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spongebunnyfatpants Sun 21-Nov-10 20:44:30

Hi I'm just wondering if anyone can recommend a good toy kitchen for my 2 ds's age 2 and 5.
I'm willing to spend up to about £100, I want something that's good quality, sturdy and isn't too girly.
Thanks.

looseleaf Sun 21-Nov-10 22:04:37

have you tried GLTC or ELC websites? I've been looking out for kitchens too for dd's Christmas present and spotted several I like which aren't girly

CrispyTheCrisp Sun 21-Nov-10 22:07:40

We have this one. I managed to get it for about £115 in the end IIRC but you just have to wait for someone doing a deal. If you have a 20% ELC voucher, you could get it for £120, but by the looks of it the ELC one doesn't have a microwave or telephone which is a bit crap

stainesmassif Sun 21-Nov-10 22:09:51

this is nice - i'm very tempted for ds. elc also have a beauuuutiful red one for about £150 that i have drooled over several times. here. ds loves them. so cute.

obviously dh would prefer us to get a tool kit or garage.

CrispyTheCrisp Sun 21-Nov-10 22:12:34

Staines - see my link above, better than the ELC one IMO (and cheaper hmm)

MegBusset Sun 21-Nov-10 22:14:10

The Ikea one is brilliant, going to get it for my DC too

stainesmassif Sun 21-Nov-10 22:17:27

crispy, yes, saw we cross posted, yours is gorgeous. now, i just need to find some space in our house!

stealthsquiggle Sun 21-Nov-10 22:18:22

We have this one - it has stood the test of time so far (3 years) very well, and is more compact than most of the other wooden ones. I suspect you can get it a bit cheaper if you hunt around.

Goodmum422 Sun 21-Nov-10 22:34:15

You should check out play kitchens, they are having a great sale with additional coupon

spongebunnyfatpants Tue 23-Nov-10 13:54:22

Thank you for all you replies, I'm going to check them out now.

JoanPlaysTheAccordion Tue 23-Nov-10 14:01:33

I got this one last Christmas and it's been great. Played with every day by my two (aged 2 and 3) and still in excellent condition.

IHeartKingThistle Sun 28-Nov-10 14:45:29

We have the red John Lewis one, it's beautiful and really sturdy, proper clicking knobs and everything. I love it more than the DCs I think!

WhatWouldLeoDo Mon 29-Nov-10 08:11:37

If you're still looking OP, the elc on is on offer at £100 this week. Gutted that I bought it a month or so ago!

spongebunnyfatpants Tue 30-Nov-10 12:27:56

Thanks WWLD, I am still looking. Think I might go for that one.
Gutting for you though. I hate it when that happens.

WhatWouldLeoDo Tue 30-Nov-10 13:19:30

I know - swings and roundabouts really, if I'd left it till later, it would probably have sold out! At least I didn't pay full price for it!

PlumBumandBaublesMum Tue 30-Nov-10 13:22:22

I SOOOOO regret not getting the IKEA one, but it wasn't in stock last year

PlumBumandBaublesMum Tue 30-Nov-10 13:24:14

We were there last week and there was one in every corner dd2 (4) loved it, it had light up rings and everything

spongebunnyfatpants Tue 07-Dec-10 11:12:37

Thanks WWLD, I got it and it's going to be fab, after the hubbie has spend 5 hours trying to put it together!! it could be a long Xmas eve (grin)

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