Alot of the melissa and Doug toys are cute and educational, but I dont know if they dry the toys properly. The paint always sticks on the wooden toys/products and some of their plastic toys feel so cheap especially for the price of the item. I would highly recommend doing research on the items before buying. I myself have purchased almost every single Melissa and Doug wooden food play items for my daughter. Besides a little paint sticking theys toys will last a long time if treated with love. Very educational. Can be handed down for many years.