Three Things to Know About Waffle Makers

Don’t waffle on, get waffling.

breakfast waffles
Don't you just want to tuck into it?Cristina Matos-Albers/Unsplash

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 EK2143FOUR XL 4-in-1 Snack Maker with Waffle, Panini, Toastie and Omelette Plates, 900 W, Stainless Steel


This machine comes with switchable plates to make thick waffles, toasted sandwiches and paninisSalter

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

Easy to Clean

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.