Melissa & Doug Cook’s Wooden Corner Kitchen

Melissa & Doug Cook's Corner Wooden Kitchen

Toy makers Melissa and Doug started out using their home basement as their base of operations. Today, they are one of the most successful toy manufacturers in the world.

The first thing you may notice about their Corner Wooden Kitchen playset is that it’s made out of real wood. Granted, the wood isn’t the same stuff your grandfather used to make toys-- it’s just MDF fibreboard. Still, the playset does have a nostalgic “old school” appearance. Also, it’s quite versatile. If your kids are interested in cooking, this playset will entertain them for hours on end.


Suitable for both girls and boys — The bright colors are gender neutral, providing an ideal setting for girls and boys to socialize and play together.

Realistic, interactive parts — The fixtures don’t have cheap painted-on buttons-- everything looks and feels real. There’s an oven with knobs that click as you turn them, a swiveling faucet, a real timer and many doors and shelves that open and close.

Wood construction — This kitchen is easy to assemble and includes all the tools you’ll need to put it together. Also, it’s made out of real fibreboard wood, not plastic.

Versatility — The kitchen sink is removable and can be used as a salad bowl-- or anything else a child can imagine. Also, there is enough shelf space to hold all kinds of interesting play foods.

Our Rating: 4.0/5

The Good

This is a cute little unisex playset that will keep your kids entertained while also helping them learn important social skills.

The Bad

Initially, the MDF fibreboard smells a little funny. Over time, however, the smell goes away. Also, the kitchen looks more realistic from far away. Close up, you can notice the seams and screw holes that give the illusion away.

Best Suited For

Parents looking for a high quality kitchen playset for their children.

Not So Good For

If you’re looking for a playset that’s made out of actual wood, you’d be better off hiring a carpenter to build you one from scratch.

The Verdict

Parents who ordered this product expecting to receive an authentic homemade wooden play kitchen were disappointed to find out that it is made from fibreboard. However, there’s no denying that this bright colored, reasonably priced little kitchen set is tons of fun for kids.

Learn more about Melissa & Doug Cook's Corner Wooden Kitchen on Amazon, or take a look at one of our other great, reviewed products like the Hape, Playfully Delicious - Gourmet Kitchen in White. All of these toy kitchens are competitively priced on Amazon.