We love the Step2 Lifestyle Deluxe Kitchen! *Review & Giveaway* (Closed)

Last month, my house became a bake shop in the kids play area. I am madly in love with the Step2 Lifestyle Deluxe Kitchen! I think I spend more time at it than any child does. 😆

If you want to talk about role play, I wanted to show you the fabulous #ixzz0OvgtK3O1 “>Step2 Lifestyle Deluxe Kitchen.

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step2logo-newWARNING! It could make your real kitchen jealous! This deluxe play kitchen is loaded with features, accessories, and storage space, which will keep your children busy for hours imagining that they are a 5-star chef!

  • Appliances make realistic electronic sounds
  • Granite-look countertop
  • 38-piece accessory set included (accessories may vary)
  • Loads of storage space
  • Framed window with overhead light
  • Sink with modern faucet and pull-out sprayer
  • Adult assembly required
  • Made in USA of US and imported parts (phone, play food, light, faucet, electronic keypads and burner made in China)
  • Requires 8 – AA and 5 – AAA batteries (not included)

Here is my kids’ first reaction to the Step2 #ixzz0OvgtK3O1 “>Lifestyle Deluxe Kitchen. They are this way every day with this kitchen! It is priceless and so much fun!

I took this video to show you a walkthrough of the Lifestyle Deluxe Kitchen. I am amazed at the little space this takes up and how much fun is jam packed in it!

What do I love about the Step2 Lifestyle Deluxe Kitchen?

  • I love that it is very sturdy. It is not top heavy, like I had originally thought it might be.
  • Very easy to put together
  • I love the sound effects that each section makes (microwave, oven, stove, dishwasher)
  • I love that the Lifestyle Deluxe Kitchen really doesn’t take up too much space. We have it in our entry way, which the kids call ‘play house’ and it is perfect in there!
  • If you want to move it to another room, you can easily slide it where you want it. We rotate the kids’ toys and shift rooms from time to time, so this is perfect!
  • The price of the Lifestyle Deluxe Kitchen is right around $219.00 retail. Do I think this is worth the price? You bet! I have seen smaller play kitchens that are not built this good go for far more than this.

I firmly believe that having toys in your home such as a play kitchen truly opens up your child’s personality, imagination, and let’s them be kids while having that fun pretend play.

Step2 is introducing a wide array of new kitchens covering a variety of price points, home décor styles and play pattern needs. Whether for boys or girls, experts like best-selling children’s cookbook author, Barbara Beery agree that having and using a play kitchen in a home builds imaginations and cultivates a love for cooking while helping to promote a lifetime of healthy eating habits.


To celebrate creativity in the kitchen for both parents and kids, Step2 is announcing a national contest that will award one grand-prize of a new dream kitchen suite from Frigidaire, including a refrigerator, dishwasher, over the counter microwave, and oven, as well as a new Step2 toy kitchen of their choice. The “Step2 Creative Kids in the Kitchen Contest” is asking families to submit an essay of 250 words or less on how they foster creativity when cooking and have fun in the kitchen together. Second place prize is a Step2 kitchen of their choice, while one third place winner will receive a $50 gift certificate good toward any toy on step2.com.

I invite you to go to http://contest.step2.com/ and enter! You will need to tell them how you promote creativity in the kitchen with your kids with a brief essay, 250 words or less. The Step2 Creative Kids in the Kitchen Contest begins on September 15, 2009 at 12:01 a.m. ET and ends on December 4, 2009 at 11:59 p.m. ET.

For more information and other fun Step2 products, please visit www.step2.com.

In the meantime, how would you like to win a #ixzz0OvgtK3O1 “>Step2 Lifestyle Deluxe Kitchen that is shown above? 😀

What you win

  • Step2 Lifestyle Deluxe Kitchen

How to enter (MANDATORY)

  • With the holidays just around the corner, visit the Step2 website and let me know another fun product that you would love to get your little ones!

Extra Entries

  • I would love to hear how you spark creativity & role play with the kids in your home!
  • Twitter the giveaway. Copy & paste text below to Twitter. Leave link on comment entry. Once Daily Retweets available for extra entries. (leave a comment with a link to each RT)
  • Blog about this giveaway (leave link on comment entry)
  • If you need a dream kitchen from Frigidaire, don’t forget to go to http://contest.step2.com/ and enter!


