Three Things to Know About Waffle Makers

Don’t waffle on, get waffling.

Waffles make a great breakfast or brunch treat topped with fresh berries and maple syrup — or a savoury supper sandwich with ham and eggs in the middle. With a variety of models to choose from, here are a few pointers to ensure you find the perfect waffle iron for you.

Salter EK2143 Deep Fill 3-in-1 Snack Maker with Waffle, Panini and Toasted Sandwich Plates

Multi-tasker

This machine comes with switchable plates to make thick waffles, toasted sandwiches and paninis.Salter

Some models are adaptable to make much more than just waffles. A good feature to look out for if you don’t make waffles very often or don’t have the storage space for several small appliances.

NETTA Waffle Maker Iron Machine - Non-Stick Coating | Deep Cooking Plates | Adjustable Temperature Control | Belgium American Waffle Makers - 700W
An American-style iron with variable temperature control and non-stick plates for easy clean up.NETTA

Consider the ease of cleaning, or you may find your waffling days limited as the maker sits in the back of a cupboard. Professional waffle irons are typically made of cast iron, hence the name of the appliance, which can be tricky to clean. Thankfully many waffle irons for home cooks have non-stick coatings for easier wash up; some can even go in the dishwasher.

Hong Kong Bubble Waffle Maker by StarBlue with BONUS recipe e-book - White - Make Hong Kong Style Bubble Egg Waffle in 5 minutes, AC 220-240V 50/60Hz 640W, UK Plug

Bubble waffles

Makes quirky Hong Kong-style bubble waffles with smart overheat protection.StarBlue

There are a variety of waffle shapes and therefore cookers to choose from — deeper plates for a thicker American-style waffle; thinner, square shapes for crispy waffles; special pans for Danish aebleskiver; and even irons for fun, Hong Kong-style bubble waffles. Pick your favorite and get waffling.