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birdwillie Nov 26, 2010 06:35 AM

I am looking for a waffle maker that does not come coated with non-stick materials like teflon, xylan, etc. Is there such a thing?
Thank you!

  1. paulj Nov 26, 2010 07:40 AM

    Powered or not?

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      birdwillie Nov 28, 2010 05:39 PM

      doesn't matter -- either way is fine. Thank you for your reply. Please let me know if you have any suggestions.

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        paulj Nov 28, 2010 06:20 PM

        antique shops?

    2. Chemicalkinetics Nov 28, 2010 06:38 PM

      don't own these, but here are some links you may find useful:

      http://www.amazon.com/TEXSPORT-14472-Cast-Waffle-Maker/dp/B000EIEK7C/ref=sr_1_2?s=home-garden&ie=UTF8&qid=1291001344&sr=1-2

      http://www.amazon.com/Romes-1100-Fash...

      As Paul said, you can find the antique cast iron waffle irons on eBay and etc.

      There are electric version of cast iron waffle makers, but those are fairly expensive.

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        MikeB3542 Nov 29, 2010 12:14 PM

        FWIW, I REALLY like the Rome Waffle Iron.

        Do realize your first efforts will probably be a disaster, so plan on two or three trial batches before doing a family breakfast. (A good strategy would be to use up extra pancake batter -- spray hot irons liberally with PAM. Expect at least one episode of the irons getting "glued" together or with batter that needs to be chiseled out. Waffle batters are similar to pancake batter, but richer -- more egg and oil).

        Once the irons are seasoned and you get the temp's figured out, the results are amazing. Consider spending a few more bucks and getting the "chuck wagon" model that has wood handles -- the iron handles on the basic model get extremely hot..

        You can get Rome waffle irons at sporting goods places (look in the camp cookware section where they have the pie irons. Buy a pie iron while you're at it -- those are yummy!)

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          birdwillie Dec 1, 2010 11:47 AM

          Thanks so much for the wonderful suggestions!

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