  • ONE (1) winner will receive a Step2 Lifestyle Deluxe Kitchen (Valued at $219.99)
  • Winner will be chosen at Random and backed up by post content, so be creative with your entry!
  • Winner will be contacted via Email. If no response in 48 hours, another winner will be drawn
  • For more specifics on how winners are drawn, click here
  • Winners are posted here for reference
  • US & Canada entries only
  • Contest ends on October 17, 2009 at 11:59 pm Central Time


  1. Shawna OBrien says:
  2. That extreme coaster looks like a blast. Our neighbors had something similar a few years ago but this looks so much better.

  3. The fire engine toddler bed is adorable!

  4. огромное человеческое спасибочки !

  5. I love the Bedroom Bookcase!

  6. The Neighborhood Fun Center :)

  7. I’ve got my eye on the Naturally Playful® Clubhouse Climber.

  8. I would like to their Wagon for Two Plus

  9. Naturally Playful® Sand & Water Activity Center

  10. I also like the Naturally Playful® Exploring Nature Combo

  11. Nancye Davis says:

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  12. Nancye Davis says:

    A way I spark creativity with my kids is to take a fall nature walk.

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  13. Nancye Davis says:

    I really like the Naturally Playful® Adventure Lodge Play Center with Glider

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  14. we love to do arts and crafts and im so excited with christmas coming we will be making our ornaments :)

  15. i love the Neighborhood Fun Center

  16. We like to do a lot of pretend play as animals. It gets a little hard on the knees crawling around on the floor though!

  17. I love the Fire Engine Toddler Bed!

  18. Ms. Cindy says:
  19. Creative Projects Table!~

  20. Tricia Stout says:
  21. stephanie mcree says:

    i like the canopy and neighborhood wagons..so cute

  22. stephanie mcree says:

    I like the neighborhood or canopy wagon..so cute!!

  23. Rick Farnsworth says:

    we go camping and for truck rides in the mountains and look for deer and elk. The kids love to watch the clouds and we find different animal shapes and pictures in the clouds as well.

  24. sarah woods says:

    We had one of the first kitchens by STep 2 well now the girls are now seven and a new grandchild on the way; perhaps we will be blessed to win a newer edition for the grandchild’s future birthdayChristmas surprise. Thanks

  25. Rick Farnsworth says:

    I would like the Naturally Playful Exploring Nature Combo

  26. Brandon Meckley says:

    To spark their creativity I like to get down on their level and play with them, we pretend to be animals or play house..they love to serve Dad tea and donuts. My little girls would have a lot of fun cooking me up some more grub. I would be thrilled win this for them.

  27. Brandon Meckley says:

    I would like to get all my kids the Naturally Playful Clubhouse Climber so they could run and scream outdoors :)

  28. Beverly Farnsworth says:

    My grand kids and I love to get out the scissors, glue,yarn,paper, stamps, hole punches and whatever else we can think of to make thank you cards or something for the next holiday we all think of ideas and add them all together to come create something new and fun and everyone can join in. We all use our imaginations and have a great time!

  29. Beverly Farnsworth says:

    I would love to have the Creative Projects Table for my grandkids we love to do art and crafts together.

  30. robin jenkins says:

    this would be perfect since my 2 year old also wants to kick me out of my own kitchen so HE can make something special.

  31. The Naturally Playful Clubhouse Climber looks like fun.

  32. Linda Russell says:

    I would love to have the naturally playful adventure lodge play center with glider for my grandson. Thanks for sponsoring this great contest!

  33. One way I try to spark creativity and role play is to have the kids create stories out of their school lessons as much as possible, especially for history and social studies, which really lend themselves well. I also have tried to turn off the TV more and have the kids create their own “sitcoms” and stories and act them out, and they’re getting really involved in the process — “making” costumes, scripts, and performing for us and family friends who visit.

  34. The Tower of Doom looks like another amazing toy from Step2 – my kids love fantasy and role-play, so it would be right up their alley. Luckily they also love cooking as well, so I’m excited for the chance to enter — thanks!

  35. Clarissa Neiding says:

    http://twitter.com/cneiding/status/4950106515 final tweet! WOW entries on this are huge! CROSSING FINGERS

  36. I like the pirate ship. Thank you

  37. I tweeted! @erinjeany


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  38. We spark creativity and role play in our home by using different voices for different toys as we play with our 11 month old.

