Thursday, November 4, 2010

Checking Our List #4: KidKraft Baking Set {Review & Giveaway}

{This giveaway is now closed. Congratulations, HiHoRosie!}

Sometimes I find it ironic that I look at the kitchen and think Again? Now what am I going to make? while my kids can see play kitchens from a mile away and are clamoring over themselves to have the chance to do some cooking or baking.

Is it the concept of being food-related? Do they just love the role-playing aspect? Or are they just happy to model themselves after their mother?

No. Definitely not the last one.

But when it comes to all things make believe, there is a wide variety of toys out there. Considering the amount of time that kids spend playing with them, it just makes sense to purchase high quality, well-crafted items from the very beginning. So where do you go for great selection, knowledgeable assistance about pretend kitchens and competitive pricing and attention to detail all in one?

Directly to Pretend Play Kitchens, of course.

Offering everything from a sought-after Kidkraft kitchen (or eight) to amazing accessory and food sets to enhance the play, Pretend Play Kitchens has it all. Plus, as they process their orders very quickly and monitor the progress until your selection has arrived safely in your home, you can rest assured that they will always do the best they can to make sure there won't be any problems.

For us, the only problem that occurred when our Kidkraft Baking Set arrived was that I could barely get it out of the box fast enough before my two little chefs were scrambling to come take it so that they could get started on their cooking.

Coming complete with everything needed to bake perfect cookies, this set is really, really cute. Starting with the movable mixer that can be lifted up and down into the bowl, the child-sized rolling pin, measuring spoon and spatula and the two tasty cookies on their own cookie pan, all that is needed is a little imagination and kid-power for playing to begin.

As much as I appreciated the solid wood construction and lack of noise and batteries required for this Baking Set, Big Sister E and Little Sister B were much more into the fun they were having baking. Each piece was just right for stirring and mixing and every time their cookies were "done," they were just as excited as the time before.

That face Little Sister B is making is because she is blowing on her cookie ...
after all, it's hot right out of the oven, right?


This Kidkraft Baking Set definitely has a permanent position in my girls' kitchen and, due to its quality wood and craftsmanship, I have no doubt that it will stay there for years to come. The creativity, imagination and complete entertainment that it has provided has truly been great to see.

As Pretend Play Kitchens has a mission to "simply be the BEST source to buy pretend play kitchens from," I find it hard to believe that you could be disappointed with your order. Even better, they have free shipping on ALL orders! That's a money-saving deal that is not to be missed.

And, thanks to the generosity of Pretend Play Kitchens, one person will get to give their child the joy of baking as well, because...

One lucky person will win a Kidkraft Baking Set of their own! ARV $38!

To enter to win: Visit Pretend Play Kitchens and tell me which of their other high quality items is your favorite.

Extra Entries (available after the mandatory entry above is completed; please leave a separate comment for each entry in order for them to be counted).

1 Extra Entry if you head over to A Mom's Balancing Act and enter to win a great Melissa & Doug Play Food Groups set!
1 Extra Entry (per method) if you sign up for the Pretend Play Kitchens newsletter (found on the left of their homepage - you'll get a $5 off coupon!), follow them on Twitter and/or Like them on Facebook. 1 more Extra Entry if you leave the following message on their wall: I just entered to win a Kidkraft Baking Set from Pretend Play Kitchens at Thanks, Mail Carrier - what a great holiday gift! http://bit.ly/b7BqiE
1 Extra Entry (per giveaway entered) - Enter any (or all) of the Holiday Gift Guide giveaways (Checking Our List giveaways ONLY) running on Thanks, Mail Carrier for the duration of this giveaway.
1 Extra Entry if you follow me on Twitter and tweet about this giveaway by copying and pasting the tweet below and leaving me the link. Tweet daily for an extra entry every day!

Checking Our List 4: WIN a Kidkraft Wooden Baking Set (ARV $38) from @playkitchen! #thxmailcarrier http://bit.ly/b7BqiE #win #giveaway

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Giveaway will end on November 26th at 11:59pm CST. Do me the favor of leaving an email address or making absolutely sure it is visible in your profile, I have to have a way to contact the winner. The winner will be chosen by random.org and announced here as well as emailed and will have 48 hours to contact me or respond to notification or a new winner will be chosen. This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only.

[Product review & giveaway disclosure: I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com as this giveaway was Sponsored by Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255 "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."]

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LyndaB said...

The Guidecraft Kitchen Helper looks like a great way to assist kids in participating in the kitchen! http://www.pretendplaykitchenshop.com/Toy-Kitchen-Accessories/Guidecraft-Wood-Kitchen-Helper

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I like the KidKraft Grand Gourmet Corner Kitchen!
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I like the Prairie Tea Set.

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J.E. said...

I love the Pink Retro Kitchen with Fridge [KK-53160]. They have the cutest stuff!

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Frugal Tumbleweed Acres said...

I'd really like to have the Natural Wooden Kitchenette for Kids.
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My favorite is the Red Vintage Kitchen!!! Would match perfect with my own kitchen... Very cute :)

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I think my favourite has to be one of the kitchens. I'm shocked at their prices though - while they kitchens are wood and extremely high quality, they are no more expensive than the plastic play kitchens! cheriliko@rogers.com

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