An eco-friendly play kitchen set is a top notch gift for a child – boy or girl. Not only will your child get hours of playtime out of this one awesome gift, but play kitchens help encourage a love of cooking, organizing, imaginative play and can increase skills such as math, problem solving, decision making and social skills (play kitchen sets are a perfect multi-child toy).
I try to update my green play kitchen guide annually. This year I’ll be breaking the guide down by materials, because some parents aren’t down with plywood of any sort, first I’ll post a slew of plywood-free, plastic-free play kitchens. After that, I’ll post some play kitchens made with greener plywood choices in case you’re interested in those.
Plywood-free play kitchen sets
Janod Macaron Maxi Cooker Playset
- ENABLE IMAGINATIVE PLAY - Open up a world of imagination with this playful wooden kitchen and laundry set. Comes ready to meet the dinner rush with an oven, a microwave, a stainless-steel sink, and a storage cupboard. Counter height measures 19.7”.
- INCLUDES 8 ACCESSORIES- Serve up some fun with the stainless steel cookpot, pan, colander, oven mitt, and 4 utensils. Compatible with any other child-scale play food items. Pretend to be a restaurant patron and let your child serve you their favorite dishes.
- RETRO AESTHETIC, MODERN FEATURES- Fun, gender-neutral 1960’s mint design makes this play piece a chic addition to any home while the moveable dials, and interactive light and sound stovetop will surprise and delight your little one as they learn and grow.
- GIVE YOU CHILD SELF CONFIDENCE THROUGH PLAY - Since 1970 Janod has been focused on bringing classic, heirloom-quality toys to families around the world. Through open-ended imaginative play children can improve their skills and find an inner self-confidence that they will apply in many different settings for the rest of their lives.
- MEETS ALL EUROPEAN AND AMERICAN SAFETY STANDARDS WITH FOCUS ON CRAFTSMANSHIP AND QUALITY - Quality and safety is the most important part of our designs at Janod. Each toy is made with concern for your child's well-being and education. Designed by our French Product team to meet all European and US standards to the highest quality specifications.
Your little one can prepare tasty little dishes for all her friends with this play kitchen set. Sweet in pink, this kitchen is made from wood and has a set of pegs for hanging 2 metal spoons, 1 metal saucepan and 2 cardboard food boxes (peas and sugar). The play kitchen features two dials with sound effects to turn on the two induction cookers, an oven and a cupboard with magnetic doors, a stainless steel sink and a clock.
The Little Kitchen
- TODDLER KITCHEN PLAYSET: Little chefs can’t wait to whip up some fun with the Step2 Best Chefs Kitchen Playset. The stylish, open design and fresh colors complement any play area and allow for engaging social play! Dimensions: 35.8” H x 34.4” W x 11.5” D.
- INTERACTIVE FEATURES: Kids’ kitchen set features various interactive features to enhance pretend play. Little ones will love the working oven & refrigerator doors, pass-through kitchen window, pretend stove burner with lights and sounds and so much more.
- EASY STORAGE: When playtime fun is done, multiple accessory hooks and shelves along with the recycling bin help store the 25 included play kitchen accessories to keep this playset looking neat and tidy.
- UNMATCHED DURABILITY: This toy for toddlers is made with durable, double-walled plastic construction with molded-in colors that won’t chip, fade, crack, or peel so it will last through generations. Plus, it’s low maintenance – just wipe down as needed.
- SKILL-BUILDING FUN: A small kitchen of their own provides hours of fun for toddlers, preschoolers, and kids, encouraging little ones to develop fine motor skills, role-playing, language skills and critical thinking.
This awesome little kitchen has all the features of a big play kitchen set, but packed into a more manageable, portable size. This is one of the few portable kitchens that features an oven, plus there’s also four burners, made from solid red oak, a stainless steel, removable sink bowl and a handle for easy portability. The play kitchen is made with solid pine construction (NO plywood or particle board) and has a natural oil/beeswax finish. A great little kitchen for an excellent price.
Hape Gourmet Kitchen Kid’s Wooden Play
- FULLY EQUIPED GOURMET KITCHEN: This wooden play kitchen has all a little cook needs with a sink, stove, oven with window, cabinet, spice shelf, and turn able clicking knobs. A culinary masterpiece.
