The inventor of the Easy Bake Oven, Ronald Howes Sr., has died at the age of 83. He developed the oven while working at Kenner Toys in the 1960′s.You can sign the family’s guest book here.
I love the story of how the Easy Bake Oven idea came about. A Kenner salesman, who had just returned from New York City, asked if they could develop a toy version of the Chestnut Roasters he saw on the streets of the city.
Howes started thinking about that comment and wondered how he could create a safe version for kids. It was his light bulb moment that actually included a real light bulb…hence the Easy Bake Oven.
The Easy Bake Oven will continue to be a toy loved by so many. I had one when I was young and so did our daughter. So many great memories. R.I.P. Ronald Howes Sr.