I'm really happy with this play kitchen. It is smaller than many kitchens, so it's great for homes with limited space (like mine). I love that it is mobile and easy to pull out and use and then tuck back and away when necessary. It looks great. It was easy to put together and seems well made. They have changed the door design (mine was ordered in early December 2016) and it seems to be sturdier than the old design There are now white plastic pieces that hold the hinge for the oven door and the plastic piece covers the outside and inside of the front to reinforce the hinge. But most importantly, my child is in love with it too!
Great kitchen set
I bought this for my daughter for her second birthday which was met with her immediate delight. Lots of "wows!!" Exactly as pictured. Amazing quality.Good: perfect for homes with little space (literally extends 12" in depth, even if that sounds unworkable, it is) and can be easily moved; excellent quality from Hape; realistic; just enough features if you don't want a deluxe behemoth version; extra mobility features and pretend play possibilities (with the chalkboards and extension); perfect size for Hape, KidKraft, and Learning Resources accessories (see picture); and simply an attractive toy.Not-so-good: not a deluxe behemoth (so no fridge or pantry, no washer, way less counterspace...); smaller everything (e.g., sink, 2-burner stovetop instead of 4); needs an additional storage basket for all your accessories if you do plan to move the unit; the only interactive features are clicking knobs; and really only accommodates 2 children unless moved away from the wall).We use the oven for dish and serviceware storage in addition to hanging and stacking on top. We haven't had issues with the door like others, but it seems reinforced (bought this in April 2017). We leave the extension open as a makeshift pantry and use an additional basket for her playfood. We have bought Learning Resources playfood, and it's all sized perfectly (even to the Hape wooden food). We also have some other random toys that all happened to work perfectly size-wise. I plan to get her some flag banners and fun chalk pens to expand use of the pretend functionality as she grows.I paid about $85, and it was worth every penny. I researched all the smaller units, and it came down to this, another Hape unit, or a Melissa & Doug model. So glad we picked this one!*** For those interested, I did not receive this (or any other product) for free or at a discount. I just wanted to offer my input to other parents on the fence.
Beautiful kitchen set. It looks so much nicer than our old plastic thing and the chalkboard is a great touch.
Our son literally plays with this everyday. High quality, super easy assembly. Would definitely recommend.