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Doughnut Maker

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      07.09.2012 14:18
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      Makes great little doughnuts in 10 mins or so, I'd buy again if I needed too.

      My kids have been nagging us for about 8 months now to buy a doughnut machine, and quite frankly the thought of the smell of freshly made doughnuts sounded like heaven to me. Being the gadget mistress that I am I thought it best to find a small doughnut maker which didn't involve frying to be ideal and plumped for this particular make. The only let down was that it wasn't made of stainless steel like all of our other kitchen gadgets.

      This gadget was cheap and came with a good little instruction book which helps you with recipe ideas. It takes 700 watts to power it and can make 6 mini doughnuts in about 10 minutes. The quality of the appliance is ok and what you'd expect from a cheap machine. It's a bit messy to contend with when loading all the batter into the rings but it gets easier the more times you do this, but it's great as you don't have to heat up any fat to fry them in - this surely means it's a lot healthier to consume than shop bought ones? Once you have loaded it up with batter, simply close the lid and wait. After about 10 mins they should then be read. Just like waffles you can put a variety of toppings on this little mini doughnuts. Personally I like to either pop chocolate on then and slice them in half to insert a little whipped double cream.

      It's not the easiest of gadgets to clean due to all the excess batter that the machine gets covered in, but usually takes me 20 mins to clean up with a cloth soacked with warm water. Do NOT clean with a knife or other sharp impliment or it'll get scratched to hell. I suggest spraying a little low cal sunflower oil over the small hot plates so that the doughnuts pop out easily and don't get stuck to the plates.

      Purchased from Amazon for £21.99 inc delivery.

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      23.09.2010 04:21
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      Ok for occasional use!

      I love a good carboot sale and adore charity shops and the likes and when I moved into my new flat as I needed absolutely everything and little money in my purse I had to watch my pennies big time. I chose to start off my home with cheap and cheerful 'value' type products from stores that I thought would sort of start me off and I got together all the basics that I needed that way. Some of the things I had in my head to treat my kitchen too were frivolous and I couldn't justify purchasing them however I really did want a donut maker and one day at a carboot I spotted this under someone's set up table and still in the box and asked how much it was and the lady said 50p as she simply wanted rid lol. I tell you now you have never seen someone run away so fast, clutching it under their arm and I was delighted when I got it home and opened it up because it really did look unused and maybe used once for its novelty value and shoved away and forgotten about!

      The Packaging:

      This simply came in a box with instructions in it and the box tells me what it is clearly and there is a photograph of the donut maker on there. On the back of the box other information listed includes contact details for Prima and that's it really. Inside the unit comes with a plug on and that is that....get it out and get going!

      The donut maker is white and round with Prima written on the front of it. It isn't too big though fairly thick looking and a bit old fashioned really. Inside you have two none stick plates with 6 small rings inbuilt into it then you simply make up the batter for the donuts and whilst doing so turn the unit on and allow it to preheat for about 5-7 minutes. Then you simply pour the batter into the donut maker, close the lid and leave them to cook for between 4-5 minutes and keep checking on their progress by opening the lid. There is a neo, small indicator on the outside of the unit but this is simply the thermostat switching off and on and has no bearing at all on if the donuts are cooked or not. When cooked, simply oik them out and that is it unless you want to dust them with a topping of some description (of which ideas are given in the instruction leaflet).

      The unit gets really hot so you have to be mega careful and the pouring of the mixture can be a tricky and messy process. Also cleaning the unit can be difficult due to all the nooks and crannies it has so patience is a bit of a must.

      This though makes decent small donuts that are not greasy thought they are rather dry so I do find that dusting them with sugar or using a choccy topping or something helps them taste a bit more moist.

      This isn't an awful donut maker but it is a messy, hot one and not something I can be bothered to use very often but the boyfriend likes them and it does save money making my own at the rate he can devour sweet stuff!

      This can be found online and in numerous places for around £15.00-£20.00 a donut maker....or look at carboots for untouched ones like I did!

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      09.09.2010 12:02
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      Ok for the money but nothing special.

      Some of you who have read previous reviews of mine will know that I love to cook and bake and now that I am retired I spend a fair bit of time in the kitchen. When it comes to the baking side, I mostly bake for others as I am not a big cake eater, Mrs weebill is the one with the sweet tooth in our house and one of her favourite snacks is a sugar doughnut.

      Now I have made my own doughnuts for a long time but being made in oil they are none too healthy so when I saw this doughnut maker I thought it would make a nice treat for my good lady wife and she would even be able to make her own doughnuts when she fancied.

      The Prima doughnut maker makes the doughnuts on a dry hot plate making them healthier but the trouble is the doughnuts are dry too.

