Waffle Irons

There are several types of popular waffle irons. Historically constructed with iron plates, most modern waffle makers are made of a conductive aluminum alloy coated with a non-stick coating others use stainless steel. But first you will have to decide which type of waffles you want to make.

Models vary according to functionality, shape, and size.

Some designs "flip" the iron to invert the plates after the batter is poured. This action is said to result in lighter waffles evenly baked on the top and bottom, along with producing a crisp crust and tender interior.

If you want a multi-function waffle maker, look for ones that let you remove the waffle plates and replace them with flat sandwich griddles. A Waffle maker can become a Panini, pizzelle, grilled cheese or French toast maker.

How to choose the right Waffle Maker?

Simple Waffle Maker / Iron: This is the most basic and cheapest model. Prices range from 29 to 100 dollars. You just press two sides of the iron together by hand. You get a waffle, but it is hit-and-miss with color and texture.

Waffle Maker: These models come in many different shapes and sizes. They offer more control over the size, shape, color and texture of your waffle. Some also offers additional plates that enable you to make grilled sandwiches. Professional or commercial waffle irons can cost well over 1000 dollars. • Belgian Waffle Maker: are models that make thicker and/or larger pocketed waffles are often labeled as "Belgian" waffle makers. In the USA, the most commonly used determining factor of whether a waffle is a "Belgian waffle" or not is the thickness and/or pocket size, although the recipes between Belgian waffles and American waffles do differ.

Where do you buy your Waffle maker?

Professional and commercial waffle irons can cost anywhere from a couple hundred to over a 1000 dollars. But there are some models out there that that are much more reasonably priced and have a good quality / price ratio.

check out online retqilers to find the one waffle maker you want -- -- has a very wide selection of waffle makers and lots of consumer reviews too.

Waffle Maker fact:

In the United States, Waffle Day - Aug. 24 – celebrates the anniversary of the first U.S. patent for a waffle iron. Cornelius Swarthout of Troy, New York received his patent in 1869.

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