Waffles and waffle makers (sometimes called waffle irons) are staples in our kitchen. They are also part of the everyday American breakfast. Well, at least many of us remember either the great pancakes or waffles that mom used to make when we were kids.
Since I want my kids to continue in the tradition of good food and great waffles, I have purchased a pretty good number of waffle irons through the years. Some of them are pretty much okay, the others are great, while a few are terrible. I can even name a few lemons if you ask me.
My neighbors call me the waffle mom, since I usually come up with zany waffle recipes. I even bring some of my inspirational creations for a neighborhood potluck. Well, here’s a little secret – none of my so-called original Belgian waffle recipes are really original. I just pick things up from different recipe books – some of them have come from the booklets that come with the wafflers which I have bought.
Allow Me to Go WaffleGeek
Waffle makers have gone beyond the original thing that they used to be. I remember back in the day when my mom used to make them using the old waffle irons. The iron things where the batter is poured are attached to a pair of tongs. Once enclosed, the tongs are held over a fire and the waffles get cooked. Hence we also call them waffle irons due to the old iron tongs that we used to make waffles with.
I know, we’ve gone beyond all that and our modern-day Belgian waffle irons are far more sophisticated. Nowadays the idea still remains the same – pretty much. You still have a pair of irons on these countertop appliances and they have all the old grooves that make that fancy pattern on the waffles no matter what waffle recipe that we choose.
Types of Waffle Irons
The big difference of course is that they are electric powered, they cook things faster than before, and they have a host of other features that make them really convenient to have in the kitchen. Nowadays, there are different types of wafflers sold in stores. And from experience, I tell you that not all of them perform as described by the manufacturer.
There are models that produce waffle cones; others are designed to make what are known in other waffle maker recipes as pizzelles. There are classic waffle makers that make the usual sized waffles and there are also Belgian waffle makers (the ones that obviously make Belgian waffles) and American waffle makers (the ones that make them in the traditional shape and flavor that we all love).
I know that you’ll come across multi-purpose waffle irons eventually. Some models or brands, like some Waring waffle makers, can be used to make other goodies other than good old waffles. Some can be used as a sandwich toaster while others can be used to make Brown Bobbies.
So, Which One Do I Buy?
That’s the biggest question in people’s minds – which is the best waffle maker. Well, if you want to know what I think about the many different brands and models of wafflers out there, I would like to invite you to peruse my collection of waffle maker reviews. Some of them I have written myself while others are critiques by other waffle lovers that I know. I hope you like the stuff that you will learn from my site. May you find the greatest waffle maker for your needs.
Big Waffle Maker to Fill Big Appetites We basically bought the CucinaPro Belgian Waffle Iron due to its size and cooking capacity. The waffle maker reviews we found had a mix of pro and con. I think that’s a good thing though; at least I already know what drawbacks I might encounter along the way. […]Continue Reading
Makes Real Belgian Waffles Consistently I was able to make perfect waffles for the first time with this VillaWare Belgian Flip Waffle Maker. I was so happy the first time I made perfect waffles that I literally jumped for joy. This waffle maker helped make waffles that aren’t burnt or stuck on the surface. I […]Continue Reading
You Can’t Go Wrong with THE Waring WMR300 I bought the Waring WMR300 Belgian Waffle & Omelet Maker because of the many positive reviews I have read about it. I have had it with buying lemons from the Internet. My Waring waffle maker is a great breakfast maker especially during times when my grandkids come […]Continue Reading
Inexpensive KrumKake Making Convenience The Chef’s Choice Express Nonstick Krumkake Maker is a really huge improvement in the way we make our good old Krumkake. We used to make them using the old fashion stove type iron. It was messy and it was very hard to use. But the cookies came out smelling and tasting […]Continue Reading
Has All the Bases Covered The Calphalon No Peek Belgian Waffle Maker has met all my expectations for a waffle maker. I am a picky person when it comes to kitchen appliances and cookware. I want a waffle maker that can make more than one piece of waffle so that my family of four can […]Continue Reading
Perfect Waffle Iron for Big Size Appetites on the Go The KitchenAid Pro Line Series Waffle Baker is one of the best countertop appliances that I have ever owned. The machine is truly heavy duty given the fact that I knocked it off my counter one time and it still works like a charm in […]Continue Reading
Easy To Use – Easy to Store We got this Presto FlipSide Belgian Waffle Maker when our old waffle iron died after many years of use. My husband is a die-hard waffle aficionado and he was heart-broken when our old waffle iron was broken. We immediately looked for a new one and picked Presto among […]Continue Reading
Perfect for Family Breakfasts on the Run The following are my thoughts on the Chef’s Choice WafflePro Express Waffle Maker. Our family is big on waffles for breakfast. It’s some sort of a tradition in our house. We have a big family and that simply means we really need an express waffle maker. Anything that […]Continue Reading
Total Satisfaction: Chef’s Choice WafflePro Belgian Waffle Maker The Chef’s Choice 850-SE Belgian Waffle Maker is everything I would ask for in a waffle maker. This unit has great wattage and turns really hot, which is important for making crispy but fluffy waffles within two minutes. For a family of six, the cooking speed of […]Continue Reading
Cute and Fantastic Waffles: VillaWare Mickey Wafflemaker The VillaWare V5555-01 6-Inch Mickey Wafflemaker is a cute, fun and functional waffler. We got this unit for our youngest son’s birthday party and we have been using it ever since. My three kids just love eating Mickey’s head in the morning. Seeing their appetite gives me the […]Continue Reading