Easy to assemble. Literally just have to open packages with the pieces in them then place the wooden stand bit and hooks on then ready to go! The food is wooden and has one side ‘cooked’ and the other ‘uncooked’ so children can flip over to pretend theyve cooked it! The pot, pan, lid and utensils are a sturdy plastic with a menu for taking orders that is very durable laminated material and will not rip or get damaged. The salt, pepper and oil is same image on both sides and the burner knobs do not make noise but they turn red underneath when you turn the knob (magic perhaps- Haha) this suits what i needed it for and is a great wee set that can be used as is or purchase more sets for more fun. Great product.