Hape Wooden Pay Kitchen

Shown here is the Hape Wooden Gourmet Kitchen Set described below.

At Hazelnut Kids, wooden play kitchen sets are among the most popular types of toys that we offer. Ideal for toddlers ages 2+ years old, wooden play kitchens can foster creative and imaginative play while giving children a sense of freedom with their own kitchen space. Paired with awesome wooden kitchen accessories like pots, pans, various foods, and utensils, a complete play kitchen set can keep your young chef engaged for hours.

In this post, we are going to share three of the best wooden play kitchen sets at HazelnutKids.com and why each option offers a great investment to facilitate creative, life-like play for your child.

Hape Wooden Gourmet Kitchen

Made from natural wood and water-based paint, the Wooden Gourmet Kitchen from Hape is an excellent option among wooden play kitchen sets. Young chefs can can craft their own kid-sized play meals with this ideal wooden starter kitchen.

Check out the video below to see some of Hape’s wooden play kitchen sets and accessories in action.

Great for encouraging imaginative, pretend play, kids can interact with this wooden kitchen in many ways. Hape Wooden Pay Kitchen SetsTurn the big red knobs to get the stove going, peer through the over door to watch the food bake in the oven, and after a pretend feast has been eaten, kids can wash the dirty dishes in the sink.

The hutch and cupboard are ideal features for storing dishes and play food. Matching fridge and cookware is available for purchase with the Hape Wooden Gourmet Kitchen set, available at HazelnutKids.com.

 

Glückskäfer Wooden Play Kitchen with Top

Wooden Play Kitchen SetsThis dual-sided wooden kitchen set by Glückskäfer has a stove and oven on one side and a sink and cabinet on the other. The sink is designed with a stainless steel insert that can easily be removed and cleaned when needed. The oven opens for plenty of baking space and the stove can accommodate most child sized cookware. Wooden Play Kitchen Sets

This piece by Glückskäfer will keep your kids busy while you’re occupied in the kitchen. Although this wooden play kitchen set is an investment, it’s a timeless heirloom that’s made to last for generations. See the Glückskäfer Wooden Play Kitchen at HazelnutKids.com for further details.

 

Elves & Angels Jenny’s Wooden Play Kitchen

Jennys Wooden Play Kitchen SetsJenny’s Wooden Play Kitchen by Elves & Angels is a great option that caters nicely to play areas that are a bit less spacious but still enabling of relentless culinary creativity. The top shelf on this wooden play kitchen set can be used to display food or finished dishes. The complete unit offers an array features and playful possibilities, including a ringed stovetop, oven, built-in sink, and convenient storage compartment.

Elves & Angels Jenny’s Wooden Play Kitchen set is crafted with a smooth, formaldehyde-free birch plywood and is finished with linseed oil. The kitchen is 30.5″ tall, 25″ wide, and 11″ deep and the top shelf is 5″ deep. See this product among many of the great wooden play kitchen sets at HazelnutKids.com.


Elves and Angels

This time of year we receive lots of questions regarding our line of Elves and Angels Wooden Play Kitchens. David Smalley of Elves and Angels has done an outstanding job of creating heirloom quality wooden play kitchens that are kid friendly, earth friendly, and wallet friendly. David has made it his mission to create a selection of play kitchens that are under $200. There are a couple of deluxe versions that are slightly more expensive, but the majority of his line fulfill his mission. And did I mention they are made in the US, in the great state of Maine?

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Susan’s Wooden Play Kitchen

When looking through all the different models, it can become a bit overwhelming clicking back and forth to compare them. We are hoping to make this easier by creating a kitchen comparison chart. Enjoy looking them over and if you have any additional questions, don’t hesitate to contact us at info@hazelnutkids.com or 231-941-1901.

Julianna's Wooden Play Kitchen

Julianna’s Wooden Play Kitchen
(without broiler oven)
$179

 

Julianna's Wooden Play Kitchen with Broiler Oven

Julianna’s Wooden Play Kitchen
with Broiler Oven
$219

Christina's Wooden Play Kitchen

Christina’s Wooden Play Kitchen
$189

Sera's Wooden Play Kitchen

Sera’s Wooden Play Kitchen
$159

 

Jenny's Wooden Play Kitchen

Jenny’s Wooden Play Kitchen
$169

Sylvie's Wooden Play Kitchen

Sylvie’s Wooden Play Kitchen
$249

 

 

Jenny’s Julianna’s Julianna’s with Broiler Susan’s Sylvie’s Christina’s Sera’s
price $169 $179 $219 $199 $249 $189 $159
height (inches) 30.5 34 34 38 40 28.5 27
width (inches) 20 23 23 24 28 28 24
depth (inches) 11 12 12 12 11 11.25 12
shelves 1 on top with no back 1 on top with back 1 on top with back 2 with partial backs 2 with full backing no no
moveable knobs yes yes yes yes yes yes yes
bottom broiler no no yes no no no no
metal sink yes yes yes yes yes yes yes
4 burners yes yes yes yes yes yes yes
middle oven shelf no no no no yes yes no

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


We’ve been carrying a variety of beautiful Glueckskaefer nesting toys and building blocks for some time now.  Then there’s also the playground favorite, the big jump rope.  And we can’t forget about one of our best-sellers, the knitting mushroom.

 

But lately we’ve added a whole new line of Glueckskaefer playthings, perfect for the little chef in the family.  These kitchen-related toys are made especially for small hands and are the perfect addition to a child-sized play kitchen or helpful tools while helping alongside mom or dad in the real one.

This adorable miniature grater reminds us of something you might find in a Montessori classroom as little hands help prepare a snack. The wooden base keeps the grater steady and the stainless  grater gets the job done!

The classic hand beaters are quite charming as well. Also made of stainless, these beaters are functional, and if your little one is going to do all the work, we insist you let them lick the beaters!

Equally functional and adorable are the mini flour sifter, muffin mold, colander, rolling pin and stainless pots and pans. And you should have heard the “awe!”s  when we first saw the miniature wok, complete with tiny chopsticks! These made for children pieces rival any of your adult sized kitchen tools and we mean it when we say they are completely functional.

 

And speaking of kid-sized… The Glueckskaefer wooden play kitchens are at that perfect youngster-height and are, truly, some beautiful pieces of heirloom-quality play furniture.  The small stove-sink is great for tabletop kitchen play when you might not have the floor space for a freestanding play kitchen.  Or… if you do, the stove-oven-sink combo offers the basics of a real kitchen in a compact size.  If you’ve got a little extra space and want to have a play kitchen suitable to pass on to future generations, the play kitchen with top is for you.  Whatever the choice, each is made in Bosnia-Herzegovina from solid wood and will stand up to years of culinary creation by your mini chef!

From Glueckskaefer: “We are strongly convinced that through our products we are able to support children’s healthy development, love of learning, and joy in living, to respect social and ecological responsibility, and also to fund ‘Heads’ for creativity and imagination, ‘Hands’ for skill and craft, and ‘Hearts’ for honesty and for love.”

From Hazelnut Kids: “Bon appetit!”

~ Shannon – Hazelnut Kids Customer Service, Contributing Blogger, and Mother to Holden and Quinn