Best Donut Makers

The 10 Best Donut Makers in 2018

Now we don’t know about you, but one thing that we can’t have enough of is some Americano with some donuts. That’s something we do for relaxing our body after a stressful day. But as much as we love our coffee and donuts, and getting the coffee from freshly roasted beans and donuts that are freshly fried or baked whether it is from Dunkin Donuts or Krispy Kreme, at some point you might have thought of making it at your own home. We mean, why not? If you can learn the way to make soft heavenly donuts, that just means not only can you have donuts after a hard day at work, but also can have donuts at home.  And just the thought of that really excites us. Not to mention you save a lot of money and possibly make donuts that are much healthier than the ones bought from out.

 But now you might start to ask questions of how to make donuts. Will the machines to make donuts be expensive? Where should one go and what should one look for when it comes to making donuts. Well, because of those questions being answered, we have written this article. We have done our research and picked some of the best donut makers out there on the market. In this article, we will go through each product one by one and be highlighting the features so that you won’t be confused as to what to do.

Best Pick

Babycakes Nonstick Coated Donut Maker

The donut maker from Babycakes takes the best cake when it comes to the best pick. With the ability to make 6 donuts and having all the essential features like light indicators and nonstick baking tray, it just makes the whole experience easier.

Budget Pick

Babycakes Donut Maker, Mini

Everything that has been said for the best pick goes for the budget pick as well except more miniature. If you like the best pick, but want a smaller version, then the donut maker from Babycakes (mini) will do the job. The only exception over here is that this has a handle but has 1 light indicator and bakes 4 donuts.


We have given our verdict from the beginning because to show you as to why we chose them as the best and budget pick. The following sections from here will be a grade table where we will grade all the products that we have listed and then a comparison table where we will be comparing some of the features between all the products. And after that, we will head on to the product review.

1. Babycakes Nonstick Coated Donut Maker

The donut maker from Baby Cakes is a very vivid because of its yellow color. It’s fairly round in shape presenting a very cute side to the product. On the outside at the top of the donut maker, other than the brand name, there are two lights featuring power light and ready light.

Because of these two lights, you can know of whether your machine is turned on or not and of whether the donut baking is finished. It also has a cord wrap that helps your kitchen to be neat and clean instead of it being filled with power cords everywhere.

With this donut maker, you make mini donuts instead of the regular sizes. Mini donuts are fun to eat and you can never have enough, which is what at least we think. In this donut maker, you can make up to 6 donuts. Now, these donuts are baked and not fried. What that means is that your donuts will be lighter and fluffier, also not to mention healthier because of the reduced amount of oil.

On the inside, the plates are made of nonstick, giving you the ability baking your donuts easily and not to mention easy cleanup. With the use of this product, you can make your donuts in about 4 minutes without any hassle. With this product, you will be getting a fork tool for taking your donuts out when they are ready without any issue. And it also comes with a wire rack and recipes, so that you can start making your donuts perfectly and easily.

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    The yellow color really excites the kitchen as it is very bright and makes the whole process of being in the kitchen and baking more fun.
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    With this donut maker, you can make up to 6 mini sized donuts.
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    The donuts are baked instead of fried making them healthier.
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    The baking plates are nonstick, so you don’t have to worry about your donuts being stuck after baking.
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    You will get a fork tool, wire rack, and recipes that will help you in setting up your donut maker, help you in baking and with what type of donuts you want to bake.

2. Babycakes Donut Maker (Mini) 

This is the second product we have from Baby Cakes. And in fact, it is exactly the same one except this is the miniature version of it. As same as before, this donut maker comes with a yellow paint, making it bright and lively.

But what’s different is the fact that this one has a handle, so you can easily hold it and carry easily. It comes with 1 light and that is for showing if it’s powered on or not. It also has the convenience for wrapping your cord so your place can be cleaned from messy wires.  

