Monday Giveaway: Step2 Creative Cooks Kitchen ($199)

by Kelsey Norwood

in Giveaways

And the winner is…Kim, whose favorite is the LifeStyle Legacy Kitchen!

Send an email to kelsey[at]vanillajoy[dot]com BEFORE FRIDAY to claim your prize.

THE PRIZE

One lucky reader will win a Step2 Creative Cooks Kitchen (sold exclusively at Toys R Us)!

MY REVIEW

Even though we have a house full of boys, we still love a play kitchen!

My boys are in the kitchen helping me a lot, and we all think it’s fantastic for them to have their own kitchen to play and pretend in. You might think a play kitchen would be less messy than a real kitchen – most of the time that’s not true. These are two messy cooks!

But it’s fine because there is plenty of room in this sprawling kitchen for these two to cook and play and pretend and eat as messily as they like.

One of their favorite things so far is the little “ordering window.” They take turns placing their orders and there is surprisingly little one the menu for a play kitchen. I’ve tried to order some of my favorite things to be told that I have to order grilled cheese, pancakes, or hot cocoa. Okay! Maybe we’ll have to have some cooking lessons for my not-so creative cooks…


The other favorite thing is the spinning spice rack – this kitchen comes with plenty of dishes and cooking tools including a set of spice jars! They fit nicely in this little carousel that spins and spins, making it super easy and fun to make sure that pretend food is seasoned and delicious.

I’m getting used to cinnamon on my grilled cheese, it’s really quite good.

Step2 is our first brand choice for kid’s products for a few reasons – the plastic is super durable and sturdy. We have tried many many Step2 products over the years and they are consistently high quality and long lasting, even when used outside in the sun and rain.

Our second favorite thing about Step2 products are the bright colors. This play kitchen is a great example of a high quality, functional make-believe toy that is colorful and bright and mimics the tools and products we moms/adults use in real life.

The Creative Cooks kitchen is full of great features and it has tons of storage – that’s my favorite thing about it…There are those four little orange tubs for storage plus a recycling bin and another white tub, all with perfect little cubbies to fit into. There’s hooks for hanging utensils and even a dish cupboard above the fridge. Plus the microwave, stove, fridge, freezer, and sink!

This Step2 play kitchen has everything a child needs to pretend for real!

{thanks to Step2 for sponsoring today’s review/giveaway!}

GIVEAWAY RULES

  • Make a comment on this post telling me your favorite Step2 play kitchen before midnight Sunday, October 14.
  • A winner will be selected and announced Monday, October 15.

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GOOD LUCK and THANKS!

{This product was provided to Vanilla Joy for review purposes.}

{ 124 comments… read them below or add one }

1 FoxyJ October 1, 2012 at 2:45 pm

The little 50s Diner kitchen from Step 2 is really cute!

I know my toddler would love a play kitchen and I bet my older kids would play with it too.

2 Elizabeth October 1, 2012 at 5:10 pm

I also choose the 50’s diner. Love it!

3 Elizabeth October 1, 2012 at 5:11 pm

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4 Kathryn October 1, 2012 at 8:27 pm

Love the Pink Kitchen!

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6 Kimberly October 2, 2012 at 4:34 am

My favorite is the 50’s Diner.

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12 jengd October 2, 2012 at 8:43 am

My son would get such a kick out of the LifeStyle™ Deluxe Kitchen.

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18 Tabathia B October 2, 2012 at 8:52 am

I like the gourmet cafe kitchen

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23 Becky Chamberlain October 2, 2012 at 9:24 am

LOVE the Creative Cooks kitchen!

24 Kim October 2, 2012 at 10:15 am

LOVE- LifeStyle Legacy Kitchen™

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29 amy pugmire October 2, 2012 at 10:26 am

I love the gourmet cafe kitchen

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34 Jen October 2, 2012 at 10:39 am

I love the one you are giving away – the creative cooks. My boys have a REALLY small play kitchen that we have had for years and they still play with, but since it is so small, it is hard for them to play together with it. I know they would enjoy this one SO much more.

35 Anne Marie October 2, 2012 at 10:50 am

The 50’s diner – so neat.

36 Anne Marie October 2, 2012 at 10:50 am

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37 Anne Marie October 2, 2012 at 10:51 am

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38 Sue D October 2, 2012 at 11:14 am

My favorite is the Fresh Market kitchen.

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42 Kenyetta October 2, 2012 at 11:42 am

I think the 50s diner is adorable!

43 Kenyetta October 2, 2012 at 11:42 am

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44 Milcah October 2, 2012 at 12:19 pm

Oh my gosh the Grand Walk In Kitchen & Grill is AWESOME!!!

45 Milcah October 2, 2012 at 12:24 pm

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51 Milcah October 2, 2012 at 12:34 pm
52 Missy October 2, 2012 at 12:40 pm

I too have all boys, but they could play in any Step2 kitchen for HOURS – and with a new baby coming – that might be a really really good thing ;)

53 Missy October 2, 2012 at 12:40 pm

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56 Missy October 2, 2012 at 12:42 pm

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57 ashley c October 3, 2012 at 8:04 am

i like the grill an play patio cafe

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58 Kiana October 4, 2012 at 6:52 am

The Grand Walk In Kitchen and Grill is really cool!

