Easy-Bake Oven to Lose the Light Bulb

Time marches on, and with that march toys need to change and evolve. One toy that might have changed on the outside over the years is about to get a change to its core technology. The Easy-Bake oven, which has entertained kids for years by allowing them to cook food on a light bulb is finally dropping the bulb. That’s right the inefficient heat producing 100 watt incandescent bulb is being replaced with a heating element (because as you might have heard, the bulbs will no longer be made/sold anymore).

My first reaction to this is, oh well, as long as they don’t lose the Easy-Bake, who cares how it works. But its a little sad, since the novelty of cooking things on a light bulb has been a cornerstone of humorous adult reminiscence for decades. So with that I say…

The Easy-Bake Oven is dead. Long live the Easy-Bake Oven!

Thanks to Tim for emailing me the article about this:

It’s not as Easy without the bulb [@] The Tennessean


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One thought on “Easy-Bake Oven to Lose the Light Bulb

  1. vinvectrex says:

    My wife always wanted one of these but never got it. Now that we have a daughter of our own , she was looking forward to getting one for her. Now I wonder if she will. The new version will cook better but I’m not sure that makes it better overall. It seems some of the novelty may be lost.

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