Looking to save space on a smaller kitchen but don't want to skimp on style or features? The Step2 Lifestyle Fresh Accents Kitchen is a nice offering that comes with a classic kitchen look. Of course, the kitchen you ultimately settle on really just depends on the kind of look you're going for and the features you'd like, so make sure to look over everything in order to find the right design that works for both you and your child.
As is the case with any other toy kitchen set on the market, you need to compare the sets in different categories. Some of these set categories include:
The Step2 Lifestyle Fresh Accents Kitchen might be on the smaller side, but it doesn't lack in added features. Some other kitchen brands out there might offer you a single pot or a few spoons. Not products sold by Step2!
During the time of this writing you'll receive a 30 piece accessory set, which includes 10 peace play food, a cordless phone, coffee pot and different pieces your child can play with. This way, you won't need to go out and spend more money on added accessories. It is ready to go as soon as you put it together.
The Step2 Lifestyle Fresh Accents Kitchen also has some sound effects when using the burners, so you will need two AAA batteries (not included). In total, the kitchen set runs $79 (as of April, 2016), which isn't all that high when comparing it with other kitchens sold. The play kitchen is recommended for children between the ages of two and six years.
Even though it is a small size, you do receive some nice features to keep in mind. These different features include:
The Step2 Lifestyle Fresh Accents Kitchen does require some assembly. Now, it is all plastic, so it shouldn't take long to put together and it will only take 10 or 20 minutes to have the entire set ready to go. Now, both the oven and microwave come with stickers that can be placed on the doors, depicting food on the inside. You can place these stickers on yourself, or if you like the look of not having the stickers, you can simply skip out on putting these stickers into place.
The Step2 Lifestyle Fresh Accents Kitchen comes in with a depth of 13.5 inches. It is 26 inches wide and 41 inches tall. This makes it about the average height and depth, while the width is smaller than most, as it is just a fraction longer than two feet. With this kind of size, you shouldn't have much of an issue putting the set just about anywhere.
It makes it the perfect offering for your child's room, for a playroom or anywhere else you need it. Plus, the kitchen weighs in at 22.4 pounds, so even if you place it in one room you can move it easily. Now, the toy does have most of the weight at the base of the product, but as it doesn't weight much in the first place, it increases the chance of some tipping.
As long as you make sure your child is not climbing on the kitchen it should be alright, but just keep this in mind.
Are you looking for a small kitchen option that is still from Step2? Not a problem, the Step2 Cozy Kitchen is actually a bit smaller, but with a price tag of $55, it comes with a surprising number of features. It is great when you just don't have the room or want to go overboard with the budget.
If you don't mind shopping around out of the brand name or are looking for something with more blue and gray tones, you can consider the Little Tikes Super Chef Kitchen. This is a corner unit, which makes it nice for saving space. With a price tag of $79, it is the same price as the Step2 Lifestyle Fresh Accents Kitchen.
The Step2 Lifestyle Fresh Accents Kitchen provides some nice little features that really work well. It isn't as highly priced as other kitchens on the market, but as long as your child likes it there isn't a problem with that at all. Plus, even though with a smaller size, it has some excellent features pushed into the design. Just make sure to compare the kitchen with other options on the market to ensure you pick out that perfect look, no matter what it is you are going for.