Great Job, Internet!: Here’s Alton Brown cooking a pizza with an enormous Easy-Bake Oven

Other than something like modeling clay or a paint set, very few toys are as practical as the Easy-Bake Oven. Originally made by Kenner in the ‘60s, the Easy-Bake Oven is basically a plastic box with a lightbulb in it, and hungry children could use it to bake terrible cakes while their groovy parents were off having key parties or whatever. For a few brief moments as a kid, famous food nerd Alton Brown really loved having an Easy-Bake Oven, and even though he eventually got tired of its miniature baked goods, the thrill of cooking something with nothing but the power of light still appeals to him.

That’s why he built a grown-up version of the Easy-Bake Oven called the “Mega Bake.” As explained in the video below, his behemoth uses 54 1,000-watt bulbs, and it’s bright enough that if you took it outside on a …

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