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20 Best Toddler Kitchen Sets

Updated 14 July 2020

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Toy kitchens have so much to offer a curious toddler. Not only does it provide the joy that comes with eating pretend food off of pretend plates, toddlers can stack and press buttons to their heart’s content. With mini microwaves, ovens, dishwashers, little vegetables and utensils, there’s always something to play with, whilst practicing fine motor and social skills.

We have compiled the 20 best toddler kitchen sets out there in 2020, by reviewing real parent’s recommendations. Plus, we ensure that there aren’t any signs of review manipulation and only choose options that have sincere reviews on the quality of the product.

1GrowthPic Kitchen Toy Microwave (Best Compact Option)

This kitchen microwave set comes with six programmed functions that range from one to three minutes, and it contains an automatic shut off feature to help save battery power. The interior part of the microwave has an LED light, and several cans of clay and tools to allow toddlers to personalize their playtime.

What we love

  • Opening the microwave door turns the light on and off
  • Has a realistic rotating plate

We dont like this as much

  • Some may prefer a bigger option

2Fisher-Price Laugh & Learn Sweet Manners Tea Set (Best Budget Option)

This tea set is designed with three smart stage learning levels that are meant to help toddlers with colors, counting, and advanced shapes. It has fun lights and sounds that are triggered when the teapot is tipped over or when the teabag on the pot is pressed. The entire set has 10 pieces, including five treats that are made up of different shapes.

What we love

  • Spout lights up
  • Plays 30+ songs, phrases, tunes, and sounds

We dont like this as much

  • Only the teapot makes noises

3Hape Tabletop Cook and Grill Kid's Wooden Kitchen Play Set with Accessories (Best Eco-Friendly Option)

This realistic kitchen set is finished with non-toxic material that is safe for toddlers, and it is made from wood to be durable. The perfectly-sized accessories and pots are made from stainless steel to provide toddlers with realistic playing experiences.

What we love

  • Has two hooks for the provided utensils
  • Stove top has room for both provided pots to sit on at the same time

We dont like this as much

  • The clock on the back of the set can be hard to move

4Learning Resources New Sprouts Soup's On!, 23 Pieces (Best Quality Option)

This pot set comes with the pot and several accessories as well as pieces of food to enrich the playing experience. It also comes with a ladle, 2 spoons, and 2 bowls that will allow toddlers to play with someone else.

What we love

  • Pieces are brightly colored to enhance visual stimulation
  • Can mix and match different food groups for their favorite soup mixture

We dont like this as much

  • The only container that comes with this set is the pot, which can't hold all of the accessories

5Little Tikes Cupcake Kitchen Pastel

This cupcake kitchen is designed with soft pastels, and includes a working drawer and oven door that adds extra space for toddlers to enjoy. The stovetop has cool sound effects that are triggered when it is being used. It also comes with several accessories that add to the realism of the kitchen.

What we love

  • Accessories can be stored in oven or drawer when not being used
  • Includes a cupcake tray and 4 cupcakes

We dont like this as much

  • The kitchen could be heavier

6LBLA Pretend Play Food BBQ Playset

This kitchen playset is designed to look like an outside grill. It has sound effects and lights that make it realistic. It is made from high-quality ABS material, and you can inject water into the bottom of the grill to provide smoke effects to mimic a real grilling experience.

What we love

  • Comes with several grill food accessories and tools
  • Unique smoke effects is a surprisingly effective feature

We dont like this as much

  • A bit smaller than expected

7Little Tikes Splish Splash Sink & Stove

This is a portable toy sink that is capable of holding actual water. It has an easy to clean plastic surface, and all of the accessories can be stored in the bottom of the sink tub when it is not being used. It also has clicking knobs on the stove to provide realistic sound effects like a gas stovetop.

What we love

  • Includes 13 accessories
  • Faucet and drain are fully functional

We dont like this as much

  • It may leak if it becomes overfilled with water

8Step2 Little Cooks Kitchen

This is a full kitchen playset. It comes with a refrigerator, microwave, sink and stove all in one package. It also has a convenient storage hole with a basket for all of the accessories that are not being used. The set also includes a kitchen accessory set that contains dishes, pots, and pans.

What we love

  • Accessory set has 21 pieces
  • Stove has flashing lights for added realism

We dont like this as much

  • This set does not come with any play food accessories

9Hape Gourmet Kitchen

This kitchen playset is designed to look realistic. It is made from quality wood, and contains a sink, a stovetop, a double oven, and a storage cabinet. It has clickable, turnable knobs for the different sections of the kitchen and easy to grasp handles for the bottom oven and storage cabinet.

