Wednesday, April 2, 2008

compact kitchen.


i am so excited about the new toy i found for my son. i have been wanting to buy him a little kitchen for a long time, but had several drawbacks. 1) my husband didn't feel like spending the money. 2)we are always "about to move" so i am never excited about purchasing big items. 3) i mostly wanted it to keep in the kitchen because my son loves cooking with us, & i feel like it would get the most use there.

while browsing my local classifieds i found my solution: a tabletop stovetop by alex toys. it is a stovetop with nobs that i sit on my countertop adjacent to my stove. the best part about this model is that it also turns into a storage box for his pots & pans(not included)! i was able to get mine for only $4 through the classifieds but was ready & willing to buy it for a full price of $18.99. had i not found this stovetop used i might have been tempted to go for the melissa & doug stovetop which comes with the dishes. i would have missed the storage feature though. so pleased with this find...

4 comments:

sarah said...

that's adorable! i love the colors! there's a really cute one at target, too, but it's bulky and big and expensive.

this one is much better. :)

m. said...

that's the one i want to get too! i think it is perfect for a boy. i couldn't find it online though. i thought this was a great alternative.

Stephanie said...

i totally want to get this...great find!

d/b/c/m said...

i hate that toys are so big, bulky and have so many features!

my girls use the stove that i chose when i stopped sucking my thumb. it's little, has a dinging bell on the clock and the warmers turn orange when you turn the knobs. that's it and it's perfect (despite the yellowing from 25 years of existence).