Some of you may remember my review of BJ’s Wholesale Club. I was able to save 64% on a variety of household items from juices to paper towels. I was so taken by the rows and rows of paper towels, garbage bags, and foods that I didn’t have time to scope out the BJ’s small appliances section.
BJ’s carries a wide range of small appliances – from ice cream makers to coffee makers to cotton candy makers (yum!) Many of their appliances are less than $30 and are available for purchase from your local BJ’s club or online at www.bjs.com.
About BJ’s Wholesale Club
BJ’s Members save more with everyday low prices on leading national brands, Members-only services and more.
BJ’s Wholesale Club, the only warehouse club to accept manufacturers’ coupons from newspapers and online, nearly doubled the national coupon redemption rate increase reported by Inmar. In 2009, BJ’s total coupon redemption rate versus 2008 increased 52 percent. In addition to accepting manufacturers’ coupons, BJ’s also issues its own coupons—a huge incentive to becoming a member.
From the large collection of small appliances available at BJ’s I was able to test out the Babycakes Quick Cupcake Maker, which sells for $24.99.
Cupcakes are totally “in” right now, so the Babycakes maker is a great way to get your feet wet when it comes to easily making cupcakes. You don’t need tons of cupcakes tins or cupcakes liners. The Babycakes Quick Cupcake Maker comes with everything you need to make cupcakes (except for ingredients.) Accessories include an icing bag, decorating tips, crust cutting tools and a recipe booklet.
I followed the recipe for their vanilla cupcakes and icing. I mixed up the batter and then distributed it evenly between the eight cupcakes molds. I closed the lid and let them bake for about 10 minutes, after which I tested to make sure everything was cooked.
I noticed that the molds that had slightly more batter than the others had a more golden crust, but what I really liked was that baking the cupcakes in the maker gives the cupcakes and awesome “crust” around the bottom of the cupcakes.
After letting the cupcakes cool, I used the included icing bag to frost the cupcakes. I don’t think I made the icing right – the texture was a little grainy, which meant that it got stuck in the decorators tip, but these don’t look that bad, do they? Next time I will probably use cake mix and store frosting (less work and mess,) but the Babycakes Quick Cupcake is definitely an easy way to bake cupcakes (or at least mini ones.)
When it comes to affordable appliances, it isn’t always a given that the product is durable and high quality. I’ve been burned by too many “great deals” that were easy on the wallet and then failed to work in the kitchen. Fortunately, the Babycakes Quick Cupcake Maker is an example of how BJ’s Wholesale Club can offer quality product and affordable prices. In this case, BJ’s is selling the cupcake maker for $5 less than the manufacturer!
Once again, BJ’s is offering a FREE 60-Day Trial Membership so you can check them out for yourself. You can print out the coupon from the BJ’s website and redeem it before December 31, 2010. Once you are a member, then you will be able to purchase from their website, which has tons of great deals on small appliances. This is a great opportunity to stock up on great gifts for the family before the holidays. And don’t forget, that BJ’s DOES accept manufacturer’s coupons, which gives the opportunity for even more savings.
BJ’s Wholesale Club Online
- Visit the BJ’s Wholesale Club Website
- “Like” BJ’s Wholesale Club on Facebook
- Sign-up for a FREE 60-Day Trial Membership to BJ’s Wholesale Club
Disclaimer: This post consists of my (and/or fellow tester) opinions only. Your experiences may be different. No compensation was given for this review/giveaway. I did receive a free product from the manufacturer or their representing PR agency to use and test for the purposes of this review. This did not affect the outcome of this review.