Toy Oven Reviews

These reviews reflect my own experiences using various toy ovens, ranging from the vintage to the present, and are just my opinions. There are so many variations of toy ovens out there, and this page lists some of the popular models. I'm hoping this page will give you a general idea of the ovens available, and to help you to decide which oven might best suit your needs. 

I rated the ovens on such factors such as: ease of use, included features, whether you can use other pans, and cleanup. 

I was impressed by the results of the food, especially since the ovens can differ so much in how they deliver the heat. Some ovens use one 60 watt bulb. It may not seem like much, but it will cook food perfectly. Other models take two 100 watt bulbs, even better. The newer models have a heating element. The near antique electric stove models have mini coils. Whether the food was cooked by a light bulb, an old electric coil oven or with an updated heating element, they all cooked well. Surprisingly, I found that the light bulb ovens cooked consistently, even though the wattage of the bulbs varied with different models. 

I found that I prefer the older ovens that use a light bulb, in comparison to the newer ones which have a heating element. Most of the older models are also easier to clean, and have more room inside. In the end, the oven you choose should be determined by what you'd like to cook with it, and the style that best suits you. 

1927 Empire Toy Stove Oven Metal Ware Corp

A beautiful stove that you can use regular cookware with. Dimensions: 15” wide x 6” deep x 14” tall. 600 watts.  Has coils for heating. Some models even have on/off switches. There are many models available.

Finding these stoves in great condition is rare, as most will need to be rewired and cleaned.  Always have your stove rewired by a professional. With this stove you can cook as you would with a regular stove.

Pro's:
  • Can use regular cookware, smaller sized of course.
  • You can fry, boil and bake!
Cons: 
  • Must be rewired and cleaned.
  • Kids needs adult supervision at all times.
I give this oven 5 stars. 

Kingston Products Corp Model 312 Little Lady Stove

Kingston Products Corp Model 312 Little Lady Stove. Exact age unknown. Has both a cook top and oven. Has coils for heating.  There are many models available.

Finding these stoves in great condition is rare, as most will need to be rewired and cleaned.  Always have your stove rewired by a professional. With this stove you can cook as you would with a regular stove.

Pro's:
  • Can use regular cookware, smaller sized of course.
  • You can fry, boil and bake!
Cons: 
  • Must be rewired and cleaned.
  • Kids needs adult supervision at all times.
I give this oven 5 stars. 

Kingston Products Corp Model 408 Stove

The Kingston Products Corp Model 408 Stove plugs in and has coils for heating.  Exact age unknown. You can cook with this using real pans! About 9 3/4" Long x 5 1/4" Wide, 7 1/2" Tall. 175 watts.

Finding these stoves in great condition is rare, as most will need to be rewired and cleaned.  Always have your stove rewired by a professional. With this stove you can cook as you would with a regular stove.

Pro's:
  • Can use miniature stainless steel cookware.
  • You can fry, boil and bake!
Cons: 
  • Must be rewired and cleaned.
  • Kids needs adult supervision at all times.
I give this oven 5 stars. 

1964 Kenner Easy Bake Oven #1350

The first Easy Bake Oven by Kenner. Comes with 3 pans. These pans are squared off, slide into the oven on tracks, and are specific to this model. No other pans are compatible with this model. Cleanup is easy. If you’re interested in this model, make sure it comes with its original 3 pans. Uses two 100 watt light bulbs. The popcorn accessory is a nice edition to this oven.

Pros:
  • The square pans are bigger than the standard 3" round pans that come with other models.
  • Cleanup is easy.
  • Roomy inside for cooking.
  • Cooks nicely.
  • A popcorn accessory was made for this model.
  • Utilizes 200 watts for cooking.
Cons:
  • no other pans are compatible.
I give this oven 5 stars

1964 Kenner Easy Bake Oven #1600

Kenner Easy Bake Oven model #1600 in yellow. Comes with 3 pans. These pans are squared off, slide into the oven on tracks, and are specific to this model. No other pans are compatible with this model. Cleanup is easy. If you’re interested in this model, make sure it comes with its original 3 pans. Uses two 100 watt light bulbs. The popcorn accessory is a nice edition to this oven.

