We bought a plastic interactive "bells and whistles" play kitchen for our daughter. I HATED the way it looked in her beautifully decorated room. It was sooo, well, plastic. After the initial new-ness wore off, she really didn't play with it. So, I bought the kitchen I always wanted as a child (yes, I'm living through my daughter...sue me)...the Pottery Barn Classic Kitchen....in all it's pink and white wonder. The set is solid wood and very well made. It includes a refrigerator, stove and sink, three separate pieces. You can buy the pieces separately, but if you buy them together you get a better deal. Since they are all separate pieces you don't have to clump them together, you can spread out if you want. We have two pieces on one wall and one on the other in a corner area of my daugther's room. She also has a table set with two chairs (not Pottery Barn Kids, but matches)...so we have quite the tea party! I like the fact that it is not interactive, no noises, buttons to push, etc. She has to use her good old fashioned imagination...and I like it that way!
I would highly recommend this set. My daughter is 3 (almost 4) and she has gotten a year's worth play out of it already and I don't see her outgrowing it for several years. Then, I will put it up in the attic to keep for my grandkids...they are that nice...nothing you'd throw out or give away.
Oh, the plastic kitchen...I sold it to a friend for her daughter. My daughter only asked about it once when she saw it in a picture (darn scrapbooks!)