For Xmas last year we decided to that my daughter would get her first play kitchen. I shopped and shopped around and just didn't love the plastic type ones that were sold at Toys-R-us etc. While shopping online at Costco, I found this really neat, wooden kitchen made by KidKraft.
The detail on their products are great. The structures are very sturdy and provide long lasting fun. My daughter LOVES her kidkraft kitchen.. and the best part is that their prices are actually comparable.. if not better than some of the leading brands sold in toy stores. Most of the kidkraft products can be purchased on amazon.com and walmart.
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