Pros:
  • The square pans are bigger than the standard 3" round pans that come with other models.
  • Cleanup is easy.
  • Roomy inside for cooking.
  • Cooks nicely.
  • A popcorn accessory was made for this model.
  • Utilizes 200 watts for cooking.
Cons:
  • no other pans are compatible.
I give this oven 5 stars

1967 Kenner Big Burger Grill

1967 Kenner Big Burger Grill. It uses one 150 watt light bulb. This small grill heats up fast and cooks well. Cleanup is easy. I used 1/2 cup ground beef to make this burger. It takes about 15 minutes to cook a burger. I love to barbeque, so I got a real kick out of this little grill. It gets nice and hot and cooks well.

Pros:
  • It's a grill!
  • Cleanup is easy.
  • Cooks nicely.
  • Has a removable grease cup.
Cons: none that I can think of.
I give this grill 5 stars

1967 Chef Boyardee Pizza Party Oven

The 1967 Chef Boyardee Pizza Party Oven comes with two 6" x 3/4" pizza pans, a pan lifter and pizza cutter. Uses two 75 watt bulbs. The back opens up with two screws, making cleanup and changing the bulbs easy. One 12" pizza kit is all you need for making approx 4-6, 6" pizza's-when using between 1/4-1/2 cup of dough for each pan. Simply preheat the oven for 15 minutes.  I cooked each pizza about 30 minutes. Nice sized oven. Tip: Don't add too much sauce or the dough will take much longer to cook. You can freeze any leftover pizza dough.

Pros:
  • It's a pizza oven!
  • Cleanup is easy.
  • Cooks nicely.
  • You can buy pizza mixes or make your own dough.
  • Uses a 6" pizza pan (a nice personal size) read the note about pizza pans below
  • Can make other foods in it.
Cons: none that I can think of.
I give this pizza oven 5 stars
Note about the pans: 6" pizza pans are available, even though they are not made specifically for this oven. Note: 1" pans are too high for this oven. Try finding a 6" pizza pan that is no taller than 3/4" high.

1968 Suzy Homemaker Oven

1968 Suzy Homemaker Oven. Uses one 60 watt light bulb. Nice oven. There are two versions of this oven, this one uses a 3" round cake pan, and the larger 'super' model can bake a larger cake. The super oven uses two 100-watt incandescent light bulbs. No other pans are compatible with this oven.

Pros:
  • The smaller model has a safety feature.
  • Cleanup is easy.
  • Cooks nicely.
Cons: 
  • You are limited to using 3" pans
I give this oven 4 stars

1968 Suzy Homemaker Super Grill

This 1968 Suzy Homemaker Super Grill has never been used! Uses a heating element instead of a light bulb. This grill cooks well. It opens up for easy cleanup. Would be perfect for grilled cheese, burgers, bacon, hot dogs, etc.  

Pros:
  • It's a grill!
  • Cleanup is easy.
  • Cooks nicely.
  • Has a removable grease cup.
Cons: 
  • Kids need adult supervision.
I give this grill 5 stars

1969 Kenner Easy Bake Oven No 1500

1969 Kenner Easy Bake Oven No 1500. Uses two 100 watt bulbs. Comes with 3 pans. These pans are squared off, slide into the oven on tracks, and are specific to this model. The inside is roomy and cleanup is easy. If you’re interested in this model, make sure it comes with its original 3 square pans. No other pans are compatible with this model.

Pros:
  • The square pans are bigger than the standard 3" round pans that come with other models.
  • Cleanup is easy.
  • Roomy inside for cooking.
  • Cooks nicely.
  • Utilizes 200 watts for cooking.
Cons:
  • no other pans are compatible.
I give this oven 5 stars 

1971 Kenner Easy Bake Oven

The 1971 Kenner Easy Bake Oven in Sunshine Yellow. This model comes with three pans. These pans are squared off, slide into the oven on tracks, and are specific to this model. No other pans are compatible with this model. This model also comes in several colors. The inside is roomy and cleanup is easy. If you’re interested in this model, make sure it comes with its original 3 pans & pan pusher. Replacement pans are not made, and originals can be hard to come by. Uses two 60 watt light bulbs.

