Plum Products Boston Kitchen Review

Friday, 1 November 2013
You may remember back in May Jack and I attended an event with Plum Products which you can read about here. Back then we got to see a lovely range of the new products which Plum Products were introducing but until now have been unable to speak about them. However, Plum have finally finished all the lovely finishing touches and have launched the fantastic new range. 
The new range includes some lovely indoor play products including a new range of kitchens, dolls houses, a fire station and activity tables.  Since the event Jack has been lucky enough to receive a Boston Kitchen from the new range to review. 
Children can be just like Mum and Dad in this sleek and stylish toy kitchen. The Plum Boston Wooden Kitchen is ideal for inventive role play cooking and has a kitchen island design for all round play. The Boston Wooden Kitchen also includes granite effect worktop, hobs with switches that click and turn, modern cooking hood and overhead shelf. Children will love spending hours cooking up a feast for all their friends! This contemporary styled wooden play kitchen also features turning taps and removable sink for easy cleaning and an oven with double window and shelving throughout so that children can play from both sides.'

When the delivery driver arrived with this product I was keen to get it built for Jack to play with. So I emptied the box and fetched out the instructions and I must say it looked incredibly simple, that's why it took me all day. Okay that's slight exaggeration as Jack did have two hospital appointments the day it arrived so all in all it probably took around an hour or two, that's with a toddler trying to help and running off with parts. The instructions were fairly clear and all pieces of wood had a letter sticker on them to help you along the way but I feel that I could have done with an extra hand holding the pieces whilst assembling. So when it finally arrived Jack and I couldn't wait to get playing. 

 At first Jack had no play food to enjoy with his kitchen but he was happy enough just mixing invisible foods and taste-testing them. I then felt we needed some food to make it more realistic so headed to the shops to find some - this was an incredibly difficult task. I then installed the help of another mini, my cousins little boy, (J, 4). J really enjoys playing cooking and kitchens so knew this would be a big hit with him and Jack, so I sat back and let the two of them play, whilst I took photos of course
The Boston Kitchen features some really small detailing which I have never seen on role-play kitchens before, it features an oven with shelves and a clear door which easily opens and closes and two cooking hobs. However it also has a digital clock timer (decoration) and dials which click and turn which Jack enjoying playing with. There is plenty of cupboard space for storing things as well as a overhead cooking hood which many contemporary kitchens have these days. It also features turning taps both hot and cold which again Jack enjoyed turning on and off. Another thing which is unlike most other kitchens is it features a 360° island design for all round play. It also comes with 7 accessories which include a spoon, spatula, knife and slotted spoon and a frying pan and pot with a lid. I then added in some play food as I previously mentioned and I feel this completed this kitchen. 
 Role-play and imagination play are an important part of learning for children, whilst Jack has been playing with this toy we can see how much he is encouraged to use him imagination and how much fun he is having doing so. We have also been able to tell that he remembers everything in which he sees us doing when we are in the kitchen. 
So overall, Jack and J really enjoyed role-playing within the Plum Boston Kitchen and I feel its a great toy for children. Priced at £149.99 I feel this is a wonderful price for all this has to offer and definitely well worth the money. All of the features and the size of the kitchen is a lot larger than other kitchens I have seen. 

We received this kitchen for an open and honest review. All opinions are my own and not influenced.

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