  39. I’d like to get them the Canopy Wagon, I think it is great!

  40. There is SO many things I love from Step 2! I think Elijah would like the Skyward Summit!

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  41. My three daughters are very creative and love to put on plays for me often. My oldest daughter (age 9) writes the stories and all the characters and they all dress up and perform it. I encourage them by laughing and commenting on their performances and requesting certain types of stories for plays as well.

  42. Anne Taylor says:
  43. My daughters would love the Naturally Playful® Welcome Home Playhouse. They love to play house and this would be a great house to play in.

  44. Я в принципе поддерживаю.

  45. We spark role playing and creativity in our house by getting on the floor and modeling the language and laughter that goes along with pretend play. My son jumps right in and copies us! Pretend play costumes and dress up are fun too!

  46. I would love to get my kids any of their kitchen sets… the new Fresh Market Kitchen has caught my eye since its a kitchen and store playset…

  47. Rose Mitchell says:

    I love the kitchen set. What better way to instill a love of family and nuturing in the kitchen/

  48. I tweeted about this giveaway.


  49. I would love to get the pink bedroom bookcase for my daughter. She has a lot of books and I don’t know what to do with them.

  50. Tweet thank you RE http://bit.ly/2Ih0YP

  51. I would like the magical shoe fairy cottage. So cute!


  52. i tweeted!

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    Thanks for a great contest Tanya!! :)

  54. Kathy Emerick says:

    I would love to win for my granddaughter for Christmas!!! She loves to help me bake and she will have a ball with this.

  55. Another fun product I would love to have for my son would be the Up & Down Roller Coaster! He would have a BLAST playing with it!

  56. Naturally Playful Adventure Lodge Play Center with Glider

  57. I love the welcome home playhouse!!

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  59. Кругом война, кончина, глупость, а вы тут… сами знаете, чем занимаетесь.

  60. We have tons of dress-up clothes and craft supplies, and we’re always role playing, even by making our own costumes!

  61. I love the Skyward Summit!

  62. Tweet thank you RE http://bit.ly/2dEea9

  63. I also like the Naturally playful clubhouse climber for my boys! Thanks

  64. We spark creativity & imagination with the ends of news print, large cardboard boxes, and a lot of crayons & markers! You can build just about anything that way!

  65. I would love the Easel for 2 for my kids! My son loves to scribble and I think he would enjoy the magnetic letters, too.

  66. Tammy Walker says:

    i follow u on twitter as tamlin8817 and i tweeted:http://twitter.com/tamlin8817/status/4935787834

  67. Tammy Walker says:

    I would also like the Deluxe Canon Road Train and Track Table

  68. the Naturally Playful® Adventure Lodge Play Center with Glider

    Read more: http://www.step2.com/product.cfm?product_id=1411#ixzz0UAIxe0Sy

    Cool stuff, to say the least

  69. Naturally Playful® Welcome Home Playhouse, my daughter would love it!

  70. We (me, my 8yo and 3 yo boys) take turns telling knock knock jokes in the car. We pretend play war games and somehow I always end up dying! My 3yo loves being the pizza delivery boy bringing imaginary treats to everyone in the house…plus he loves to eat a few treats too. My 3yo loves pulling a blanket over his head pretending to be a ghost. He also likes pulling the blankets over our head hiding from daddy saying “shhhhh, shhhhh” so no one will find us in his fort!

  71. The Lifestyle Twin Bed would be an awesome step up from my 3yo’s toddler bed. It’s got tons of hiding spots-for him and his toys!


  72. That Water Rush Quarry is one I might have to put on our list for the summer. I hadn’t seen that before! (We love Step2.)

    Thanks for the opportunity!

  73. Ms. Cindy says:

    One of our creative things we do is I make up bedtime stories at night and then they will make up stories back to me! It is so cute what they come up with! Thanks!

  74. my grandchildren would love the welcome home playhouse

  75. Ms. Cindy says:
  76. Ms. Cindy says:
  77. Ms. Cindy says:

    I love the Neat and Tidy Cottage! Thanks for the chance to win this amazing giveaway!

  78. My kids like to role play by playing house! My daughter likes to play the mom and have me be the kid and my twins the little brother and sister!

