BUNN Nostalgia Electrics SPF-200 Soft Pretzel Factory – pretzel machine

I bought this for my son because he loves soft pretzels. I have not been disappointed. I’ve experimented with different methods, and what he likes the best is crescent roll dough. I just open the package, cut it into 4 long strips and roll or squeeze them into pretzel size and fit them into the mold. I squeeze at the seams so they won’t fall apart when i take them out. After cooking i brush them with butter and dip them in sugar/cinnamon. I bought a crescent dough from trader joe’s that doesn’t have as many additives/preservatives and this works the best. It is a very quick process from start to finish which makes it worth it. Remember that one red light means it is heated up- so you need to let it reheat between batches.

It cooks hotter on the bottom than on the top so makes for uneven baking. The cutters do not cut completely and are hard to clean.

I am a manager of auntie annes pretzels and i was given this as a gift kinda as a joke but its awesome. Size of a pencil twist the dough in the air and then dip it in the bath wash. Bake and then brush with butter and salt and then yummy. Thats the way we do it here at auntie annes. Or brush with butter and then add cinnamon and sugar blend. Or you can add pepperoni on the top while baking and then dip in maranara sauce for pizza pretzels. A big seller here at the store. We also roll in jalapenos in the dough then sprinkle on cheese before baking. And you get the real kind like at the store.

It makes what you might consider pretzels, but not in my book. They have a rather odd texture and are a bit on the soggy side. I think i’ll go back to the guy on the corner of 5th and 42nd st.

I don’t think i ever got over my love affair with the easy bake oven i had as a kid. I had so much fun making cute little pretzels and my kids ate them as fast as i could make them. I used one of the recipes in the booklet it came with but i’m sure you could use your favorite recipe if you wanted. They are great for my grandchildren too, little treats for little hands.

I like this pretzel factory so much. I bake them with my baby girl and this way, she eats more easily.

  • Great for Gluten Free Pretzels
  • This product is Fun and Easy to use
  • A gift for my grandauther

I do everything ‘quick and dirty’. . The pretzel cutter took too long. Instead i used a heart shaped biscuit cutter(any kitchen dept. Carries them)i placed this on the appropriate shaped pretzel mold on the pretzel factory. The hot mold does a good job of stamping the heart shaped dough into the traditional pretzel knot. The cutting goes quick and the pretzel still looks great. I think the pretzel factory soft pretzels are perfectly browned and taste great. The best part you can customize your dough or just buy ready made dough at the store. A little practice and you’ll be a pro. As other posters have mentioned there is a bit of trial and error in rolling out the best thickness for the dough.

She likes it and uses it quit often. We all can have fresh presels at any time.

This was a gift for family and i doubt it was ever used.

Received my pretzel maker today. Very happy with my first try at making gluten free soft pretzels. I adapted the irish soda bread pretzel recipe in the book for my gluten free flour blend and they came out great. I think i need to roll the dough a bit thicker though. Might even try just making half inch diameter dough ropes, giving them a twist and laying them in the molds next time. Tried the recipe again this morning. I made the dough, divided it into 6 portions and rolled each one into a 20 inch rope. Took the ropes and dipped them in soda water.

It is really great i’m looking forward to using it. And i thought the price was quite resonable.

Features of Nostalgia Electrics SPF-200 Soft Pretzel Factory

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  • Makes 2 large or 6 small soft pretzels at one time
  • Non-stick coating
  • Convenient cord storage
  • Power and preheat indicator lights
  • 3 minutes cooking time
  • Makes 2 large or 6 small soft pretzels at one time
  • Non-stick coating
  • Convenient cord storage
  • Power and preheat indicator lights
  • Product Built to North American Electrical Standards

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This pretzel machine is perfect for a home snack or meal, they taste delishous. I make them for my family and they love themthis was a great buy.

Don’t know if they made any pretzels yet but they were sure excited to open it. I got this for them because they love the soft pretzels.

As stated in pretzel kit, a lot to go thru to make pretzels @ home. Refurbished unit was a good price.

It cooks the pretzels pretty well, but we misplaced the instruction booklet for the first try, and they came out hard. We haven’t used it since we found the instructions. It was very easy to use, heats up fast, and the size plates are very easy to switch out. We are very pleased with the pretzel maker.

