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

📸 1. @kelli_murray, Milton & Goose White Play Kitchen

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 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 play kitchens, accessories, Montessori kitchen tools with 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.

We also have a post with the best sustainable and non-toxic play food following the same standards for the play kitchens! You’ll find the safest pantry staples, fruits, veggies, pizzas, sandwiches, charcuterie, breakfast food, and all the yummy, fun, and safe toys for your precious baby!


Non-Toxic Wooden Kitchens


Range Play Kitchen

Tender Leaf Toys
Range Play Kitchen tender leaf toys non toxic wood play kitchen

Photo from The Tot

Dimensions: 35.75″H, 11.75″L, 24″W. Counter Height: 20.5″

This is my second absolute favorite play kitchen of all play kitchens I’ve seen so far. And I’ve seen a lot! It’s made from FSC-certified wood and painted with non-toxic water-based dyes.

The sweet pastel colors are gender-neutral but fun and all the utensils from the picture are included. But they got me at the wicker baskets and the pink plates.

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, they plant another tree. Tender Leaf Toys received 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.

Includes

You get everything you see in the picture. 1 little oven, 4 hot plates, 4 turnable buttons, 4 knobs to hang the tools from, a sink, microwave three plates, three racks of herbs, 2 wooden storage jars, 2 wicker baskets, three cooking utensils, one potholder, and one tea towel.


Made in USA Natural Wood Play Kitchen

Milton & Goose
non toxic made in usa wooden play kitchens

Photo from Maisonette

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

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

The mom-founded company has been offering “American made, non-toxic, battery-free and heirloom-quality toys designed to last generations” since 2017. 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.

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.


Minimalist Scandinavian Wooden Play Kitchen

Kid’s Concept
Minimalist Scandinavian Wooden Play Kitchen

Photo from Babyshop

Kid’s Concept is a Swedish toy brand and they have this minimalist, neutral, Scandi aesthetic that is so easy on the eyes as you can tell from this wooden play kitchen. It is a full kitchen with a sink, oven, stovetop, plenty of storage area, pans, pots, utensils, and a sleek design.

The Bistro play kitchen is phthalate-free and made of MDF, poplar, and plywood. It is CE-marked and meets or exceeds the EN71-1, 2, 3 European safety standards. From Kid’s Concept website: “Therefore, we have chosen not to use chemicals such as flame retardants, dirt repellents, or mold protection on any of our products. All our toys are tested for flammability according to a standard called EN 71-2 to ensure that they meet the requirements”.

Includes

 The play kicthen, one pot, one sauce pan, salt &pepper shaker, and 3 cooking utensils.


Handcrafted Wood Play Kitchen, Mahogany

midmini

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Dimensions: 31″ W x 13″ D x 36″ H. Counter top height: 22″
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I’ve been eyeing this plat kitchen for so long and I am completely obsessed with it! It’s my #1 favorite for the philosophy behind it.

This work of art is handmade in Latvia out of plywood, hardwood, and oak wood and complies with all strict European safety regulations. Also, it follows Montessori principles of independent play with sensory wood toys. So the knobs work, the wood is tactile, and all the doors open. And because it’s handcrafted by talented artisans, they are open to customizations!

Definitely, it’s not cheap but it’s an heirloom piece, completely nontoxic (they use Belgian plant-based paints for the colored ones and plant-based hard wax oil with 0% VOC to finish the Mahogany one. It is 100% organic and vegan-friendly). Besides, this play kitchen is built to outdo your kid’s childhood. Chances are your kids will fight for this play kitchen when they have their own children!

This is the color Mahogany (it’s just the color name, not real mahogany wood). They are also available in nontoxic natural, green, blue, peach, and pink, of course.

Includes

Oven, cupboard, hob, sink, water tap, shelf, hangers, knobs, and drawer.


Dark Blue Wood Play Kitchen

Le Toy Van
Dimensions: 24.8″ L x 13.7″ W x 35.4″ H

Photo from Dillard’s

Some parents prefer blue play kitchens for boys or to coordinate with the decor or just because it’s so beautiful! Like all the toys from Le Toy Van, the Oxford play kitchen is ethically made with sustainable material and the finish is non-toxic water-based paint! It’s an amazing toy to inspire imagination and open-end play. I also like full-play kitchens to teach kids some organizational skills! I see all those doors and storage and I think about the meal prep ingredients, the veggies

From the Le Toy Van website: “Our toys are made from high quality replanted woods, such as Rubberwood, plywood, and high-grade MDF. We use a combination of Indonesian Legal Wood & FSC Certified Wood across our range, all sourced from sustainably managed forests. Our paints as well as all the components of our toys (wood, fabric, etc) are rigorously tested at all stages of the design and production process to ensure they meet and exceed the mandatory safety regulation in each territory. Our products are crafted to the highest EU/US standards. We aim to have 100% plastic-free packaging for all our toys by 2023.”

Includes

Opening doors, turning knobs, a sink, a microwave, a window, a clock, play whisker, wood spoon, sallt & pepper shaker.


Leo’s Cooker Wood Play Kitchen

Djeco
water based paint colorful nontoxic wooden play kitchens green and orange

Photo from Babyshop

Dimensions: 14.5″ x 27.5″ x 19.6″

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 fun play kitchen is made of wood and is CE-marked.

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

Includes

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


Mini Wood Play Kitchen

Tender Leaf Toys
cute nontoxic wooden play kitchens with cooking accessories

Photo from The Tot

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

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, they plant another tree. Tender Leaf Toys received 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.

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.


Outdoor/Indoor Double Sink Mud Kitchen

The Monarch Studio
made in usa nontoxic wooden mud kitchens

Photo from The Tot

Dimensions: Height: 19.0″ Width: 11.75″ Depth: 34.75″
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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 like a tank 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.