59 Annita October 4, 2012 at 10:48 am

The Fresh Market Kitchen looks really fun and right up my kids alley. Love your site!

60 Annita October 4, 2012 at 10:57 am

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61 Carol G October 4, 2012 at 3:22 pm

I like the Gourmet Cafe Kitchen. I love your blog and sewing projects.

62 Kristi October 4, 2012 at 11:08 pm

I think this kitchen you reviewed looks like the best…honestly! I have been wanting to get my daughter a play kitchen for her birthday or Christmas (she’ll be 3 in Nov.) and I have been researching them online quite a bit lately. I narrowed down my search to the Step 2 brand quickly, because we have some of their other toys, and it’s just like you say – they have high quality products that are incredibly durable and that I trust. I really like Step 2 and their company values – I mean, look at this kitchen – it even has a recycling bin! And although all their kitchen sets look fantastic, I wanted something larger for my daughter that she could play with her cousins or friends without getting cramped. Well I found a picture of this particular kitchen on the TRU site and Googled more about it…and I found your site! So first I gotta say thanks because your pictures are great and you captured some details I didn’t see in the other pictures I found…your review seriously just sold me this kitchen (great job!). I was actually thrilled to see pics of your sons playing with it because I am confident now that this is something my little one will continue to play with for a few years. My search is over! I definitely want to get her this kitchen!

63 robin October 5, 2012 at 12:09 am

I actually love the creative cooks kitchen the best. Its unique!

64 Jenn McCullar October 5, 2012 at 8:46 pm

One of my favorites is the Grand Walk-In Kitchen & Grill, but I like all the storage bin and space in the one you reviewed, so they have space for food and dishes.

65 Jenn McCullar October 5, 2012 at 8:47 pm

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71 Livivua October 6, 2012 at 4:53 am

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72 Livivua October 6, 2012 at 4:57 am
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77 Livivua October 6, 2012 at 5:01 am
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79 Heather S October 6, 2012 at 12:26 pm

I really like the Gourmet Cafe Kitchen!

80 Heather S October 6, 2012 at 12:28 pm
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86 Heather S October 6, 2012 at 12:38 pm

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87 Melinda Wilson October 6, 2012 at 3:46 pm

I love the 50’s diner!

88 rondah October 7, 2012 at 7:27 pm

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94 Jamie-lea October 10, 2012 at 7:27 pm

Just found your fantastic blog through pinterest! Thanks for sharing all your crafty ways My little boys would so love the Creative Cooks Diner. Thank you again! I’m off to make some super hero capes with your inspiration! :)

95 Shannon October 11, 2012 at 2:17 pm

Of course the Grand walk in kitchen is really cool, maybe not practical space-wise, but it’s cool!

96 Shannon October 11, 2012 at 2:20 pm

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101 Shannon October 11, 2012 at 2:26 pm

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102 Jill October 11, 2012 at 7:26 pm

I love the Grand Walk-In Kitchen & Grill. My husband and I do a lot of grilling and I know my little ones would love to as well:)

103 Patty Pooh October 12, 2012 at 10:21 am

I love the creative cooks kitchen the best . I think it is really neat how they have incorporated the pet feeding station what a fresh new idea.

104 Lilly October 12, 2012 at 12:19 pm

Definitely the Grand Walk-In. It reminds me of a kitchen in a home I designed a few years ago. My daughter would have a blast whipping up some “meals” for her Daddy and I! :D

105 Krystal Stores October 12, 2012 at 12:40 pm

I love the new Fresh Market Kitchen. My son loves to cash registers and playing with the card swipers when we are out shopping! The Fresh Market kitchen also has lots of space for multiple kids to play.

106 erin October 12, 2012 at 12:44 pm

ok … I love the lifestyle grand walk in kitchen, but since the kids would have to sleep in it *no room for it* I love the grill and patio cafe!

107 Karina October 12, 2012 at 5:01 pm

Step 2’s Grand Walk In Kitchen & Grill is pretty amazing!

108 Karina October 12, 2012 at 5:01 pm

I pinned your super hero cape tutorial on pinterest. So making these for Christmas!

109 Karina October 12, 2012 at 5:02 pm

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110 Karina October 12, 2012 at 5:03 pm

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111 Karina October 12, 2012 at 5:04 pm

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113 Karina October 12, 2012 at 5:07 pm

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114 Karina October 12, 2012 at 5:11 pm

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115 HollyP October 12, 2012 at 7:35 pm

The diner is darling!

116 Jen October 13, 2012 at 10:54 am

My kids (ages 18 mo & 3 yrs) favorite is the Creative Cooks kitchen. When they saw the pictures of it, they asked to put it on their Christmas list. They think that they get the kitchen, plus a dog with it!

117 Jen October 13, 2012 at 11:04 am

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119 Jen October 13, 2012 at 11:05 am

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121 Jen October 13, 2012 at 11:23 am

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122 Stephanie October 13, 2012 at 6:41 pm

I love the creatives cook kitchen!! Our little girl would love the pet feeding station :)

123 Steve October 13, 2012 at 6:53 pm

This would be the perfect kitchen for our little girl, I can see many hours spent playing!

124 Kristi October 18, 2012 at 12:06 pm

Congrats Kim on winning the kitchen! I just bought this same one yesterday from Toys R Us for my daughter’s upcoming b-day. I know she’ll enjoy it!

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