  79. I like the All Around Art Tower!

  80. My niece and I spark creativity by just making EVERYTHING in to a game. I’m sure it’s different because I don’t have her all the time but even things like getting dressed, when she doesn’t feel like getting dressed we play chase, I turn it around to where she’s chasing me begging me to give her her sock 😀

  81. My niece would also LOVE the Whopper Bouncer ! To tell the truth so would I lol

  82. Lots of fun stuff but for some reason I absolutely LOVE the Magical Shoe Fairy Cottage. I want one!

  83. I like to play house with my kids, today my daughter wanted to play Hannah Montana so she got her Hannah wig out and acted like she was a pop star! We build a lot with blocks and play with play doh a lot creating little villages that her barbies can live in!

  84. My daughter would also love the 50’s Diner! Thanks for the chance!

  85. Tricia Stout says:
  86. The Dream Castle Convertible Bed would be awesome for my daughters bedroom.

  87. Anne Taylor says:
  88. Jennifer Hedden says:

    a Step 2 playhouse

  89. http://twitter.com/artemis432/status/4925945755 my retweet for today – I think the last as I think this ends tomorrow!

  90. Happi Shopr says:

    Naturally Playful® Welcome Home Playhouse for my niece.

  91. Stephanie J says:
  92. Naturally Playful® Welcome Home Playhouse..my daughters would fall in love with this kitchen!

  93. Melissa O. says:
  94. Melissa O. says:

    I get down on the floor with my kids and indulge in art and building. We color and draw together, build with blocks, mold clay and do out of the box crafts with my older kids. For example we take Pot Pals (flower pot animals and people) and we mix up all the pieces to create our own unique crazy creatures. When we color we make green dogs with stripes and we draw socks on monsters!

  95. Melissa O. says:

    If I am not blessed with winning this giveaway I would like to get the LifeStyle™ Gourmet Cafe Kitchen for my son for Christmas. We liked the Elmo’s Restaurant but it got poor reviews for being flimsy and so we want a good sturdy play kitchen like the ones by Step2

  96. The Whisper Ride Buggy looks fun.

  97. Creative Projects Table

  98. I love the Welcome Home Playhouse. I think this would provide so many years of fun for multiple kids it would be a great return on the money spent on it.

  99. Clarissa Neiding says:
  100. Heather M says:
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  102. How I spark creativity at home: Both of my girls LOVE to play dress up whicn encourgaes pretends play and role playing.

  103. I would love the Grand Walk-In Kitchen!

  104. My daily tweet . . .


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  105. I like the Real Projects Workshop.

  106. My son and I paint together, but he loves helping cook, favorite treat muffins. He’s 2.5, so he wants to help alot.

  107. Neighborhood Wagon is a product that may be under the tree:) at my house this year.

  108. Angela Gaffke says:
  109. Angela Gaffke says:

    I turn off the TV to spark creativity. It’s amazing what they can come up with without the tube on. I also give them scenarios to act out like I ask my 6 year old to be the teacher and my 3 year old to the student and see what they come up with.

  110. Angela Gaffke says:

    I’d like to buy my boy’s a Welcome Home Playhouse so I can get them out of my house and into theirs for a bit! :)

  111. My daughter would love the Naturally Playful Welcome Home Playhouse. Thanks for the great giveaway.

  112. I like the art desk and easel. All of our outdoor toys are from Step 2. Love them

  113. I spark creativity by encouragin art.

  114. I love the clubhouse climber,

  115. How you spark creativity & role play with the kids in your home? Books help us a lot that way getting everything rolling in the brain…but also just quiet time and then talking about it. Crafts and music also seem to help my little toddlers!

  116. I would also love the Picnic Play Table. Looks really hefty and practical! Thanks!

  117. Jennifer M says:

    I’d love to get my kids the flip and doodle easel desk.

  118. Jennifer Clapp says:

    I would like this Magical Shoe Fairy Cottage

  119. Rena' Ruble says:

    I would like this for the grandkids

    Neighborhood Fun Center

  120. Stephanie J says:
  121. My DD is such a little Mommy- we feed, clothe, bathe etc ALL of her baby dolls! When she goes to her Grandmas she does the same and of course her Grandma just eats it up!

  122. The Neighborhood Fun Center looks like a lot of fun!

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  124. Thank you for the giveaway. I think the lodge play center is adorable.

  125. Clarissa Neiding says:
  126. Anne Taylor says:
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  128. Monique B. says:

    The Neighborhood Fun Center looks great. My son would love anything with a slide!

  129. Jennifer G. says:
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