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Rating and Summary
The Ezire Marshmallow Roasting Sticks aren’t too expensive, and they do get the job done when roasting marshmallows.
However, you do get what you pay for; the quality and sturdiness of these Ezire Roasting Sticks isn’t that great. Read on to find out more!
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Here’s what we’ll discuss here:
- In the Box
Here’s what the packaging of the Ezire Marshmallow Roasting Sticks looked like:
In the Box
I bought the Pack of 8 option from Amazon some time ago, and got a storage pouch along with 8 roasting sticks.
Here are my personal measurements of the Ezire Marshmallow Roasting Sticks.
- Extended length: 32 inches, or 81 cm.
- Retracted length: 11.75 inches, or 30 cm.
- Distance between the tines: 0.75 inches, or 2 cm.
- Weight of 1 roasting stick: 39 grams, or 1.4 ounces.
- Weight of storage pouch: 41 grams, or 1.5 ounces.
- Material of rod and tines: Type 304 stainless steel.
- Material of handle: wood.
- Material of pouch: canvas.
The Ezire Roasting Sticks pack down small, but telescope when in use to put you at a safe distance away from the fire. The tips of the handles are all in different colors, and the tips of the tines or prongs are non-sharp, so it’s safe for children to use.
The canvas storage pouch has a Velcro opening.
Testing and Performance
I put the Ezire Marshmallow Roasting Sticks through these 4 tests:
- Ease of Use
- Ease of Clean Up
Here’s how the Ezire Sticks performed.
The Ezire Marshmallow Roasting Sticks can hold 4 marshmallows without flexing too much, but because the tines are quite close together, it’s a tight fit to squeeze more than 3 or 4 marshmallows at one time.
As for roasting hot dogs, the Ezire Roasting Sticks can hold 1 hot dog easily without bending, but starts to flex quite a bit when I tried to roast more than that. Here’s what it looked like with 4 hot dogs:
Ease of Use
The Ezire Marshmallow Roasting Sticks telescope easily and smoothly, and it remains at the extended length firmly. However, I found that I have to be a bit careful when retracting them because of the flex.
When I used the Ezire Roasting Sticks to roast both marshmallows and hot dogs, the food doesn’t slip into the fire even when I hang it vertically downwards, because having both tines or prongs go through the food makes it pretty secure. Also, having both tines go through the food keeps the food from spinning.
It doesn’t come with a rotating axle, but it’s not difficult to rotate the sticks just by rotating the handle.
The tines are not sharp, but I found that it’s easy enough to skewer both hot dogs and marshmallows, but it might be a bit more difficult if you’re roasting meats.
To clean the Ezire Roasting Sticks, I just tossed them in soapy water for a couple of hours and they were clean with no residue or marshmallow goo.
The stainless steel of the Ezire Marshmallow Roasting Sticks is Type 304, which is food safe. After soaking the Ezire Sticks in water, washing them and not drying them, I actually found a little bit of rust forming on the parts of the sticks that extend out. But the good thing is that the rust isn’t difficult to remove, and it looks like scratching it off works.
The handle is made of wood, but does not have a smooth lacquered finish, so after washing them a few times, the wood has started to peel off and does not feel as smooth as before.
The handle is fixed to the rod firmly, though the colored handle tips are not.
As for the storage pouch, mine did not have any chemical smell. Packing up the Ezire Roasting sticks into the storage pouch is a bit of a tight fit, and the sticks protrude out so the Velcro opening doesn’t exactly close perfectly.
Pros and Cons
For pros, the Ezire Roasting Sticks come in different colors, and it’s also easy to clean just by soaking it in water for a few hours.
As for cons, the quality is not that great because of the little bit of rust that I found on it after washing and not drying it. Also, the handle is not lacquered or painted, and is wearing out as I keep washing it. It’s not the sturdiest, and is one of my shorter roasting sticks. Also, the pouch can be bigger so it’s less of a tight fit.
I guess it’s called Marshmallow Roasting Sticks for a reason, because it’s not meant for heavy duty roasting. It’s great for marshmallows, but not so much for heavier meats or multiple hot dogs.
Would I recommend the Ezire Marshmallow Roasting Sticks?
I think that for the price, because it’s not too expensive, these sticks get the job done. I had no issues at all roasting marshmallows and hot dogs.
However, I think that the Ezire Roasting Sticks are one of my poorer quality roasting sticks, with slight issues with rust and a bigger issue with the handle wearing out. It also could be longer and sturdier. I just think that the cons outweigh the pros here, so it’s hard for me to recommend this.
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