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DIVA1977
20th July 2010, 21:16
Hoping to spend no more than ?100 on a pretend kitchen for my LO as im sick of him emptying my cupboards n denting my tins to play shop.

Hes typical energectic boy so a flimsy one be no good for him. Anyone had one they would recommend or say to avoid. One that will be robust and stand up to a lot of rough play

TIA

kirsjude
20th July 2010, 21:25
I don't think you can go wrong with Little Tikes stuff. It is so sturdy and hard wearing.

Have a look at

http://www.adventuretoys.co.uk/prodpage.asp?ProdID=1298

That one should be ?99.99 but reduced to ?59.99 as box is damaged. I've bought damaged box stuff from this site before and got real bargains.

j9mcl
20th July 2010, 21:31
Ikea do one and it is very sturdy. A bit pricey but you could sell it on when finished with.

http://www.ikea.com/gb/en/catalog/products/70129801

http://www.ikea.com/gb/en/catalog/products/90129800

suzie3441
20th July 2010, 21:55
DD has the one from ELC which is ok and she loves it but DS had a little tikes one and that was far better in design an durability.

c'est moi
20th July 2010, 21:56
another vote for Ikea - their kids kitchen stuff is fab

jamsandwhich
20th July 2010, 22:13
Yep - the girls love playing with the Ikea one when we visit. It has a removeable sink bowl and swivel tap, two hobs which have buttons and light up and shelves in cupboard and oven bit. The additional top bit which is made to look like a microwave is worth the extra and it has shelves too.

The girls are three in August and the in laws have all been asking what they want - I have tried to persuade them to club together and get this but I feel it isn't going to happen :rolleyes: If I hadn't already got them The elc dolls house I would definately buy them this - maybe for christmas instead!

kenziekoo
20th July 2010, 22:48
i think the ikea on looks amazing my 2 and 5 year old love playing in it

YooHoo
20th July 2010, 22:50
We have had our Little Tikes Kitchen for about 5 years, my DS and DD have loved it (mainly DD now) and it still looks brand new.Bought ours when my DS was 2 and into cupboards! Would really recommend one as they are very robust.

shopsomemore
21st July 2010, 00:04
Kitchen cupboards should do the job ......

heatherks
21st July 2010, 00:11
Id say the little tykes if you have the room for it or the one from ELC my daughters loved both

jamsandwhich
21st July 2010, 00:14
I don't think you can go wrong with Little Tikes stuff. It is so sturdy and hard wearing.

Have a look at

http://www.adventuretoys.co.uk/prodpage.asp?ProdID=1298

That one should be ?99.99 but reduced to ?59.99 as box is damaged. I've bought damaged box stuff from this site before and got real bargains.

Wish you hadn't posted this link - they have a shop to visit and it is only a 20 minute drive from where I live:eek:

DIVA1977
21st July 2010, 07:34
Thanks ev1 for your responsives and reassuring me the little tikes is up to teh job. Its just i bought expensive toys in the past like a JCB works bench that was ?80 i got on sale but everytime he touched it more than gently stoopid thing would fall over.

Luckily i had kept teh packaging and i took it back few weeks later when DS was asleep in car


The ikea is lovely if i had teh space, but also it probably be another ?30-50 to get the fake food, pots n pans

kenziekoo
21st July 2010, 07:37
the ikea is smaller than most little tikes i think and you can get the food in big lots on ebay!!!! the great think about the ikea is it looks like a real kitchen and that is what the kids like as they think they are doing it for real!

geegely
21st July 2010, 07:45
I much prefer the Ikea too...mainly because it's not so garish....wherever it goes in your house, it doesn't stick out like a sore thumb.

kenziekoo
21st July 2010, 08:15
what gets me with the plastic ones is the stickers because they get peeled off by little fingers leaving the kitchen looking a bit scrappy

britchic4
21st July 2010, 09:21
I will say my parents got a DS a very sturdy looking plastic one, and it is still standing (or was - took it to the recycle shop a couple of weeks ago) but it looks horrible. I think the Ikea one would have been much nicer had it existed then. Maybe relations could get the food etc as their present?

Jules_2005
21st July 2010, 09:39
I bought a little tikes country kitchen second hand from ebay and its been great. All my 3 have had alot of use from it. I was just thinking the other day that its another thing to put on my things to sell list as DD aged 6 no longer plays with it but for durability its a definate winner as the lady who had it before me had got about 4 years worth of play out of it for her kids and it still looks immaculate with nothing broken

DIVA1977
21st July 2010, 09:52
Im deffo going for little tikes . Although taken on board what ppl have said i think the ikea may be a little boring as being a typical boy the more lights n sounds etc and brighter the better.

http://www.adventuretoys.co.uk/prodpage.asp?ProdID=477

love this one on site kirsjude linked to as fridge i magnectic like proper fridge and i know he love that and love the fact it has 2 play sides
Just onna call n get clarification over state of boxes etc

kenziekoo
21st July 2010, 11:50
good choice Diva!!

Becles
21st July 2010, 14:49
My daughter has this one and it's had lots of play and it's durable:
http://www.elc.co.uk/Mini-Sizzlin%27-Kitchen/118424,default,pd.html

It all packs down into the case, so it's easy to store too.

She also has the dinner set, toaster, kettle, iron and ironing board from that range too, and she's played with them loads.

DIVA1977
21st July 2010, 14:49
Toys r us are currently selling the one kirsjude linked to for ?49.99. Might be useful for people who have one close as will save on postage. Not sure if on sale or not as dont show a higher price.

I ummed and ahhhed between two but the inside/outside won a my son can bbq like daddy n bampa and the fridge door is magnectic and he loves that in his nans sticking stuff on her door.

mhoc
21st July 2010, 18:37
Hoping to spend no more than ?100 on a pretend kitchen for my LO as im sick of him emptying my cupboards n denting my tins to play shop.

Hes typical energectic boy so a flimsy one be no good for him. Anyone had one they would recommend or say to avoid. One that will be robust and stand up to a lot of rough play

TIA

Might be worth a trawl through ebay, you can get all of the extras as well

http://shop.ebay.co.uk/i.html?_nkw=childrens+kitchen&_sacat=0&LH_BIN=1&_sop=15&_odkw=childrens+kitchen&_osacat=0&bkBtn=&_trksid=p3286.m270.l1313