Easy Bake Oven Thwarted by LED Light Bulb

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Warren Grant is frustrated that his energy-saving retro Easy Back Oven is not working properly.
Warren Grant is frustrated that his energy-saving retro Easy Bake Oven is not working properly.

Nevada City, CA — Warren Grant of Nevada City became agitated earlier this week when his daughter’s Birthday Gift, a “retro” Kenner Easy Bake Oven, failed to cook the small-batch cake mix. No one seemed interested in the gift which was purchased from the Salvation Army until Mr. Grant insisted that the children play with this “cool” toy.

“I just don’t get it,” said Mr. Grant in Gish Gallop telephone interview. “We followed the directions to a ‘tee,’ and the mix was all gooey after 45 minutes.”

LED and incandescent bulbs both produce light using electricity, but the similarities essentially end there. Incandescent lights use the electricity to heat up the filament inside the bulb and excite its electrons. The process ultimately produces light but most of the energy the light bulb consumes is wasted in the form of heat put into the filament. LEDs produce light through electroluminescence, a process that creates very little heat and wastes little electricity, but otherwise relies on the same general principles of physics that incandescent ones do.

“Warren went thought the house and replaced all of the light bulbs with LED ones,” said wife Stacy Grant. “It’s really saved us a lot of money so far. However the initial $400.00 investment caused a little stress on our budget.”

Mr. Warren is not deterred, however. He told Gish Gallop that he intends to keep at it. That he’s “not a quitter.”

“I specifically purchased the ‘warm white’ tone for the Easy Bake,” continued a frustrated Mr. Grant. “I think I’m going to try the 6000K temperature bulbs to see if they make any difference in the cooking times.”

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I don’t know why people think 100 watt light bulbs are no longer available. I just found over 1,000 of them at one web site alone! https://www.platt.com/platt-electric-supply/Incandescent-Traditional-Lamps-A21/Philips-Lighting/100W-120-130V-A21-FR/product.aspx?zpid=275322