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Best Kitchen Towers For Kids

Kitchen Towers For Kids Review 
Kitchen Towers are great for your little ones to get involved in daily activities in the kitchen. Kids are used looking up at adults, which is not the best way to observe action. Kitchen Towers for kids provide eye level observation, and potentially, even some participation during busy time in kitchen. Our boy could spend fairly long time standing in his kitchen tower and observing our work. Generally, kitchen towers for kids are relatively heavy, ranging anywhere between 20 and 35 pounds. On the other hand, the bulky design provides a great deal of safety. Some towers can even fold and store away when not is use, which is very convenient for families living in relatively limited space.
LITTLE PARTNERS LEARNING TOWER
 


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A learning tower is a step stool with sides that provide safety for babies and children, allowing them to be at counter-top height. It has an adjustable platform for babies and children of different ages and allows your little one to be in on the action of what is happening in the kitchen. There are four adjustable platform heights. Having a learning tower has made meal preparation time an interactive experience. My son has been able to be involved in what I am doing, rather than vying for ways to get my attention during busy times of trying to get the family fed. We talk about what foods I am preparing and what actions I am taking. He also has the opportunity to participate by stirring, mixing, and learning the names of foods and kitchen utensils. Until Bean was able to climb in and out of the tower on his own, I was a little worried he would fall through the sides, so I wrapped it with plastic wrap for a couple of months. However, it didn't take long before he was safely climbing in and out. We should be able to use it until the Bean is five or six years old. The learning tower can also be turned into a puppet theater and art easel with accessory kits that can be purchased separately.

Platform Heights:
4 adjustable levels

Folding Feature:
No

Max Supported Weight:
500 lbs

Age Recommendation:
18 months and up

Product Specifications
Dimensions: 39 x 24 x 22 in
Weight: 35 lbs
Shipping weight: 42 lbs
GUIDECRAFT STEP ALL GROWN UP KITCHEN HELPER STEP STOOL




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Guidecraft Step All Grown Up Kitchen Helper Step Stool is also adjustable to four platform heights. It features a chalkboard and a white board, which can come in very handy giving the kids something to do while mom or dad are busy cooking. Another great feature is that it folds, which will save you a great deal of space. With our Learning Tower, we feel like it is a permanent feature in our kitchen. The main downside of this stool is workmanship. Unlike the Learning Tower, its assembly seems a bit sloppy and on the cheap side. My two biggest complaints about this design are that material easily chips off after a few months, and that it is recommended for three years and up. I was not willing to make a trade-off when it comes to a chipping baseboard or side walls. Also, I was not willing to wait that long for my kid to be able to join me in kitchen activities. Other than that, Guidecraft All Grown Up Kitchen Helper Step Stool meets all other requirements. It costs about 35% less than Learning Tower - justifiably so.

Platform Heights:
4 adjustable levels

Folding Feature:
Yes

Max Supported Weight:
Unknown

Age Recommendation:
3 years and up

Product Specifications
Dimensions: 21 x 21 x 37 in
Weight: 20 lbs
Shipping weight: 24 lbs
GUIDECRAFT STEP UP KITCHEN HELPER




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One great feature of this Kitchen Helper is that it can be used as a step-up stool for adults, as Guidecraft claims it will support a weight up to 200 pounds. It assembles in only a few minutes and it does not require any special skills to do so. In addition, it can be easily folded and stored away, which is not the case with the Learning Tower. Although this stool is on the cheaper side in its category, I think it is a bit overpriced, since it has considerably less features than Learning Tower and All Grown Up Kitchen Helper Step Stool. If I was to buy this stool, I would try finding a used one on Craig's List, or some other second hand site. However, when you do buy this type of "furniture" in a second hand store, or a web-site, you need to carefully inspect the surface for chipping. Gently slide your palm across all surfaces. Trust me, you do not want to own chipped tower. If I was going to spent $100+, I think All Grown Up Kitchen Helper Step Stool makes more sense.

Platform Heights:
2 platform heights

Folding Feature:
Yes

Max Supported Weight:
200 lbs

Age Recommendation:
18 months and up

Product Specifications
Dimension: 21 x 17 x 36 in
Weight: 20 lbs
Shipping weight: 27 lbs
Why Did We Choose Little Partners Learning Tower?
After much research, we decided to buy the Little Partners Learning Tower. The features that I like the most include:
  • Early introduction to toddlers, as the manufacturer's age recommendation was eighteen months and up.
  • Four adjustable and easily changeable platform heights, which is a feature not seen in many towers out there. Actually, most kitchen towers for kids and stools have only one level height.
  • Excellent craftsmanship, which resulted in no wood chipping issues, so far.
  • Maxim supported weight of 500 pounds, which implies that it can easily accommodate two kids. 
  • Safety rails conveniently located on all four sides, whereas some kid's towers and stools are supported on only three sides.
The only thing that I do not like about The Little Partners Learning Tower is its weight. It is one of the heaviest accessories in its class. It weighs 35 pounds. Moving 35 pounds around is not an easy task. Luckily, we usually keep the kitchen tower stationed on the same location in our kitchen. We actually prefer one location, since that spot on our kitchen counter is already toddler-proof and kid-proof.

Learning Tower Dimensions: 39 x 24 x 22 inches

Weight: 35 pounds









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