What To Look For In a Mini Waffle Maker

Talk about an impressive breakfast.

Dust ‘em with powdered sugar, drizzle with maple syrup and pile on all your favorite fruits for a delicious treat.Ashwin Vaswani, Unsplash

Mini-waffle makers are a great option if you’re looking to change up your eating routine, make just a few at a time or stock your freezer with the single sized breakfast staple for easy mealtimes. Measuring just 4 inches in diameter, these make the perfect, personal sized waffles every time. However, waffles aren’t the only things these mini-makers can cook up. Paninis, eggs, hash browns, tater tots, personal pizzas and calzones—the options are endless and experimentation is definitely part of the fun. So, what makes a great mini waffle maker? Check out what to look for and why you need one in your pantry.

Dash Mini Maker: The Mini Waffle Maker Machine for Individual Waffles, Paninis, Hash browns, & other on the go Breakfast, Lunch, or Snacks - White

Cool Touch Handles

Nonstick cooking surface with recipe book included (and lots of fun colors).DASH

When you’re looking for a personal-sized waffle maker, make sure that you prioritize kitchen safety first. Kitchen appliances that are self-heating can sometimes be dangerous to handle, so make sure to look for a maker that has handles that stay cool even with prolonged use, and an auto shut off mechanism.

Burgess Brothers ChurWaffle Maker · Specialty Waffle Maker · Makes 4 Waffles at a Time · Premium Non-Stick Plates · Special Recipe to Make the Perfect Cornbread ChurWaffles & Waffles Every Time

Mix Things Up

Breakfast for everyone!homeart

If you like to cook and want to experiment with non-traditional ingredients, or simply just expand your skill set, mini waffle makers offer a low-risk way to try out new pressed food ideas. If successful, you’re rewarded with a tasty treat. Also, this is a great way to get kids cooking with you in the kitchen.

Disney DCM-9 Mickey Mini Waffle Maker, Black

Sweet Design

Fun shape, heats up fast, and non-stick surface quickly wipes clean.Disney

Mini waffles are a fun food no matter what—but when they come in novelty shapes? They’re just too cheerful to pass up.