- MASTER CHEF DREAMS: Hape gourmet kitchen stimulates creative thinking and storytelling, your little chef will be enchanted as they cook up a storm
- REAL LIFE KITCHEN: This kids play kitchen encourages kinesthetic development with its realistic features of clickable, turn able knobs and switch, transparent oven window and handle shapes
- HIGHT QUALITY: Hape kitchen and grill Playset is made from durable wood, child safe materials and non-toxic water-based paint
- GET MORE OUT OF YOUR KITCHEN: To get the most out of this pretend play kitchen, fill up your kitchen cabinet and combine it with other Hape play food for kids kitchen and appliances. Recommended for ages 3 years and up
The Hape Gourmet Kitchen Kid’s Wooden Play is an incredible pretend play kitchen set that offers a wealth of features and benefits for any young chef. With a full range of kitchen appliances, including a sink, stove, oven with window, cabinet, spice shelf and turnable clicking knobs, it creates an interactive and immersive experience that stimulates a child’s creativity and encourages kinesthetic development. The quality of the set is second to none, with durable wooden construction and child-safe materials that have been painted using non-toxic, water based paints.
PlanToys Kitchen Center
- PlanToys Encourage Healthy Social Interaction Promote Natural Learning And Instill A Sense Of Wonder
- Includes a stovetop with turning knobsthat make a clickclack sound when turned, an oven, frying pan, pot and spatula.
- Cooking pans and spatula included
- This item is easily transported and can be played with anywhere!
- Made from sustainable rubber wood and coated with a non-toxic finish, all colors are made from vegetable dye
PlanToys is an entirely eco-friendly and ethical company and they make some amazingly cute and green play kitchen sets. All of PlanToys kitchen play sets are made without heavy metals or lead, with natural rubberwood from rubber trees which no longer produce latex. None of the wood is chemically treated. Zero fertilizer is added to the rubberwood soil and PlanToys uses a special chemical-free kiln drying process.
For colored products, a water-based, non-toxic finish is used and toys are assembled with certified E-Zero, non-formaldehyde glue in place of traditional toxic wood glue. Best of all, PlanToys is affordable considering the design quality.
Tiny Land New Modern Play Kitchen for Kids
- ⭐New Home Style Play Kitchen: In order to fit the modern home style, we designed this toy kitchen that is different from other styles on the market.
- 🌟Larger Operating Area: The upgraded play kitchen allows 3 children to play at the same time. Children can cut ingredients, organize ingredients or place other toy kitchen accessories on the work surface. The dimensions of the toy kitchen are: 43L x 40H x 14W Inches and the countertop height is 22 Inches.
- 🌈Plenty of Play Features: Wooden play kitchen is equipped with an ice maker, coffee maker, microwave, stove, faucet, and sink. It also comes with a clock, weather table, oven, and cupboards. Rich configuration can enhance children's coordination and imagination.
- 🎄We Focus on Quality: We have strict requirements for the wood in each play kitchen. It greatly surpasses the physical and chemical safety tests required by the US ASTMF-963 and EU EN-71 standards.
- 🎁Perfect After-sales Service: Tiny Land always adheres to the highest service standards. We offer a 2-year quality guarantee on play kitchens for sale. If you have any questions about the product, please contact us in time.
The Tiny Land New Modern Play Kitchen for Kids is an excellent choice for parents looking for a toy kitchen set that will engage their children’s imaginations. This modern-style play kitchen has a larger operating area than many other models, allowing up to three children to play at the same time. With an ice maker, coffee maker, microwave, stove, faucet and sink, plus a clock, weather table and cupboards, this play kitchen provides plenty of features for children to explore.
Play-Kitchen-for-Kids with 18 Pcs Toy Food
- ⭐Wooden Play Kitchen: Made of eco-friendly, non-toxic wood, BPA-free. This space-friendly toy kitchen is 31in wide and 12in deep after being assembled. Great for a cute nursery, let kids put the chef hat on and cook a meal for their guests.
- ⭐Ready to Play Immediately: Come with many accessories, including cutting food, toy kitchen sets, a chef hat, and apron. Exclusive design wooden play kitchen set, Ideal gift for kids birthday and Christmas. Get a toy kitchen in 1 package.
