Aside from having a great recipe, the best waffle maker is also needed for fail-proof waffles! Waffle makers can be divided into 2 major categories - electric and non-electric. Below, we will discuss the things to consider for each of the type.
For this type, you will only need to pour the batter and then turn it on to make your waffles. It is safer as there will be no fire involved. Keep in mind that you need to preheat it though, so cooking time on the average takes about 10 minutes.
Higher wattage means higher power and that can shorten the time you need to create waffles that are crunchy on the outside and soft on the inside! If this is the type of waffles you are aiming to make, consider getting one with a high wattage. 900W is considerably powerful!
If the plates are changeable, then you can easily detach and wash them separately. Meaning, thorough cleaning will be easier after using the machine. Just make sure that the plates are made from non-stick material.
Non-electric waffle makers or waffle pans let you adjust the cooking time, temperature, and other small details that will affect the texture of your waffles.
Compared with the electric type, cooking time can also be shorter. You can make waffles anywhere as long as there is fire - you can even bring this with you when you go camping! However, if you have an electric stove, make sure that the your waffle maker is IH-compatible.
As previously mentioned, you will be dealing with fire when you use a non-electric type. Since you will have to hold the handle which may be hot, double check which material it is made from to ensure your safety. Choose handles with coatings such as resin or bakelite material to protect your hand from heat.
Here onwards, we will be discussing the points that are applicable for both electric and non-electric waffle makers.
First is to think about the number of waffles you want to make at a time. If you want to make waffles for the entire family at once, choose one with about 20 cm width or wider and those that can make 2 or more waffles in one go.
Take note that a waffle maker that is too big may be quite heavy so preparation and cleaning could be difficult and troublesome.
There are different types of waffles and the well-known ones are Belgian or Brussels waffle and Liege waffle. Belgian waffles are rectangular in shape and is soft while Liege waffles, on the other hand, are round and a little harder in texture than Belgian ones.
You can basically make both types of waffles with a waffle maker, but if you want to make Liege waffles, it will be best to choose those with deeper grooves. The heat can go through the batter better, resulting to a crunchier waffle. There are also waffle makers with plates that have dividers, highly recommended if you plan to make small waffles for everyone.
Now, we move on to our product recommendations. Note that we made 2 separate rankings for each type. First up is the electric type where everyone can easily make a waffle!
|Slice||1 Round with 4 slices|
|Slice||1 Round with 4 Slices|
Electric Waffle Maker
2 Slice Waffle Maker
Electric Waffle Stove
Waffle and Cupcake Maker
Mini 3 in 1 Griller Sandwich and Waffle Maker
Make Round Waffles That are Soft on the Inside and Crunchy on the Outside
Compact Design That Can Make 2 Slices at Once!
Enjoy Store-Bought-Like Waffles at Home
Heart Shaped Waffles for Your Loved Ones
Waffle Maker for Those Living Solo
|Power||1200 W||700 W||-||700 W||520 W|
|Slice||1 Round with 4 slices||2||1 Round with 4 Slices||5||1|
|Size||32.5 x 23.5 x 10 cm|
|Size||31 x 14.5 x 3.2 cm|
|Size||43 x 20 x 5 cm|
|Size||22 x12 x 3 cm|
Non-Stick Aluminum Waffle Iron
Two Grid Waffle Mold
Waffle Maker Mold
Non-Stick Baking Plates for Easy Release
Affordable Non-Electric Waffle Maker for One
Waffle for Each Member of the Family
Bakelite Handles for Safety
Make 7 Mini Heart-Shaped Waffles at Once
|Size||32.5 x 23.5 x 10 cm||31 x 14.5 x 3.2 cm||43 x 20 x 5 cm||22 x12 x 3 cm||-|
Ditch instant pancake or waffle mixes and try making your waffle from scratch. Here is a recipe from Barefeet in the Kitchen for delicious homemade waffles.
* Gluten-Free Alternative:
If you have a waffle maker, you can make dessert waffles with fruits and chocolates, and at the same time make a less sweet waffle that you can eat as a meal.
You can also try making a sandwich using potatoes, bread, etc. A lot of recipes and arrangements are available now, so why don’t you try them out and enjoy your life with delicious waffles!
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