[LMB] OT: Easy-Bake Ovens, was: Re: Lois-Bujold Digest, Vol 164, Issue 15
corrinaannelawson at gmail.com
Mon Jan 14 17:01:05 GMT 2019
I had an Easy Bake oven and loved, loved it as a child. But, yes, they did
change the way it produced heat, a light bulb, to something much less
How do I know? My son, who is autistic, got obsessed with Easy Bake
ovens about five years ago, so we tried the new ones. The baking results
were not nearly as good.
On Mon, Jan 14, 2019 at 11:07 AM David McMillan <skyefire at skyefire.org>
> On 1/13/2019 9:37 AM, Raye Johnsen wrote:
> > According to Wikipedia, the modern versions include a small heating
> element, just like a full-size oven. Apparently this is still a toy,
> despite being able to be used as a fully-functional cooking appliance.
> > Raye
> Well, assuming the heating element itself is sufficiently safe from
> catching fire (UL approval or equivalent), calling it a toy isn't
> implausible. The old ones I knew when I was in the target age bracket
> were built such that it was physically impossible for even the smallest
> hands to reach far enough inside to touch any of the hot metal (which
> made getting Baked Items that had risen a *bit* too much *really* fun to
> get out).
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