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KidKraft Cookie Baking Set Review

KidKraft Cookie Baking Set

Last Christmas, I wrote about how I searched and searched to find my daughter the perfect play kitchen and how I ended up with a KidKraft kitchen. {See my KidKraft Kitchen Review here}  When the good people at KidKraft saw my post they wrote me an email to tell me how much the liked my thorough review and they asked for my address so that they could send me a KidKraft Baking Set for free – no strings attached.  Of course I said yes and my daughter has happily played with it for months now.  She loves it and I love that it’s made with the same KidKraft quality that I’ve came to expect.

Since Christmas is just around the corner I wanted to share my review of this baking set with you in case that you or someone you know is considering buying a set for the special child in your life.

KidKraft Baking Set

I’ll start with this stock photo from KidKraft.  This set comes with a mixer, removable bowl, two cookies, cookie tray, a working rolling pin, and a spoon for stirring.  Every piece is made with wood and covered with some sort of durable paint.  After months of wear there isn’t one little bit of paint that has chipped.  That’s pretty impressive!

KidKraft Play Cookies

My daughter loves to set her table and serve her little stuffed friends.  Here is a picture of a table that she set herself.  I know what you’re thinking…either that I taught her well or that she is OCD.  ha!  It may be a little of both.

KidKraft Cookies

Here’s an up close look at the cookies to give you a better idea of what they look like.  They have some weight to them without being too heavy.

Kid's Mixer

The mixer moves up and down with ease.  It’s made well so that little fingers won’t get pinched when playing.

Kids's Wooden Mixer

Here’s a look at the mixer when it’s in the down position.  You can see that there is a gap between the beater bars and the bowl.  That’s nice for two reasons. 1.) It won’t scratch the bowl. 2.) Little hands can easily remove the bowl without having to lift the top of the mixer.

KidKraft Mixer

From this angle you can see how it fits perfectly on the counter space available and it even leaves some room for additional food prep.  You can also see the circular logo in the side of the mixer.  If I had my way it wouldn’t be there but it’s certainly not a deal breaker.

KidKraft Kitchen Accessories

Here’s an example of that free counter space being put to good use.  The lovely hand towel was made by my sweet sister-in-law who also made a matching dish towel too.

KidKraft Kitchen

Here’s a look at my daughter baking her KidKraft cookies.

Okay, it’s time for a quick review.

Pros:

  1. All pieces are made with wood so I know they’ll last.
  2. After months of use the paint is still in perfect condition.
  3. The mixer is made well so it won’t pinch tiny fingers.
  4. No annoying noises or batteries to replace.
  5. Working rolling pin and liftable mixer {yes, I made up the word liftable}.
  6. Fits well on our KidKraft kitchen, it matches it, and looks nice setting out.
  7. The bowl can be removed easily and used as a salad bowl or fruit bowl, etc.

Tiny Con:

  1. I’m not a fan of the logo on the side of the mixer.

All in all, my daughter and I both love this set and would recommend it to any little chef.  If you have any questions please feel free to ask!

This KidKraft Baking Set is on sale right now at Target for $23.49 but prices are always fluctuating so double check before you buy.

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KidKraft Kitchen Review

Why We Love Our KidKraft Kitchen

When my husband and I decided to buy my little girl a kitchen for Christmas last year, I didn’t know it then but, I had my work cut out for me.  There are dozens, probably hundreds of models to choose from.  There are wooden ones, plastic ones, non-gender ones, girly ones, ones with grills attached, and ones with seating attached.  There are kitchens that transition with age.  There are some that offer a lot of storage and some that have very little.  Some come with electronic sounds and some have old fashion knobs that click when you turn them.  The options were overwhelming!!!  Don’t get me started on accessories.  You know?  The play food, plates, blenders, toasters, dish towels, aprons…Ahhh!!!

