Looking for the perfect kitchen set for your little tike but everything you have found is for children a bit older than what your child is right now? Not a problem at all as this Little Tikes Lil' Cooks Kitchen we came across may be the perfect design for you. It is constructed to be a fun, learning environment while also giving something a bit different than what you'll find in the other models.
While you won't really find too many other toddler and baby kitchens like this (making shopping around a bit more tricky), if it fits your needs it might just be the best option to go with. However, we will provide some related options in a moment.
So, before you decide to go out and pick up the Little Tikes Lil' Cooks Kitchen, let's look over all the features in order to make sure it is able to give you exactly what you want and need. The different categories to keep in mind include:
Little Tikes is always pretty good about providing you with accessories upon purchasing a play kitchen set. This is something not all kitchen brands offer. In terms of added features on the Little Tikes Lil' Cooks Kitchen, you'll receive a baking sheet with cookie holders designed to help your child match a shape with the outline. You'll also receive an eggs and bacon puzzle, frying pan and a clock on the top of the kitchen.
The set itself is going to run around $96 (as of April, 2016). Now, this is going to depend on where you purchase it and whether or not shipping is included with the price. The set is designed for children between one year and four years. At that point, if your child is still looking to move on up to a larger kitchen, you are able to do just that. It makes for a perfect bridge between a larger kitchen set.
There are some nice features found on this particular set that do help it stand apart from the other kitchens on the market (especially since you really are not going to find too many other kitchens designed for the age group). These different features include:
The nice thing about this kitchen set is you do not need to put anything together. It is ready to go right out of the box. So, if you'd rather avoid sitting around and trying to piece together a large kitchen set, this should provide you with exactly what you're looking for.
The Little Tikes Lil' Cooks Kitchen is a nice size for just about anywhere you go or any room. It is around 13 inches wide, 7.6 inches deep and has a height of approx. 16 inches. This makes it easy to move and you can place it in whatever room you want. In terms of weight, it checks in at 5 pounds, so you won't have much a problem with the weight either.
If you are interested in the Little Tikes Lil' Cooks Kitchen but want to know what else is out there, there actually isn't all that much in terms of the age range. There is a Little Tikes Cook N Grow Kitchen model. This is a smaller kitchen that has some pull-out features so it is larger than what it looks in storage.
It is an alright design although it is designed for children just slightly older (probably want to wait until 18 months or two years to go with this option). It has a similar price tag of $92. Now, the other major brands, including Step2 and KidKraft don't make kitchens for this particular age group. Little Tikes does have some nice other options though. The Little Tikes DiscoverSounds Kitchen is less expensive (around $35 or so) and is a bit smaller as well, so you can take it with you as well.
Also consider the Fisher Price Laugh and Learn models as these are aimed more at the younger year toddlers (1 to 2).
To conclude this article, the Little Tikes Lil' Cooks Kitchen is a great toy kitchen set for your child. If you want a toy for a child who's a bit too small to use the larger, more advanced kitchens, this might be the perfect option for you. While it is always recommended to shop around and see what all you can find, due to the limited nature of this toy demographic and what is currently is available, if it fits into your price range this is a great way to go.