Shopping around for the right kitchen set sometimes has a few issues along the way. Maybe folks don't have a ton of space in their home to work with.
Or perhaps your child doesn't want the bright color scheme commonly found in kitchen toy sets. While other sets may be designed specifically for one kind of look or child in mind, the Little Tikes Super Chef Kitchen is a great option for just about any location and when a child wants a different look regarding the kitchen color.
It has some solid features, comes with a few accessories and design elements you likely will not find on most other lesser kitchen sets.
When buying a toy kitchen, always break it down into a few different categories. This makes it far easier to select the right kitchen for your particular needs. These categories include:
When buying a kitchen set, you will find some brands provide you with a considerable number of accessories packed with the kitchen. Other brands such as Kidkraft may offer one or two options, but you'll need to go out and purchase the additional kitchen toys to be able to complete the kitchen.
The Little Tikes Super Chef Kitchen model, falls right in the middle. It does have a few accessories, and while you'll likely want to go out and purchase additional toys, it helps start you off. These included accessories are a coffee pot, two plates, cups, forks, knives and spoons, one frying pan and one phone. As of April, 2016, the kitchen set costs around $79. This can vary just a bit, depending on where you buy it and if it includes free shipping or not.
The set itself is designed for children between the ages of three and 10. Now, a 10 year old is likely going to be far too tall in order to play with the set. So, in reality the max age you'll receive with this Super Chef Kitchen is around six, although this really does just depend on how fast your child grows.
The kitchen set does come with a host of nice features. These features include:
The Little Tikes Super Chef Kitchen does require two AAA batteries to make the audio sounds (not included). On top of this, you'll need to assemble some parts of the kitchen. For the most part, it is one large piece and the fixtures snap into place. This way, it only really takes 10 minutes or so to have the kitchen ready for your child to play with.
The kitchen set has measurements of around 28 inches wide, 14 inches deep and 40 inches tall. With this width and depth, you can put it just about anywhere. Even if you don't have an open corner, you can place it against a wall. Plus, at close to 23 pounds, you can also move it to another room without issue (although it is generally recommended to have it set up in the room you wish it to stay in).
Before buying the kitchen briefly compare it to other toy kitchen options out there in a similar price range.
The Step2 LifeStyle Custom Kitchen Playset is slightly more expensive at $96, and while it doesn't go in a corner it does have a similar look to it, featuring a gray and blue color scheme (instead of the more typical bright colors). And since it is a Step2 kitchen, it comes loaded with additional fun accessories which helps justify the increase in price.
If you'd like to stick with the Little Tikes brand of toys, the Little Tikes Ultimate Cook Kitchen is a nice available option. The toy does cost a bit more at around $100, but it shares many of the same color features (the gray and blue look), and while it doesn't go into a corner it does have some added storage designs built into the kitchen, Plus, it is a bit more open in layout should you prefer something that provides viewable windows for your child.
To conclude our review, The Little Tikes Super Chef Kitchen is a great corner kitchen, and while made from plastic, it does have a solid base and design so you don't need to worry about the safety of those playing with it. Just make sure to compare the Little Tikes Super Chef Kitchen with other kitchens before making the final purchase.
Also, should a wooden kitchen be more along the lines of what you're searching for, please check out models put out by Kidkraft in the "Play Kitchens" tab.