What we love

  • Has a spice rack where play spices and utensils can be stored
  • Painted with a water-based non-toxic paint

We dont like this as much

  • The kitchen set doesn't come with any food accessories

10Melissa & Doug 11-Piece Coffee Set

This coffee set is made from durable wood, and it contains everything that toddlers need to have fun coffee sessions alone or with a friend. The coffee maker has lift lids and turnable knobs for realism.

What we love

  • Set comes with 11 pieces
  • Most pieces are made from durable wood for longevity

We dont like this as much

  • Doesn't have any sounds or light effects

11Melissa & Doug Make-A-Cake Mixer Set

This wooden mixer set comes with a wooden mixer that comes with a cute turnable plastic spoon. It also comes with a recipe card and all of the required ingredients on the card for them to play-bake their very own pound cake.

What we love

  • Mixer has turnable knobs
  • Mixer spoon is designed to promote toddlers' motor skills

We dont like this as much

  • This play set could use a container to keep all of the accessories together

12Wooden Pizza Toy for Kids

This wooden pizza set includes a pizza and various toppings that will give toddlers complete control over what to serve their friends. It has a fun menu, a chef’s hat, and it also comes with play money to allow for imaginative playtime and development of math skills.

What we love

  • Chef’s hat is one size fits all
  • Box works as the oven and a storage space for all the accessories

We dont like this as much

  • The oven box may warp or bend over time

13KEJIH Cooking Utensils

This kitchen set is made from food-grade stainless steel, and it is excellent for your child to start learning about cooking. This set can be used as a regular imaginary playset, but you can use the different pieces to mix and prepare actual foods.

What we love

  • Has 25 stainless steel cooking accessories
  • Includes a storage box to keep all of the pieces clean and organized

We dont like this as much

  • Pots should not be put on an actual stove

14Juboury Kitchen

This kitchen set comes with different play pots and pans, utensils, and several food related items. The pots are made from quality stainless steel, and includes a chef’s hat, body apron, potholder, and a storage container to keep it all together.

What we love

  • Contains a total of 23 pieces
  • Storage container is very sturdy

We dont like this as much

  • The chef’s hat and apron are not one size fits all

15Kidkraft Retro Kitchen and Refrigerator in Pink

This kitchen set is designed to look like a retro kitchen and it comes in two pieces. One-piece works as the refrigerator for the kitchen, and the other piece has all of the other kitchen necessities, like the sink, stove, microwave, and oven. It also has a storage space below the oven area.

What we love

  • Designed with realistic stove burners
  • Sink can be removed for cleanup

We dont like this as much

  • The counter set is on the short side

16Victostar Magnetic Wooden Cutting Fruits Vegetables Food Play Toy Set with Basket

This wooden food set uses magnets to hold the pieces of food together, and it comes with a convenient wooden basket with a handle to hold it all. Each piece is made from quality wood and painted with non-toxic water paint.

What we love

  • Includes a wooden knife that is used to easily separate the food pieces
  • Food is designed to look realistic inside and outside

We dont like this as much

  • The basket can be difficult for toddlers to carry when it is full

17Little Tikes Cook N Grow Kitchen

This kitchen set is designed for tots to experience the kitchen as adults do. This set comes equipped with various electronic cooking sounds that are triggered when playing with different parts of the kitchen. It includes all of the major kitchen appliances for a realistic look.

What we love

  • All of the appliance doors work realistically
  • Includes 26 accessories

We dont like this as much

  • The included accessories vary upon purchase

18TOY Life Toy Pretend Play Kitchen

This playset comes with a functional blender and toaster for your toddler to enjoy. It comes with other accessories to promote imaginative play like foods, condiments, plates, and eating utensils.

What we love

  • Knobs on the appliances are functional
  • Includes 17 pieces in total

We dont like this as much

  • It could use some sort of container to store all of the accessories in

19JOYIN Kids Kitchen

This breakfast set comes with everything needed for imaginative play. It comes with a workable coffee maker, toaster, and kettle and several accessories to go with these appliances. They are brightly colored for visual stimulation, and the food pieces are designed to look realistic.

What we love

  • Appliances have different sounds
  • Toaster actually pops up the toast on a timer

We dont like this as much

  • Batteries are required for this set, but they are not included

20JoyGrow 70 PCS Pretend Play Cutting Toys Fruits Vegetable Fast Food Sushi Slicing Play Food

This food set is designed for imaginative play where your little one can mix different types of food to make your favorite dishes. The set includes foods from various cultures, and it comes with tableware, as well.

What we love

  • Has a total of 70 pieces
  • Made from BPA free material

We dont like this as much

  • The included container bag may wear over time