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This Is Not Your Mother's Easy Bake Oven: What this iconic toy can teach us about the vitriolic fight over energ...

This Is Not Your Mother's Easy Bake Oven: What this iconic toy can teach us about the vitriolic fight over energ...

September 18, 2011 at 8:15AM by Jim DiPeso | comment Ready for another blog post about light bulbs? Sorry, I'm going to write one anyway. I'll keep it short. One of the cultural icons that was caught up in the light bulb wars was the Easy-Bake Oven, a toy that has been on the market for going on half a century. Incidentally, my daughter never had one; during her passage through the 8-12 age demographic that Hasbro markets the Easy-Bake Oven to, she preferred re-arranging the living room furniture to build forts. But I digress. In older versions of the Easy-Bake Oven, the heat for baking cakes and other treats came from another cultural icon - the 100-watt incandescent light bulb. Which made sense because 90 percent of the electrical energy that goes into a 100-watt incandescent bulb comes out the other end as heat rather than light. With the 100-watt space heater, I mean i...

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