Holly Lebowitz Rossi
September 15, 2011

The Easy-Bake Oven, the classic children's baking toy first marketed in 1963, has received the latest in a string of design makeovers, this time losing the 100-watt lightbulb that for decades generated the heat to bake the cakes and other treats kids could make in the oven.

Part of the reason for the redesign is the phasing out of incandescent lightbulbs.  The compact fluorescent bulbs that are the new standard generate less heat than their predecessors, which is good for the environment, but not helpful to little bakers.

(image via: http://www.boston.com/)

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