Before Christmas there were some really cool sets released by My Life As. Finding them was a bit hit and miss around here, not all of our Walmarts had them, but I did get to see them at one out of town when we stopped. I didn’t buy anything though, and later on I was kicking myself when I saw some other photos of the Kitchen Island Set. Walmart’s website wasn’t much help over the holidays in finding it either, it was on the website sometimes, but not all the time, so trying to check inventory was next to impossible. Finally though, right around Valentine’s Day, I discovered it on the website. Unfortunately the only store near me was 45 minutes away but the good news was it was on clearance from $28.88 down to $19.00. I decided it was worth the drive, and I wasn’t wrong. The hardest part though was finding it once I arrived at the store! I got a workout if nothing else.
The usual My Life As packaging. It wasn’t too difficult to get it out of the packaging either.
First we will look at the accessories.
The mixer is actually quite nice. I think it’s slightly large, but not horrible. I’ve included a pic of it with the AG/Grace Thomas mixer. It doesn’t work though, it’s strictly pretend.
Two baking pans, a cookie sheet and a muffin pan. These are both a nice size.
A storage “basket”, four mixing bowls in two different sizes and two utensils. I like that the utensils have handles on them so dolls can actually hold them.
A recipe box and two cook books. They could have left these out, they are poorly done. I had a horrible time getting the lid on the recipe box, and it’s way too big to be the right scale. The cookbooks are flimsy, have no type inside and were taped together. I had to very carefully pull the tape off. Why do they do that?
The island itself is just awesome!
A nice little oven. Although I was kind of puzzled as to why there were just the hooks on the side and then I realized that the pans hooked on them. Not real wild about this, may have to make some actual oven racks.
The drawer below the oven, beside it and a bin (garbage or potatoes?) all open. I was disappointed to find that the drawers at the top didn’t open.
On the opposite side of the island we have lots of shelf space for storage…
And these drawers do open!!! (YAY!!)
The top of the island is made to look like faux marble.
On one end we have two hooks for tools and on the other we have a towel bar. Except I think they should have been reversed, the towel bar by the sink would have made more sense. Hmmmmm…
Here it is with the mixer sitting on it and some of the items on the shelves. Everything that comes with the set fits inside with the exception of the mixer.
I think this set is very well done, and I give it an A+++ . I just wish My Life As (and Our Generation too) would realize how much demand there is for some of these items and make them easier to find.
I’m sure you are wondering where this is going to go…good question! Still thinking on that, we may be having a kitchen redo in the doll house. Or at the bakery. I’ll let you know. 😉