- ⭐Lots of Playable Features: The new model stove and range hood have a sim-life sound and lights with button control and automatically turn off. Kids would get endless fun with this playable oven, refrigerator, microwave oven, faucet, and removable sink.
- ⭐Adjustable Height Suits Age 3-7: A ideal learning toy should grow with kids. Our play kitchen can easily be set to a 3 height stage to suit kids age 3-7. You can teach your kids about food, common skills, and cooking by giving them different accessories or letting them explore the kitchen while playing.
- ⭐We Care about Quality: We have strict requirements for all wood we use, No BPA added, non-toxic painting. Passed physical and chemical safety tests far beyond the U.S ASTMF-963 and EU EN-71 standards. Because it matters to kids' health.
Play-Kitchen-for-Kids with 18 Pcs Toy Food is made from eco-friendly, non-toxic wood, and is free of BPA. It’s compact and space friendly at only 31 inches wide and 12 inches deep after being assembled. Our set came with all the accessories needed for endless hours of imaginative play: cutting food, toy kitchen sets, a chef hat, and apron. The stove and range hood have sound and light features with button control that turn off automatically. I also love that you can adjust the height to suit kids age 3-7. This is important because it’s an ideal learning toy that can grow with them. Play-Kitchen-for-Kids with 18 Pcs Toy Food is made to high quality standards and meets both U.S ASTMF-963 and EU EN-71 safety tests. It’s a great way for kids to learn about food, common skills, and even cooking!
Eco-plywood play kitchen sets
Hape – My Creative Cookery Club ( Educo )
- Solid wood construction features a combination of painted and natural wood surfaces
- Features include kitchen, cooking sets, wood toy food, and more
- Quality craftsmanship from sustainably sourced forests
- Encourages children to imagine and create role-play situations
- Assembly is simple and all tools and hardware needed are included
Hape and Educo are two brands from the same company and their joint My First Kitchen is an adorable role-playing kitchen for one or more chefs.There’s a see-through door, cupboard or “refrigerator”, cook top, sink and utensil rack. You also get a 30-piece kitchen set that comes with slice-ready vegetables, bread, pots, pans, utensils, and salt and pepper. Made with Baltic Birch plywood and durable non-toxic child safe finishes.
ROBUD Kids Kitchen Playset
- Eco-friendly & Safe Construction: wooden kitchen sets for kids made of solid wood, sturdy and durable construction. High-quality craftsmanship. The surface is covered with non-toxic and eco-friendly paint, which features no odor for kids safe playing.
- Pretend Kitchen Playset: ROBUD toddler kitchen playset features realistic cooking scenes include sink faucet stoves cupboard. Put the pot on the stove and the dials click when they’re turned. It comes with wooden play food such as tomatoes cucumber eggplant carrots garlic.
- Imaginary Role Play Fun: kids tends to imitating adult behavior, ROBUD kids kitchen playset provide a simulation kitchen scene to keep kids busy on their cooking work, great wooden play kitchen toy for girls boys
- Easy to Assemble: easy to follow user manual, estimated assembly time 1 hour. Assembled dimension 20.8 inch x 11.6 inch x 29.1 inch, height from the floor to the counter is 19.7inch. Fits toddler girls boys.
- Best Toys and Gifts for Toddlers: ideal kids pretend kitchen playset toy to boys girls for Birthday Christmas New Year party. Any problem during assemble or usage, feel free to reach out to us through Amazon order.
The construction of this playset is incredibly sturdy and well-made. It is made from solid wood with a non-toxic, eco-friendly paint which ensures safety for kids during playtime. The kitchen set includes realistic items such as a sink, faucet, stoves and cupboard. We also appreciate that the pots have clicking buttons to make it even more realistic. Plus, it comes with wooden play food which is great for imaginative role-play games. Assembly was surprisingly easy – only taking around an hour – and the finished product looks really great! The height from the floor to the counter is 19.7 inches which is a perfect size for toddlers
Jen Lin-Liu is the founder of Black Sesame Kitchen. A Chinese-American writer and a nationally certified Chinese chef in Beijing. Jen is the author of two memoirs, Serve the People: A Stir-Fried Journey Through China and On the Noodle Road: From Beijing to Rome with Love and Pasta.