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1960's Toy ARGO Junior Chef Magic-Cool Oven "Pre-Dates the Famous Easy-Bake Oven"

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“Mommy I have to bake them all by myself,” Seven-year-old Girl Scout Brownie, Lisa Millwood said in a determined tone, with arms crossed.

“But honey, your little oven can only make one little cake at a time, it will take you too long to bake twenty of them.” Her mother replied.

“But I the other Brownies are counting on me, and I told them I'd make 'um,” Lisa said, even more resolute.

So one, by one, Lisa slipped in the mini batter-filled cake pans into the miniature oven that sat on the kitchen counter. Her mother was sitting in the corner of the kitchen reading magazines and would look up for time to time to see the progress. Lisa had been baking little cakes for two hours and she only had seven done. At 9:15 PM mom looked up again to check Lisa’s progress and she saw her daughter laying slumped over the counter, fast asleep, her elbow laying in the bowl of batter. Mom smiled as she tucked her persistent little Brownie into bed. She made her way back to the kitchen, quickly whipped up some more batter and baked a large sheet cake. After it cooled, she took one of Lisa’s toy cake pans and used it to cut out fifteen small cakes.

In the morning, Lisa was high as a kite after she saw all the cakes ready to take to the Brownie troop meeting. She turned to her mom and said, “Mommy, I can’t even remember finishing all these cakes, I must have been real tired.”

This early 1960‘s toy oven pre-dates the famous Kenner Easy-Bake Oven. Made by Argo Industries, this clever miniature oven is designed to look like are real kitchen range with simulated stove top burners, knobs and timer. The unit stands 10” tall and is 12” wide and 6” deep and is finished in a metallic copper color. It still has the Magi-Cool label on the door. The baking is done behind a glass window on the left and when down, you turn a knob and the cake slides down into compartment on the right. This unit comes with a cord but we could not get it to heat up. We’re selling it as is as a decorator piece.

As mentioned, this toy oven does NOT heat up. It has some rust on the exterior mainly on the top and sides. It looks like it has all the original knobs in position. The paper label has a tear on it. The electrical cord is in decent shape with no frays

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1960's Toy ARGO Junior Chef Magic-Cool Oven "Pre-Dates the Famous Easy-Bake Oven"


  • Vintage item from the 1960s
  • Materials: metal, plastic
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