So, I asked DH if we could get DD one of those fancy natural play kitchen sets. They cost between 150-400 dollars. We decided that that is too much money to spend on a toy, no matter how cool it is. And I didn't want some large plastic thing hulking in the house for several years, so we made one!
Total cost was just over $50 dollars for the wood, oven hinges, reclaimed "hot" faucet, dowel, s hooks, and stainless bowl for the sink.
DD was so excited, she couldn't stop playing last night. We actually had to move it out into the living room so we could watch our movie and she could keep "cooking".