I know, this might seem like a weird blog topic, but we get asked this question a lot. Some of the newer Easy Bake ovens don't even use light bulbs to heat the food cooked inside, but the older/classic ovens still call for a light bulb.
This is probably NOT one of the things you think of when considering a light bulb's use. =)
The manual instructs the user to NOT "use a Soft White light bulb" to light the oven. Since the Easy Bake oven does not always include a light bulb, it requires you to pick one up at the store.
So what is "Soft White"? Simply put, it is a special coating on light bulbs to create a muted, less obvious light source. It is the most common "shade of white" that you see in households across the country. The phosphor in a soft white light bulb diffuses the heat from the bulb.
The manual calls for a "Standard 100 watt bulb" -- what is standard? Our recommendation for this would be either an Frosted Bulb or a Clear Bulb. Either of these bulbs should do the trick to effectively cook the food prepared in your Easy Bake Oven.