Minnie Mouse Sweet Surprises Kitchen

  • 01 of 05

    Minnie Mouse Sweet Surprises Kitchen

    Minnie Mouse Sweet Surprise Kitchen, Just Play
    Minnie Mouse Sweet Surprise Kitchen, Just Play. ABS

    Designed for ages 3 and up, Just Play's Minnie Mouse Sweet Surprise Kitchen is sure to hit the spot with your young Minnie Mouse fan. Standing about 41" tall, this plastic play kitchen uses fun sound and light elements to amp up imaginative play.  

    An important note to all the parents out there, this set is not 100% put together upon opening. You have to do a little work to get Minnie's kitchen up and running. However, I'm happy to report that set up was much easier than...MORE anticipated. When you take this out of the box, you'll see two major pieces-- the oven and Minnie ears (which will eventually be placed above the window). Where is the window, you ask? We definitely thought we were missing a piece until we turned the oven portion around and spotted it hidden there.

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  • 02 of 05

    Minnie Mouse Sweet Surprises Kitchen

    Minnie Mouse Sweet Surprise Kitchen, Just Play
    Minnie Mouse Sweet Surprise Kitchen, Just Play. ABS

    After connecting the window to the oven and screwing on the Minnie ears, you'll want to do one more thing before letting your young chef play with this kitchen-- install 3 AAA batteries in the battery compartment hidden under a pink flower design to the left of the faux stove top. There is an on/off switch on the back of the kitchen, so you can conserve battery power.

    We noticed that the window frame is a little wobbly, but with a little tweaking on your end, you could probably find a fix for...MORE that. It stays in place, but because of the wibbly wobbly-ness of the window frame, cups and saucers may take a topple every now and then.

    When batteries are installed, that's when the magic of the Sweet Surprise Kitchen really comes to life. The two burners will make 'sizzling' noises when you place the frying pan (or anything else) on them and drips/rushing water are heard from the sink when you touch a button on the faucet. 

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  • 03 of 05

    Minnie Mouse Sweet Surprises Kitchen

    Minnie Mouse Sweet Surprise Kitchen, Just Play
    Minnie Mouse Sweet Surprise Kitchen, Just Play. ABS

    The coolest feature of this play kitchen, though, has to be the cake baking oven. This comes with a two tiered cake. The top layer of the cake pushes into the larger, bottom layer. When you place the cake into the oven, making sure to get it in just the right spot where the circle on the cake and oven connect, close the oven door and press the button on the handle of the door. You'll hear Minnie say a fun phrase about baking cakes as the second tier of the cake slowly rises. Ta-Da! You have...MORE 'made' a cake.

    Alongside that, I am a huge fan of the ice maker!  Located towards the bottom of the stove area on the left, there is a small 'refrigerator'. It takes a little effort to open it, but when it does, you'll notice molded food items and two circles that are perfect for holding the tiny eggs included in the set. Close that and you'll notice that there's just enough room to put one of the provided cups in the ice tray. Press the button on the ice tray and two ice cubes fly out.  And when I say fly, I mean just that. It's best to hold onto the cup when playing with this feature.

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  • 04 of 05

    Minnie Mouse Sweet Surprises Kitchen

    Minnie Mouse Sweet Surprise Kitchen, Just Play
    Minnie Mouse Sweet Surprise Kitchen, Just Play. ABS

    The Minnie Mouse Sweet Surprise Kitchen comes with lots of fun accessories that don't require the use of batteries. You get basic kitchen supplies like a frying pan, spatula, icing spreader, Minnie themed oven mitt, salt and pepper shakers and two cups.  

    No play kitchen would be complete without fake food and the Minnie Mouse Sweet Surprise Kitchen comes with its fair share.  You get three cookies (which are slightly less detailed than the box would make you think), a small Mickey Mouse...MORE pancake, two mouse shaped eggs that open and ice shaped like bows.

    There are lots of little nooks to hang and display the accessories in the set.  For example, there are little hooks that are perfect for the spatula and icing spreader and shelves for the cups and shakers.

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  • 05 of 05

    Minnie Mouse Sweet Surprises Kitchen

    Minnie Mouse Sweet Surprise Kitchen, Just Play
    Minnie Mouse Sweet Surprise Kitchen, Just Play. ABS

    Overall, I think this is a super cute kitchen. It's by far one of the better ones I've come across so far. The battery powered elements are perfect. They add to this play kitchen by inspiring imaginative play, but aren't too obnoxious for the parental units who may be overhearing them. You can find this play kitchen at most major retailers, like Toys R Us and Walmart.

    This product was given to me for a fair and honest review. All opinions are my own.