Melissa & Doug Cutting Food Box Is Imaginative Pretend Play Food
The Melissa and Doug Cutting Food Box is a kitchen play set with imaginative mini chefs in mind. This pretend play set includes more than 30 pieces including 8 pieces of food constructed from heavy, durable wood, a wooden knife and a cutting board. This play set ever features the satisfying sound of a “Crunch!” when the food is sliced. Though this cutting food box receives 5 out of 5 stars from over 200 reviewers, a handful of reviewers gave it much lower ratings. The main complaint from those that give the product low ratings was that the pieces had an extremely strong odor of paint fumes.
The parents who mentioned this in their reviews found this fact coupled with the fact that the toy was made in China, unforgivable and unappetizing, especially given the recent press regarding the dangerous lead levels found in the paint coating toys imported from China. This will eliminate the worry parents may have about the possibility of dangerous levels of lead in the paint.
Let’s kids cook on their own. Kids play food makes realistic cutting sounds. Play kitchen food set contains 31 pieces. Recommended age range 3 years and up. Great way to introduce the concepts of part, whole and fractions.
Some reviewers have said it was not hot enough to put grill marks on burgers. It can take a while to grill some larger cuts of meat.
So What’s The Scoop?
The Melissa & Doug Cutting Food Box is recommended for children ages 2 and up, but might be more appropriate for children slightly older who will be less likely to place the pieces in their mouths.