Belgian Waffle Maker – Waffle Irons for your Perfect Waffles
It’s Sunday morning – You have just woken up and you cannot stop thinking about them… The Waffles!
If you are as crazy about Belgium Waffle’s as I am and if you are looking for your next Belgian Waffle Maker, you have come the the right place! I have collate the most popular waffle makers below in the interactive chart navigable table that will help you decide on the best waffle maker for you.
Ultimate Belgian Waffle Maker Comparison Guide
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- Waffle Maker pictures
- Waffle Maker brand and name/model – (click to view more details or to purchase)
- Product Dimensions (Inches)
- Price – These are approximate prices on Amazon.com. These change frequently based on availability, special promotions, and more.
- Rating – The average user rating on Amazon.com. This can be very helpful in deciding if people are satisfied with their purchase
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The waffle makers collected in our list covers most of the common brands and several different models and technologies, however the list is by no means a full list of Belgian waffle makers. That said the list contains the majority of the most popular once, so wherever you are looking for a waffle maker yourself or as a gift this is indeed a good place to find it.
What is a Belgian Waffle Maker?
Waffle’s makers have been around for a long time, in fact they trace all the way back to the 15th century. Waffles now a days comes in many different types, shapes and forms. Most of the modern waffle irons are generally self-contained appliances. They are heated by an electric heating element and is controlled by an automatic internal thermostat. Most of the professional waffle makers are generally made of cast-iron, where most of the “home use” waffle makers are made of teflon. Most of them have a light linked to the thermostat, that turns off when the waffles iron is ready, so it’s very easy to make and difficult to ruin the waffles, no matter what level of skills you have in a kitchen.
The modern waffle irons, in particularly the cast aluminum one’s are coated with non-sticking coating like Teflon to prevent the waffles from sticking. The professional Cast-iron waffle makers are usually not coated and therefor requires seasoning like any cast iron frying pan.
The Different Types of Waffle Maker
There are many modern types of waffle makers, some of the most common one’s are Belgian Waffle Makers, very thin waffle makers, waffle cones makers or pizzelle waffle makers. There are generally no set standards for waffle shapes, sizes or thicknesses, so there is a lot of options to try out. My recommendation if you don’t already have a preference is to start out with any one of them and over time test the different types and see what you and the family enjoy the most.
Review of the top 5 Belgian Waffle Makers
Honestly, most of the waffle makers on the list are great products that will make some great waffles, however there is a couple of waffle makers that we believe are just that bit better – You can find there more in dept reviews of these top 5 Belgian Waffle Makers below.
The Presto Flipside Belgian Waffler Maker is one of my personal favorites due to it’s small compact size and the 180 degree “flip” ability, that ensure the waffle batter is spread very evenly within the waffle maker.
The waffles iron is very quick which is very nice in the morning, as it only takes around 3½ minutes for each set of waffles, after which they come out were crisp and fluffy – Many iron’s start making a different in the color after a number of waffles, ie when the iron is hot they need less time, but 3½ minutes on the clock means the same golden brown waffle, time after time – I have only done about 10 in one go, but this is defiantly a nice thing compared to order products.
The last key thing for me is the timer, I’m not good at checking 3 minutes on the clock, so the timer on this thing is fantastic!
The Oster Inch Thick Belgian Flip Waffle Maker is another “Flip over” waffle maker, I generally prefer the flip waffle makers as they do spread the batter evenly every time, which is not always the case when the normal waffle makers.
The main thing about this beauty is the 1½ inch thick waffles it makes – and every time to perfection!
The one downside I find with this waffle maker is the fact that you cant remove the plates for cleaning, so you have to clean them as they are, which is okay, but not ideal. (Well honestly I rarely do the cleaning of it, but I hear some complaints :D)
The best thing about this monster is speed! When heated the waffles generally takes less then 2 minutes, which means you can feed a family very quickly! However this is a Pro version which means it is quite expensive compared to most of the other waffle makers on the market, usually sitting just under the $200 mark. That said I have seen some bargains on this product from time to time, all the way down to around $60.
This iron also have the ability to rotate, however it’s pretty important when putting on the batter in the first place to spread it quite evenly, as it is really lightning fast at making the waffles and getting hungry stomachs feed.
The Hamilton Beach Flip Belgian Waffle Maker is another “flip” maker (I guess you are detecting a patter now, but I really DO prefer the flip waffle makers!). Now this is one of the cheaper models and while it actually doesnt show much in the end results, it’s critital that you use Pam on it, as though it’s non sticky, it does tent to stick if not probably greased.
Overall this product win on price, so if you are new to the waffle world and just want to get started, the Beach Flip could be for you.
In short, I see this product as well priced, reliable and easy to use.
This is a basic (non flip) waffle maker, with a very affordable price tag. I like the fact that it’s very small and can easily be pack away – and despite the fact that it’s not a flip iron, it does make very good waffles. The key is to ensure you spread the batter really well.
The biggest downside I have found have been on the cleaning of it, since the plates cannot be taken off.
So if you are looking for a basic, cheap model, you could also consider this one.