I like donuts. And doughnuts. I like 'em big and small, and sugared and glazed. I like 'em filled with stuff. Custard, jelly, it's all good.
So you'd think I'd like the Dough-Nu-Matic automatic mini-doughnut maker. Um, no. Something tells me that this thing is more of a pain in the ass than it's worth. And at $130, it's worth way too much.
"Just add dough," it says. So there's still prep involved, and cleanup. I was looking around online for the dough recipe and found that Boingboing reviewed the machine a while back. One commenter wrote an excellent critique, based on first-hand experience. It confirmed my suspicions. If you can get the damn thing to work right, after endless fiddling with batter and machinery, you will get doughnuts.
And then you have to clean it. Turns out that's a bitch.
I think I'll stick with the doughnut shop.