Before you bought your first KitchenAid mixer or Lodge skillet, you become acquainted with an Easy-Bake Oven. It's a rite of passage. These mini baking "toys" have been around for decades, which means numerous generations have memories of creating delicious pastries and baked goods as children. Seriously, these things were revolutionary.
For those not familiar with this classic childhood item, the toy oven does actually bake tasty treats. Even though the Easy-Bake influences children for pretend play, it's still used by cooks around the world to bake their special mixes (and other items, too). Visit Walmart.com to see what shoppers are saying about these new editions of a classic toy we all remember.
Why Was the Easy-Bake Oven Discontinued?
You might remember hearing about the "death" of the iconic toy oven in 2007. The Easy-Bake light bulbs made the heating element dangerous for children. The newer Hasbro model features an oven that uses a non-bulb heating element.
The old design of these toy ovens finally got a makeover. The modern look is too cute! It still has the vintage oven toy look but looks updated. The oven comes with a baking pan, pan tool, and instructions. Unfortunately, the yummy mixes are sold separately.
You can find Ultimate Oven refill packs on Amazon or at Walmart. There's a tasty treat for everyone. Choose from savory treats, sweet treats, and more. Here are some mixes you can buy from Amazon.
- Easy-Bake Red Velvet & Strawberry Cakes Refill Pack 5.6 oz
- Easy Bake 5000 Ultimate Oven Chocolate Chip & Pink Sugar Cookies Refill Pack Playset
- Ultimate Easy Bake Oven Party Pretzel Dippers and Cheese Pizza Refill Mixes Bundle Set of 2 Refills
- Children's Easy to Bake Oven Mixes Play Toy Oven Real 12 Mixes Mega Refill Kit Cupcakes Cookies Frosting Sprinkles Ultimate Set Cooking Baking Supplies Super Pack Net Wt 11.6 oz
You can even get creative and make DIY oven refill mixes at home. Many recipes only require basic baking ingredients, so you might have some of these pantry staples already. Once you have your Easy-Bake, you're ready to start creating some delicious baked goods!
This post was originally published on October 6, 2020.