From the picture above you can tell that I did finally decide on a kitchen.  It took weeks of researching and weighing the pros and cons.  This was the only big present we got her for Christmas and we only gave a few small other gifts so we shelled out the money for a new, fancy pants, wooden, KidKraft kitchen.  We love it!  Absolutely love it!

Because I’ve posted pictures with my daughter playing with her kitchen on Instagram and on Facebook I’ve had probably a dozen or so people ask me where I got it.  Requests keep coming in so today I decided to write a post and tell everyone about the kitchen we bought and why we love it.  For disclosure, I was not paid by any company to write about this product but I have included my affiliate links in this post so I can maybe buy a coffee with the proceeds from people who buy through my link.  It won’t cost anyone a penny more!

Now, here’s the kitchen I bought.  It’s called the KidKraft Uptown Espresso Kitchen.

Why I like it:

  1. It’s wooden and built well so it will last.  Plus, it’s heavy enough that it won’t fall over on her (but it does come with wall brackets just in case!).
  2. It doesn’t take batteries so there’s no need to replace them and no annoying noises.
  3. It’s non-gender so if we have a son later down the road he can play with it too (I know boys play with pink things all the time but I figure why plan for it when it can be avoided?).
  4. It’s attractive enough to have in our living room without looking like an eyesore.
  5. It’s not a primary color and it doesn’t have to have matching accessories to look nice (Things like that bother me. Maybe I’m the only one!).
  6. The sink was removable for cleaning. Nice bonus!
  7. It had a towel rack and pegs for hanging towels or utensils (What can I say? I like details!).
  8. It has a chalk board on the freezer and a water dispenser in the fridge.
  9. The fridge has a shelf inside so you can put two large baskets inside to hold food.
  10. The oven has a slide out cookie sheet that is removable (Two levels of storage inside!).
  11. The dishwasher’s shelf is removable too (Two levels of storage inside!).
  12. There is a detachable phone on the side of the fridge.
  13. There is a small amount of counter space for food prep.
  14. There is space behind the sink for accessory storage (We have a toaster and salt and pepper there).
  15. There is a shelf above the sink for extra storage.
  16. The sink head rotates and the handle moves up and down.
  17. The stove and range knobs click when you turn them but that’s all the noise this kitchen makes.
  18. The oven doors open to the left and the dishwasher to the right so you can play in both at once.
  19. My daughter (who was 18 months when we bought it) can play with the lower parts now and the upper areas when she gets older.  This will be a toy she can play with for a long time.

To buy it:

If you’re interested in buying this KidKraft Uptown Espresso Kitchen you can buy it online at Amazon.com.  I bought mine from Walmart.com but they’re currently sold out of this kitchen at the moment.

The accessories:

KidKraft Cookware Set

We chose to go with different pots and pans but if you are wanting to hang utensils on the pegs in the back of this kitchen, this KidKraft Cookware Set is the only one with handles wide enough to fit.  It’s on sale right now at Walmart.com for $20.34 but keep in mind that those prices could change.

 

Step 2 Cookware Set

We have the Step2 Cooking Essentials 10-piece Stainless Steal Set.  It’s adorable!  I love that I she could really cook with them later on and we can throw them in the dishwasher when they’re dirty.  Isn’t the little stock pot just adorable?  We hung the two pot holders from the pegs in the kitchen and store the other pots and pans in the dishwasher when not being used.  Amazon.com currently sells this set for $29.77 + Free Super Saver Shipping.

 

Play Food

I bought plastic play food so it would be quieter play than if I had chosen wooden food.  It’s much cheaper too!  You can read about how I got a great deal on my play food at Aldi here.

 

Kidkraft Play Dishes

I hope to buy these plastic KidKraft play dishes soon for my daughter’s second birthday.  Walmart.com has them on sale right now for $15 and Amazon.com for $18.48 but the prices are always fluctuating.

6 Month Update: We still love our kitchen and recently reviewed out KidKraft Baking Set if you want to check that out here.

Well, I think that’s it!  I hope I gave you enough information without boring you to tears.  If you have any questions at all please feel free to ask!

