Dash Mini Donut Maker

This Top-Rated Gadget Makes Mini Apple Cider Doughnuts in Less Than 5 Minutes

And there’s no mess to clean after.
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Aside from fall ushering in pumpkin everything, there's another treat that boldly announces that autumn has definitely arrived: apple cider doughnuts. These delicious bites of apple-tinged cinnamon-sugar dough really only make an appearance during leaf-crunching season, but if you'd like to have them year-round, or simply have the chance to make them yourself, Amazon shoppers have found a way.

Dash's mini doughnut maker makes it possible to experience the warm, bready goodness of an apple cider doughnut at home whenever a craving strikes. Shoppers love how easy it is to fire up and crank out petite pastries—so easy, in fact, you don't even need to dirty up a mixing bowl.

To buy: Dash Mini Doughnut Maker, $25 at amazon.com.

Doughnuts in minutes without a sink full of dishes may sound too good to be true, but it's not. All it takes is pouring batter into a piping bag, filling each of the seven rounds, and flipping them with tongs or a toothpick. 

The appliance is much quicker than messily frying doughnuts yourself or running to the store. "It took me about five minutes to make the dough for these amazing donuts and it took only 1.5 minutes to have them hot and ready," wrote a shopper.

It also takes hot oil splatters out of the equation, making it safer to have around kids and pets. "It's so cute and very easy to use," explained a reviewer. "Such a fun activity to do with your kids—my daughter had a blast. The best part is cleaning up is a breeze and the small size makes storage convenient."

If you've yet to get your fill of apple cider doughnuts this season, you're in luck—it's all possible with this tool. One family made apple cider doughnuts from the recipe book that comes with Dash's maker and noted, "They tasted like we got [them] straight from a farm in the fall." 

Even home bakers who are gluten-free can enjoy a seasonal treat or daily doughnut breakfast with the gadget thanks to its potential for customization. As one customer mentioned, they hadn't eaten a doughnut in years and finally could have them.

Oil burns and piles of dishes are a doughnut-making problem of the past. With this little machine, you can churn out apple cider, glazed, chocolate, and birthday cake doughnuts in no time.

This story originally appeared on foodandwine.com.