1983 Easy Bake Oven. This is just about how I remember it.
It's funny how large boxes are so exciting when you are a kid and small boxes are more appealing when you are an adult.
Of course it was so thrilling to receive such a large and impressive gift. In fact, of all the gifts I received for Christmas as a child, that was probably one of the most memorable. It's not that I used it much or even really knew my uncle. I think it was the gathering of family, the snow, and being in the town in which I was born that made me remember it so much.
This year my daughter received an Easy Bake Oven from "Santa". She will have different memories associated with it - if any. It has been updated significantly since my model back in 1983, but still produces the same little cakes and brownies.
Word to the wise: if a child offers you some blueberry muffins from the EBO, kindly except it, take a bite or two, then say you are pretty full and suggest that the baker enjoy the fruits of their hard labor ... they are really very disgusting!