Does anyone really need one of those chocolate dessert making small kitchen appliances? Sure they're attractive. But are these diminutive devices worthy of their counter space?
I was wondering that too?
So I bought a Bella cake pop maker and an American Originals electric brownie maker.
And put them to the test.
They'd have to earn their space at my place!
Just looking cute wouldn't win the day.
They'd have to prove their mettle.
Could they do something that a pan and oven couldn't?
So you want to bake some cake pops or brownies. You probably already own a stove and pans.
One pan is likely suitable for making brownies. So no need to buy anything else, right?
Cake pops require special pans. But there are many choices.
Metal, silicon, pans that make 12 or 18 pops at a time. Some even cost less than the electric appliance.
So why would you spend money on a small kitchen appliance to bake cake pops and brownies? Excellent question.
Because these little devices can go where no oven can. Where?
Limited space is no problem. They don't require much.
But wait, there's more...
This little brownie baker and the cake pop maker offer other advantages...
I couldn't really see the purpose of special dessert making small appliances for most people.
Until I realized they can go almost anywhere and you can make other things in them.
Heck, the brownie maker cooked the eggs well. 3 large eggs made 6 egg patties.
The cake pop maker did a good job baking mini muffins and can make brownie pops too. So maybe you really only need this one.
Unless you want to save time by making bigger brownies. More like little brownie loaves. Then you should opt for the electric brownie maker to save time.
Yep, they're handy kitchen accessories but they have a few short comings...
For a few dollars more, you can purchase a cake pop maker that makes 12 pops at a time. That'll save you some labor.
So there you have the shortcomings that I noticed. There could be more. But none of them were enough to turn me against the pop or brownie maker.
Conclusions? If your chocolate craving is bigger than your baking space, you need one of these small kitchen appliances! Since you can't make cake pops without a special pan or pop maker, that little device is worthy of some precious counter space.
But if you've got a favorite brownie pan already, you probably don't need a brownie maker. Unless you feel the need to bake brownies but have no oven. Then it can be a life saver or at least a quality of life saver!