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Waffle Iron recs

Wife has "strongly hinted" that she'd like a new waffle iron for Christmas. I've looked at different models and like one from Waring. It appears to be a professional grade appliance that would suit what she's looking for; price wise it's about $100.00.

Any suggestions from posters here would be appreciated, as my wife is the waffle cook at our house. Thanks.

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  1. I think it is the same one that I have, and it is excellent. It is the one that you flip over once you pour the batter in. A really good knockoff of the professional ones used in restaurants, have used it frequently with excellent results. Don't think I paid quite as much for it, check out Sam's Club if they still have them in stock. Only problem is storage, because the waffle iron is a bit of an odd shape, but worth the incovenience for those yummy waffles!

      1. I've seen the waring pro at Costco for $50 and it is at Bed Beth and Beyond and Amazon for $80. Do you get those 20% off coupons from BB&B? The Waring Pro works great.

        1. I have a Villaware Uno Belgian Waffle Maker:

          Tou can get one fr between $50 and $60 and the results are great. The waffles are as good as most restaurants and the selling point for us was it's size - it's much easier to clean-up and store than previous waffle maker's we've had.

          1. I have the same question, only I've been looking at the Cuisinart Waffler (on sale for $80 right now at Macy's) and the Black & Decker G48TD Grill and Waffle Baker ($40 on Amazon). I've actually read better reviews of the cheaper Black & Decker than the pricier Cuisinart. Has anyone had experience with either of these? The person on whose wish list this is doesn't desire Belgian waffles (so the Waring that flips is likely out).

            1. We just got the waring pro from amazon. We love it! Be sure to use Pam for grilling instead of regular Pam to spray the plates.

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              1. re: Linda513

                Linda...why do you suggest that we use Pam for grilling...what has been your experience??

                1. re: ChowFun_derek

                  I read about it somewhere, maybe in one of the reviews on amazon. The high heat Pam doesn't burn onto the surface like the regular Pam does. We've been using the high heat Pam and found the waffle iron very easy to clean up after cooking, with no Pam residue.

                  1. re: Linda513

                    Thanks..I'll retrieve mine from my outside barbecue and use it this morning...I just got a package of Liege Sugar Waffle mix!



                    or if you don't have the mix........

                    recipe for:
                    Belgian Waffle with pearl sugar, recipe

                    Liege Waffles (Belgian Pearl Sugar Waffles) Recipe #158977
                    I have not yet had the good fortune to visit Belgium, but I do frequent a lovely NYC cafe called Le Pain Quotidien, which is based in Belgium. I tried their crispy, caramelized Belgian Sugar Waffle, and was instantly in love. If pearled sugar is not available, substitute an equal amount of coarsely crushed sugar cubes. I got this recipe off a Belgian website.
                    1 (1/4 ounce) package yeast
                    1/3 cup lukewarm water
                    1 1/2 tablespoons granulated sugar
                    1/8 teaspoon salt
                    2 cups flour
                    3 eggs
                    1 cup softened butter
                    1 cup pearl sugar

                    4 servings Change size or US/metric
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                    35 minutes 30 mins prep

                    Mix yeast, water, sugar and salt, and let develop for 15 minutes.
                    Place flour into a large bowl.
                    Make a well, pour in yeast mixture, and begin to knead.
                    Continue to knead, add eggs, one at a time, and add soft butter, 2 tablespoons each addition, mixing well.
                    Let dough rest in bowl until doubled.
                    Gently mix in pearl sugar.
                    Let rest for 15 minutes.
                    Heat waffle iron.
                    When hot, butter waffle iron, pour in 3 tablespoons dough per waffle.
                    Cook for 3-5 minutes, until waffles lightly brown on top.
                    Serve warm or room temperature

                2. re: Linda513

                  I never treat the plates in my Waring Pro and I never have a problem. If anything ever sticks, leave the iron on and it will just come loose.

                3. I got her the Waring Pro, and found it on sale (with coupon) for about $65.00. She has used it twice already and loves it. The waffles are excellent and clean-up of the machine is fast and easy. Thanks for the recs.

                  Hope everyone had a great Christmas!

                  4 Replies
                    1. re: yayadave

                      I love this stuff! We buy it at Cost Plus...

                    2. re: goodeatsinadive

                      How many waffles does the Waring Pro make? And if it's more than one, can you make fewer? For example, if it makes four waffles, can you make just two without affecting the quality?

                      1. re: ambrose

                        It only makes one at a time, but does an excellent job. Worth a look if you're in the market for a new waffle iron.