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Fisher-Price Dora Fiesta Favorites Kitchen
V2129 Features: -Dora kitchen set.
Cook with Dora in her Fiesta Favorites Kitchen
Includes recipe card that has 2 recipes on each side of the card
Dora will guide you through each recipe
Features bilingual phrases
Includes all the accessories needed to cook each recipe
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36 of 40 found the following review helpful:
Priceshop!Nov 04, 2011
Not to be a Debbie Downer, because I am huge Amazon.com fan. And even at this time have a $400.00 Wish List for my kids, but beware, as I found with another item....PRICE SHOP!I did a little bit of research, and found this EXACT kitchen at Toyrus.com, for $59.99, S&H included.
10 of 11 found the following review helpful:
Enjoyable kitchen and can be had at a reasonable price.Nov 09, 2011
By B. Francis
This kitchen set is quite good for the price paid (60 before amazon went OOS on it, check toysrus website to get it for this price still). Here are my particulars concerning assembly
Time to assemble: 15 minutes
Ease of assembly: Above Average (parts lined up pretty well, instructions were easy to follow/understand).
Tools required: Phillips Screwdriver (There were ~20 screws)
Difficulties experienced: Items that were supposed to snap in place by pushing down had to be fed/pushed through slot individually as opposed to simply pushing down as the instructions suggested The oven and refrigerator doors required a bit of persuasion to snap into their respective receptacles
Desired improvement: The sink is held in by nothing other than gravity; in a toy that used a fair amount of screws/snaps to hold items in place, the sink was void of any of these. Granted, the sink is the item that would cause the least inconvenience from not being held firmly in place. Nonetheless, when busy little hands get to going and they bump/hit something against the facet it will move (though comes back to rest in its normal position). That was a minor annoyance for me; I plan to use some Gorilla Glue to rectify this.
The accessories are mostly enjoyable/good. BLUF, don't expect to be overwhelmed with the quality/appearance of the accessories, however they are quite acceptable considering they came at no additional charge. The only pieces that underwhelmed me were the hashbrown and phone. The hashbrown could have benefitted from a contrasting color to outline the texture, as the texture was minor and, unlike the picture shown, is one continous piece with no openings. The phone is very bland being one color and being void of buttons that could be pressed; even some stickers on the number keys would've livened it up considerably.
The recipe cards are a good idea and are enjoyable. They are plastic sheets (think plastic coated paper, bendable but not easily damaged) that you insert into the kitchen hutch area. The kitchen comes with one recipe card, but is reversible containing two different recipes and as such two different play scenarios. The accessories that come with the kitchen include the food items required to complete the recipes. There are currently two additional recipe sets available for purchase (Fisher-Price Dora the Explorer Fiesta Favorites Kitchen Food - Apple Pie and Fisher-Price Dora the Explorer Fiesta Favorites Kitchen Food - Holiday Cookies) for around 10 each. The receptacle for the recipe cards "knows" which recipe is inserted; this is done by the notching that is on the end of each of the plastic sheeted recipe cards. I was impressed by this as I was expecting a generic interaction from the kitchen when pressing the buttons on the recipe receptacle area, but instead received information that was relevant to that specific recipe - kudos on this.
My daughter is 2 years old and as soon as I presented this to her she immediately went to work on it; she knew exactly what to do taking items in/out of the oven, using the frying pan to cook me a pail of hamburger (this was her preferred method to serve me a hamburger patty, in a metal pail. Someone has been watching mommy a bit too closely...). She took an immediate interest in this kitchen and its accessories and it doesn't appear to be letting up anytime soon.
I purchased the Small World Living Toys Young Chef Cookware Set and Small World Living Toys My-Oh-My Pizza Pie - both fit to scale with this kitchen pefectly and seem to complement it well. There are other items on the way, and this seems to be a toy that will not be under-utilized anytime soon.
Are there better kitchens out there? You betcha - but the value of this one (at 60, not 100+) is high, especially when factoring in assembly time. If you have the money, and just as importantly - the time, there are many wooden kitchen sets out there that are of higher quality such as the KidKraft Large Kitchen (note, the Dora kitchen does seem durable enough and I don't expect anything to break). It may sound like I'm advertising other items, but they're offered for comparison only. I am pleased with the Dora kitchen purchase and would recommend it to others.
3 of 3 found the following review helpful:
This is an exciting, interactive play kitchen that will provide hours of fun for your little cook. Do-do-do-do-do-Dora!Oct 05, 2011
By D. Fowler
"Dora the Explorer" is a eight-year-old that most preschoolers are familiar with and want to join in on her adventures. With this easily assembled kitchen (instructions are included) children can have an educational, interactive experience as they play and cook along with Dora. The "kitchen" is solid, but not as heavy as Little Tikes equipment as it will not get the beating they have to endure. This is a toy that uses the imagination and doesn't take as much abuse as a picnic table. The kitchen colors are bright, exciting and are a real draw.
