8 Kitchen Gadgets To Keep You On A Permanent Sugar High

  • Editor's Choice
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  • FEB 20, 2018
  1. A cake pop maker for those who are constantly frustrated by the lack of portability of regular cake. That’s a real problem, right?

    Promising Review: “First off, this mini cake pop maker is a life saver! I used to make cake pops the traditional way with crumbled cake and frosting, then followed by rolling them into balls but that whole process took far too much time so I decided to invest in this machine. With this machine I don't have to worry about the consistency of the cake pop and the frosting (when it's too moist the cake pop will break through the lollipop stick or it can sometimes break when you coat your chocolate due to the weight- very frustrating!).

    The first time I used this machine, I used brownie mix and it turned out to be a disaster. The brownies would stick on the non sticking plate even though I rubbed/sprayed cooking spray on it every single time. The second time I used the cake mix box sold in stores and they came out to be perfect! Greasing the plates were not required because they popped right out and in perfect shape! When I poured too much cake batter into the maker, it'd overflow and leave extra cake scraps but it's easy to remove. Some of the balls had "Saturn" rings around it and I kept it that way without trimming the edges because it wasn't too visible and it kind of gave the cake pop a natural lollipop look to it. In the end I coated my cake balls with Wilton Candy Melts which can be purchased in Walmart, Michaels, or Joanns.”

  2. An electric s’mores maker that will force you to get real about why you ever went camping. Apparently, melted chocolate and marshmallows still taste good inside your house.

    Promising Review: “Didn't expect much but I LOVE this. Marshmallows got as light or as burned as you like them!!! I like them burned but you can easily just toast them much lighter! Took about 2 minutes each.”

  3. A chocolate candy bar maker that allows you live out your very own Willy Wonka-esque chocolate engineering fantasies. Oompa Loompas sold separately.

    Promising Review: “This is a family favorite - a must have, especially if you have little ones at home who are starting to show an interest in cooking or science...a great bonding experience! I can foresee us using this to make specialized chocolates for Valentine's day at school - or other special occasions to show someone you care!”

  4. A cotton candy maker that will turn your sugar high (and blood sugar level) up to 11.

    Promising Review: “This one works great....so much better than our last one.... with the Cotton Candy Express we can actually make cotton candy that is fluffy and tastes very good. The company that makes this machine is "Hawaiian Shaved Ice". I know their shaved ice machine is very high quality so I thought I would take a chance on this machine. I am gald I did. The sugar crystals that come with this kit makes great tasting cotton candy. We also used crushed blueberry candy canes and some other crushed up hard candy and it also worked just fine. My family found it quite easy to get a large amount of cotton candy on the "stick". Very pleased with the purchase... I recommend this kit.”

  5. A chocolate fondue waterfall that is as tasteful as it is tasty.

    Promising Review: “This is a very modern looking Chocolate Fondue Waterfall. It holds up to three pounds of chocolate which you will need to heat up prior to putting into the base as the base just keeps it warm and the chocolate flowing. It was easy enough wash everything, set it up, melt the chocolate and get the fountain going. While it does sound easy and it was pretty easy for me, I have used a chocolate fountain a few times prior to this but they were the traditional looking ones. It is quiet a bit of chocolate that you will need to melt and if there is just a few of you, there will most likely be a lot leftover. We had a party with about 25 people and still had over half of the chocolate leftover- we had strawberries, marshmallows, bananas, and a whole plethora of other fruits and cookies to dip in and it was all used up.

    You will want to set up the fountain on a level surface, that isn't too close to an edge, just in case it falls as the chocolate could harm a child or pet or even you.”

  6. An endless edges brownie pan that will help you take the edge off that low blood sugar.

    Promising Review: “As I sit here eating yet another corner piece, I wonder to myself, why did I buy this pan? Between the pan and the great silicone lid that fits it perfectly, I spent money I did not need to spend. And I think it was a mistake. Before, I made brownies, from scratch, because I don't do the box mix thing, and my kids and husband ate them all. I would just trim off the edges here and there, eat the occasional corner piece, and enjoy the chewy goodness. But now, after trying out this pan, here I sit, eating like half the brownies I made. Smooth move. This is the same recipe I always make in a 9x13 pan, and it fit perfectly into this pan. I greased and lightly floured the pan, and the brownies just pop right out, using the cute little spatula that comes with it. But you know what will NOT be cute and little? Me, thanks to this pan. These are hands-down the most delicious brownies I have ever made. I thought about buying this pan a few years ago, and just didn't, but I should have - it worked perfectly.”

  7. A gummy candy maker that will free you from that exorbitant 5 cent convenience store markup price.

    Promising Review: “This thing is so much fun! The bears are much bigger than your "average bear". The fish and worms are the size of commercial ones. The gummies come out of the molds with relatively few issues. Sometimes the bear's legs stick a little, but a short tug will get them out, no problem. Resist the urge to oil or coat the molds with anything before using. They will work perfectly as they are! if you were to coat them, it would just mess up the nice finish they have, and disguise the cute details, like the fish's scales or the worm's stripes and eyes.”

  8. A hot chocolate maker, because what are you going to wash down all that candy with, water?! Don’t be silly.

    Promising Review: “This is this is the second one of these cocoa makers I've purchased. This one is for a gift. The whole family absolutely loves it. You just pour your milk or water in the reservoir along with the hot cocoa mix and turn on heated froth. In about 5 minutes or less you have a steamy frothy delicious cup of hot cocoa. The froth is what really makes a cup of hot cocoa fabulous and this cocoa maker does it perfectly. The reservoir is super easy to clean. This is an appliance that takes up permanent residence on my kitchen counter during the winter. I would not hesitate to buy this again.”

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