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Growing up, my older sister had an Easy-Bake oven. I remember being a bit jealous of her bitty kitchen contraption, mostly because it seemed like a fascinating science experiment. Add a bit of water to the powdered mix, slap it into the oven, and just a few minutes later ... treats! The idea of eating the treats was typically more exciting than the actual consumption, primarily because the goodies that emerged from the Easy-Bake were lacking in, well, taste. Still, the fun of making stuff without mom had an appeal that few other toys could match.

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