KidKraft Uptown Espresso Kitchen

 KidKraft Uptown Espresso Kitchen

Uptown Espresso Kitchen from KidKraft is quite a fancy little kitchen indeed. It looks amazing-- like the kind of kitchen any adult would want. Plus, it’s got all kinds of bells and whistles that’ll stimulate your kid’s imagination and inspire them to role-play and pretend.

The main attraction here, of course, is the sheik design. This is probably the coolest looking kid’s kitchen that we’ve seen so far. It’s also got quite a few interactive components. There’s a microwave, dishwasher and fridge with knobs that click and doors that open and close. Also, there’s shelf space for your kids to store their toys or play foods. The real chalkboard on the fridge is a nice touch as well.


Large size — The relatively large size of this kitchen set (42.5 x 17.1 x 41 inches) means that it’s big enough for older children to use.

Realistic knobs and dials — Unlike other kitchen sets that have painted-on dials and knobs, these ones really look and feel realistic.

Tons of interactive components — In addition to the interactive components mentioned above, this playset also includes a realistic ice dispenser, a detachable cordless phone with a stand, drawers that slide in and out and four hanging pegs for pans and pots.

The Good

This kitchen set is larger and has more interactive components than most other toy kitchen sets on the market. The price is quite reasonable compared to the competition, as well.

The Bad

Some people who bought this kitchen set said that it was a pain to assemble. One Amazon reviewer was so frustrated that he wrote that the toy must have been built by Al Qaeda! Another confusing thing about the so-called Uptown Espresso Kitchen is that it doesn’t come with a play espresso machine.

Best Suited For

Parents looking for a full-featured, nice looking kitchen playset.

Not So Good For

Anyone who gets easily frustrated or has difficulty following directions.

The Verdict

Though this kitchen playset is one of the nicest ones currently out there, but watch out-- it’s a bit difficult to put together. If you don’t mind spending some extra time reading the assembly directions, though, it’s a great buy.

Learn more about KidKraft Uptown Espresso Kitchen on Amazon, or take a look at one of our other great, reviewed products like Little Tikes Cook N Grow Kitchen. All of these Toy Kitchen sets are competitively priced on Amazon.