9 Best Wooden Play Kitchens In 2022

For this post, I have put together a collection of the best wooden play kitchens currently available.

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Best Wooden Play Kitchens
Best Wooden Play Kitchens

Play kitchens can help children to develop valuable life skills. They are great for encouraging role play plus kids love to play grown ups!

How We Selected

There is plenty of choice when it comes to play kitchens so we have specifically looked at wooden play kitchens, which are durable, look great and kids will enjoy.

All of our recommendations have excellent buyers feedback and 4-5/5 star ratings.

If you are looking for something for the garden, why not opt for a mud kitchen? Also see our guides on outdoor toys and kids bedroom furniture.

So here is my list of the the best wooden play kitchens.

Playhouse Little Sous Chef’s Kitchen

White and grey wooden kitchen with utensils.

  • Made with solid wood it features everything from a microwave oven, oven and hobs and a removable sink which can easily be removed to clean.
  • Included are 2 wooden pans and 3 stainless steel utensils.
  • Pros: The compact size makes the Little Sous Chef’s Kitchen easy to store away when not in use, doors open and close and knobs turn.
  • Cons: A little tricky to assemble.
  • Consumer Score: Good reviews with 53% of buyers giving it 5 stars out of 5.

KidKraft Pink Vintage Wooden Kitchen

Pink vintage style wooden play kitchen. 

  • Includes painted on hobs and actual working dials on both the pretend oven and sink taps.
  • Has a removable sink that can be washed to keep the play set tidy.
  • There is a play phone and storage space to keep utensils.
  • With an oven, microwave, and refrigerator that are made with fun realistic details.
  • Pros: Realistic features like a water and ice dispenser, doors open and close, windows are see-through.
  • Cons: Tricky to assemble.
  • Built to last with durable wood.
  • Consumer Score: Excellent reviews with 78% of buyers giving it 5 stars out of 5.

Eichhorn Play Kitchen

Modern style wooden play kitchen.

  • Wooden kitchen with microwave, hob, sink and oven.
  • Working dials that can be twisted.
  • Pros: Extractor fan feature above oven for a modern touch.
  • Cons: Tricky to assemble.
  • Consumer Score: Very good reviews with 66% of buyers giving it 5 stars out of 5.

Mcc® Large Wooden Play Kitchen With Utensils

Large sized wooden kitchen set with utensils.

  • Microwave oven, stove, window with curtain, removable sink, 2 cupboards for storage room.
  • Pros: With clock to learn how to tell the time, set of 3 utensils included.
  • Cons: Tricky to assemble.
  • Suitable for children from 3 years of age.
  • Consumer Score: Great reviews with 77% of buyers giving it 5 stars out of 5.

New Classic Toys Kitchenette Bon Appetite

White and silver kitchen set with utensils.

  • With a removable sink, two-burner hob, see-through door oven, storage shelves, turning knobs, and a clock with movable hands.
  • Complete with a pot with lid, frying pan, three cooking utensils, oven glove and a salt and pepper pot.
  • Pros: The two knobs on the countertop clicks when turned.
  • Cons: Tricky to assemble.
  • For children over 3 years of age.
  • Consumer Score: Great reviews with 73% of buyers giving it 5 stars out of 5.

Teamson Kids Wooden Toy Kitchen

Wooden kitchen with brightly coloured features.

  • With oven, microwave, two stove burners, toy clock, one removable sink and three knobs, which turn and click for life-like noises.
  • Includes a cordless phone, a spatula, and 3 plastic shakers to encourage imagination and role play.
  • Pros: Features a retro design in wooden finish.
  • Cons: No pots or pans included.
  • Recommended for ages 3 years and up.
  • Consumer Score: Excellent reviews with 78% of buyers giving it 5 stars out of 5.

Theo Klein Miele Kitchen

Modern style play kitchen in silver, grey and black.

  • Includes an oven, a microwave, a removable sink and some high-quality cookware made of metal and wood.
  • Utensils include a pan with lid, a frying pan, a whisk and two wooden spatulas.
  • Battery-powered hob with sound and two light functions.
  • Pros: The hob glows like a real one and makes cooking sounds.
  • Suitable for children aged 3 years and up.
  • Cons: Takes a while to assemble.
  • Consumer Score: Brilliant reviews with 80% of buyers giving it 5 stars out of 5.

KidKraft Grand Gourmet Corner Wooden Kitchen

Extra large pink and white corner kitchen.

  • With an oven, microwave, refrigerator, and freezer.
  • Includes painted on hobs and actual working dials on both the pretend oven and taps that twist and turn.
  • With an easy-to-wash sink and countertop.
  • Sturdy wood construction,
  • Pros: Doors open and close, windows are see-through with fabric curtains which are included, four-piece metal accessory kit included.
  • Cons: The price.
  • Consumer Score: Very good reviews with 78% of buyers giving it 5 stars out of 5.