Pros:
  • The square pans are bigger than the standard 3" round pans that come with other models.
  • Roomy inside for cooking.
  • Cleanup is easy.
  • Cooks nicely.
  • Available in other colors.
Cons:
  • no other pans are compatible.
I give this oven 5 stars

1973 Kenner Easy Bake Oven

1973 Kenner Easy Bake Oven
1973 Easy Bake Oven in Poppy Red
1973 Kenner Easy Bake Oven, Poppy Red #1370
Released for the oven's 10 year anniversary, the 1973 Kenner Easy Bake Oven in lime green is branded with 'Betty Crocker', and comes with three pans. These pans are squared off, slide into the oven on tracks, and are specific to this model. No other pans are compatible with this model. This model also comes in several colors. The inside is roomy and cleanup is easy. If you’re interested in this model, make sure it comes with its original 3 pans & pan pusher (note the small green tool, which is a special tool for pushing the pans into the oven).   Replacement pans are not made, and originals are hard to come by. Uses two 60 watt light bulbs. I love this shade of green.

Pros:
  • The square pans are bigger than the standard 3" round pans that come with other models.
  • Cleanup is easy.
  • Roomy inside for cooking.
  • Cooks nicely.
  • Available in other colors
Cons:
  • no other pans are compatible.
I give this oven 5 stars 

1973 Kenner Warm Bake Oven

1973 Kenner Warm Bake Oven. Uses hot water to cook, not electricity.

This oven was geared toward much younger kids, and so, compared to the other ovens, was not meant to really cook food.  Cooking is a little challenging. I found success with making oatmeal, an egg took a while, at least 30 minutes, and cake about 35 minutes. The key is to add boiling water to the chamber. This stove cooks by the heat given off by the hot water. The door has to remain closed to contain the heat. Given the long wait time for the food to actually cook, I can't see a little kid waiting around, let alone NOT opening the door.

Pro's:
  • Cute set for young children for 'pretend play'.
Cons: 
  • Cooking food is unrealistic.
  • Must handle near boiling water to cook anything. Not practical for little kids.
  • Long wait times for anything to really cook.
I give this oven 1 star.

1976 Coleco Holly Hobbie Oven

The 1976 Coleco Holly Hobbie Oven uses the standard 3.5” wide, 3/4" high round pans. You can even use the deeper 1" deep round pans. Originally comes with a 10" wooden paddle. If your oven doesn't have the wooden paddle, then purchase a regular plastic pan pusher online.  Replacement pans are available online. Uses one 100 watt light bulb.

Pros:
  • It's Holly Hobbie!
  • Accepts Other pans: You can use both a muffin tin & a sheet pan with this model, though they will just fit. 
  • Cleanup is easy.
  • Roomy inside for cooking.
Cons: none that i can think of.
I give this oven 5 stars

1982 Kenner Mini Wave Oven

The 1982 Kenner Mini Wave Oven uses the standard 3.5” round pans.  Replacement pans are available online. Make sure the food doesn’t exceed the height of the pan.  I don’t recommend using any other pans.  Excellent for making pizza, french fries, roasted veggies, cakes and cookies. Cleanup is easy since the back is easily accessible. Cooks well. Uses one 100 watt light bulb.

Pros:
  • Cooks a range of foods
  • Easy cleanup
Cons:
  • Can't use other pans
  • Food will get knocked off pan if it rises above the height of the pan.
I give this oven 5 stars.

