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When You Pry the Mini Cakes From My Cold Dead Hands – Politicians Kill Easy Bake Oven

When will it end?

“Collateral damage in the war on energy waste is none other than the classic children’s toy Easy-Bake Oven …”

“… Starting next year, manufacture of such bulbs will be outlawed. It’s the start of a phased-in 2007 federal law that requires light bulbs to be more energy efficient. The practical effect will be to ban incandescent bulbs, which do not meet the requirement.

The 100-watt bulb was so energy-inefficient, its main product wasn’t light. It was heat — enough heat to bake cookies and cakes in Easy-Bake Ovens.”

Okay, they’re not actually killing the Easy Bake Oven. Hasbro has apparently convened top, top scientists who figured out a way to make mini cakes without a 100-watt lightbulb … we do live in an age of technology miracles! Nobel Prize 2011!

“In Fall 2011, Hasbro will launch the Easy Bake Ultimate Oven, introducing a new way to bake for the next generation of chefs. This new oven features a heating element that does not use a light bulb and offers an extensive assortment of mixes reflective of the hottest baking trends for today.”

Actual matches and a mini propane thing? Tiny anti-matter ovens? Maybe it’s powered by cell phone radiation?   😛

Long live the Easy Bake mini cake … it better taste the same!

I guess they’ll be prying an Easy Bake Oven and a 100-watt lightbulb from my cold dead hands … not exactly the war cry of yore but FREEDOM! EASY BAKE OVVEEEENNN! LIGHTBULB! LET US EAT CAKE!

“Kids, yes, once upon a time we could go into a store, buy a lightbulb that would help feed us … but now, we have this twisty monstrosity that doth not warm us, clothe us not and does not feed us delicious morsels. What a wicked, wicked world we hath wrought!”

Yes, I do really talk like this, why do you ask?


Via ChicagoBreakingBusiness – thanks John in Mo. It looks to be a long cold, bitter winter.

Who would have thought – in a few months from now, there will be a thriving market on banned Easy Bake Ovens and lightbulbs – better stock up now for your eBay storefront! 🙂

You can also make bootleg mixes for your Easy Bake Oven.

And the LED traffic lights don’t melt snow

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26 February 2011 Advertising, Toys 5 Comments


  • jestrjef says:

    My daughter got one of these for Christmas … I better run out and buy every 100 watt bulb I can find!! 😆

  • Lorri says:

    So we are trading wasted electricity for hazardous waste. If you break a compact fluorescent bulb, you are supposed to open all the windows in your house for 10 minutes to vent mercury exposure! and you have to dispose of them correctly. No thanks. I guess I better “stock up” on the old ones.

    • Stig McQueen says:

      We’re starting to see LED light bulbs, and they say they’re dimmable (unlike most CFLs). When the price comes down a bit more, I’ll be replacing the CFLs and incandescents in my house as I need to; much less drain on my emergency generator, which is a big deal when you have as many power failures as we’ve had.

      But it’s true, they don’t heat up and they won’t melt snow/ice; not a problem indoors, but as we’re starting to see more and more LED taillights and even headlights, in addition to traffic signals, I can see problems ahead. Won’t be too long before the manufacturers start to add heating elements, which will affect the energy savings.

  • Kevin W says:

    K-Mart shoppers, we are having a “blue light special” on aisle 13. No, wait a minute, we are having a “blue light twisty thing” on aisle 13.

  • cac1959 says:

    My granddaughter saw one of the Easy Bake ovens and said to my wife, “Nana, I want one”… my wife thought it would be neat to get her one either for her next birthday or for Christmas 2011… I’ve not finished paying bills for the 2010 holiday, and she’s planning on buying the first presents for the 2011 holiday.

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