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Prep Solutions Microwave S’mores Maker Review

Today I’m taking a look at a microwave s’mores maker by Prep Solutions to see if it really works. This is a supplement to my video review posted on YouTube.

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Where to Purchase

You can pick up the Microwave S’mores maker on Amazon for about $18.

The giveaway mentioned in my YouTube review of this product ended on July 1, 2020.

About the Microwave S’mores Maker

The Progressive Prep Solutions Microwave S’mores Maker makes two s’mores at a time, and there are a variety of other concoctions that can be created with this device. There does not appear to be a dedicated website, although some additional information can be found here.

Claims & Features

  • Heats graham crackers, marshmallow, and chocolate evenly
  • Makes s’mores in 30 seconds
  • BPA free
  • Water reservoir ensures even heating
  • “Arms” prevent s’mores from falling over

Prep Solutions Microwave S’mores Maker Review

Products typically come across my radar via advertisements, viewer request, or from a vendor asking me to check out their offerings. This microwave s’mores maker, however, was merely discovered while browsing for gifts on Amazon. One look at this odd-looking device, and I knew I had to try it out for myself.

After unpackaging the item I found a relatively simple plastic housing that consists of a platform, two “arms”, and a water reservoir. The instructions state to first fill up the water reservoir with 7 ounces of cold water up to the fill line. Next, one or two graham crackers (or other items, discussed below) are to be placed on the platform, which will serve as the bottom of your s’mores concoction. This is followed by chocolate (I used a single row of a Hershey’s, then a single marshmallow, followed by the final graham cracker on top. The “arms” are lowered onto the stack in order to keep everything in place while cooking.

S’mores before microwaving.

The next step is to simply place the device in the microwave and cook for 30 seconds. My years of testing iffy microwave gadgets led to a slight sense of nervousness as I awaited the final results. Fortunately, opening the microwave revealed a rather ordinary-looking s’mores creation. The instructions state to press down for a moment before consuming your s’mores, which allows the chocolate to cool slightly.

S’mores fresh out of the microwave.
The chocolate was melted to satisfaction after 30 seconds.

My first attempt went without a hitch and the s’mores turned out perfectly. My daughter and I ate that first batch and we agreed that they tasted exactly how a s’mores should taste. After that, I decided to try a couple of other recipes listed in the instructions.

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The next recipe included Ritz crackers, cheese, and peanut butter. Some might assume they meant peanut butter Ritz crackers, but the recipe reads, “Ritz cracker, cheese, 1 tsp peanut butter, Ritz cracker.” Although this is certainly not something I would have created, it was an interesting idea. The instructions state to empty out the water after every other use, so I didn’t empty the water during this second attempt. After 30 seconds, the cheese had mostly melted all over the platform, although it was salvageable. The taste was interesting, but probably not something I’d eat again. For my final test, I tried out chocolate graham cracker, banana, and marshmallow. This was another interesting flavor, but the purist in me still prefers the original s’mores recipe.

The Ritz, cheese, peanut butter concoction probably needs less time.
A s’mores variant.

Overall, this simple device worked to quickly create s’mores in the microwave, and I have no major complaints about it. It worked as expected and cleaned up easily. I wouldn’t say it’s made of high quality materials, but that should not be an issue with proper care.

I suggest perusing the numerous comments on Amazon to get a feel for the general consensus regarding this product.

Alternatives

I can’t say I’ve seen anything quite like this s’mores maker, although Sharper Image and Nostalgia both put out another interesting take on the idea. Theirs are a bit more expensive but also can be used as a standalone units.

Your S’mores Maker Reviews

Have you used something like this? Tell me what you think in the comments below.

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Judith Wilde
Judith Wilde
2 months ago

Children would love this. 

John Wray
John Wray
2 months ago

Hi james its John from Wichita Jordan sent you a Facebook private message

Matt
Matt
2 months ago

Great alternative to a campfire!

Dawn Hess
Dawn Hess
2 months ago

I know a big kid that would love that. Lol. Not me but my husband. Lol

Tonya Farber
Tonya Farber
2 months ago

Looks like a cool item for s’mores and kids would probably have fun with it too!

Shane buckles
Shane buckles
2 months ago

I would guess that you would be able to do that on just a plate

Carolyn Beam
Carolyn Beam
2 months ago

that would be great for all 7 grandchildren

Robert Ricci
Robert Ricci
2 months ago

What does the water do (if anything)?

Robert Ricci
Robert Ricci
2 months ago
Reply to  James White

That mayu be correct. I’ve heard that microwaves need moisture to be absorbed and without that moisture it could mess up the oven.

Faith
Faith
2 months ago
Reply to  Robert Ricci

I assume the steam melts the marshmallow & chocolate or it keeps it from burning

Janice M Koshiol
Janice M Koshiol
2 months ago

This would be great fun for kids visiting Grandma.
Grandmas always have fun things in their kitchen.
Well at least this Grandma does. 8 – )

I enjoy your reviews.
I never buy these gadgets without checking to see if you have reviewed it.
You haven’t steered me wrong yet.

Bear Weldon
Bear Weldon
2 months ago

Lol sorry don’t think I would like the ritz with both peanut butter and cheese lol

Robert
Robert
2 months ago

The item looks great. My daughter would love to have one of these. Being in vegas this time of the year you could leave it on a black surface for a little longer and cook them the same way. I’m is SW Vegas.

Sheila Phoebus
Sheila Phoebus
2 months ago

I would love to have one…

Manda
Manda
2 months ago

My 3 kids would live to have that. We eat s’mores all the time.

Janelle
Janelle
2 months ago

Seems like the toastyness would be missed

Patty Turner
Patty Turner
2 months ago

I’m disabled n can’t sit at a campfire with my Goods this is an awesome alternative

JaK
JaK
2 months ago

Hi James, Fun review. I make my s’mores in my toaster oven. With a little practice one can get some delicious Browning on the marshmallow.
As to the Curley Wurly bar, they are available in the US but it is hard finding a store willing to stock them. You might ant to locate a “Ladder Bar”. That was another name used for the Marathon Bar/Curly Wurly candy bar.

Lorrie Iqbal
Lorrie Iqbal
2 months ago

Interested in trying it

Rob M
Rob M
2 months ago

Cute item, looks like a cartoon with white gloves on his hands . Like Justin Timberlake’s character on SNL.
Please keep up the great reviews. Very honest and thorough reviews on products, I hate the reviews that just yell at the camera the whole time.

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Sarah
Sarah
2 months ago

Hi James! I LoVVVVe your videos! My Grand children would love to make ‘smores with one of these…. How do I sign up for your “giveaway?” as I am on disability and can afford to buy one?
Sarah
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P.S I LoVVVVe Progressive Products!
I really want the produce keepers, can you review them too?