Thursday, November 1, 2012

Step2 Grand Walk-In Kitchen and Grill Review and Giveaway!




Chunky and Monkey were excited when two "gigantic boxes" showed up at our front door the other day. They had no idea at the time what was inside, but they had a pretty good idea that the mailman had just brought them a brand new toy. As we opened the boxes the boys were thrilled to discover a Grand Walk-In Kitchen and Grill from Step2. Judging from their initial reaction I could tell this was going to be a huge hit. I wish you could have heard them screaming and squealing! It was apparent that I would have no choice but start assembling the kitchen right away.



Product assembly is always a major concern of mine. I don't like to open a toy and find a million parts inside that require multiple tools and a masters in engineering to complete assembly. This is always complicated because Chunky and Monkey love to "help" with assembly and parts get scattered all over the house. For a kitchen that arrived in two very large boxes, I was surprised at the few number of parts needed to assemble the Grand Walk-In Kitchen and Grill. The best part of all was that the only tool required was a screwdriver! Since my cordless drill/screwdriver was dead I had to use a traditional one. Most of the large pieces fit together like a puzzle in factory molded grooves and all you had to do was secure it in place with a screw. Using a traditional screwdriver and carefully reading instructions my total assembly time was around 20-25 minutes. To be honest putting on all the stickers took me just as much time as the actually assembly. In case you didn't already know, I am a perfectionist and wanted every sticker to be perfectly straight. The only things you will need to provide and have ready is 2AA and 4AAA batteries that are not included. These are needed for the grill, stove top and phone that make realistic sounds. Overall I am extremely pleased thus far, and it was extremely easy to assemble.

Monkey said "I'll cook if you clean the dishes."

Chunky and Monkey love how much room they have in their kitchen. I was initially worried that the two of them wouldn't be able to fit in the kitchen together and would fight over whose turn it was to cook or clean. They were easily able to fit inside at the same time and even had extra space to move around from station to station. I was impressed with how all the features are very realistic. All of the appliances, (refrigerator, microwave, oven and grill) have a "stainless steel" finish on them making them similar to what we have in our house. Even the sink has a realistic swivel faucet with a push button to "turn the water on." As if that wasn't already enough there is also a 103 piece accessory set included that comes with various food items, spices, cooking pots, and utensils. Step2 really did think of everything when they produced this kitchen and grill set. In case you are wondering if the Kitchen is sturdy I have seen both boys climb on top of the bar at the same time and it was able to hold 60+ pounds with no problem at all. I do not encourage children to climb on the toys but as you know they probably will anyways.

Hotdog, chicken, and burger on the grill.
I believe that it is important for children to develop a good imagination. After all as Albert Einstein once said, "Imagination is more important than knowledge." With the Step2 Grand Walk-In Kitchen and Grill your children can develop and expand upon their imagination through cooking. My boys love to "go shopping" by searching through all the food items and then prepare and serve me gourmet meals from their kitchen. It is really quite humorous at times to watch them wash the food in the sink and then prepare the food through various and often interesting cooking methods. Even when I am served grilled pickles and bananas the food always comes out great!


Chunky preparing a meal on the stove top.
I would recommend the Step2 Grand Walk-In Kitchen and Grill to anyone with children both boys and girls alike. The product is for ages 2 and up and that seems appropriate. Chunky is 2 years old and he doesn't have any problems using the kitchen. The Grand Walk-In Kitchen and Grill costs $259.99 and is worth every penny. You can purchase directly from Step2 or at various major retailers. With the Holidays right around the corner this would make an unbelievable gift for any boy or girl.

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Now for the best part. The wonderful people over at Step2 have allowed me to give away a Step2 Grand Walk-In Kitchen and Grill to one of Chunky and Monkey MD's followers! All you have to do is follow the simple to use Rafflecopter form below to enter to win. Enter as many ways as you would like but remember that the contest is only open to continental US residents only. Good Luck!


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Disclaimer: We were sent a Step2 Grand Walk-In Kitchen for review purposes. No other monetary compensation was given. All opinions are our own and may differ from yours.  

21 comments:

  1. I would love to win this for my two grandsons so they could play together, share, and use their imaginations!

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  2. I would like this for my daughter who is turning 4 this month. She would FLIP to see how big this is. One of her favorite things is pretending she's a chef. I can just see her making up recipes in her new kitchen.
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  3. my daughter would love this

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  4. My 2 year old niece would love it because she loves to play pretend

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  5. I'd love to win it for my son because he is always trying to help me in the kitchen and this would let him do it safely

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  6. This would be great for my daughter, she loves playing with her "infant" kitchen set we got her for Christmas last year... it would be wonderful to have a full size kitchen for her to play in!

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  7. I would love to give this to my daughter for Christmas. She has been having a lot of picnics lately with her dolls and has recently asked for a kitchen so she can "make her picnic's"! This would be perfect for her picnic making!

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  8. My girls because they love to play with their play food and this would be the perfect place to keep it. amypugmire@live.com

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  9. I'd love to win this for my 4 year old twins because not only would they love it but they could also play with it together without crowding each other.
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  10. I would love to win this for my two year old who is constantly feeding us her play food! Thank you for the great giveaway! sonyadmorris@gmail.com

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  11. My daughter because she loves pretending to cook in our kitchen

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  12. my daughter who loves to play restaurant

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  13. My 3 yr old daughter who loves to watch whatever we are doing in the kitchen and "help" do the dishes!

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  14. Our 2 yr old and 4 yr old would love this!! The last storm damaged their old one! Thanks for the chance!

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  15. I want to win this for my 3 yr old, he would absolutely love this to cook for his brother and sister

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  16. I would love this for my kiddos b/c they love cooking and baking with me!

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  17. I would love to win it for my daughter because she loves to play this toy in our nearest toy library, thank you.

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  18. the girls love to "cook" for me. this would be perfect

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  19. I would give it to my sons. They would enjoy acting like mommy and cooking.

    Jennifer Marie

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  21. Kids love boxes!
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