I received 2 Sterno S’mores Maker Jr. kits in exchange for my honest thoughts.
My kids absolutely love s’mores, but we really only get a few opportunities to make s’mores over a campfire during the summer months. I was excited when I heard about the Sterno S’mores Maker Jr., which allows you to cook marshmallows indoors or outdoors!
We couldn’t wait to get started, so we got out all the fixings for s’mores. This time we tried using some Plush Puff gourmet marshmallows!
My recommendation from making s’mores over the years is to get everything ready so you have an assembly line. And while it is nice to indulge, we make sure we have portions set up for the kids so that everyone gets a fair amount and not too much either. Plus, you don’t want to have to scramble when that perfect marshmallow is ready!
Setting up the S’mores Maker Jr is very easy. Each kit comes with S’mores Base, Roasting Safety Screen, and S’mores Heat Cooking Fuel Suspension Frame. The S’mores Heat is sold separately, so you can refill as needed.
You simply remove the lid on the s’mores heat can and place it in the S’mores maker stand. Light, then place the screen on top. It heats up right away, and while it works easiest after a few minutes of heating up, you can also use it as soon as you light it.
We started roasting our marshmallows right away.
The great thing about the s’mores maker is that there is no big flame. We are used to campfires where the kids light their marshmallows on fire all the time. I actually like that the marshmallows don’t roast super fast, because it lets you slowly roast it over the heat. When we go camping, I feel like it is a frenzy of roasting marshmallows, and we throw out so many that get burnt or catch on fire. As a mom, I can tell you that it is not relaxing! But with the Sterno S’mores Maker Jr, we truly enjoyed the experience of roasting marshmallows as we spent time together.
As the marshmallows were roasted to everyone’s liking, we started assembling our s’mores.
What gooey, caramelized perfection!
We had such a fun time making S’mores with friends and family, and I love our little S’mores Maker Jr! It took just a moment to set up – no fussing with making a campfire. I wasn’t worried about the kids getting too close to a flame or getting hurt, and I didn’t have to worry about their marshmallows catching fire or burning too quickly.