I spotted this in a corner of the tall kitchen near the glass doors leading out to the expansive green backyard – an itty bitty play stove. About 8″ across, it is white enamel with metal burners, heavy gauge plastic knobs, a glass-paneled oven door that swings open in order to slide one’s food in (a tiny cake? a tray of two chicken wings?) and a striped electric cord attached to the back. She told me that it had been hers as a child growing up in East Germany and that it got hot enough to actually cook food. It still works and now her 6-year-old son plays with it. Sometimes, while she is in the kitchen preparing dinner he cooks alongside her, baking a miniature version of the same dish she is making.
Did you have a toy kitchen as a kid? Or did you help in the kitchen, cooking or baking?