At the bottom, it has rubber feet which give you a grip when putting it on any surface. On the inside of this donut maker, we have non-stick plates that can make up to 4 donuts.  The donuts are of mini size instead of the regular size.  Small size donuts are always fun to have and dunk in coffee.  Because of the nonstick plates, it’s really easy to clean and pop out your donuts when they are done.

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    This donut maker has a handle which can help you if you are going to transport your donut maker from one place to another.
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    This has 1 light indicator, that helps you in knowing whether your maker is powered or not.
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    With this donut maker, you will be able to keep your power cords in place, so it will be cleaner. It also has rubber feet giving it a good grip.
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    The baking plates are nonstick and have the capability of baking up to 4 donuts.
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    Because the plates are also nonstick, it’s also easy to clean.

3. Sunbeam FPSBDML920 Donut Maker

I really do not why manufacturers love the color yellow when it comes to donut makers. But then again, you can’t deny that it really catches your eye. The donut maker from Sunbeam is another yellow colored donut maker.

It is of a shape of a large donut that not only looks cool but also looks fun to look at. It also has sprinkles design on top, giving it an authenticate donut look.  It has two lights, one where it lets you know of whether the donut maker is powered or not and the other one shows of whether it’s being used.

This donut maker can make up to 5 donuts. The size of these donuts are not technically mini, they are larger than a mini but smaller than a regular size. On the inside, the baking surface is nonstick, making it easy for you to bake and clean. Because of the latching lid, you can save up space when storing it in a cupboard, drawer etc.

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    The shape over here is unique as the donut maker has a shape of a donut. Because of the shape, it’s just fun seeing it.
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    It has 2 light indicators, giving you the ability to take care of your donuts and the donut maker as well.
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    The baking tray is nonstick, making it easy for you to clean and bake properly.
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    You can make up to 5 donuts. The size of these donuts is bigger than the mini size but smaller than the regular size.
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    Because of the lid that can be latched, you are able to save up space.

4. Bella Cucina 13466 Donut Maker

The red color in this donut maker really makes you feel unique and well; different.  The color sets a calm and thoughtful mood as it’s more of a deep red rather than being bright. It’s pretty big when it comes to its competitors but it’s not for show.  

It has two light indicators, one showing of whether it is connected or not, and the other one indicates of whether it's ready to use. On the inside, it can bake up to 7 mini sized donuts. That means you can bake more per round than the usual which equals to more fun when eating. 

The baking tray is of nonstick, making it easy for you to bake and clean. In this donuts maker, you bake the donuts instead of frying them, which means the donuts are softer and healthier than the fried ones. Also not to mention the fact that you don’t have to use oil at all.

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    The red color really sets the mood deep because of its rich color.
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    It has two light indicators that help you in your daily baking.
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    This donut maker can make up to 7 mini donuts. Which means that you can make more donuts in one batch.
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    The baking tray is nonstick making it easy for you to cook.

5. Chef Buddy Hot Donut Maker (mini)

The donut maker from Chef Buddy comes in a bit of a circle shape size. The color is of purplish blue. It comes with two lights, where one shows of whether it is powered or not, and the other one shows whether it is ready for use.  

It has a handle which makes transporting your donut maker easy. It has a power cord of 30-inch length, ensuring that you have enough space if your wall socket is far away.You can make 7 donuts in this donut maker which are of mini sized.  The baking surface is nonstick, making it easy for baking and easy to clean.

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    The donut maker comes with two light. One indicates whether your product is lit on or nor, and the other helps you in knowing of whether it is ready to be used.
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    This product comes with a handle which helps you when you are transporting.
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    The power cord is of 30-inch length, giving you the ability to bake at places where power socket won't normally be available.
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    You can make up to 7 donuts with the Chef Buddy Hot Donut Maker.
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    The nonstick surface really helps you with the baking and cleaning.

6. Brentwood TS-250 Non-Stick Mini Donut Maker

The donut maker from Brentwood comes in pink. It certainly an unusual color to look at or choose, but it sure makes your kitchen more colorful and unique. This donut maker comes with two light indicators. One light shows of whether the donut maker is powered or not.

