I am looking for a triangle donut maker

When I was growing up my father would make donuts using a Brown Bobby Donut Machine. They were baked six at a time, and I loved them. I’ve been searching for info about this contraption for many years and just found out what is was called a couple of days ago. I would love to buy one, but no luck yet in finding one for sale. Any help would be appreciated.

I totally read Bobby Brown Donut Machine and thought, “Well, that’s his prerogative, I guess.”
ebay, $100

Growing up we had a very large square waffle iron that could get hot enough to burn the dang things if you weren’t careful. Crispy waffles were easy to make in it. As a growed up it took some reprogramming to get used to the idea I was doomed to eat soft round waffles for the rest of my life.

That’s just the opening bid for a seven day auction, there is a shipping fee(“economy”) of close to $40 to add to whatever the final bid is, and it needs a lot of cleaning, replacing and fixing. I’ll keep an eye on it if nothing better comes along.

Hey, you’re the one on the quest. If you’re going to rescue a princes who has been locked in a tower for years, you need to expect her to be a little…deconditioned. And needy.

If I’m going to go through the trouble of rescuing a princess, she damn well better be “wired right” beforehand.

Me too. Can I put it next to my George Foreman Grill?

I found another one on Antiques.com but they want $375, only accept cash, and don’t ship (it’s in Montana).

I would imagine that these things don’t come up for sale too often, and I found a LOT of “wanted” postings for this machine. I’d monitor that eBay auction linked above very closely if you really want one.

I can’t find a listing in a nationwide auction search or Craigslist ads. As a vintage appliance collector myself (electric mixers) I don’t see any showstoppers in the eBay listing. The mold cavities themselves are nice, all that brown stuff outside is just old grease. Oven cleaner takes care of that. It heats up. Go for it.

On a side note, the only way it cooks “greaselessly” is because the grease is already in the batter - one pound of lard:

“Mix together 5 eggs, 1 pound of melted lard, which is not too hot, and 4 cups of sugar. Set aside. Mix together 1 quart of buttermilk, 1 tablespoon vanilla and 2 teaspoons baking soda. Add this to the lard mixture. Sift together 8 cups all-purpose flour, 4 teaspoons baking powder, 1 1/4 teaspoons salt and 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg. Add flour to lard mixture in thirds.”


  1. Thanks for the advice.
  2. Holy shit-How many donuts does that recipe make?

Four, but they eat like a meal.

How important is the shape? This willalso make crisp waffles and a few other types of treats. Note the voltage - do you have a plug for it?

I don’t want a waffle maker.

Have you tried looking in Mexico?

Great, now I’ve got Frank Zappa’s Bobby Brown stuck in my head.


The e-Bay bidding is at $152.50(plus $19 s&h) with five and a half days to go. If the bidding doesn’t go too much higher I’ll probably get this one.

You are going to need a mailing list for samples to all those who helped you…


If I use the recipe given in this thread, everybody gets donuts. :smiley:

Would you consider engaging in a sexual relationship with a professional baker, thus achieving your desire, though in a slightly tangled way?

I donut currently have permission from My Beloved to go that far in acquiring this item.

A) Get the wife into a threesome with a baker who can make you delicious triangular donuts. Love[sup]2[/sup] Triangles!
B) Because the Brown Bobby was basically a waffle maker, get a waffle maker with a custom plate(if they can make a doggie they can make a triangle with a hole in it).
C) Get a Panini press and put a silicone “plug” in the center of your batter to hold the space for the hole.