For Easter my parents gave me the My Twin cook set, which they got on sale when My Twin went out of business. I also have a kitchen set from the dollar store which I am going to compare it with. First the Dollar store set. Here is the whole set. It is fully made of plastic. The pan is red on the outside, and black on the inside. The utensils include a spaghetti strainer, a spaghetti spoon, and a spatula. The handles are molded red plastic.
Now for the My twin set. The set comes in this box. This is the entire set. Two pots, a pan, and some utensils. A funny story about the utensils, The pots and pans were in the box with Styrofoam in between them, and I didn’t see the utensils. It wasn’t until I was looking at my catalog that I saw the there should have been utensils. I looked, and there they were! This pan has blue enamel on the outside, and white on the inside with a metal rim. The handle is wood. The pots have handles on either side, and on the lid. The lid is blue enamel with a metal rim, and a handle on the top. The lids just sit on the pots, but they fit well. There are three utensils, each has a folded piece of wire glued on to the end as a handle.
And here is the comparison. The dollar store pan is deeper, but the My Twin one is well made. They both are the right size. On this one I would say that the dollar store one is better. It looks more realistic, and would actually be able to strain spaghetti. (If it was doll sized.) The spatula parts look the same, but the handle is different. The angle of the handle is different on each. And then we have a ladle, and a spaghetti spoon, both good things for making spaghetti. With both set together you would be able to make spaghetti, sauce, meatballs, and garlic bread.
Both sets are nice, even better together. They are a great addition to my doll kitchen, especially if they want to make spaghetti.