1986 Easy Bake Dual Temp Oven

Released on the 20th anniversary, The 1986 Easy Bake Dual Temp Oven has a lever that allows you to open or close 2 flaps located inside of the oven. In doing this, you can reduce the temperature if you wanted to.  Uses the standard 3.5" pans. A white model was released for the 25th anniversary. Cleanup is simple since the back is easily accessible. Excellent for making pizza, french fries, roasted veggies, cakes and cookies.  Make sure the food doesn’t exceed the height of the pan.  I don’t recommend using any other pans.  Uses one 100 watt light bulb.

Pros:
  • Cooks a range of foods
  • Easy cleanup
  • Has both a high & low setting
Cons:
  • Can't use other pans
  • Food will get knocked off pan if it rises above the height of the pan.
I give this oven 5 stars.

1990 Domino's Make N' Bake Pizza Oven

1990 Domino's Make N' Bake Pizza Oven. Another oven that was never used. Comes with one cookie sheet. Uses one 100 watt light bulb. The inside is easily accessible for cleaning. Makes a nice pizza.

Pros: 
  • Cooks well.
  • Easy cleanup.
  • Roomy inside for cooking.
Cons: none that I can think of
I give this pizza oven 5 stars.

1992 Kenner Easy Bake Oven & Snack Center

Released for the 30th anniversary, The 1992 Kenner Easy Bake Oven & Snack Center is another great model that looks good and cooks excellent. Uses the standard 3.5” round pans.  You can make a wide variety of foods in this. Cleanup is simple though since the back is easily accessible. Replacement pans are available online. Make sure the food doesn’t exceed the height of the pan.  I don’t recommend using any other pans.  Uses one 100 watt light bulb.

Pros:
  • Cooks a range of foods
  • Easy cleanup
Cons:
  • Can't use other pans
  • Food will get knocked off pan if it rises above the height of the pan.
I give this oven 5 stars. 

1996 Mrs Fields Baking Factory

1996 Mrs Fields Baking Factory
1996 Mrs Fields Baking Factory.  Comes with two nice square pans. Uses one 75 watt light bulb. Has rubber feet. Nice looking oven.  Comes with two nice pans. It cooks well.

Pros:
  • Cooks nicely
  • Roomy inside.
  • Comes with two different pans
Cons: nothing I can think of.
I give this oven 5 stars.

1999 Wham-O Chuck E Cheese's Pizza Factory

Wham-O Chuck E Cheese's Pizza Factory
1999 Wham-O Chuck E Cheese's Pizza Factory. Uses one 75 watt bulb. Easy to clean. Comes with two round pans, a pizza cutter and spoon. Has rubber feet. Cute oven.

Pros:
  • Has different pans
  • Cute oven
  • Easy cleanup
  • Rubber feet that prevent the oven from moving.
Cons: nothing I can think of.
I give this oven 5 stars.

2002 Queasy Bake Oven Cookerator

A cute oven! Uses the standard 3.5” round pans.  Cleanup is easy since the back is easily accessible. Replacement pans are available online. Make sure the food doesn’t exceed the height of the pan.  I don’t recommend using any other pan.  Uses one 100 watt light bulb. This cute oven also comes with a 'Mixerator Blender', which is a nice addition. Would be great for pizza, fries, veggies, cookies, cakes.

Pros:
  • Cooks well
  • Comes with cute accessories
  • Easy cleanup.
Cons: nothing I can think of.
I give this oven 5 stars.

2002 Real Meal Easy Bake Oven

The 2002 Real Meal Easy Bake Oven is larger than the other models, comes with deeper pans, a large warming oven, storage compartment, timer and slide out cooling rack. It also has an indicator which shows you when the oven is hot!  Bonus: You can also cook two pans at once! Excellent for making cheesecakes or 'deep-dish' pizza. Nice looking oven. This oven has become an instant favorite! Replacement pans are available on eBay.  I love that you can use different pans with this oven. Uses a heating element instead of a light bulb. This is one of the best ovens I've used for it's versatility.

Pros:
  • You can cook TWO pans at once!
  • Has a timer!
  • It's pans are deeper than the original round pans.
  • You can use other pans such as a cookie sheet, muffin tin or donut pans.
  • Has a large warming oven.
  • Has a slide out cooling rack.
  • Has a temperature indicator.
Cons: 
  • The inside doesn't seem accessible should food become stuck inside.
I give this oven 5 stars.

