When I was a kid, we used to very occasionally as a special treat get to make donuts. Which we served with milkshakes. But in order to make donuts we had to use the deep fryer, and that can be expensive as well as dangerous. Not that the Automatic Mini Donut Factory from Nostalgia Electrics doesn’t require adult supervision, but its completely enclosed system takes your donuts from batter to finished product without risk of burning yourself. Sounds like a total win to me.

How this works is really pretty simple. Your pour the batter in one end, and the dough dispensing system drops the perfect amount of dough for a mini donut into the oil. Internal stainless steel spatulas turn each donut and deliver it to the dispensing chute, down which it slides into the included dish. The whole process takes just 90 seconds. If you want plain donuts, you’re done. But if you want some toppings, just drop the warm donuts into a paper bag with whatever sugary concoction you desire and give it a few gentle shakes to coat them. You can also lay them out on a cooling rack and frost or ice them as desired.

The system includes a drip tray so you can change the oil after each use, and features a safety guard that keeps your hands away from the hot oil. The entire unit measures just 25 x 9.2 x 16.2 inches and weighs in at 11.5 pounds. Pricing on this one varies (MSRP is $179.99 US), but I just saw one in a local store’s ad on sale this week for just $99.99 US. Shop around, you might get lucky.

Source: 7 Gadgets

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