Non-Toxic Wood Play Kitchens & Accessories Approved By Green Moms


Non-Toxic & Sustainable Wooden Play Kitchens IN THIS ARTICLE


There is a lot of wood play kitchens in the market! You’ll find fun, modern, girly, colorful playsets easily. However, not many options are considered sustainable and non-toxic and it can be tricky to set things apart. So we made this post for parents who are trying to live a more natural life and lower the kid’s exposure to toxic chemicals. It means water-based paints and dyes, low-VOC emissions, BPA/PVC-free plastic, non-toxic glues, and environmentally responsible wood according to current European and American standards.

And I know. Unfortunately, toys made of sustainable real wood using non-toxic painting and ethical production processes are more expensive than “less conscious” toys. And only very few people can afford this luxury, which should be a basic right actually. That doesn’t make you a bad parent. The system is not fair so I believe we must be kinder to ourselves. The USA has a basic limitation for some toxic chemicals under the TSCA Title IV, so it’s not the end of the World to buy MDF products. There is a lot of other things one can do to live a more eco-friendly life.


Non-Toxic Wooden Kitchenettes

Milton & Goose – Made in USA Natural Wood Play Kitchen

non toxic made in usa wooden play kitchens

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Dimensions: 31″ W x 13″ D x 36″ H. Counter top height: 22″
Includes

Extra-large oven with pull-down door; Sink; Faucet with two turning handles; Under-sink cabinet with shelf; Four burners with turning knobs; Center grill or cutting board for expanded play.

Milton & Goose is an American treasure and a sign of new times!

The mom-founded company offers since 2017 “American made, non-toxic, battery-free and heirloom-quality toys designed to last generations”. The play kitchens are crafted in sustainable Baltic birch and solid North American maple by Amish artisans in Pennsylvania. They only use water-based, low-VOC, and HAPs-free finishes.

This is the color natural, but they are also available in nontoxic white and grey, of course.


The Monarch Studio – Outdoor/Indoor Double Sink Mud Kitchen

made in usa nontoxic wooden mud kitchens

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Dimensions: Height: 19.0″ Width: 11.75″ Depth: 34.75″
Includes

 2 removable 25 gauge stainless steel bins, spice rack, 2 sets of hooks, 4 turnable chalkboards painted knobs, and 4 chalkboards painted burners.

Growing up my mom didn’t let me play with mud. She used to say that I didn’t like to get dirty. I said that because she hated when I got dirty and I wanted to be perfect and please her. Kids! If you are nothing like my mom, and you want a non-toxic wooden mud kitchen handmade in the USA, the Monarch is built to be used even by your grandkids.

It has round edges, a groove lower storage shelf, and a pine back wall. It’s made from hand-sanded solid pine wood, with 2 coats of non-toxic weatherproof sealer, and the burners are painted with nontoxic chalkboard paints.

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Tender Leaf Toys – Colorful Wooden Play Kitchens

colorful nontoxic wooden play kitchens with pots and pans and waterproof sink

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Dimensions: N/A
Includes

1 waterproof sink, faucet, microwave, 2 stovetops, oven, shelfs, pots, pans, cooking utensils,

This fun play kitchen has a waterproof sink, which means it can double (kind of) as a mud kitchen if you are not attached to how colorful it is.

Designed by the celebrated British Tender Leaf Toys, it’s made with durable and sturdy rubberwood and painted with non-toxic water-based paint. Also, for every tree that becomes a toy, another one is planted. Tender Leaf Toys was given the ICTI Ethical Toy Program seal of approval, meaning all of their toy products meet the European, American, Australian, and New Zealand standard safety of toys according to EN71, ASTM, and AS/NZS ISO.

If you prefer something smaller, they have a compact version with a decorative sink.


Djeco- Leo’s Cooker Wood Play Kitchen

water based paint colorful nontoxic wooden play kitchens green and orange

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Dimensions: 14.5″ x 27.5″ x 19.6″
Includes

 One kitchen island, one pot, one pan, salt &pepper shaker, two cooking utensils, and one kitchen towel.

Djeco is a traditional French brand, created in 1954 by a French mom. Their toys are high-quality, durable, artsy, and safe for kids. Have you noticed the bird-shaped salt and pepper shakers? The oven door opens and the knobs turn, of course!

This unbelievable play kitchen is made of wood and is CE-marked.

You can also get a version in pink at $99. It’s made off TSCA Title VI compliant plywood, which is considered non-toxic in the USA.


Tender Leaf Toys – Mini Wood Play Kitchen

cute nontoxic wooden play kitchens with cooking accessories

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Dimensions: 23.6″ x 18.5″ x 8.8”. Countertop height: 14″
Includes

Oven with tray; Open shelf with 2 hobs; Butler’s sink with double taps; Integral cupboard with doors; 1 solid wood white kettle; 2 cups and saucers; 3 cooking utensils and utensil holder; 1 gingham towel; 1 slicing baguette.

I developed a major crush on this mini wooden play kitchen. Perfect for young toddlers, it’s made from FSC-certified wood and painted with non-toxic water-based dyes.

Be aware that this is a mini-play kitchen, so if you want something similar but bigger, you may like this one. It’s absolutely incredible.

Designed by the celebrated British Tender Leaf Toys, it’s made with durable and sturdy rubberwood and painted with non-toxic water-based paint. Also, for every tree that becomes a toy, another one is planted. Tender Leaf Toys was given the ICTI Ethical Toy Program seal of approval, meaning all of their toy products meet the European, American, Australian, and New Zealand standard safety of toys according to EN71, ASTM, and AS/NZS ISO.