      What you get when you buy this is the doughnut maker itself and a recipe for doughnut mix, you then make the doughnut mix and pour it into the rings of the doughnut maker and much like a toastie machine you shut it and wait.

      It takes about ten minutes to get the perfect cooked doughnut but sadly as mentioned the doughnuts look good but are a bit dry, I have found a way round this, by putting just a tiny bit of butter on the ring before pouring the mixture on they moisten a bit but bang goes the healthier doughnut.

      When you use this machine you have to be very careful as it get very hot and even the outside bits that you have to touch can get a bit hot to handle if you make a couple of sets of doughnuts back to back.

      You will find the cleaning of the machine a bit awkward too as you will almost always spill a bit of the mixture over the machine and it bakes on quite hard and can need a god scrub to get it off.

      This was a fairly inexpensive machine and of that I am glad because had I spent a lot on it I would be very disappointed but as it was cheap (£19.99) I guess it isn't too bad for what you pay for it.

      I would recommend people make their own doughnuts the traditional way but if you are looking for a quick doughnut maker that is a bit healthier than cooking them in oil then this will do you ok but be warned it takes longer to clean it than it takes to make the doughnuts.

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        15.08.2010 19:36
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        Not worth the bother

        Doughnut Maker / Non stick surface. Makes up to 6 mini sized doughnuts 8-10 minute cooking time. Power on indicator light. Recipe book included. 700 watts

        The doughnut maker at the time cost around £20 but if you search online now you can find them for around £15.

        I must say I was a bit disappointed when the doughnut maker arrived as it just doesn't look appealing and just feels a little bit too rickety, it did look like to me a product that would have been made a good few years ago, but that's just my personal opinion of it.

        I find that the doughnuts are a little bit too dry if you eat them as they come, but luckily this doughnut maker comes with an instruction booklet along with the recipes on how to make numerous toppings for your freshly made doughnuts.

        I do find that the prima doughnut maker gets extremely hot like maybe a little too hot as the handle even seems hot to me when I am checking on the doughnuts.

        Making these doughnuts is a pretty messy process, well for me it is anyway. You have to try and get the doughnut mix into the little rings but this ends up going all over the place, especially if you use a spoon; even pouring from a jug you just get too much doughnut mix on the maker. My suggestion would be to use a piping bag, this is the only way I can think of getting the mix in the maker without the excess mess.

        If you do happen to create a mess all over the doughnut maker, I am afraid to say this is not an easy piece of equipment to clean. The doughnut mix gets burnt all across the hot plate bit and obviously you cannot soak this to get it off, scraping at it scratches the metal so not a good idea. So this is probably the reason we only use this product on the odd occasion.

        Overall this does make good doughnuts but as long as you are prepared for the cleaning afterwards then would I recommend this.

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          28.02.2009 12:53
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          Good for the doughnuts if you dont mind the vigours cleaning afterwards.

          I bought my boyfriend this doughnut maker for Christmas as when we went shopping once, there was this little van selling freshly made little doughnuts exactly the same looking ones you make from the prima doughnut maker. Anyway these doughnuts were amazing so we really wanted to re-create them ourselves. For a start the prima doughnut maker is a lot healthier as the doughnuts from the van were cooked in very hot oil.

          The doughnut maker at the time cost around £20 but if you search online now you can find them for around £15.

          I must say I was a bit disappointed when the doughnut maker arrived as it just doesn't look appealing and just feels a little bit too rickety, it did look like to me a product that would have been made a good few years ago, but that's just my personal opinion of it.

          I find that the doughnuts are a little bit too dry if you eat them as they come, but luckily this doughnut maker comes with an instruction booklet along with the recipes on how to make numerous toppings for your freshly made doughnuts.

          I do find that the prima doughnut maker gets extremely hot like maybe a little too hot as the handle even seems hot to me when I am checking on the doughnuts.

          Making these doughnuts is a pretty messy process, well for me it is anyway. You have to try and get the doughnut mix into the little rings but this ends up going all over the place, especially if you use a spoon; even pouring from a jug you just get too much doughnut mix on the maker. My suggestion would be to use a piping bag, this is the only way I can think of getting the mix in the maker without the excess mess.

          If you do happen to create a mess all over the doughnut maker, I am afraid to say this is not an easy piece of equipment to clean. The doughnut mix gets burnt all across the hot plate bit and obviously you cannot soak this to get it off, scraping at it scratches the metal so not a good idea. So this is probably the reason we only use this product on the odd occasion.

          Overall this does make good doughnuts but as long as you are prepared for the cleaning afterwards then would I recommend this.

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        • Product Details

          Non stick surface / Makes up to 6 mini sized doughnuts 8-10 minute cooking time / Power on indicator light / Recipe book included / 700 watts / Short name: Prima PDD200