Where the other one indicates whether it is ready to use or not. This pink colored donut maker bakes up to 7 mini sized donuts.  The baking tray is nonstick. So you don’t have to worry about your donuts being ruined when popping them out when ready or have a hard time cleaning the tray.

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    Pink color for a donut maker from our point of view is an acquired taste. It does add a variety of choice, especially for people who love the color pink.
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    The two light indicator helps you in knowing of what’s the current situation of your donut maker.
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    This donut maker can make up to 7 donuts that are of mini sized.
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    The baking plate is nonstick, making it easy for you to bake and clean.

7. Betty Crocker BC-2938CO Mini Donut Maker

I do not know why, but manufactures sure do love the color yellow and pink. Or maybe it’s just a way to attract customers. Regardless, this is a pink donut maker from the company Betty Crocker.

It is of circular shaped. It has two light indicators where one shows of whether it is powered or not, and the other indicates of when it is ready for use. The donut maker from Betty Crocker can make up to 7 mini donuts.  

These mini donuts are baked and not fried; hence your donuts are soft on the inside while having a golden texture outside. Also since it’s baked, less oil is being used making it a healthy choice. The baking tray is nonstick. So it ensures that you won’t have any issue when it’s some to make some donuts and clean up your donut maker.

With this donut maker though, you will also be getting a piping bagassorted nozzles for the piping bag and a spatula; making sure that you get a head start with the donuts and start adding flavors and design to your heart’s desire.

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    Pink color can be a turnoff or perhaps a turn on, but it really depends on personal liking. Regardless, it does come as a feature since you can't change the color.
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    It has two light indicators making it possible for you to cook and clean easily, as it will help you in the process.
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    You can bake up to 7 mini sized donuts.
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    The baking tray is nonstick, making things simple when it comes to baking and cleaning.
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    With this donut maker, you will also get a piping bag, assorted nozzles, and a spatula. With these utensils, you can start thinking of what you want to put on top of your donut as it gets ready.

8. Tasty Treats FPSBTTDDM625 Dozen Donut Maker

While most of the donut makers go for the almost circular or a donut shape, the company Tasty Treats goes differently. The Donut maker from Tasty Treat comes with a square shape. Now it can be odd when looking at a squared shape donut maker but it does have its reasons. 

Like because of the shape, you can make more donuts, in fact, you can bake up to 12 donuts at a time.  Other than the squared shape design, it comes in light blue color with unique aesthetics on top

We will certainly say that the design is an acquired taste but you can’t deny that it brings some funk in your kitchen. This donut maker has a handle that you can use for transporting easily. It also comes with two indicator lights. Lights are an important factor to donut makers because you need to know of whether the product is rightly connected or of whether it’s ready for use or not.

 The inside is pretty standard when it comes to donut makers. As we have mentioned before that you can make up to 12 mini sized donuts at one go. And it all that donuts baking and cleaning can come as an expense. That’s why the baking tray is nonstick making it easy for you to bake your donuts and clean your tray when done.

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    The shape of this donut maker is square shaped giving it more space as it really doesn’t cut any edge.
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    Because of its square shape, you can bake up to 12 donuts.
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    The color and the aesthetics are very unique in this donut maker. Hence it definitely has to be a feature.
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    The two light indicator helps you to understand the current condition of your donut maker.
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    The baking tray is nonstick which helps you in baking and cleaning.

9. Sunbeam 2in1 Multi Plate Mini Donut And Brownie Dessert Maker

It’s always great to have things that make your life easy. But when you start to get many things, you might end up having a lot of things and can’t do much. At that point, you might start to think of whether it is possible to combine some and make it into one. Well, over here, we not only have a donut maker but also a donut maker that makes brownies.

With the interchangeable baking plates, you will be able to easily bake either brownies or mini donuts using this same product. On the inside, it has a dual cooking surface which means that whether it is donuts or brownies, they will be baked evenly. 

