Post by FarmhouseGirl on Jun 3, 2008 15:48:18 GMT -5
I was thrilled to see that Kit's new items had to do with her story. In Kit Saves the Day Kit and her family are in the process of canning. I loved that the new accessory set had to do with that part of her story.
Overall I give this set a B. The price is high for how many pieces are plastic. The jars are plastic (oh I wish they were glass!) as well as the bowl. The colander is metal and the pot is metal. The jars don't open, so the fruit inside is stuck. The whole fruit is stuck together, but is cute. The apron is adorable.Kit wore the apron from this set in Kit Kittredge: An American Girl movie/DVD.
Post by numberonekitty on Jun 23, 2008 21:29:07 GMT -5
I was very excited to see this latest addition to Kit's collection. Overall grade: B
What I like about the set-
- the colander is real metal - the fruit is molded together (I know many people will disagree with this assessment- but as a mom with girls who are perenially loosing things- the fact that they are not individual pieces is a plus to me.) - the blue tin pot is amazingly realistic looking.
What I did not like about the set-
- while I do like the style, print and color of the apron- I was a bit disappointed with the fit. Easy to get on of course- but I had a hard time adjusting it to lay properly. - I also wanted the jars to open. This was the biggest disappointment for me.
Overall, there is really so much play value in this set. My girls know nothing about canning- so it opened up a discusion about canning and really did bring Kit's story to life.
I purchased Kit's Produce and Preserves set a week ago. When it arrived I carefully looked over the pieces and noticed that there were smudge marks all over the canning pot. So, I called C/S and they shipped another complete set to me and asked that I trade out the blue canning pot and return the set to them.
When I received the new set, the Blue Canning Pot also had smudge marks all over it! So, now I have two sets with bad pots. I am thinking that I should just return both sets and try to get to an American Girl Store and buy it in person.
If you look closely at the clear coat on the blue pot, mine is covered with smudge like marks (almost like fingerprints). I think the clear coat wasn't dried when they moved them. I tried washing the marks off, but it definitely must have happened when the clear coat wasn't dried yet. Check your set and see if it happened to you too. I don't think I'm that picky, but if I were buying a canning pot for myself, I wouldn't want the marks all over it. My canning pot looks just like Kit's (only better!)
Has anyone else noticed this problem? Thanks for listening.
I just ordered this set and have the same problem as described only the strainer is that way also. I called customer service and they are sending me another set so will see. I have never had to return anything before and the customer service person seemed surprised. I live too far from the stores to be able to check them out before purchasing. That's probably where a personal shopper might be the answer.
Post by sweetlilac63 on Feb 16, 2009 23:35:47 GMT -5
The jars were a huge disappointment to me too. They should be glass and they should open. I also found it weird that the blue pot didn't have a lid. Don't you need a lid to the pot to properly can/preserve fruit?
I love the colander and I didn't even mind that the bowl was plastic, it is still very cute. I'm glad that I purchased this with the coupon code or I would really feel like I paid too much.
Back: Samantha, Nellie, Addy (PM), Felicity (PM), and Elizabeth
Front: Annalise, April, Amanda, and Summer
Biggest issue I have with this is that the canned fruit/Tomatoes look nothing like real canning. I love the colander and the I would be uncomfortable giving glass jars to my niece so I like the plastic jars. The stock pot needs a lid (but I love it) anyway.
I love this set. I don't mind that it has few pieces, because the bowl, colander, and pot are really versatile for any kitchen. I love kitchen accessories. The apron is extremely cute too! It fits really well. Love that the colander and pot are metal. Wish the fruit wasn't clumped. It's big enough that it doesn't have to be.