How to Change the Light Bulb in an Easy-Bake Oven

By Drue Tibbits

The Easy-Bake Oven is a popular toy for both girls and boys. First introduced in 1963, the Easy-Bake Oven enables children to safely cook real food such as mini-cakes and cookies. Small items are cooked with heat generated by a light bulb encased in the Easy-Bake Oven’s housing. Although the style and color of the Easy-Bake Oven has changed over the years, the light bulb cooking mechanism has remained the same. Replacing a burned-out light bulb in the oven requires only a screwdriver and a few minutes.

Unplug the Easy-Bake Oven and turn it so that the back of the oven is facing you.

Remove the screws on the back of the oven with the Phillips screwdriver.

Pull the back panel of the oven until it pulls free of the housing. Unscrew the old light bulb, turning the bulb in a counter-clockwise direction, until the light bulb is removed from the socket. Dispose of the old light bulb.

Screw the new light bulb into the socket, turning the light bulb in a clockwise direction. Use only a 100-watt regular or frosted light bulb. Do not use soft white, long life or high efficiency light bulbs.

Push the back panel back into place on the Easy-Bake Oven housing. Replace the screws to secure the back panel to the Easy-Bake Oven housing.

About the Author

Drue Tibbits is a writer based in Central Florida, where she attended Florida Southern College. Her articles have appeared in Entrepreneur and Your Home magazines. She has also been profiled in the Florida Today newspaper and the Writer's Digest magazine. In addition to writing brochure copy for local businesses, she helps new start-up companies develop a local image presence.