You can bake up to 6 donuts or brownies when using this product. The baking trays are nonstick so you won’t have any issue when it comes to baking and cleaning. Since the baking trays are interchangeable, the trays are dishwasher safe, which will help you spend less time in cleaning.

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    Why not be able to do two things with one product. It just makes life way easier. With this product, you will be able to bake donuts or brownies to your heart’s desire.
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    The baking plates are interchangeable giving you the ability to bake donuts or brownies whenever you want.
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    This product has a dual cooking surface, which helps you in baking, giving you evenly baked donuts or brownies.
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    You can bake up to 6 brownies or donuts.
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    The baking plates are dishwasher safe; hence less time will be needed when cleaning.

10. Holstein Housewares HF-09004M Fun Mini Doughnut Maker

Holstein Housewares brings out their donut maker in magenta color. With an almost circular shape, it brings fun and uniqueness to your kitchen. The donut maker comes with two indicator lights that will help you to know whether it is ready or not.

It also comes with an instruction manual that is colored so it is easy and fun to read. With the manual though, there are also recipes that you can see and use for your pleasure. With the donut maker from Holstein Housewares, you can bake up to 6 donuts that are of mini sized. 

The baking tray comes nonstick; hence you don’t have to worry about your donuts being stuck to the tray. And since your baking tray is nonstick; it will be easier for you to clean it.

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    The magenta color really gives it a unique perspective when looking at it. It looks and feels prestigious too.
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    The indicator lights help you to understand the current situation of your donut maker.
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    The instruction manual is colored making it easier and fun to read. With that, they also give you recipes that you can see and start baking.
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    You can bake up to 6 donuts with this product.
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    The baking tray is nonstick making it easier for you to bake and clean.

Things to Consider Before Buying Best Donut Makers

Things to Consider Before Buying Best Donut Makers

Capacity

When it comes to buying a donut maker the obvious question that you ask yourself first when buying is ‘how many donuts should I be able to make per turn'. Depending on that answer you should look for your donut maker. Usually, the default is 5, but it can even go to as far as twelve. If making less shouldn't be a problem for you, then go for the one that bakes in a small capacity. Or look for big donut makers, if you want to make lots in one batch.

Size

Normally depending on the how many donuts you want to bake is the size of your donut maker. But other than that, the reason as to why finding the right size is important can be for various reasons. If you have less space, then small size donut makers would be the most efficient for you and it can fit and won't have to move to a larger place every time you want to bake. Another thing to mention is that sometimes, mini version of a donut maker can have fewer features, so if you are more interested in features, that's something you should consider

Features

There really isn’t much to talk about here, but features help you in doing something or in this case baking better, easier and perhaps quicker. The features can be small when it comes to donut makers but they do make your baking time more comfortable.

Design and Aesthetics

This is an interesting one. Donut makers are very simple. They are not a complex machine that is designed to do multiple things. They help you to bake donuts and that is just that. So in those terms, there isn't really much to look for other than the design and aesthetics. Since your donut maker will most probably be on the counter or on top of a drawer, design and the overall look can be important. Hence try to look for what you like starting from the color to the shape and the overall aesthetics. Try to find the product that fits in your kitchen that doesn't look off-put.

Conclusion

We believe that donuts have a bad reputation and that is because of the way it is mass made. We have to understand that there is always an alternative. There is always a healthier side when it comes to the food you eat, whether it be washing properly, using healthier ingredients or even cooking. If you like donuts and love eating them, then a donut maker is the way to go. Making donuts at home can be easy, fun and not to mention healthy.

If you have read our review, then by now you should have an idea of what you want. We sincerely hope that you have fun making donuts as much as you love eating them. One of our most favorite times of the day is to dunk our glazed donut in coffee and take a bite as it not only refreshes us but also makes us happy. And we hope that you can feel that too and spread the joy with your new donut maker.

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