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Topper Dream Kitchen By Euphrates
In 1963, Barbie-sized dolls belonged in one place: Deluxe Reading's Dream Kitchen. This was
not the place for nor the dream of the diet pill-popping, cigarette-smoking, disco-dancing
Barbie of the late '60s and '70s.
This huge and colorful set was designed to accomodate the popular sized 11 1/2 inch dolls. It actually contained 176 pieces including working appliances, simulated food, a dining set, pots, pans, silverware, glasses, towels and more! Here are some of the great accessories that were included:
The Major Appliances
The Kitchen Table
Asparagus Cakes Donuts Frankfurters and Beans Group of Fruit Group of Vegetables Ham Hamburger Buns Hamburger on bun Hotdog on Bun Jello Dessert Combos pastries Peas Potatoes with Butter Roast Beef Slices of Toast Squash Steaks Tomato piles Tray with Bread 2 Plates with Meat 1 Plate with Sandwiches 1 Plate with Toast and Eggs
The Boxed Foods
Ace All Purpose Cleaner Ace Soap Pads Ace Soap Powder Chocolate Ice Cream De Luxe Corn Bits De Luxe Vanilla Ice Cream Deluxe Oatmeal Diamond Cereal Diamond Crackers Diamond Pasta Diamond Sugar Rex Soap Powder Rex Wax paper Rex Window Wax Saltine Crackers Shredded Wheat Star Cleanser Star Scouring Pads Star Soap Powder Star Sparkling Flakes
Bottles of Milk Bottles of Soda Cake Knife Cookbook Cookie Jar Cups Dish Drainer Dish Drainer Eggs in Tray Flour Jar Forks Glasses Ice Cube Trays Kettle Knives Ladle Paper Towels Pitchers Plates Pots Sauce Pans Saucers Skillets Spatula Spoons Sugar Bowl Teapot
As you can imagine, this is a very challenging set to complete. Not only do you have to find all of the little bitty accessories but there are frequently issues with the battery-operated appliances. Even if the battery connections are still good the stove light is quite often out and the hoses on the sink and dishwasher usually have deteriorated with time or are missing.
Despite the age of this playset you can still find them boxed with 80% of the parts for $400-$600 or in lots containing just the appliances or tables and a smattering of food for $50-$75.
Note: Amsco made a similar 7 piece kitchen set for 11-inch figures using see-through colored plastic. The beautiful set included a purple fridge, a green appliance cabinet with working blender, blue clothes-washer, yellow clothes-dryer, orange stove, pink dish-washer, and turquoise kitchen sink. Also like the Dream Kitchen set, all of the appliances were battery-operated.