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Modern and Retro Wood Play Kitchens for Toddlers

Updated on December 1, 2014

Kids Love Play Kitchens

When my daughter turned two I started noticing her gravitating to the play kitchens wherever we went. I was thrilled by her interest in imaginative play, but less so at the thought of buying one of those enormous plastic play kitchens for my tiny, modern apartment. So I set off on a search for a modern, compact wooden play kitchen that I could tolerate in my living space and that she would enjoy playing with. Follow along to see what I found.

The modern "stainless steel-look" kitchen above is similar to Pottery Barn's model with a more palatable price point! Buy it on Amazon.com and get Free, Fast Shipping

Retro Style Kitchens for Less

Don't pay Pottery Barn Kids Prices!

You've seen how kids gravitate to the Pottery Barn Kids retro kitchen whenever you step into the store. No need to shell out the big bucks, however. KidKraft makes excellent wood 1950's inspired play kitchens - which look just like the PB ones - for less.

Don't spend a fortune when these great options are available for a fraction of the cost online through Amazon.com.

Kidkraft Retro Kitchen and Refrigerator in Pink
Kidkraft Retro Kitchen and Refrigerator in Pink

This KidKraft Retro Kitchen comes in more colors than the Pottery Barn Kids version, and for far less. Click to see them all on Amazon.

 

KidKraft Retro One-Piece Kitchen

If you are a fan of vintage style but short on space, this retro inspired play kitchen can't be beat. Complete with stove, sink and oven plus refrigerator all in one convenient piece this kitchen comes fully equipped for stylish cooking adventures.

A Red Retro KidKraft Kitchen

Red Retro Kitchen
Red Retro Kitchen

In red or aqua, this retro style one piece play kitchen is sure to please the kids, and make parents happy with its cute, kitschy kitchen style!

 
Unisex compact wood play kitchen
Unisex compact wood play kitchen

Melissa & Doug Cook's Corner Wooden Kitchen

With everything your budding chef needs in a compact, sturdy design, this unisex play kitchen is sure to please. Made with signature Melissa & Doug quality and style, the red white and blue color scheme will please the little boy or girl on your list. And its compact size and streamlined design will please parents as well.

This is the perfect play kitchen to pass down between siblings with its gender neutral color scheme and sturdy construction!

Melissa & Doug Cook's Corner Wooden Kitchen Play Set
Melissa & Doug Cook's Corner Wooden Kitchen Play Set

Made with quality materials, and fun details, this durable toy kitchen will offer years of imaginative play.

 

Hape Gourmet Kitchen

Solid Construction, Clean Look

This perfect, petite play kitchen has clean lines and solid wood construction for parents looking for minimal impact - but still has everything your little chef will need to create her gourmet treats. A stove with bright red knobs, oven, refrigerator and sink are all a part of this great design. And shop for Hape's extensive line of toy kitchen accessories and play food (all safe and non-toxic) to complete your child's dream kitchen.


Hape Gourmet Kitchen Kid's Wooden Play Kitchen in White
Hape Gourmet Kitchen Kid's Wooden Play Kitchen in White

The perfect play kitchen for apartment dwellers where space is limited. The clean design of this mini-kitchen will please kids and parents alike.

 

Compact Wood Play Kitchens

Short on space? These play kitchens pack a lot of fun

Are you short on space, but want to give your little one a play kitchen worthy of the budding chef that he or she is? These compact children's play kitchens have all the charm of the larger versions, with sleek lines and wooden construction that will look good in your small space.

Hape My Creative Cookery Club Kid's Wooden Play Kitchen
Hape My Creative Cookery Club Kid's Wooden Play Kitchen

This petite play kitchen comes with everything you need to unpack and start playing. The high quality wood accessories will provide hours of entertainment.

 
Plan Toys Kitchen Set
Plan Toys Kitchen Set

This play kitchen is made from sustainable wood and vegetable dyed paints for a healthy cooking year round!

 
Hape Cook n' Serve Wooden Kitchen Play Set
Hape Cook n' Serve Wooden Kitchen Play Set

Add some chalkboard fun to this little kitchen and let the kids convert it into a snack bar or sidewalk cafe.

 

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