Welcome to my Waffle Maker Review site! My name is Alex and you can’t tell, I am a HUGE fan of making waffles. And I will be sharing my own personal experience to help you pick the one for your household. We will look into popular brands and styles of waffle irons. With time I will also add tip and tricks for those wanting to master this skill. Sure, everyone can make some basic waffles, but there is a lot of techniques one needs to master to make the PERFECT waffle. It all starts with selecting the best waffle iron that suits you.
Before Buying A Waffle Iron
As you probably already guessed, there is a lot more to the waffle iron that meets the eye. Before you even CONSIDER buying your very first one there are few things you need to keep in mind. Don’t make the mistake of buying and researching after. Your appliance will be the reflection of what you enjoy in a waffle. If you’ve never had professional made waffles, I suggest you go somewhere and experiment with different styles to pick one you truly enjoy.
Sizes: This will be your first major decision. Are you a fan of Belgian-style (thick) or traditional classic (thin) waffles?
Shape: Personally I prefer my Belgian waffles square and traditional round. But if you are feeding kids, there are waffle iron with plates that can make waffles into animals, stars.
Features: So, what features should one look for? Look for a waffle iron with a drip pan. Audible alarm to let you know the waffle is ready. One that has consistent cook on both sides of the waffle. A multifunction waffle iron is always great, is it able to make pancakes or eggs as well? How is the warranty?
Cleaning: Its crucial to make sure your new waffle machine is nonstick. Models with removable plates that make cleaning easier is a huge plus for me. CAUTION: Remember to let the appliance to cool prior to cleaning, you can receive some serious burns if you try cleaning right away.
Editor’s Choice Waffle Makers
|Waring WMR300||KitchenAid Pro Line Series||Calphalon No Peek||Presto 03510|
Category Winner: Most Beginner Friendly
Top 10 Waffle Machines
Waring WMR300 Belgian Waffle & Omelet Maker
This waffle iron is simply brilliant. Makes delicious and thick waffles that are hard to compare to anything else. Not feeling like waffles this morning? No problem, the WMR300 can also be used to cook up some omelet or even pancakes.
The appliance itself is very reliable and has most of the features that will make even the most picky owner very content. I am very glad that I decided to test this particular machine because it quickly became my favorite and most used breakfast appliance. Give this one a shot and you won’t regret it. Don’t forget to read the full review and check out the latest prices on this amazing piece of breakfast machinery!
KitchenAid Pro Line Series Waffle Baker
You know those large Belgian waffles from restaurants that are really crispy on the outside and very soft and delicious on the inside? The ones you’ve been trying, but coming no where close to recreating at home? You finally get a chance to replicate the best textured Belgian waffles with the KitchenAid Pro Line Series.
The second you take this waffle baker out of its box you will agree that this one is a very heavy duty and built like a tank kitchen appliance. Nothing cheap about this model at all, including the price. But like most things you do get what you pay for. If you are craving some delicious homemade Belgian waffles you should definitely research this model.
Calphalon No Peek
Calphalon No Peek is likely the easiest waffle baking machine to use on the market. If you’ve never made waffles before, you should have no worries when ordering the Calphalon No Peek. Storing the appliance takes almost no space, as it can be stored sideways unlike some of its competitors that take good amounts of kitchen space.
Its hard to categorize this waffle machine by the type of waffles it makes. They are deeper than your traditional waffles, but not as deep as a traditional Belgian waffle. Don’t forget to read the full review to see what makes this one more beginner friendly than the rest.
Presto 03510 FlipSide
Preso 03510 is a fairly inexpensive appliance that can be found for right under $40. The reason it makes this high on our list is it provides really great value for what you pay. It won’t compare with the Belgian waffle making abilities of the KitchenAid Pro Line, or the multipurpose use of the Waring WMR300. But for under $40 it will cook up fairly decent waffles.
Presto 03510 also has a large following on Amazon, with nearly 2,000 reviews averaging 4.4 out of 5 rating. Most negative reviews dealt with the lack of temperature control, but after you make your waffles few times you will figure out the proper time it takes to cook a waffle to your personal liking.
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