DUKTIG Play kitchen (Ikea)

DUKTIG Play kitchen (Ikea)

Birch wooden play kitchen.

  • With a tap and sink, a hob and cupboards.
  • The hob lights can be switched on/off and give a realistic glow but do not get warm.
  • The sink is detachable to enable easy cleaning.
  • Pros: Kitchen grows with your child. The height of the legs can be adjusted to 3 positions.
  • Recommended for ages from 3 years.
  • Cons: Accessories not included.
  • Available from Ikea.
  • Consumer Score: Great reviews with average buyers ratings of 4.8/5.

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What To Consider When Buying A Wooden Play Kitchen

Assembly

Some wooden kitchens require assembling and can take time so consider this if you’re buying as a surprise gift. You may want to pre-assemble so it’s ready to go!

Play & Learn

Kids learn through role play so kitchens which imitate the real thing are great for teaching children how to use utensils and appliances.

Some kitchens include clocks and chalkboards, so that kids can begin to tell the time and write lists. 

Style

Wooden play kitchens come in all shapes and sizes. Think about where you will put the kitchen.

Will it go in your child’s bedroom, in their playhouse or in your dining room? Do you want it to match your own style? 

Manageability

Think about how easy the kitchen will be to keep clean. You want something with surfaces which are easy to wipe-clean.

Removable sinks always come in handy so you can empty out the mess and wash before replacing. 

Accessories & Functions

Some wooden play kitchens come with accessories like pots, pans and spatulas. Check before buying.

Some kitchens come with illuminating hob rings, noise features and clicking knobs.

These aren’t essential features but kids will enjoy the interactive side of things.

Age range

Consider the age of the child or children that will be playing with the kitchen.

Make sure the kitchen you buy is age appropriate and the right height, so children don’t have to reach up or crouch down too much to play.

If you want the kitchen to last, look for one that can be adjusted in height as they grow.

FAQ’s Wooden Play Kitchens

What age is best for a play kitchen?

Most kitchens are recommended for ages three and up, but younger kids who can stand up will also love to get involved with adult supervision.

Is a play kitchen good for kids?

They are great for encouraging imaginative play.

The best play kitchens will help kids with their fine motor skills, teach them how to use accessories and clear up afterwards and play with others.

Why buy a wooden play kitchen?

They tend to be very durable and long lasting. They can be more eco-friendly than plastic versions.

Final Thoughts

My overall top pick is the KidKraft Grand Gourmet Corner Wooden Kitchen as, although pricey, it has lots of realistic features and is built to last.

I hope this list of the best wooden play kitchens was helpful.

If you think I left any out that should be included or have a suggestion for a future article, let me know in the comments below.

Nicola

Last Updated: June 2022

  • Added ‘How We Selected.’
  • Added Top Picks.
  • Updated Image.
  • Added Pros/Cons on all products.
  • Added Consumer Scores.
  • Added ‘Things To Consider’.
  • Added FAQ’s.
  • Added Final Thought.
  • Moved OOS.

Tidlo Wooden Kitchen Station (currently unavailable)

Retro style red wooden kitchen set.

  • Playset features four hobs with clicking dials, a sink with taps and mixer, an oven with shelf and a cupboard with plenty of room to keep all of your play food and utensils!
  • Comes complete with a kettle, pan, lidded casserole dish, three utensils, salt and pepper pots and a tea towel on a rolling holder.
  • Age 3+ years.

Wooden Foldaway Kitchen (Asda) (currently unavailable)

Solid wood fold-up kitchen.

  • Beautifully painted in pale pastel colours.
  • Just fold down the hob and sink panel and tuck it away when not in use and then back up again for playtime. Great space saver.
  • With a pretend sink, a play hob and an opening microwave.
  • Accessories not included.
  • Available from George at Asda.

Driver Kitchen Set (Wayfair) (currently unavailable)

Large grey kitchen set with separate fridge.

  • The fridge has three doors with an ice maker with cubes to mimic a real-life kitchen experience.
  • The stove has two oven doors, two burners, one sink, and two knobs, which turn and click.
  • The fridge is separate from the sink and stove portion so you can arrange it how you like. 
  • Accessories not included.
  • Available to buy from Wayfair.
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Nicola Horgan

Nicola is a mum of two who loves to travel. After plenty of trips abroad and here in the UK, she enjoys writing about all of the best places to stay and visit, especially with the kids in tow. When it comes to our product guides, Nicola has a wealth of experience in reviewing baby products, kids clothing and homewares. Her background in beauty marketing and fashion, always keeps her looking for the next best product.