2006 Easy Bake Oven

2006 Easy Bake Oven. Uses a heating element instead of a light bulb. It cooked an egg nicely in 10 minutes. Note: The opening to the oven is large, and I think a kid might be temped to put a hand inside of it. Kids need to be supervised at all times to make sure they don't get injured. The company recalled this model for reported injuries. Other than that, this is a nice oven. Uses your standard 3" round pan.

Pros:
  • Cooks well
  • Nice looking oven
Cons: 
  • The inside does not seem accessible if food becomes stuck inside.
  • No other pans are compatible.
  • This model was recalled because some kids put their hand inside and were burned.
I give this oven 3 stars.
Note: This model was recalled due to reports of burn injuries when kids put their hands inside of the oven. Please supervise kids at all times no matter which model oven they are using.

2007  Hasbro Easy Bake Oven

A re-packaging of the 2004 model, The 2007 Hasbro Easy Bake Oven also uses the standard 3.5” round pans.  Replacement pans are available online. The opening seems small. Food easily gets knocked off of the pan and into the oven. Cleanup with this model is a little trickier, since the inside is not as accessible as with the older models. Cooks well. Best for cooking items that won’t rise much, such as cookies.  Make sure the food doesn’t exceed the height of the pan. I don’t recommend using any other pan.  French fries and vegetables cook up beautifully. Uses one 100 watt light bulb.

Pros:
  • Cooks a range of foods
Cons:
  • Can't use other pans.
  • Cleaning the inside food chamber is challenging.
  • Food will get knocked off pan if it rises above the height of the pan.
I give this oven 3 stars. 

2010 Easy Bake Ultimate Oven

The 2010 Easy Bake Oven Ultimate model doesn’t use a light bulb, but instead has a heating element, and an on/off dial. There’s a pullout storage tray. It doesn’t come with the round pans, but instead has both a cookie sheet pan and muffin tin. The openings to the oven are narrow, so be sure to cook only food that won’t rise above the rim of the pan. There seems to be no accessibility should food become stuck inside.  Round pans are not compatible with this oven.

This oven would be best for making fries, veggies, cookies, granola bars, etc, foods that won't rise above the rim of the cookie sheet. While this oven has it's limitations as far as pans you can use, I really like this oven, and it cooks very well. There are plenty of other foods you can make in this pretty oven. This model also came in a 'gender neutral' color.

Pros:
  • Cooks a range of foods
  • Has slide out storage
  • Has on/off switch
  • Cool looking oven, nice color.
Cons:
  • The opening is very narrow.
  • Can't use other pans.
  • The muffin tin is only 1/4" deep, which I didn't find useful at all.
  • No interior light to see food.
  • Food will get knocked off the pan if it rises above the height of the pan.
  • The inside does not seem accessible should food become stuck inside.
I give this oven 4 stars. 

2015 Girl Scouts Cookie Oven

The 2015 Girl Scouts Cookie Oven doesn’t use a light bulb, but instead has a heating element. It has an on/off dial. It doesn’t come with the round pans, but instead uses a cookie sheet pan. The opening to the oven is narrow, so be sure to cook only food that won’t rise much. There seems to be no accessibility should food become stuck inside.  Round pans are not compatible with this oven.

Pros:
  • Cooks a range of foods
  • Has on/off switch
Cons:
  • At times I found it difficult inserting the tray, because it has to click inside of the oven before you can use the slide knob on the front of the oven to bring the pan into the oven for cooking. At first I had no issues with this, but once I removed the tray to check on the food, and then tried reinserting it into the oven, I had difficulties doing so.
  • The opening is narrow.
  • Can't use other pans.
  • It seemed to cook unevenly, the bottom cooking much more than the top.
  • Food will get knocked off the pan if it rises above the height of the pan.
  • The inside does not seem accessible should food become stuck inside.
I give this oven 1 star. 

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