The Easy Bake Oven Sure Has Changed Over the Years

easy bake oven from 1963

Did you know that 2013 is the 50th anniversary of the Easy Bake Oven? I wonder how many of us grew up playing with one. I never had one of my own, but I think my younger sister did.

I purchased one for the older boys when they were very young, but it was hard to do enough with it to keep 2 boys eating much, and they just weren’t terribly motivated.

Now that the incandescent light bulb is going the way of the dinosaur, they’ve added a real heating element to the Easy Bake. This sounds like a lot more fun, and I’m now hoping even harder for granddaughters someday. Hey, I gotta have a good enough excuse to play with one since most people expect me to use the regular oven for baking.

Regular oven. Bah. It’s not nearly as cute as the Easy Bake.


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Earnest Parenting: help for parents who are nostalgic about the Easy Bake Oven.

The editor-in-chief of Earnest Parenting, Amy is the mother of two sets of twin boys. Yes, they drive her crazy, but they also make her laugh occasionally. Amy enjoys writing, quilting, reading, and working on her burgeoning cyber empire.

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  • Ace October 31, 2013, 2:51 am

    I never had an Easy Bake, but loved using it at friends’ houses. My son loves helping me bake. This could be something to consider in the future, especially if they stay away from the overly girly colors in the next fee years. He could be a Bobby Flat! Thanks for sharing, this was a fun read.

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    • Amy LeForge October 31, 2013, 10:48 pm

      Ace, the younger boys have been learning some cooking in a class at our homeschool co-op and yum! I’m always happy when they make something amazing and decide they don’t like it. Enjoy the fruits of your boy’s efforts!

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