Glad we bought it and tried it.

I didn’t get a recipe book with the pretzel maker???. Can you send me recipe book?.

Makes 2 large or 6 small soft pretzels at one time

My son loves this little pretzel maker.

Dies exactly what is supposed to do. We used with aunt annie’s pretzel mix. It is time consuming but most homemade items are.

My husband loves it and so do i. We can now have pretzels whenever we want and don’t have to buy them on the street corners of new york.

Gave this to my sister for christmas, she loves it. So easy to use and the pretzels taste wonderful.

It came almost the next day, and it is so cute. I am so excited to give this as a gift for christmas.

Non-stick coating

My husband bought this for me as a gift. I scoffed – out of earshot – at the idea of making 2 pretzels at a time when i could bake an entire panful in the oven. Starting from scratch with homemade dough, it took me 2 hrs from start to final clean-up to make one batch of 14 ‘jumbo’ pretzels. Next time will be considerably faster, but this is not a snack to just ‘whip up. ‘the instructions are lacking in some key areas: thickness of dough (about 1/3’), clarity regarding the intent of the spring on the cutters (do not press the spring when trying to cut, but only if the pretzel sticks in the mold after lifting the cutter from the board), how to tell when the pretzels are done (when the green light goes off – no timer necessary). I figured out only at the very end of the first batch that a quick dip in the water-soda bath and then straight to the cooking plate makes for much less floppy dough than the recipe in which 45 seconds of soaking was called for. And no, the plates are not dishwasher safe as advertised in the box. The inside directions clearly indicate otherwise. But the unit cools to touch relatively quickly, the plates pop out and clean easily with soapy water.

This pretzel machine has been an amazing addition to our sunday football gatherings and has been a huge hit. The machine is very easy to use, the recipes are completely on par, and the pretzels are delicious. It is very easy to over bake the pretzels, so i only bake a batch for 3 minutes at a time. For delicious pretzels, use the original recipe in the supplied book, add chopped green onions and minced garlic to the dough, brush baked pretzels with garlic butter, and then dip in the beer cheese recipe provided in the book – perfection.Five stars for this product for ease of use, ease of cleanup, durability, and delicious pretzels.

It is a little different then you might expect. I made pretzels and they tasted good but the outside did not brown up that much and if you leave it in longer to brown you get hard pretzels instead of soft. Would be a fun family activity though as all enjoyed and took part on christmas.

I bought a premade mix (auntie anne’s) and this pretzel maker for a christmas gift for my husband. He used the plate to make 2 larger size pretzels and they turned out delicious. Making pretzel dough is a little time consuming with having to wait for the dough to rise, rolling it out and cutting the exact shapes, but it wasn’t so long that were aren’t willing to do it again. I hope we make them again soon as the pretzels turned out great.

They love making and kneading the dough. While it rises, they can do something else. My daughter loved making the mini pretzels and sprinkling stuff on top( cinnamon/sugar, poppy seeds, salt. The results are some nice tasting pretzels she was happy to share with her friend. They keep well in the freezer and can be reheated in the microwave. Time consuming but most fun things are.

I love soft pretzels and had my eye on this for awhile. I was a little surprised at the skill level required – if kneading and rolling aren’t your thing this can be quite challenging. I prepared the basic recipe straight from the manual but found key info missing – like how many per batch and just how much extra flour was needed to keep the dough from sticking to everything. I also struggled to figure out how long to cook each set without a timer or sound on the machine. It took me over two hours from start to clean-up, so this is not a spur of the moment project. The finished product tasted good but seemed limp, not crispy on the outside. I am not sure i would recommend this product, there are probably easier ways to get good soft pretzels.

Just made a full batch of pretzels. The included recipes are so easy and they turned out fantastic. They tasted just as good as the ones in the mall. My wife doubted that the machine would work but she is now a huge fan.

Convenient cord storage

We enjoyed the pretzel maker, once i find a good pretzel dough recipe i’m sure i’ll get some good use out of this.

Power and preheat indicator lights

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Nostalgia Electrics SPF-200 Soft Pretzel Factory
4.8 / 5  stars, based on  45  reviews