From $70 to $500: 10 Play Kitchens That Are More Stylish than Adult Ones

updated Sep 30, 2020
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Kids’ play kitchens let your little ones flex their imaginations and develop important skills, like counting and sharing. And they’ve always been impossibly cute — we can’t help but swoon over mini stovetop burners and sinks. These days, play kitchens have gotten super chic, too. They have subway tile backsplashes, farmhouse sinks, mid-century modern cabinetry, and all sorts of other details you wish your own kitchen had.

Here are 10 tiny kitchens we’d love to cook in.

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  1. Sink & Fridge, $70 at Plan Toys: Perfect for apartment-dwellers or anyone else who’s pressed for space, this portable kitchen is roughly one foot tall. Made from rubber wood and decorated with vegetable dyes, this kitchenette features a sink and faucet and a refrigerator door that opens. A bowl, cup, fork, and spoon are included.
  2. DUKTIG Play Kitchen, $99 at IKEA: We love the cute little microwave and the fact that the stovetop has lights to give it a realistic “glow” (don’t worry — it doesn’t actually get hot). If you want to give this minimalistic kitchen a little more personality, you can dress it up with contact paper or paint.
  3. Indigo Jamm Lynton Play Kitchen, $130 at Bed Bath & Beyond: Whimsical and colorful, this retro kitchen comes with utensils and salt and pepper shakers. The knobs turn and click, and the hands on the clock are moveable.
  4. Cook ‘n Serve Kitchen, $150 at Hape: This cute wooden kitchen (finished with water-based paint) has an oven and stovetop with knobs that turn; a faucet and sink; hooks for hanging pans, utensils, and potholders; and a pull-out counter with a storage shelf.
  5. Chef’s Kitchen, $180 at Melissa & Doug: Modern and gender-neutral, this incredibly realistic-looking kitchen has plenty of fun details to keep kids occupied. The refrigerator/freezer has separate doors that open, plus an ice maker that dispenses two fake ice cubes. The sink’s handles turn, and the faucet swivels. The turntable inside the microwave spins, and the knobs on the oven turn and click.
  6. Large Play Kitchen with Lights & Sounds, $190 at KidKraft: We love the faux subway tile backsplash and speckled “granite” countertop. But your kids will be much more interested in the battery-operated ice maker that lights up and sounds just like a real one. Big enough for two kids to play together, this kitchen has a fridge, washing machine, oven with four-burner cooktop, and a microwave.
  7. Jonti-Craft Toddler 2-in-1 Kitchen, $230 at Wayfair: Simple yet loaded with fun features, this kitchen has four burners, and the sink even has a pull-out “sprayer.” Plus there’s plenty of storage underneath. Built to last, the kitchen is made in the U.S. using environmentally-friendly materials.
  8. Teamson Kids Urban Adventure Play Kitchen, $279 at Target: This kitchen is super trendy with a farmhouse sink and sleek brass fixtures. And it’s fun to play in, too: The stove knobs make a clicking noise, and the ice maker dispenses two fake ice cubes.
  9. Future Foodie Play Kitchen Sink, $279 at The Land of Nod: This cheerful, mid-century modern-inspired kitchen has a stainless steel sink and faucet, plenty of cabinet space, and three hanging hooks.
  10. Chelsea All-in-1 Kitchen, $499 at Pottery Barn Kids: Painted a warm gray and outfitted with modern brass hardware, this kitchen has it all. The farmhouse sink even holds water. Your little one will love turning all the knobs and opening and closing all the doors.