Unitasker Wednesday: The Dough-Nu-Matic

Who doesn’t love a doughnut every once in a while? The fresher the doughnut the easier it is to become an addict. If you are addicted to freshly deep fried doughnuts, now you can have your cravings quelled by investing in the Dough-Nu-Matic. The freshly fried dough may scald you incredibly badly, but be patient and you can enjoy your very own doughy goodness.

Why stop by a Krispy Kreme or a Dunkin’ Donuts when you can prepare your very own before you leave for work in the morning?! This bad boy will only eat up 23″ x 7″ x 14″ of valuable counter space. The Dough-Nu-Matic shapes the doughnut, fries it, and dispenses it into the hopper in under a minute. Let them cool, and you can enjoy a fresh doughnut during your daily commute. Of course, you may be adding quite a bit of girth to your waistline if you are partaking in fresh doughnuts every morning, but I challenge you to pass up a fresh doughnut if you have the ability to make your own at the drop of a hat.

Take a look at this video and you may not be able to resist.

**Each week, the Unitasker Wednesday column humorously pokes fun at the unnecessary, single-use items that manage to find their way into our homes.

26 Comments for “Unitasker Wednesday: The Dough-Nu-Matic”

  1. posted by James on

    OMG it’s huge! what a complete waste of space. surely if you really wanted to make your own you could do it in a pan?

  2. posted by flovebunny on

    I could see something like this being a nifty idea for a small coffeeshop, but not in someone’s house.

  3. posted by Jarick on

    Okay, someday when I run my own hockey arena, I’m going to have one. Hockey and cinnamon sugar mini donuts go together like gambling and smoking.

  4. posted by Sheryl on

    The Amazon reviews were all lousy, too. So, not only is it a big waste of money and space, but it doesn’t even work well. And I sure would hate to clean that thing.

  5. posted by boxofbirds on

    I’m usually against unitaskers but I am still waiting for the perfect donut making machine. ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. posted by Geralin Thomas on

    There is a poem, “Ode to My Toaster” by Allan Chochinov (posted 4.21.08 on http://www.designobserver.com that made me smile. giggle. laugh).

    I can only imagine what Chochinov would do with the donut maker as his topic.

  7. posted by Carrie C on

    Great, now I’m craving mini donuts with cinnamon sugar…

  8. posted by Celeste on

    In my universe a grandmother is a perfect doughnut making machine! LOL

  9. posted by Meghan on

    Mmmmm. That video made me want a donut so bad! When I was a kid, my grandma would take Pillsbury biscuit dough from the tube, cut a hole in each biscuit, deep fry it, then shake it in a paper bag with cinnamon and sugar. Quick and easy!

  10. posted by ganzygrl on

    Are you kidding me??? I thought this was a site about DE-cluttering, not adding to it with an enormous 1-function piece of equipment? Who approves these advertisements?

  11. posted by Megan on

    I find it humorous that every week there is at least one person who doesn’t realize that Unitasker Wednesday is a joke. Oh well.

    I want donuts now too, dagnabit!

  12. posted by Megan on

    That sounded mean spirited – I didn’t mean it to come out that way. Sorry for the bad wording. I just meant that it’s kind of funny that you can count on it. But of course, there are always new readers who may not be familiar with Unitasker Wednesday.

  13. posted by Erin Doland on

    @Megan — I don’t think anyone took it as mean spirited … I just don’t think people read the full article before they comment. The note at the bottom, at least in our opinion, is pretty direct.

  14. posted by Erika on

    Unitasker Wednesday used to confuse me too.

    Normally food advertisements make the food look better than it does in real life. Compare an ad for a McDonald’s burger (nice and juicy) to a real McDonald’s burger (flat and dry). The donuts in that photo do not look appetizing. Is it bad advertising or do the actual donuts looks even worse?

  15. posted by lionel on

    They’ll invent ANYthing these days.

  16. posted by Cranky Scotty on


    You didn’t see this…

    **Each week, the Unitasker Wednesday column humorously pokes fun at the unnecessary, single-use items that manage to find their way into our homes.

  17. posted by Melissa on


  18. posted by Anne on

    I was all for it, til I watched the video..was it just me or did that donut seem to sizzle in the grease for a long long time…I wanted a donut til I watched the video….might have to keep the video for when I do crave a donut alias greaseball! ๐Ÿ™‚

  19. posted by Karyn on

    This makes a great companion to the “food uncluttering” post. ๐Ÿ˜€ Just what I need: DONUTS!!! DONUTS ON DEMAND!!11!1!

    Anyway, I think 23 x 14″ is the extent of my kitchen counter space. Seriously. There’s barely room for the dish drainer rack, which I store under the sink when not in use. So, no donut machine today, k thx.

    (And yes, the disclaimer is plenty clear, assuming people take time to read it. But I work retail, so don’t get me started on the subject of people not reading things…)

  20. posted by ellis on

    i dont care what anybody else says… i’m getting me one of those… cluttered or not.

    we dont have these in the uk…

  21. posted by Marie on

    Catchy name, though.

  22. posted by Recovering Food Waster on

    My goodness…that is a horrible looking donut in the video!!! You’d think a machine could turn out a doughnut that is rounder than what I could make by hand.

  23. posted by The Chatty Housewife on

    I can’t believe how huge that thing is. Wow. The video is disgusting. This is a perfect Unitasker Wdnesday post, how in the world do you come up with these?!

  24. posted by Andamom on

    Yuck. Not only does this take up space, but donuts are horribly unhealthy too… If you want one or two every now and then okay — but something to make them? I think not!

    Can I suggest fruits and veggies?

  25. posted by Hungry Now on

    I’ve seen a few enterprising folks use these to make a living. Good for them. Buy one of these, set up a stall in a open-market and watch the throngs buy 6-for-a-buck.

  26. posted by HereticPrincess on

    This was too funny and I loved the goofy music that accompanied the video. My grandmother would fry donuts herself…she’s never made any for me though.

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