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classic Christmas gift Easy Bake Oven

Updated on September 3, 2010

One of my favorite toys when I was a child was my Easy Bake Oven. It seemed such a grown up thing to do, make a cake all by myself. I remember the oven was an ugly teal blue and it took forever for the cakes to bake, but it was a lot of fun.

The Easy Bake Oven was introduced by Kenner in 1964 and was an immediate hit. This oven wasn't the first working toy oven but it was the one that took off.Kenner sold over 500,000 ovens in the first year.

You mix up the prepackages mixes by adding water and then put into the small cake pans. There was a plastic pusher to put the cake pan over a light bulb. The oven got its heat from a 40 watt bulb, which can generate a surprising amount of heat. It would take a while to bake, but it make a pretty nice cake.


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      ggerner 7 years ago

      Very cute! I would have loved one of these easy bake ovens. Playing make believe was something I enjoyed.