ELC kitchen

10 great toy ovens for boys and girls

Kitchens make wonderful toys; pretend play of all types stokes the imagination, is brilliant fun and great for children’s development.

Some shops seem to think cooking is not for boys however, and that girls must have pink at all times. Escape the stereotypes with our quick guide to great toy kitchens

for your budding chefs. Most of these are available in the shops (a few are online only, still time – just!)

If you can recommend others, we’d love to see them – please add them in the comments below, or share them with us on Twitter @lettoysbetoys

Prices were correct at time of publication: they may be subject to change by the retailers.

1. Wooden cooker with great accessories

£89 at Jojo Maman Bebe – Maxi Toy Cooker

Jojo Maman Bebe kitchen

2. Bargain kitchen!

£14.99 at Kiddicare – Buzzing Brains Deluxe Kitchen Playset
Kiddicare bargain kitchen


3. Camping kitchen

£32.99 + delivery @ Spotty Green Frog – Le Toy Van Honeybake Camper Mini Stove Set (online only)

camping kitchen

4. Online – still time to order for Christmas (just!)

£62.99 at Tildo Cuisine


5. Ikea wooden kitchen

£45 at Ikea (can add top section for an extra £20)

Ikea Kitchen

6. Kitchen with accessories and sizzling noise (also available in red)

£34.99 at Argos – Smoby Studio Play Kitchen 

argos smooby kitcvhen


 7. Good value, fold-away kitchen

£20 at Argos (or two for £30, combine offer with other toys) 

Chad Valley Kitchen

8. Farmhouse Style Kitchen

£79 at Jojo Maman Bebe

Jojo Maman Bebe kitchen


9. Kitchen with sound effects, good for little ones

£15 at Early Learning Centre – My First Sizzle and Fry Kitchen

ELC toy kitchen



10. The deluxe option

£150 at Early Learning Centre – Wooden Diner Kitchen

ELC kitchen



We’d love to hear of more great stereotype-free toys. Please share them by commenting below or joining in on Twitter @lettoysbetoys . We’re using the hashtag #LTBTGiftGuide


  1. Rana

    Yay, Finally a change 😀

  2. lesly best

    You might like to glance at some work done in the 80’s by glynis lobban and further work by myself in the 90’s on gender stereotyping in children’s books. Basically little has changed.

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