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(Collector's Weekly)   The Easy-Bake Oven is 50 years old   (collectorsweekly.com) divider line 21
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2014-02-12 12:36:49 PM
I loved my Easy-Bake oven!  I remember being amazed that it would bake a cake using an ordinary light bulb. I remember making a cake that included vinegar in the ingredients, and giving it to my dad, and being so excited to have him figure out the mystery ingredient. I was 6 at the time.

/damn I'm old.
 
2014-02-12 12:42:10 PM
Will it die along side the incandescent light bulb?

/sad
 
2014-02-12 12:48:45 PM

oldfarthenry: Will it die along side the incandescent light bulb?

/sad


Thankfully not.

Though I'm thinking it won't be as good.
 
2014-02-12 01:26:50 PM
It's not a toy, it makes real cupcakes, with a 40 watt bulb. And there's icing packets... but the secret ingredient... is love, damn it.
 
2014-02-12 01:29:46 PM
So is Phoebe Cates, and I'd still eat anything hot and gooey that came out of her.
 
2014-02-12 01:32:42 PM

RumsfeldsReplacement: It's not a toy, it makes real cupcakes, with a 40 watt bulb. And there's icing packets... but the secret ingredient... is love, damn it.


i.imgur.com
 
2014-02-12 01:46:33 PM
I had to buy a bulb for my niece, it takes a 100w incandescent just 3 years ago.

You dont find those at HomeDepot anymore.
 
2014-02-12 01:58:16 PM
Has anyone tried cooking a Thanksgiving turkey in one of those things?
 
2014-02-12 02:10:34 PM
Came for the Sealab reference.
 
2014-02-12 02:25:49 PM
Back in high school we called it the easy-to-get-baked oven
 
2014-02-12 02:38:28 PM
Alton Brown has a contraption on his tour called the Mega-Bake Oven.  It uses like 56 1000-watt stage lights to heat the inside of the oven to 600+ degrees.  He cooked a pizza in 3 and a half minutes.
 
2014-02-12 02:42:23 PM
Funny, I was just talking to someone about this earlier today.
 
2014-02-12 04:22:11 PM
"Finally, in 2011, Hasbro retired its last light-bulb cooking oven and issued a new Easy-Bake Ultimate Oven with a heating element," Coopee says. The new toy, however, is priced at $49.99, $20 more than the previous light-bulb-cooking version, which went for $29.99.


The problem with the price point ($50) of the new oven is that you can get an actual microwave oven for that. My current 1100w microwave was only $60 when it was on sale last year. Sadly, this seems like another one of those 'end of an era' type things.

/got one for christmas probably back in 68 or 69
//and a lite brite, etch-a-sketch, tinker toys, slinky, ...
///lego and erector set was the following year
 
2014-02-12 04:35:33 PM
"One person said that when he or she ran out of mixes," Coopee told me on the phone from New York, "he or she would substitute mud and still try to serve the results to his or her younger brother and sister."

 He or she is confused about his/her gender too?

/sorry, just hate overly stupid political correctness in language
//in this case it's a singular person, pick one dammit!
 
2014-02-12 04:44:49 PM
I`ll never forget my favorite Fark headline:

"250,000 easy bake ovens recalled, Hitler youth distraught"

Or something like that.
 
2014-02-12 04:56:40 PM

oldfarthenry: Will it die along side the incandescent light bulb?

/sad


No, they have a new compact fluorescent version. Soon to be replaced by the LED version.
 
2014-02-12 05:30:35 PM
So is the brownie mix that comes with it...
 
2014-02-12 06:25:49 PM
i guess the upgrade will be an easy bake meth oven.
 
2014-02-12 06:31:22 PM
farm8.staticflickr.com
 
2014-02-13 05:42:53 AM
I had a toy that made plastic hot wheels that may have worked using the same technique but it involved holding hot metal parts.
 
2014-02-14 03:32:01 AM
So, teaching women their place for fifty years?

/Too soon?
//I keed, I keed
 
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