We recently received a Step2 Great Gourmet Kitchen for our Child Care Center to enjoy. We decided on the perfect classroom for it and got right to putting it together. We pulled out our screwdriver and got busy reading directions! As with any Step2 product, the instructions were very simple to follow. Their instructions are pictures labeled with numbers, but we didn’t have a problem following along! It stated that we only needed the one screwdriver, but we did need a small one along with our standard one.
**Easy to follow numbered instructions**
The entire building process took 2 people about an hour to set it up from start to finish. Once we figured out where each piece went and set it all up, we took it into the classroom. The children were beyond excited to play with their brand new kitchen and all of the super cute accessories. At our center, we have been through many, many kitchens, so our children have become experts at figuring all the gadgets and gizmos out! They had many features with this one that they enjoyed, but there were a few awesome features that they loved. We have compiled some of the best features and listed them below. There were so many great ones, but these topped the list for our children and our teachers.
- Easy Assembly & Set up
- Realistic “Just Life Mommy” Features
- Coffee Bar
- Modern Accessories (Cell Phone, Pod Style Coffee Maker w/Pods, Etc.)
- Bright Graphics/Stickers
- Stove w/Sounds
- All Items are Kid Friendly & at the Children’s Levels
- AA Batteries Required, but Easy to Change as Needed
- Lightweight for Easy Moving
- Lots of Storage Space
- Encourages Healthy Food Choices
- Opens the Door for Farmers Market, Coffee Shop, Kitchen and Chef Dramatic Play
Once our children got to playing with the kitchen, we realized it was going to be a huge hit. They have been enjoying it for a while now and still love it and even find new features that they didn’t notice before. They have played with and used the Step2 Great Gourmet Kitchen in so many different ways. We love it and would suggest it to any child care center, in home center or simply in a home setting.
Easy Stove Burner Assembly–it lights up and crackles!
One of the best features….the mini K-cup Coffee Maker! The kids LOVE this feature!
We did have a small issue with the refrigerator door “sticking” and not closing properly. I immediately contacted Step2 and they were very helpful in trying to resolve the issue. We have now resolved it with a few tricks (sandpaper) and are good to go!
You can purchase the Step2 Great Gourmet Kitchen at ToysRUs; it has a retail price of just $129.99! Want to win one of these kitchen sets? We’re giving one away to one lucky reader! Click HERE to enter. Good luck!