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A Step2 Lil’ Chef’s Gourmet Kitchen for Christmas? {+ A Kitchen Giveaway!!}

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Imaginative play has always been one of my daughter’s most favorite things to do as a preschooler. So when our little man was born I wondered whether he would be as big a fan as he grew older or whether little boys had their own favorite thing to do.

Now, as a three year old, I can testify that he’s as big a fan of imaginative play as his sister was. And this Mama couldn’t be happier.

As a Step2 Test Drive Blogger, I’m blessed with the opportunity to test out toys before they hit the market and earlier this Fall, we were sent the Step2 Lil’ Chef’s Gourmet Kitchen to test out.

Step2  Lil' Chef's Gourmet Kitchen - Gender Neutral

Now not being a fan of anything that takes up too much space, I wasn’t sure how much I was going to love having a toy kitchen placed in the kids play room but over a month later I can vouch that it has been one toy that is played its worth in our home!


A Step2 Lil’ Chef’s Gourmet Kitchen for Christmas? 


Oh yes!

What better way to kick off the month of November and set our Christmas Gift Guide 2013 into high gear?

This is one toy I would recommend adding to that wish list for more reasons than one. (P.S. The kitchen is exclusively sold at Toys “R” Us stores!)

Take a look at the specifications…


Made in USA of US and imported parts. Some accessories and electronics made in China.

-Three realistic electronics include a bubbling stove top, beeping oven and ringing phone
-Make the coffee, set the clock and write a note on the chalkboard
-Wide counters and pass through window are perfect for a play date!
-Clear cabinet doors open up for more storage
-Handy bins make clean up easy!
-The recycling bin and reusable bag help teach responsibility and imitate home
-43-piece accessory set includes dishes & food, pots & pans and reusable single use coffee pods!
-Requires two “AA” & two “AAA” batteries (not included) and three 1.5 v button cell batteries (included)
Adult assembly required

Recommended Age: 2 and up
Product Number: 837300
Dimensions: 46.00 H 39.00 W 16.75 D 
Weight: 30.00 lbs 
This is a very easy toy to set up. (Don’t let the pile of of screws intimidate you. Follow the instruction manual enclosed in the box and you will do just fine.)
 The only steps that may take a little time, may be nailing the straps from the toy to the wall to prevent the kitchen from toppling over a younger child you just may rest his/her weight on the same during play. And a few holes may require additional pressure to get those screws in, so get some “muscle power” help from Dad if Mom’s handling set up!
Step2 Kitchen
The first time we set up the kitchen, we sailed through and forgot to add batteries for the stove top so had to dismantle and assemble the set all over again. (The kids were way too excited to get this set up, so yeah, I admit, I tried to set up without following all the instructions in order. Sigh! Lesson learnt!!)

What makes the Step2 Lil’ Chef’s Gourmet Kitchen a great toy?


In an age filled with electronics, it’s heartening to see companies like Step2 strive to manufacture quality toys that encourage good, old fashioned play.

Psst...can you spot our Step2 Toy Organizer? Yet, another, durable Step2 product!
Psst…can you spot our Step2 Toy Organizer? Yet, another, durable Step2 product!


Imaginative play is a personality developing skill that needs to be nurtured and encouraged…

and the Step2 Lil’ Chef’s Gourmet Kitchen does just that!

Step2 Lil' Chef's Gourmet Kitchen

It’s so much fun watching my son (and daughter, she’s 7 but that doesn’t stop her from having as much fun with this toy!) take his “cooking” scenarios to different levels.

One day he’s a gourmet chef whipping up delicacies on a cooking show (yes, we watch way too much Food Network in our home!), the next he’s a famous restaurateur serving mouth watering dishes and the third he’s a parent cooking for his child!

With a complete kitchen at his disposal (and I’m talking microwave, an oven that actually beeps, a stove that actually lights up, a refrigerator, cabinets et al!), why not?

Step2 Lil' Chef's Kitchen

I love that I can also teach him through play.

For instance, take the veggie and fruit trays. Dump out all the pretend play food you have (The kitchen comes with a few pretend play food items, we added a bunch more to make play more fun!) and ask your child to sort out the fruit from the veggies.

Step2  Lil' Chef's Gourmet Kitchen (18)

This is a great toy for both boys and girls…and honestly, your elementary school aged child will have just as much fun playing with his/her preschool/toddler sibling, with the same.

This is definitely one toy that provides hours of fun…

good, ol’ fashioned fun!

Step2  Lil' Chef's Gourmet Kitchen (13)


Win it!


One of my readers will win their very own, gender neutral,  Step2 Lil’ Chef’s Gourmet Kitchen, just in time for Christmas!

(Woohoo!! Can you say “Thank you Step2”?)

Win a Step2  Lil' Chef's Gourmet Kitchen (This Mommy Snippets Christmas Giveaway ends on 11-30-2013)


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  1. I am pretty sure my daughter would love the step 2 Lil Chef’s Gourmet Kitchen! She loves pretend play and cooking.

  2. I would LOVE LOVE LOVE to get the boys a playhouse, I would get the Naturally Playful® Welcome Home Playhouse™

  3. This is amazing. I wish my daughter’s kitchen had been this amazing so many years ago. If I could get anything from the Step 2 site, I’dprobably get the Clubhouse Climber & Sandbox Combo for my grandson.

  4. I would love to have the Adjustable Sand & Water Table™ at my house for the kiddos.

  5. I would love to be able to get my boys a Play Up Gym Set. But, a Pedal Farm Tractor would be more realistic.

  6. I would also love to get the Imagine and Create Preschool Play Set for my daughter. Thanks for the giveaway!

  7. I’d like to get some toys for our new baby too. The Tap & Roll Musical Drum looks like something a little baby would like to try to crawl after.

  8. wow that kitchen is amazing.my niece would love that.she is always trying to cook something.it looks huge

  9. oh my goodness, my kids would love the extreme coaster, no idea where we’d put it but they’d love it

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