps to teach children the need to tidy up/to organise things.
Due to the number of electronic features, the product does need additional batteries (not included) – 5 AA & 6AAA batteries required.
WHO’S IT FOR: Budding little chefs aged 3 and over
THE TOY VERDICT: The Step 2 Grand Luxe Kitchen is impressively big, while also featuring great attention to all the small things that can make a good play kitchen great! Recommended.
WHERE TO BUY:
To buy the product in the USA, please click here: http://www.toysrus.com/kitchen
To buy the product in the UK, please click here: http://www.argos.co.uk/product/6165578
To see other Step 2 products on Amazon.com, just click here: http://amzn.to/2fS1QUW