very clever of your DD to work around ikea's engineering faults!
no playroom luxury here... we've been improvising in our kitchen with a cardboard box and play cutting food. after having to move the cooker twice to rescue halves of kiwi and something that appears to be an avocado, i've decided that the new play kitchen will go in the bedroom.
We have the Santoys wooden separates - washing machine, cooker and sink. Of those, I think the cooker and sink have the most play value. We've had them for 15 months, and they've been played with loads and loads and have taken a battering! I've moved them round the house and in the garden loads too.
I got ds the ikea one for xmas he is 4 now and absolutley loves it he plays with it at least everyday, its very strong and durable. Although I will add that with all the accessories it does add up we spend about £130 allthogether because I added wooden play food from elc which is also great!