Pure Fun Kid’s Jumper Trampoline 29% off + Free Shipping!

Pure Fun

 

Right now, the Pure Fun Kid’s Jumper Trampoline is on sale for $49.98 at Amazon.  That’s 29% off the list price of $69.99!  Plus, this item ships for free!

 

I’ve thought about getting one of these for my daughter for a while now because she absolutely loves to jump and I might as well buy it now and take advantage of this decreased price!

 

Remember that Amazon prices can change at anytime so please verify the price before check out!

Save 83% on Velvet Animal Style Finger Puppets Set – Only $3.35 Shipped!

finger puppets

 

This very cute 10 piece Velvet Animal Style Finger Puppets Set is on sale for $3.35 at Amazon right now. That’s 83% off the list price of $19.99!    I think these would be perfect for an Easter basket!!

This finger puppet set has an average customer rating of 4.3 out of 5 possible stars based on 100 customer reviews.  Oh, and they ship for free with no minimum purchase!!

Save 48% on the Barbie Glamtastic Boom Box!

Barbie Glamtastic Boom Box

 

The Barbie Glamtastic Boom Box is on sale for $25.99 at Amazon right now. That’s 48% off the list price of $49.99!

 

Product Features:

  • CD,CD-R, CD-RW playback
  • FM stereo and AUX function
  • Two-digit track display
  • Telescoping antenna
  • Stereo headphone jack

 

This item is rated well and it ships for $7.29!  This could make a great little girl’s birthday gift.

Melissa & Doug Terrific Twenty Giveaway is Back!

Melissa & Doug Giveaway

 

Have you seen Melissa & Doug’s new “Terrific Twenty” Holiday Gift list?  This list, is found on the Melissa & Doug website, and it includes the top toys of 2012.  It has items for every child in each age range.  It including arts and crafts, wooden favorites, educational toys, classic toys for toddlers, and gifts for big kids, too.  This is a great place to shop as you finish off your Christmas shopping! Plus, they’re giving away a free gift every day from their Terrific Twenty list.  Go here to Melissa & Doug to enter!

Knex Value Tub 400 Pieces $10.97

KNex Tub

 

Just in time for Christmas!  Knex Value Tub 400 pieces is on sale on Amazon for $ 10.97  + free super saver shipping.  The original price is $24.99.  What a deal!

 

Amazon’s description, “Loaded with 400 parts, including bricks, for lots of open-ended fun and endless building and play opportunities! Includes instructions and ideas for 20 models or use your imagination to dream up your own creations. The convenient storage tub means there is always a place to put your parts or take the fun with you wherever you go! Plus the parts and the tub are all made in the USA. For ages 7+.”

 

Please note that this is an  Amazon Deal and their stock and prices change frequently so you’ll want to double check the price before purchasing.

 

For more great Christmas ideas and deals check out our Christmas Gift Guide!

Amazon: 32-Piece Crayola Glow Board 3-D Explosion Set for $9.99 (Reg. $34.95)

Crayola Glow Board 3D

 

As always, Amazon has great deals and I want to start featuring more of their toy deals with you so that you can save money on Christmas shopping.

 

Right now, Amazon has the 32-Piece Crayola Glow Board 3-D Explosion Set by Crayola priced at just $9.99 today with free Super Saver Shipping on qualified $25+ purchases.

 

This looks absolutely adorable and I wish my little girl was old enough to play with it!

 

Thanks, For the Mommas!

 

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Toys R Us: Toy Story 3 Memory Game Only $1!

Toy Story 3 Game Toys R Us

Wow, this is an unbelievable deal! If you’re heading to Toys R Us today, make sure you swing by and grab the Toy Story 3 Memory Game for only $1.  Before you drive over just for this one item you might want to call ahead and see if they have any left in stock.  There is a limit of 2 per person and they are only available while supplies last.  This would make a great gift to give or donate for Christmas!

 

Thanks, Sarah, for the heads up!