As of 2015, brands that provide donut makers suitable for home use include Babycakes, Sunbeam, Bella, Chef Buddy and Brentwood. Additionally, companies such as Nostalgia Electrics produce cake pop makers that can function as donut hole makers.
Donut makers are usually small enough to fit into most kitchens. They commonly include features such as non-stick cooking surfaces and indicator lights. While most donut makers tend to be quite similar, consumers should consider a few factors when they make their selection. Very compact donut makers may produce only four mini donuts at once, while bigger units can produce more. Different donut makers also create donuts of varying sizes and shapes.