Initial Problems The kitchen is a place in the house where a lot goes on. Parents who have small children have to pay extra attention to make sure that they are safe. It becomes a burden for them while they are cooking and jeopardizes their ability to focus. According to The Royal Childrenâ€™s Hospital Safety Centre (Melbourne) in 2008, children in ages 0-4 account for 54% hospital treated home injuries, in comparison to 27% for ages 5-9 and 20% for ages 10-14. Most child injuries caused by the kitchen are in the 0-4 age group. These injuries can include poisoning, falling, or from hot liquids.
Direction • Young girls and boys 3 years and older • Loves playing all the time with toys • Wishes to participate cooking with parents
• Steady income families with one or more child • Hopes to keep children away from kitchen when cooking • Involve children in cooking process
Tablet owning households with children under 12 who says kids use the device
To play downloaded games For educational purposes
Entertainment while traveling To watch tv shows/movies
Entertainment at restaurant/event To communicate with friends/family
Toy Kitchen Market +
KidKraft Deluxe Big & Bright Kitchen Educo Gourmet Chef Kitchen
KidKraft Cook Together Kitchen
Educo My Creative Cookery Club Melissa & Doug Cookâ€™s Corner Wooden Kitchen
Lifestyle Party Time Kitchen
Ratings Hotpoint Electronic Toy Stove Cooker
American Plastic Toy Homestyle Kitchen
American Plastic Toy My Very Own Kitchen
Little Tikes Super Chef Kitchen
Original Idea Use webcam feature with integrated camera for connection between parents and children.
Final Idea Integrate bluetooth to toys and make toy engaging so that children will be able to interact.
& Have an application for smart phones to allow children and parentâ€™s to look at recipes together and potentially buy tutorials to follow while playing.
Cookery Easy snap magnetic cabinet doors
Round corners prevent injuries when playing
Inside cabinet storage areas
Easy slide storage area for utensils
Dimensions and Materials
Plastic Taking in consideration for the price, details, and overall variety, plastic is better. Wood is heavier, harder to clean, and can amount to bacteria or mold as time goes on.
Polystyrene (PS) is a polymer formed of styrenes and has excellent surface quality. Lego blocks are often made of this material, so the assembly is pretty strong.
Injection molding will be for solid parts of different pieces in the kitchen toy. • Material melted with heat • Injected under pressure into mold for shape