Step2’s Sizzle & Smoke Barbeque Grill Features | Source: Step2/the Toy Insider

July is National Grilling Month and what better way to celebrate than by letting kids host their own BBQ bash?

Roll out some role-play fun with Step2’s outdoor grill sets! Mini Masterchefs-in-the-making will enjoy a range of pretend-play features in their three grill models, from sizzling sound effects and water vapor to plastic steaks and counter space.

The Fixin’ Fun Outdoor Grill brings the backyard BBQ magic for kids ages 3 and up. Priced at $49.99, it features knobs, a lift-up grill lid, a play sink, counter space, and an oven for storage. It also includes a 10-piece accessory set with condiments, hot dogs, and cooking utensils to add to the experience.

Fixin’ Fun Outdoor Grill and All Around Playtime Patio with Canopy | Source: Step2/the Toy Insider

The Sizzle & Smoke Barbeque Grill includes a wider variety of interactive elements and accessories for toddlers to chef it up, such as sizzling sounds, water vapor for a pretend smoke effect, and built-in wheels. Priced at $79.99, this set includes a BBQ-approved feast of pretend steaks, corn, plates, sauce bottles, and more.

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For a roomier space to fire up some outdoor fun, the 60-inch tall All Around Playtime Patio with Canopy offers an open pavilion-style design and kitchenette area. Kids ages 2 and up can enjoy the set’s grill, sink, and swivel faucet, while the sand and water play area allows for some splish-splash fun afterward. Priced at $169.99, the set includes pans, cups, plates, and skewer accessories.

All three sets are available at Amazon, Walmart, and

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Ria Malatesta

Ria Malatesta

Ria Malatesta is an editorial intern at Adventure Publishing Group. When she’s not writing for the Toy Book, the Toy Insider, or the Pop Insider, she’s scouring Marvel fandom pages and patiently awaiting new episodes of Attack on Titan. She can also be found doodling in the margins of a notebook, cheffing it up in the kitchen, or settling down with a good horror movie marathon.