Thursday, November 25, 2010

Open and shut case for doughnuts

Doughnuts aren't typically the type of things one thinks too often about creating at home. Most every community has a doughnut shop nearby, and if it doesn't, then the next one over certainly will have one. Aside from the ubiquity of doughnut purveyors, the simple fact is one (or a dozen...) will usually suffice. But don't let all that stop you from whipping up a batch of five at home.

The Sunbeam FPSBDML920 Donut Maker is a bright-yellow countertop appliance that screams for attention. If the color doesn't grab you, the doughnut-shaped design will. The clamshell-type baker flips open to reveal five cavities (or perhaps it would be better to describe them as impressions) in the shape of doughnuts. Just fill with batter, shut the lid, and wait.

Measuring 10.8 inches by 8 inches with a height of 3.8 inches, the gadget looks good on the counter in any doughnut-themed kitchen. (Probably regular kitchens, too.) Since the doughnut-making machine is endowed with a nonstick interior, doughnut making doesn't require the addition of any fats or oils. With good looks and the promise of being released from the gripping hold of the local doughnut establishment, the doughnut maker might never leave the countertop. If you must put it away, however, the hinged lid does clasp shut for easy storage.


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