They’re great sweet—topped with pure maple syrup, of course. My favorite inclusions are blueberries and pecans. I also once made a terrific gingerbread waffle topped with a peach caramel sauce.
They’re great savory—my go to is a black pepper waffle topped with sauteed vegetables in a mustard cream sauce, but a sauce to match the waffle flavor is all you really need: dill waffle topped with smoked salmon and a yogurt sauce; cumin waffle topped with chili; allspice and cayenne pepper waffle topped with creamed turkey… I’m salivating just thinking about the possibilities.
Problem is, I have no way to cook waffles at my house right now. I’ve got a beautiful antique cast iron waffle maker, and it worked great with my old stove. But for the past two years, since I upgraded, I’ve gone pretty much waffleless because the waffle iron is just incompatible with the new burners.
Which is a shame because I know it can produce such beautiful specimens.
So, I need your help! Please, please, please, please: go to your cupboard, dig out your wafflemaker, and leave a comment letting me know about it (please!). Please (please!) let me know: the brand, the model number, whether it makes traditional or Belgian waffles, and how much you like it (do the waffles stick or do they come off easily? Are they evenly browned or are there hot spots? Is it easy to clean or do you fight with it after every time you use it? Is there anything else I should know about it if I’m considering whether to purchase a model to match yours?) (Please!)
Thank you in advance for your assistance! I’m willing to drop a wad of cash on a nice wafflemaker if it’s worth the investment, but I’d hate to come home with a model that never lives up to the promises made on its packaging.