The 8 Best Donut Makers

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This wiki has been updated 14 times since it was first published in December of 2016. With one of these donut makers, you won't have to get up at dawn and trek to the nearest bakery to get the freshest treats possible. We've included both dedicated machines that take all the hard work out of the process, and some simple pans that work just fine in a regular oven. When users buy our independently chosen editorial selections, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. Skip to the best donut maker on Amazon.

8. Brentwood TS-250

7. Chefast Combo Kit

6. CucinaPro Takoyaki Pan

5. Chef Buddy Electric Mini

4. VonShef Deluxe Snack Machine

3. Oster Multi Dessert Maker

2. Wilton 6-Cavity

1. Babycakes DN-6

Special Honors

Lil' Orbits Model 800 If you're looking to make a little dough off your donuts, then you might consider the Lil' Orbits Model 800, a semi-automatic option that's a breeze to use. It can give you up to 800 mini donuts per hour, but it can also be used to fry other kinds of goodies, making it quite versatile, indeed.

Belshaw Donut Robot Mark VI You can probably guess from the name of the Belshaw Donut Robot Mark VI that it's no casual model. But for those who need a restaurant-quality system with everything from a proofer to a fryer, it might just fit the bill, especially since it offers a whopping 91 dozen cake donuts per hour.

Editor's Notes

July 25, 2019:

For delicious fun in the kitchen, it's hard to beat either a donut maker or cake pop maker, because they let you whip up treats that are not only yummy but also fun to decorate. But we have decided to keep a couple of non-electric donut pans, as well, for those who might wish to use the oven they already have. As for electric models, we still like the Babycakes DN-6 and its cheery bright yellow construction. It's easy to store, a cinch to clean, and so simple that virtually anyone can use it. For those who want to get a little more creative, we added the Oster Multi Dessert Maker and the CucinaPro Takoyaki Pan. The latter is especially great for trying a whole range of treats from various cultures, including aebelskiver from Denmark and khanom krok from Thailand. And as with most options, it's non-stick, so you can spend more time enjoying your dessert and less time cleaning up.

Melissa Harr
Last updated on July 28, 2019 by Melissa Harr

Melissa Harr is a language-obsessed writer from Chicagoland who holds both a bachelor of arts and master of arts in English. Although she began as a TEFL teacher, earning several teaching certificates and working in both Russia and Vietnam, she moved into freelance writing to satisfy her passion for the written word. She has published full-length courses and books in the realm of arts & crafts and DIY; in fact, most of her non-working time is spent knitting, cleaning, or committing acts of home improvement. Along with an extensive knowledge of tools, home goods, and crafts and organizational supplies, she has ample experience (okay, an obsession) with travel gear, luggage, and the electronics that make modern life more convenient.

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