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20 reviews | 4.2 out of 5
If you have a fantastic kitchen stuffed with quality bakeware, then you don't need the Bakery Bites Express. But, if you are without an oven (or it's just too hot to turn the oven on) then this is a great way to whip up some mini desserts.
The Bakery Bites Express is very simple to use. Plug it in, let it get hot, then add batter. You can try one of the included recipes, use one of your own, or use any boxed mix. That makes this far more practical than an Easy Bake Oven if you're cooking with your kids. I made cupcakes, mini bundts and brownies that all came out well as long as I didn't overfill the trays. If you put in too much batter they hit the top of the machine and burn.
I also tried cookies and those didn't come out as well. The bottoms burnt while the tops were still a little gooey.
As long as you grease or spray it before use everything comes out easily and it's quick to clean. I would have preferred it if the bottom tray that you use for brownies came out for cleaning like the cupcake and bundt tray, but it was still pretty easy to clean.
PROS: Would be great for dorm rooms, classrooms, RVs, or any place that doesn't have a kitchen. Also great in summer when you don't want to turn on the oven, or if you live alone and just want to make a few small treats a day. Cleans easily, uses any baking mix you want.
CONS: Only makes a few items at a time, so if you're doing a whole box mix of little cupcakes it will take more than an hour (5-7 min a batch, then time to remove them and refill the tray.) compared to maybe 20 minutes doing a large batch in the oven. Cord is a bit short. Bundt and cupcake trays can be hard to fill without spilling all over. (I recommend using a squeeze bottle with a pointy tip.)
Well first of all I'm going to say it is definetly better than the easy bake price wise. You can use regular cake mixes and make a whole lot more goodies! Taste wise it is definetly just for the fun of the kids. I used my favorite brownie recipe with the kids and it tasted nothing like it. It actually made me not want brownies for a while, but the kids of course loved them. You definetly need adult supervision with these too because they do get hot!! quick heat up and cool down.
Great product, like a Betty Crocker Easy Bake for grown-ups. Not sure about durability, since I haven't had it long enough, but it works perfectly. The recipe book is way off. One can make far more than the quantities indicated for muffins, or bundt cakes. But since it cooks so fast, that really isn't a problem. Just make a double batch and be sure you have room to throw some in the freezer after they cool down. Great gift for a co-ed, a recent graduate, or a senior living alone. I already use it several times a week. Oh, the cutting tool, just a plastic gizmo you must put together that has sharp bottom edges, is nearly impossible to fit together with no help from the directions, so really not much use, but also not really necessary.
I enjoyed this product very much. My grandkids enjoyed it also because they could use the product very easily and make the desserts they wanted anytime.
although my unit did arrive with slight cosmetic damage (that's why i only gave 4 stars) i love this thing i will say i have yet to get the brownies right you cant use the gourmet mixes they all seem to burn but the muffins come out perfect along with cookies and i am obsessed with the speed i can bang out 75+ mini cupcakes for my sons class in about an hour!!! love love love
I bought this for my 14 yr old and it has encouraged her to do her own baking. She has had it now for 2 weeks and has made several different types of brownies, muffins, cornbread and biscuits. Like other reviews you can use your own recipes or box recipes in which that was our preference. It is very easy to cleanup and nice to have small batches made and refrigerate the remaining to have a hot batch when ready to eat more goodies. This product does not take up much space and can be a great item to take along for traveling in RV's, Hotels, Vacation Homes or to grandma's house to serve up so delightful treats.
compact and durable, heats up fast and makes very good goodies.
I was a bit disappointed when the kids opened the box, as there were things missing. No manual and no brownie cutter. so I am now having to return the items and have it replaced as they will not just ship the missing items.
product broke the second day
i like this a lot my girls enjoy using it
and i couldnt be more happier with the price i only paid 4.99
for it so worth it ! the goodies we make come out great too
The Bakery Bites Express is a great little baker to have a quick treat or to have at a camp or vacation home. It's 3 options was the selling point for me for sure. The recipe book has a variety of recipes, but I have used the Jiffy muffin mixes and adjusted for the direct heat with 2 tsp of vegetable oil in the batter and 1/2 n 1/2 rather than milk. (The fat helps the muffins and donuts stay moist.
Clean up is a BREEZE! This is a good choice for small spaces as well!
thought it would be bigger but great product & speedy too