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Servin’ Surprises™ Kitchen & Table

Servin’ Surprises™ Kitchen & Table

Fall 2012 Toys
Ages: 2 & Up
Manufacturer: Fisher-Price
Price: $80.00

The Servin' Surprises Kitchen & Table is a great combination of two classic toddler toys. The toy is both a play kitchen and a kids' table for crafting or eating. Unlike traditional "cabinet" style play kitchens that are placed along a wall, this one takes the form of an island, as it is built into a round table shape. There are burners, an oven, food, trays, and toy silverware. Playing with this food is a lot of fun, and young children had a great time putting it in and out of the oven and passing out slices of pizza and cookies to the whole family.

Parent testers appreciated this play kitchen's thoughtful design. Assembling the toy, for one, is very simple. Once setup, the table top has two height settings, so that the kitchen can grow with a child. Parents also liked that all of the materials included store easily in a hidden space in the center of the table for easy clean-up. This makes sure that the table really can be used as a table, and that it is not always covered in plastic plates and cookies. If you add batteries into the mix, the kitchen makes noise, and the battery-powered serving tray will actually sing about what the food is you are carrying. Some parents liked that the serving tray also encourages manners, though others found they preferred not to include batteries in it.

If you have the room for a stand-alone item in your home or would like to have a multi-tasking play kitchen and toddler table, this is a great product.

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