Since its introduction in 1963, the Easy-Bake Oven has been a popular toy (more or less). The toy is now being adapted for Netflix as a baking competition show. This fall, Queer Eye’s resident foodie Antoni Porowski will host Easy-Bake Battle, which will be available on Netflix.
Unlike the Easy-Bake Oven, which is primarily a children’s toy, Easy-Bake Battle is just for adults. The show will follow a group of home chefs as they compete in two rounds, one savoury and the other sweet. All of their meals will be prepared in an Easy-Bake Oven.
The winner of each battle will receive $25,000, with the overall series winner potentially winning up to $100,000.
The show will feature more than just Porowski. Iron Chef Kristen Kish and Nailed It’s Jacques Torres will be among the celebrity judges. Porowski also serves as the show’s executive producer.
Easy-Bake Battle will air on Netflix with Antoni Porowski as the host.
With the success of Is It Cake?, it’s no wonder that Netflix is adding more odd food challenges to their programme, and this new show is certainly distinctive. It’s not every day that you see grownups prepare wonderful meals using a child’s toy oven.
At the very least, it’ll boost Hasbro’s toy sales. When I was a kid in the 1990s, I recall wanting one but instead receiving a Mrs Field oven. I didn’t like the substitute, but that didn’t stop me from baking one chocolate chip cookie at a time.
It’ll be fascinating to see what home cooks come up with and how they prepare their meals with such a limited heating source. They won’t have to use a lightbulb because that technology was phased out in 2007.
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Antoni Porowski is a 37-year-old cuisine and wine specialist on Queer Eye for the Straight Guy. He grew up speaking Polish, English, and French in Montreal, Canada, where he was born to Polish parents.
Bobby Berk, 40, is a design and home decor expert on Queer Eye for the Straight Guy. He grappled with homophobia as a child growing up in Missouri, Texas, and attending a Pentecostal church.
The Queer Eye culture specialist is Karamo Brown, 41. He is a Texas-born TV personality who debuted on MTV’s The Real World: Philadelphia in 2004.
Jonathon Van Ness
Jonathan, 34, is Queer Eye’s go-to guy for grooming. He grew raised in Quincy, Illinois, and was the first male cheerleader at his high school, but he was also badly bullied because of his sexual orientation.
Tan France is a fashion expert on Queer Eye. He is 38 years old. Born to Pakistani parents in Doncaster, England, he has resided in Manchester, London, and the United States since 2015.
Synopsis of the Quick-Bake Battle
Easy-Bake Battle, according to Variety, will feature home chefs competing in two rounds, one savoury and one sweet, using just an Easy-Bake-style oven. The grand prize is $100,000, with each combat awarding $25,000 in prize money.
The Easy-Bake Ovens themselves are intended for children to use (with adult supervision), but this show will be different. This time around, all of the cooks are adults, and there are no kids in the kitchen.
Cooking does not have to be complicated. Enter Easy-Bake Battle, a new culinary competition series based on Hasbro’s legendary Easy-Bake Oven that pits experienced and incredibly intelligent home cooks against each other, all with a lot of heart and soul, to see who can prepare the easiest, fastest, and most delicious cuisine.