Wood Cookware & Tableware Toys

PlanToys
Wooden Tableware Set, Age 2+

non toxic wooden kitchen accessories

Made from sustainable rubberwood

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Includes: A pair of plates, spoons, forks, knives, cups, and bowls

Konges Slojd
Wood Cookware Set, Age 3+

Crafted from 100% FSC certified pinewood & beech wood

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Includes: 1 pot, a pan, and 2 kitchen utensils.
Related: The Best & Safest Non-Toxic Play Food for Kids 🍉

Play Ovens & Baking Toys

PlanToys – Sustainable Wood Kitchen Stove

nontoxic wooden play kitchens

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Dimensions: 12.99″ x 16.93″ x 24.02″
Includes

 Two stove burners, an oven, and a control panel

This wood stove may not be the most appealing visually, but it’s ethically made of renewable non-chemically treated organic rubberwood.

From the PlanToys website: “All PlanToys are made from spray-free rubberwood trees that no longer produce latex and the wood is strengthened using a chemical-free kiln-drying process. The toys are assembled using a certified E-Zero formaldehyde-free glue and then colored using organic pigments and water-based dyes making them completely safe and durable for years to come.” Of course, it meets ASTM and EN71 safety standards.

They have the entire matching play kitchen line, with microwave, dishwasher, fridge, sink, and washing machine.

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PlanToys – Portable Sustainable Wood Play Kitchen

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Dimensions: 12.1″H x 7.17″W x 11.26″D
Includes

 Two stove burners with turning knobs, oven, a frying pan, a pot and a spatula.

How inspiring is this wood stove? Fun, colorful, environmentally friendly, and safe to be around your little one.

From the PlanToys website: “All PlanToys are made from spray-free rubberwood trees that no longer produce latex and the wood is strengthened using a chemical-free kiln-drying process. The toys are assembled using a certified E-Zero formaldehyde-free glue and then colored using organic pigments and water-based dyes making them completely safe and durable for years to come.” Of course, it meets ASTM and EN71 safety standards.


PlanToys
Wooden Stand Mixer Set, Age 2+

Made from sustainable rubberwood

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Includes: One mixing bowl made from sustainable PlanWood™, a pat of butter, a flour bag with pretend flour, and an egg that can be cracked.

Tender Leaf Toys
Wood Home Baking Set, Age 3+

Crafted from FSC certified wood

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Includes: Mixer with metal whisk, on/off button, and wooden bowl, kitchen scale, wooden, crackable egg with felt yolk, Box of flour containing 15 white disks, and pack of butter


Related: The Best Sustainable & Nontoxic Tea Sets For Kids

Sustainable & Non-Toxic standards considered for this post

Each country or economic bloc has its own standards for sustainability, safety, and toxicity. And because they can go from strict to almost nonexistent we are considering brands that market their products as compliant with at least one of the standards below.

FSC-certified wood

From the fsc.org website : “The Forest Stewardship Council sets standards for responsible forest management. A voluntary program, FSC uses the power of the marketplace to protect forests for future generations.

FSC certification ensures that products come from responsibly managed forests that provide environmental, social, and economic benefits. “


TSCA Title IV

⚠️ Because there is not a large consensus whether the formaldehyde emissions under the TSCA Title IV is really safe and nontoxic, we are only featuring MDF/plywood as alternatives to real wood.

From the epa.gov website : “The Formaldehyde Standards for Composite Wood Products Act of 2010 established emission standards for formaldehyde from composite wood products and directed EPA to finalize a rule on implementing and enforcing a number of provisions covering composite wood products. After March 22, 2019, composite wood products must be labeled as TSCA Title VI compliant. These products include: hardwood plywood, medium-density fiberboard, and particleboard, as well as household and other finished goods containing these products. 

The final rule also established a third-party certification program for laboratory testing and oversight of formaldehyde emissions from manufactured and/or imported composite wood products.”


CE Marking

From the europa. eu website : “CE marking indicates that a product has been assessed by the manufacturer and deemed to meet EU safety, health and environmental protection requirements. It is required for products manufactured anywhere in the world that are then marketed in the EU.”


EN-71

EN-71 is the CE standard for toy safety. The EN-71 covers 12 toy-related safety issues, from mechanical properties to flammability. The disposition EN-71-3 covers the migration of toxic elements, and that’s why toys compliant with the CE marks and the EN-71 disposition are considered non-toxic. From the standard.eu : “This document specifies requirements and test methods for the migration of aluminum, antimony, arsenic, barium, boron, cadmium, Chromium (III), Chromium (VI), cobalt, copper, lead, manganese, mercury, nickel, selenium, strontium, tin, organic tin and zinc from toy materials and from parts of toys. Packaging materials are not considered to be part of the toy unless they have intended play value.”

Sources: standard.eu, sgs.com, eur-lex.europa.eu[ /underline]


Nordic Swan Ecolabel

From the nordic-ecolabel.org website : “The Nordic Swan Ecolabel is the official ecolabel of the Nordic Countries. The Nordic Swan Ecolabel works to reduce the environmental impact from production and consumption of goods – and to make it easy for consumers and professional buyers to choose the environmentally best goods and services.

Sets strict environmental requirements in all relevant phases of a product’s life cycle;

Sets strict requirements for chemicals used in eco-labeled products;

Tightens requirements for goods and services continue to create sustainable development;

Certifies and verifies that all requirements are met before a product is approved.”


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