WHAT YOU WILL BE GETTING:
+ The "kitchen" which includes a refrigerator, oven, stovetop, sink, and grill. The dials to the oven move and you can open the fridge to store things in. The oven and refrigerator each have two shelves and the movable oven dials have sound.
+ Two double-sided recipe cards, one for a barbeque, the other from a spring picnic.
+ Accessories such as a pan, jar of salsa, milk (leche) carton, hamburger, lettuce, cup, spatula, working phone, etc. There are twenty play pieces, not including those you can add yourself. For example, you can purchase extra pieces at the dollar store or go green and add small empty recycled containers. These can be stored in an added side container or in the refrigerator.
HOW IT WORKS:
You simply slide one of the recipe cards into the window centered above the sink and stove. When you press a flower button below the window sill Dora will take you through a recipe. The visuals on the cards make it easier to gather up the necessary pieces for the recipes.
Dora's voice is very clear and loud as she gives directions, but the sound can be adjusted if needed on the power/volume switch. This should be turned off when not in use to save on batteries. These should be checked every now and then.
The only thing you will need prior to assembly is a Phillips screwdriver and three AA batteries, preferably alkaline for longer life. It should take twenty minutes to a half hour for assembly. You should wash all the small parts in hot soapy water and wipe down everything before using as that hamburger is sure to be nibbled on.
This is an exciting, interactive play kitchen that will provide hours of fun for your little cook. Many children are way into Dora, so this is not simply another play kitchen, but rather an educational one. It has bilingual content (English/Spanish) and Dora will help prepare your little one to learn to cook. On the Dora website there are forty "real" recipes that you can print out and keep when you want to have a cooking session. There are Dora Cat Cookies, Dora's Mexican Hot Chocolate, a Dora Sandwich and many others you can incorporate in your own cooking lessons. Do-do-do-do-do-Dora!
3 of 3 found the following review helpful:
Fun, educational, well-made, and easy to assembleOct 03, 2011
I'm not sure what it is with toy kitchen sets, but kids love playing with them. I'm guessing it has something to do with the fact that kids like to emulate what their parents do. When I saw the Fisher-Price Dora Kitchen, I knew immediately that my kids would enjoy it.
- Fast and easy assembly
- Good quality
- Decent selection of accessories
- Teaches bilingual phrases
- Competitively priced
Assembling the all-plastic kitchen took me 20 minutes and didn't require much strain. There weren't as many pieces to put together as I was expecting. All the screws were the same size so it made the build go a lot faster. The stickers for the kitchen were already applied as well. I started building the kitchen with a multi-bit screwdriver but eventually had to switch to a regular philips head because my ratcheting, multi-bit screwdriver was too thick to reach down in a couple of areas. I recommend starting out with a normal screwdriver.
The build quality of the kitchen is very good. Our previous play kitchen was of terrible quality, constantly fell over, and eventually fell apart. The Fisher-Price kitchen has a wide base for stability, and every piece lines up perfectly. The doors open and shut well, the knobs turn with a solid feel, and the buttons that activate the phrases operate without problems. My daughter's friend has another version of this kitchen and has had it for a while. It's been used indoors and outdoors and is still in great shape, less some fading from the sun.
The kitchen set comes with a pretty impressive amount of accessories. Most of the items are plastic, but a couple of the pieces, like the tortilla, have a rubbery texture. I found out that you can also buy a couple of extra sets of food that come with new recipe cards, that unlock more phrases. Yes, this is a ploy to make more money, but for about $11 each, it's not a bad deal.
Fisher-Price Dora the Explorer Fiesta Favorites Kitchen Food - Apple Pie
Fisher-Price Dora the Explorer Fiesta Favorites Kitchen Food - Holiday Cookies
The device that speaks phrases runs on three AA batteries that are included. It has two volume settings and an off setting.
The back of the kitchen is open and has slots to hold extra recipe cards so you can keep everything together.
My daughters love the Fisher-Price Dora Fiesta Favorites Kitchen. They make me burgers and eggs with it everyday and repeat phrases they learn from it. Also, as the adult who builds all their toys, I appreciated how quick and easy it was to put together. The build quality might not be the same as a $300 wooden play kitchen with a real stainless steel sink, but I'm pretty sure my kids don't care. If your child likes Dora the Explorer and playing pretend with toy kitchens, I'm certain that they will enjoy this.
5 of 6 found the following review helpful:
Good quality, but overpricedJan 19, 2012
By David Montgomery
I got this for my 2 daughters, ages 2 and 5. It was primarily intended for my 2-year-old, although my 5-year-old plays with it sometimes as well. It's made with the good, solid quality that typifies most of Fisher-Price's products. I imagine that it will last a long time. The problem is that there really isn't that much to it. We have a similar play kitchen that the girls got as a gift that has more features and cost less. With this item part of what you're paying for is the character licensing, but there really isn't much that makes this kitchen Dora-specific. So it's a good product if you're looking for this kind of thing, but it might not be worth paying full price.
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