MalloMe Marshmallow Roasting Sticks Review: I Bought & Tested It
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Rating and Summary
Of my 3 lighter duty marshmallow roasting sticks (MalloMe, Ajmyonsp and Ezire), the MalloMe Marshmallow Roasting Sticks is the clear standout in terms of quality. If you’re planning on roasting only marshmallows, the MalloMe is a pretty good marshmallow roasting stick.
However, it doesn’t do so well for heavy duty roasting, like meats and multiple hot dogs. Why? 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 MalloMe Marshmallow Roasting Sticks looked like:
In the Box
I bought the Set of 5 option, and got a storage pouch along with 5 roasting sticks. You can also buy a Set of 8 and Set of 12 (though this might change so please double check) if you need more roasting sticks.
Here are my personal measurements of the MalloMe Marshmallow Roasting Sticks:
- Extended length: 32 inches, or 81 cm.
- Retracted length: 12.25 inches, or 31 cm.
- Distance between the tines: 0.75 inches, or 2 cm.
- Weight of 1 roasting stick: 33 grams, or 1.2 ounces.
- Weight of storage pouch: 15 grams, or 0.5 ounces.
- Material of rod and tines: 18/8 Type 304 stainless steel.
- Material of handle: wood.
- Material of pouch: canvas.
The MalloMe 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 zippered opening.
Testing and Performance
I put the MalloMe Marshmallow Roasting Sticks through these 4 tests:
- Ease of Use
- Ease of Clean Up
Here’s how the MalloMe Sticks performed.
The MalloMe 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 even 3 or 4 marshmallows at one time.
As for roasting hot dogs, the MalloMe 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 MalloMe Roasting Sticks telescope easily, and it remains at the extended length firmly. However, I have to be a bit careful when retracting the MalloMe Sticks because of the flex.
When I used the MalloMe 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 or prongs go through the food keeps the food from spinning. This picture below shows both tines of the MalloMe Marshmallow Roasting Stick going through a single marshmallow:
It doesn’t come with a rotating axle, but it’s not difficult to just rotate the sticks by rotating the handle.
The tines are non-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 MalloMe Roasting Sticks, I just tossed them in soapy water for a couple of hours and they were clean with no residue or marshmallow goo, even without scrubbing.
The stainless steel of the MalloMe Roasting Sticks is 18/8 Type 304, which is food safe. However, after I soaked the MalloMe Sticks in water for cleaning (and I did not dry them after), I noticed just a tiny bit of rust forming on the connecting parts of the sticks. But the good thing is that the rust easy to remove, and scratching it off seems to work.
The handle is made of wood, and has a smooth finish. It’s fixed to both the rod and the colored handle tip firmly.
As for the storage pouch, zippers are smooth. Packing up the sticks into the pouch is easy as well and not a tight fit.
Pros and Cons
For pros, the MalloMe Roasting Sticks come in different colors, which is always a nice feature to have. 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. But to be fair, it’s one of my better quality lighter-duty marshmallow roasting sticks (so, it beats out both the Ezire and Ajmyonsp Roasting Sticks that I have).
It’s also not the sturdiest. Basically, it’s not meant for heavy duty roasting, like meats or multiple hot dogs. It is pretty decent for marshmallow roasting though.
Would I recommend the MalloMe Marshmallow Roasting Sticks?
I think the MalloMe Roasting Sticks do okay in terms of performance – it telescopes decently, it has color-coding, it’s easy to clean, etc. – but it’s not that great for use with heavy duty stuff, like meats and multiple hot dogs.
Also, I noticed a tiny bit of rust on it after washing and not drying it, so quality is not the best. (Though the MalloMe is better than my lighter duty marshmallow roasting sticks, the quality isn’t as good as my sturdier heavy duty roasting sticks).
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