Doughnut-makers have simplified the doughnut-making process. Using a doughnut-maker can be more convenient than frying doughnuts in a pot of oil on the stove. However, if you don't know how to use the appliance correctly you could end up with burnt or undercooked doughnuts. Fortunately, it isn't difficult to follow the directions for using a doughnut-maker.
Preheat the doughnut-maker. Make sure the lid is closed. Then, let the appliance heat up. It should take about 4 to 5 minutes for the doughnut-maker to preheat.
Spoon the batter into the appliance. Put spoonfuls of a prepared doughnut batter into each cavity in the machine. You may want to brush oil or butter into the non-stick cavities before putting the batter in. Use 1 tablespoon or 2 of batter depending on how large the cavities are in your maker. Do not over fill the cavities.
Close the lid, and allow the doughnuts to cook for approximately three minutes.
Remove the doughnuts. Using a wooden or plastic spatula, carefully lift each doughnut out of the cavities. If the doughnuts do not come out easily, close the lid and cook for a few more minutes. Be sure to use a wooden or plastic spatula because metal utensils may damage the coating in the doughnut-maker.