After picking the best play kitchen and food sets to buy for my children, I realized I wasn’t finished yet. That’s because without the proper accessories to go along with those things the set isn’t really complete.
To round out the play kitchen experience for my kids, I looked for the best accessories to buy. From dish and cookware sets to play appliances, I had a hard time deciding what my kids would like best.
So, I broke the search down into three categories and then made a short list of my favorite options. I’m sharing that list here to help you find the best play kitchen accessories for your own children. Below are 10 of the most popular options for dish sets, cookware sets and even some cool play appliances. I also included a neat “bonus” item which I just love.
Play Dish and Tea Sets
1. Learning Resources — New Sprouts Serve It! Dish Set
Teaching your kids how to set the table at mealtime doesn’t have to be a difficult task. This 24-piece play dish set from Learning Resources allows you to do so in a fun and engaging way! Made with beautifully colored PVC plastics, this set is 100 percent BPA, phthalate and lead free for increased safety.
It is specially designed with 7 inch plates and 4 inch deep bowls, which is larger than most available sets. This means they can hold more pieces of play food at a time than the ones in other sets do. Plus, their large size makes them easier for the little hands of children 2 to 6 years old to handle. Buy on Amazon.
2. Green Toys — Tea Set
Who says tea time is just for little girls? This gorgeous unisex tea set from Green Toys is the perfect addition to any child’s kitchen set! It comes in beautiful red, blue and yellow colors and can be used either indoors or outside.
This 16-piece tea set easily accommodates four and it is designed for kids 2 to 6 years old. Each piece is made from recycled milk jugs which means this set is completely safe to eat and drink from. Plus it is dishwasher safe, so clean up is a breeze after tea time ends. Buy on Amazon.
3. Kidzlane — Play Dish Set with Drainer
This play set from Kidzlane is a great way to teach your little ones to clean up their kitchens. The dishes are perfect for both girls and boys because they come in vibrant primary colors.
These dishes are made with BPA-free plastics that help keep them strong and safe for children to use. The set easily allows four kids, aged 3 years and up, the ability to play together for hours.
As a bonus, there is a plastic dish drainer included that also doubles as storage. So, your kids can practice “washing” their “dirty” dishes and just leave them in the drainer to “dry” after playtime. Buy on Amazon.
Play Pot, Pan and Utensil Sets
4. Melissa & Doug — Let’s Play House Bundle: Pots & Pans and Cooking Utensils
This hand-polished stainless steel set offered by Melissa & Doug makes an elegant addition to any child’s play kitchen. It is easily one of the most popular options designed for children 3 to 8 years old. Plus it looks exactly like a set from your own kitchen, which your kids are sure to think is neat.
The set includes two pans, a colander, a pot with matching lid, some wooden cooking utensils and a storage rack. As a bonus, this bundle also includes a 7-piece set of utensils with a matching holder for easy storage. Everything your children need to whip up a delicious “home-cooked” meal! Buy on Amazon.
5. Learning Resources — Pretend & Play Pro Chef Set
Another fun, BPA-free plastic play set from Learning Resources is their Pretend & Play Pro Chef one. It is a nice 13-piece set that is ideal for the kitchens of children 3 to 7 years old.
The set is available in a dark blue color and looks just like an adult’s set to encourage imaginative play. It comes with a large stock pot, a smaller saucepan, a skillet, a couple of lids, and a few utensils to cook with. It also includes a matching child-sized oven mitt, a few pieces of play food and a neat activity guide. Buy on Amazon.
6. Constructive Playthings Toys — Color-Fun Cookware for Pretend Kitchens
Constructive Playthings Toys offers a super fun play kitchen accessory set designed for children 3 years old and over. Made with vibrantly colored BPA-free plastic, every piece of this set is guaranteed to be safe and durable.
This colorful set includes a skillet, a small pot and a larger stock pot (all 3 come with matching lids). To help cook something up, this cookware comes with a full range of cooking utensils and a handy storage rack.
It also includes a semi-functional tea kettle, a dish rack, a cutlery holder and four complete place settings. That means at least four kids can play with this set together! Buy on Amazon.
7. Melissa & Doug — Play Kitchen Accessory Set
This play kitchen accessory set from Melissa & Doug is another terrific option to consider for your child’s play kitchen. Made with BPA-free plastic and high-quality wood, this set is durable and perfectly safe for kids to use.
Meant for a couple of children 3 to 8 years old, there’s a little bit of everything in this set! It has a couple of cooking utensils, a pot, a skillet, a baking sheet and a couple of place settings. It also includes a working kitchen timer, a hand-towel, an oven mitt, a wooden bottle of olive oil and wooden salt and pepper shakers. Everything needed to cook and serve a delicious meal! Buy on Amazon.
Play Kitchen Appliances
8. Learning Resources — New Sprouts Waffle Time
This fun play kitchen appliance from Learning Resources is another great way to encourage imaginative play and social skill building. Like all their products, this play appliance is made from durable, BPA-free plastic that is designed to be safe.
The set includes a waffle iron, 2 place settings and a waffle that is divided into 4 equal sections. A bottle of syrup, 2 pats of butter and 2 strawberries also come with this set as topping choices. That’s enough pieces for a couple of children, aged 2 years and over, to make and share a delicious breakfast. Buy on Amazon.
9. Redbox — Electronic Blender Playset
With this cute electronic blender playset from Red Box, your kids can whip up their own healthy and delicious smoothies! Created for children aged 3 years and up, this set is made with BPA-free plastic for their safety.
This fun blender features blades that actually rotate, a nice LCD display and realistic blending sounds. It comes with 2 strawberry halves and 3 pineapple chunks that can be “blended” together for yummy fruit drinks.
It also includes 2 cups, 2 spoons, 4 ice cubes and 2 lemon slices that slip onto the cup rims. That’s everything they need to share a fancy looking smoothie with a friend! Buy on Amazon.
10. PlayGo — Pretend Play Gourmet Kitchen Appliance Set
This appliance set from PlayGo is the perfect way to give your children’s kitchen a nice, modern look! Ideal for children 3 years and over, this set is made with BPA-free materials to ensure durability and safety. The set includes 3 functional appliances: a toaster, a mixer and a coffee maker.
The toaster comes with a play piece of bread, has a working timer and features a nice pop-up action.
The mixer can be used as either a standing mixer or as a portable hand mixer. Plus, the beaters for it spin while making realistic sound effects which simply adds to the fun!
The Keurig-styled coffee maker actually dispenses water while making authentic brewing noises. It also comes with a couple of coffee pods and a coffee mug to complete the experience. Buy on Amazon.
11. Kenmore — 14″ Interactive Dish Washer with 28-Piece Dish Set
This is my favorite play kitchen accessory on this entire list simply because it is super neat! It is definitely the largest item on this list at 12” long, 8” wide and almost 15” tall. The set is made with BPA-free plastic for safety and durability that will last for many years.
The dishwasher has nice chrome-like features, 2 dish racks and it makes realistic dish washing sounds. As a cool “bonus” feature, this dishwasher comes already stocked with a 28-piece set of play dishes! A fabulous way to stock your child’s play kitchen, indeed. Buy on Amazon.
Right now, these are the most popular play kitchen accessory sets available online. They are all so cool, you’ll have a hard time choosing just one or two for your own children. I know I sure did! Go take a look at them yourself to see which ones will work the best for your children’s play needs. I bet you’ll find something they will absolutely love to play with.