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Easy Bake Oven
Transcript of Easy Bake Oven
America's first working toy oven, was turquoise and had a
carrying handle and fake stove top. It was invented by designers
at Kenner Products (now a division of Hasbro). In its first year, over 500,000 lucky kids talked their parents into spending $15.95. By its fifth birthday, the Easy Bake Oven was a household name.
The new EASY-BAKE Dual-Temp Oven let you bake treats on "high" or "low."
And, once again got a fashion makeover.
Megan Shannahan and Lauren Herrmann
Easy Bake Oven
What is an Easy Bake?
The Easy-Bake Oven is a working toy oven introduced by Kenner in 1963, and currently manufactured by Hasbro. The original toy used an ordinary incandescent light bulb as a heat source; current versions use a true heating element. By 1997, more than 16 million Easy-Bake Ovens (in 11 models) had been sold.
The oven comes with packets of cake mix and small round pans. (Additional mixes can be purchased separately.) After water is added to the mix in the pan, it is pushed into the oven through a slot. After cooking, the cake is pushed out through a slot in the other end.
Hasbro introduces the
Easy-Pop Corn Popper, Bubble gum set, Birthday Cake, Party set and Kid Dinners - these were mini
TV-dinner-like trays partitioned into
three sections to hold beef and macaroni, peas and carrots
General Mills creates very
cool miniature boxed versions of its Betty Crocker products.
The Premier avocado
green EASY-BAKE Oven came out with more dials, a fake clock and even an oven hood.
Since the world needed
more snacks, The EASY-BAKE
Potato Chip Maker makes the
The country's favorite
oven goes high tech with an
orange, white and brown MiniWave Oven that resembled a
microwave. It also had a mock
digital clock that always said
Avocado green was
replaced by harvest gold when the new Super duper EASY-BAKE Oven -- hit the market. It baked cakes up to twice as big as the original model and included a working 20-minute timer.
With more than 16 million EASY-BAKE Ovens having been sold, the product line expands to include even more delectable edibles; Crème Pups Bake Set made little cake sandwiches, All My Love Chocolates kit made candy, Tiny Turnovers Bake Set
made pastries. Also, EASY-BAKE crosses the T's and dots the I's with Kellogg's pop-tarts, M&M's, Dunkin' Donuts and Oreo cookies.
EASY-BAKE Oven turns 40
and introduces the Real Meal
Oven allowing kids to make full
meals with their EASY-BAKE Oven
including Macaroni & Cheese,
Pizza and even French
Fries. Additionally, EASY-BAKE
takes on a brand new modern
look with the new updated Deluxe
microwave style oven design
The EASY-BAKE Oven gets
inducted into the National Toy Hall
Modern Day Easy Bake Oven
Effects on Society
July 19, 2007-
Entrapment and burn hazard.
Hazard: Young children can insert their hands into the oven's opening and get their hands or fingers caught, posing an entrapment and burn hazard.
Incidents/Injuries: Easy-Bake has received 29 reports of children getting their hands or fingers caught in the oven's opening, including five reports of burns.