AD| VonHaus Doughnut, Waffle and Brownie Maker : Review
My kids love an after school treat, even better when I provide their treats in the schoolyard at the end of their busy, tiring day. They love a sweet treat that fends off their hunger to see them through until tea time and thanks to VonHaus and their Doughnut, Brownie and Waffle Maker I have been making some pretty epic treats which the kids just love!
The snack maker we were provided with is a 3-in-1 machine which includes 3 sets of interchangeable plates where you can make your own Waffles, Chocolate Brownies and Doughnuts.
The Doughnut, Waffle and Brownie Maker is a mains powered device, provided with a 3 pin plug and all you have to do is plug it in and switch it on at the wall. From there your maker is switched on.
With the maker switched off though you can easily change the plates between the waffle, brownie or doughnut plates. Simply press the round button on the lid to pop the top plate out and the button on the bottom to release that plate too. Then simply pop your new plates into place and your good to go.
With the device switched on there is only 1 indicator light. With the light lit it means your snack maker is warming up/cooking whilst the light off means the maker is at temperature. With the light on or off is does not indicate that your snacks are fully cooked. More about this later in the verdict.
With these simple instructions, you are pretty much good to go.
First up we tried to Doughnuts, knowing that both my kids are big fans of doughnuts (especially Leah with her Sensory issues) I expected these would go down a storm. I wasn’t wrong there! You can find our recipe here (link coming soon!).
Next up, my son begged and begged for some warm chocolate brownies to have after his tea. Using this recipe I got the mixture perfect and it baked so well in the snack maker. With a light crisp to the outside but soft a squidgy in the middle, these brownies were amazing!
Last up we tried the waffles using this recipe and we were not disappointed in the slightest. The waffles were super tasty, and crisp light freshly cooked waffles should be.
Overall we have been absolutely made up with this 3-in-1 Snack Maker from VonHaus. The device bakes well and cleans up well too which is always handy.
One thing I would like to point out is cooking times of which I haven’t mentioned up until now. Each recipe has it’s own consistency to the mixture of which can amend cooking times slightly. The snack maker can be opened up during baking for you to check your batch. For example, the doughnuts do go a golden colour when cooked, likewise with the waffles but they take a couple of minutes longer. With the brownies as they are a darker colour noting that they are cooked can be tricky, so with these, I used a knife which I cut into the middle of the brownie to see how much mixture stuck to it. When the knife was relatively clear I knew they were cooked. On average I estimate that each snack took around 4-8 minutes of baking, but you need to keep an eye on what you are baking so that you don’t overcook them. The light on the device will not tell you if your snacks are cooked.
After use, cleaning is simple, we clean everything by hand. Allowing time for the maker to cool down we remove the interchangeable plates and soak them in some soapy water in the sink whilst I give the machinery a wipe down with a hot cloth and antibacterial spray. Then give the plates a scrub and allow them to dry. The plates are non-stick allowing for ease of cleaning but also removing your baked goods from the device.
The maker is also quite compact, small enough for cupboard storage and with its flat back, it can be stored standing up rather than led flat. Perfect!
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**This is a gifted review, we were provided with the 3-in-1 Snack Maker from VonHaus to test and review. All words and opinions are my own. This blog post may contain affiliate links which means if you purchase something via my blog I will receive a small commission.