In the Step 2 Lifestyle Dream Kitchen review, we noticed that it is very similar to the Lifestyle Custom Kitchen II. The color scheme is more or less the same with a green granite-look counter top and grey-colored appliances. The main difference is that the Dream Kitchen is bigger and hence, a better fit for more than one kid.
The kitchen playset has the following features:
- Green granite counter top styling
- Stainless steel look for the microwave, oven and fridge
- Wood styling for the cabinets
- Electronic features for the microwave, oven, stove top, phone and light
- 7 storage area – cupboards and drawers, including a drawer for silverware
- Oven, fridge and microwave can be opened for more storage space
- Plate rack
- Sink with faucet
- Accessories – 37 pieces including, plates, cups, play food and cutlery
- The size measures 15.5 by 35.5 by 44.8 inches
Step 2 Lifestyle Dream Kitchen Review – Worth A Buy?
- Realistic – The kitchen playset is very detailed with a light, framed window and wall paper decorating the top edge. The whole design makes it look like a real modern kitchen.
- Size is just right – It is not too small that it is hard for 2 kids to play at the same time while not too big that it takes up a lot of space at home. It is slightly more than half a feet wider than the Lifestyle Custom Kitchen.
- Availability of storage – There are 7 drawers and cabinets for storing all those play food and utensils. The microwave, oven and fridge provide alternative storage areas too although they are on the small side.
- Electronic features – There are enough sounds to make a kid entertained from the phone, microwave, oven and stove.
- Durable – Made of hard plastic, it is solid and sturdy. It will last you through a few kids and more.
- Insufficient accessories – The accessories that come with the toy are nothing exciting. The play food pieces are too few compared to the “well-equipped” kitchen.
- Missing pre-drilled holes – Assembly can take a while, maybe around 1 to 2 hours for some. Some holes are missing or not properly aligned to make it easier to screw the pieces together. Work with an electric drill to save time and energy.
- Door won’t close – Some parents have complained that the over door does not close properly. For the price that you pay, everything should work perfectly but this is a common little flaw in the Step 2 Lifestyle Dream Kitchen. Try using Velcro strips to work around the problem.
This toy is not cheap but the durability and quality should tilt it towards the best kitchen playset category. We feel that it is worth it if you have more than one kid to share this toy with. Otherwise, the Lifestyle Custom Kitchen would do just fine.