Melissa & Doug Toy Spotlight Deluxe Grill & Pizza Oven Play Set blog post

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Toy Spotlight: Deluxe Grill & Pizza Oven Play Set

May 25, 2023

Ignite the joy of pretend play with this kid-sized wooden barbecue grill play set with pretend smoker and pizza oven!

Even the most passionate grilling enthusiasts will look at this incredible toy grill with envy. With more than 60 accessories and play food pieces, Melissa & Doug's Deluxe Grill & Pizza Oven Play Set has everything aspiring grill masters could possibly need, from the easy-lift grill top and side burner, to the wooden food and felt condiments. So, fire up the “barbie” and let’s get grilling!” 

Melissa & Doug Toy Spotlight: Deluxe Grill & Pizza Over Play Set

Melissa & Doug Toy Spotlight Deluxe Grill & Pizza Oven Play Set blog post

Play Basics

The wooden BBQ grill, smoker, and pizza oven play set is sure to cook up plenty of fun! It comes with wooden and felt pretend food and condiments, durable utensils, a frying pan, and a wooden pizza paddle.

Playful Details

Whether it’s the pretend grill and pizza oven or the high-quality play food and utensils, the 62-piece barbecue play set features incredible details that mimic the real thing. It includes a built-in timer, dials to raise and lower “flames,” a smoker box with chimney for play wood chips, movable utensil rack, side burner, storage shelf, and a lid with safety-close hinge. 

Melissa & Doug Toy Spotlight Deluxe Grill & Pizza Oven Play Set blog post

Kids will love tempting their guests with realistic-looking wooden food including steak, chicken, a hot dog, burger, veggie burger, and corn on the cob. They can place the sliceable food pieces on their “uncooked” side on the grill and then turn them over to reveal the grill marks when “done”. The toy grill and pizza oven also features a wooden pizza with felt toppings, and lots of fixings such as sauce and seasoning bottles, squiggly felt condiment squirts, and hot and burger buns.

Kids Will Love This Special Feature

It includes a removable thermometer that kids can press into holes in the wooden play food to test if they are “done.”

Melissa & Doug Toy Spotlight Deluxe Grill & Pizza Oven Play Set blog post

Age: 3+

Who Will Love This

Aspiring master chefs, kids who delight in outdoor cooking and love to keep adults company while they attend the grill. It’s for anyone who loves the thrill of seeing all the ingredients of pretend play come together.

So Many Ways to Play

The Deluxe Grill & Pizza Oven Play Set can be the basis for a wonderful play experience for kids. Little BBQ chefs can really look the part with the Chef Role Play Costume Set that includes a chef’s jacket, hat, oven mitt and accessories. And all that delicious food is sure to make guests thirsty! With the Thirst Quencher Dispenser kids can offer pretend iced juices. They just press the levers and watch the pretend ice and juice drop into the cups. Don’t forget the veggies! The 50+ piece wooden and felt play food Slice and Toss Salad Set rounds out the meal with greens, dressings, and toppings. And then, of course, any good barbecue needs ice cream cones for dessert.

Skills at Play

This grill set for kids is a great way for them to practice their fine-motor skills as they turn knobs, flip food, add condiments, and more. They can also review sorting, and counting skills, as well as engage in imaginative play and storytelling.

Get the Playing Started

With so many options and play features, you can help your child engage in pretend play by initiating the storytelling. Here are some ideas to get you started.

  • Gather friends and family together for a backyard barbecue or picnic, with kids acting as hosts with the play set before the real grilling begins;
  • Pretend you’re in a restaurant and order up some grilled favorites from the chef; keep an eye on the timer for medium rare and well done requests;
  • Join little ones in creating unique recipes and serving ideas;
  • Have little ones grill a fabulous pretend pizza as a prelude to a real pizza party;
  • Put on some fun tunes, and pretend that you and your child are running a BBQ and pizza food truck at a music festival or fair. Ask your child to create a name for the food truck as well as for its popular daily specials.
The Buzz

“My kids love playing with this grill and pizza oven set! It came with lots of food and accessories! It was super easy to put together as well! We love Melissa & Doug products! We highly recommend getting this grill and pizza stone oven set.” —Alynch, from a 5-star review

Melissa & Doug Toy Spotlight Deluxe Grill & Pizza Oven Play Set blog post

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