Includes

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


Play Ovens & Portable Kitchenetes


Portable Sustainable Wood Play Kitchen

PlanToys

Photo from Maisonette

Dimensions: 12.1″H x 7.17″W x 11.26″D

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.

Includes

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


Blue & Red Wooden Play Oven

Le Toy Van
Blue & Red Wooden Play Oven

Photo from Dillard’s

This lovely vintage-inspired play oven comes with a set of utensils and is ready for hours of fun.

It’s available in pink as well.

From the Le Toy Van website: “Our toys are made from high quality replanted woods, such as Rubberwood, plywood, and high-grade MDF. We use a combination of Indonesian Legal Wood & FSC Certified Wood across our range, all sourced from sustainably managed forests. Our paints as well as all the components of our toys (wood, fabric, etc) are rigorously tested at all stages of the design and production process to ensure they meet and exceed the mandatory safety regulation in each territory. Our products are crafted to the highest EU/US standards. We aim to have 100% plastic-free packaging for all our toys by 2023″

Includes

Stovetop with 4 “burners”and 4 knobs, oven with opening door,  pot, spoon and spatula


Foldable Minimalist Scandinavian Mini Wooden Play Kitchen

Kid’s Concept
Foldable Minimalist Scandinavian Mini Wooden Play Kitchen

Photo from Babyshop

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Little room or a playhouse without a kitchen? This foldable play kitchen is big enough to entertain the little ones for hours and compact enough to fit in any corner.

The Mini Bistro play kitchen is phthalate-free and made of MDF, poplar, and plywood. It is CE-marked and meets or exceeds the EN71-1, 2, 3 European safety standards. From Kid’s Concept website: “Therefore, we have chosen not to use chemicals such as flame retardants, dirt repellents, or mold protection on any of our products. All our toys are tested for flammability according to a standard called EN 71-2 to ensure that they meet the requirements”.

Includes

 The mini foldable play kicthen, one pot, one sauce pan, salt &pepper shaker, and 2 cooking utensils.


Sweet Portable Kitchenette in Wood

Tender Leaf Toys
Dimensions: 23.6″ x 18.5″ x 8.8”. Countertop height: 14″
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This adorable portable kitchenette is the perfect gentle play kitchen for little space or low budget! The design is outstanding, like everything from Tender Leaf Toys (I’m a big admirer of their work and I love their aesthetic). The toy is also a neat and sleek box, where the little ones can learn how to put things away as part of the game.

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, they plant another tree. Tender Leaf Toys received 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.

Includes

2 wooden utensils, a pot holder, a pan to flip a pancake, strawberry and lemon slices, a mint leaf as well as a honey and chocolate pot. The sink is waterproof.


PlanToys – Sustainable Wood Kitchen Stove

nontoxic wooden play kitchens

Photo from The Tot

Dimensions: 12.99″ x 16.93″ x 24.02″
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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.

Includes

 Two stove burners, an oven, and a control panel


White Wooden Stove Toy

Kid’s Concept

Photo from Babyshop

Sometimes, all we need is a good stove and a baking tray to cook up a storm! It’s available in mustard and red as well.

The Bistro Stove is phthalate-free and made of FSC-certified MDF, FSC-certified poplar, and nontoxic water-based paint. It is CE-marked and meets or exceeds the EN71-1, 2, 3 European safety standards. From Kid’s Concept website: “Therefore, we have chosen not to use chemicals such as flame retardants, dirt repellents, or mold protection on any of our products. All our toys are tested for flammability according to a standard called EN 71-2 to ensure that they meet the requirements”.

Includes

1 stove and 1 baking tray


Wood Pots, Pans, Cooking Tools & Dinnerware Toys


Recycled Wood Cookware Set, Age 3+

Tender Leaf Toys

Sustainable and recycled wood, water-based paint

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Includes: casserole pot, a frying pan, a baking dish, 2 wooden cooking utensils and a handy pair of tongs.

Scandi Wooden Cokware Set, Age 2+

Kid’s Concept

Made from non-toxic MDF/Schima/Beech

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Includes: a pot, pan, a metal bowl with whisker, a grater, pepper and salt containers, cutting board and knife 

Wooden Pots, Pans & Utensils, Age 3+

Le Toy Van

Sustainable rubberwood, water-based paint

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Includes: Casserole pot with lid, wok, griddle pan and tong

Wooden Tableware Set, Age 2+

PlanToys

non toxic wooden kitchen accessories

Made from sustainable rubberwood

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

20 pc. Wooden Dinnerware Set, Age 3+

Kid’s Concept

Non-Toxic FSC Certified Schima Wood, Birch, MDF

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Includes: 4 of each: cups, plates, knifes, forks, spoons
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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.”


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 anyone a bad parent. The system is not fair so I believe we must be kinder to ourselves. The USA has very basic restrictions 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 and lower the kid’s exposure to toxic chemicals. Even if it’s not possible to change everything if you change just one habit or one type of product, it’s already more than doing nothing!

Stella
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2 Comments
  • Lauren
    October 25, 2021

    Are all the kitchens and play food toys on these pages free of bpa/pvc, lead, phthalates etc? I don’t see some of these items
    Called out when I go to their websites.

    • Stella m Soares
      October 30, 2021

      Hi Lauren, sorry I took so long to reply! According to the manufacturers, yes, they are! I take into consideration the info on the brand’s websites and cross-check it with the strict standards from European Union. But I hear you! For some websites, I have to dig deep into FAQ, type the exact toxic chemical I’m looking for to get the information. But if you have any doubts, please let me know which one so I can triple-check and you feel safe!

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