Help me Find A Wafflemaker! (Please!)

I love waffles.

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.

10 Responses to “Help me Find A Wafflemaker! (Please!)”

  1. Goob Says:

    With the caveats that a) I’ve no direct experience with the fellow, and b) the waffle makers are on the pricey side, this may be of some interest:

    http://www.toastercentral.com/waffles.htm

  2. Kate Says:

    We got the Calphalon HE400WM belgian waffle maker as a wedding gift, and after using it once, immediately turned into the waffleizer people. They brown evenly, and I’m pretty sure that even a waffle made of tar wouldn’t stick to it. (So, yes; it cleans up easily.)

    Downsides: it’s kind of heavy, but that’s only a problem because we have it stored on a high shelf. Even though it’s a belgian waffle maker, it’s not super deep; it’s sort of middle-ground between regular waffle and a belgian waffle.

  3. Paul Says:

    I have this one, a traditional-style Cuisinart with temp control:

    http://www.amazon.com/Cuisinart-WAF-R-Traditional-Waffle-Iron/dp/B0006L9V12

    It is easy to use and a snap to clean. I make yeast-raised, cornmeal, and chocolate waffles (including various sweet and savory fillings) with nary a concern about sticking or burning.

  4. Leah Says:

    I’ve gone 6 years without a waffle iron. My sister gave me the above mentioned cuisnart model, and we’ve had waffles at least once a week since. Very pleased with it…I like them crispier so I usually ignore the green light and let it cook for another minute. That’s a personal preference though.

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  6. mom Says:

    We have a Villaware Model 2001 C Uno Classic Waffler 4-SQ that we bought several years ago. My main complaint is that if it isn’t filled exactly perfectly (neither too much nor too little), the front corners don’t get baked. Unfortunately, the perfect amount of batter in the waffle iron has only happened once no matter how hard I try. My other complaint is the annoying chirping noise it makes every time it gets up to temperature. If you cut off the front corners and ignore the noise, it makes great waffles.

  7. Melissa Says:

    You may like http://www.waffleizer.com/. Also we have the cheapo belgian waffle maker from Penny’s and it works ok, was less than $20. Indicator light is totally just for show but you get used to when you’re supposed to pop ‘em out.

  8. jwsharrard Says:

    The Villaware endorsement is pretty much exactly a description of what I want to avoid!

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