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Making mess-free waffles just the way you like them doesn’t require any advanced cooking skills. It requires a decent waffle maker, simple to use, and solidly built. Is that too much to ask for? No, there is a whole bunch of nice looking and affordable waffle makers available online. We researched for you. We dug through the internet ocean of best waffle makers and made a purchase ready list of 7 best of them.
P.S. Have I mentioned that I’m a real waffleholic? Although I prefer savory waffles – I’m not a big fan of sweets – I must admit I’ve enjoyed watching “Queen’s Gambit” on Netflix with cinnamon waffles and a cup of black tea last night!
We’ll start with the Chefman’s waffle maker. Besides having a high customer rating on Amazon, this waffle maker is rated as a “Best Buy” by Consumer Reports. And that’s not without a reason. The Anti-overflow channel surrounding the circle-shaped grid prevents all the excess batter from leaking. The extra-strong non-sticking coating makes it very easy to clean, using only a damp cloth. As we mentioned in the previous article, the kitchens are always lacking some space, no matter how large they are. That’s why the possibility to store this waffle maker vertically gives it even more value.
When it comes to functions, it comes with 7 different presets, or shade settings, to cook the waffles that fit exactly to your liking. For example, your kids may prefer them darker and crispier, but you may not.
Overall, it’s a great looking, efficient, and space-saving waffle maker. Plus, it’s affordable.View on Amazon
The next item on our list is Amazon’s choice for the term “waffle maker”. It looks unusual or and it is completely different from its competition. Still, it is a really good choice for baking perfect waffles. Actually, this specific rotating design and lock-in feature make it easy to evenly spread the batter inside it, and on the other side, gives you the possibility to store it vertically, saving the space in the storage.
It has a brushed stainless steel exterior and non-coating interior, and it’s really easy to hand wash using only dish soap and a damp cloth.
When it comes to functions, it comes with a countdown timer and digital signal when the waffles are done. Overall, it’s a great and reliable device well worth the money.View on Amazon
Another mess-free waffle maker of the same price range as its previous competitors comes from the Dash. It’s a nice-looking, simple to use, and space-saving device. It comes with side channels that prevent batter overflow, a non-sticking interior, and heats up fast. Besides that, the package includes anti-slip feet, a waffle recipe book, and access to an online recipe database.
Overall, it’s a really simple but functional waffle maker that doesn’t require you to possess any cooking skills. Just plug and play.View on Amazon
We couldn’t avoid putting a Cuisinart’s device on this list. It’s a classic waffle maker, made of stainless steel, with a non-stick interior and very easy to use. It comes with rubber feet which makes it stable on the countertop and it’s very easy to store – just wrap the cord around the base and store it vertically.
When it comes to functionalities, it’s a very basic device, which does what it’s supposed to do. It bakes one large traditional waffle at a time, with five browning options to choose from. The higher the level you choose, the waffles come out browner and crispier. Also, there are two LED lights – red and green – that serve as “ready to bake / ready to eat”. The package includes a recipe book as a gift.
It warms up quickly, and cooks quickly, and, overall, it’s a decent product from Cuisinart.View on Amazon
The next item on our list is Amazon’s choice for a square waffle maker. Unlike its predecessor, this waffle maker is strictly marked as the Belgian-style waffle maker, which means that waffles are going to be a bit thicker than most Americans prefer. It gives you the possibility to make two 1.1 inch thick waffles at a time.
When it comes to functionalities you’re able to choose from different shades of brown and crispy. The lights on the top cover serve as an indicator when the waffle maker is on, and ready to add a batter.
It’s a nice looking device, designed for upright storage, simple but reliable. We highly recommend it, and it’s worth the money.View on Amazon
The next device for making perfect Belgian-style waffles comes from BLACK+DECKER. It’s made of stainless steel and has a non-sticking interior.
This silver colored, nice looking waffle maker, like the rest of its competition, is designed for vertical storage. We could almost say that design that takes care of the constant lack of kitchen space became standard when it comes to manufacturing kitchen devices. It’s very simple and easy to use. There’s no much philosophy about it: the front light indicator shines when the waffle maker is ready to pour in the batter and shines back on when the waffles are done. Handles are cool to the touch, which is also one of the very useful features of this waffle maker.
It’s one of the highest-rated products in the category and we highly recommend it.View on Amazon
We’ve left Nostalgia’s waffle maker for the end. It’s the smallest item on the list which makes it suitable for storing in almost any place. OK, not exactly any place – you can’t store it in your pocket, but it is small. We must add that it’s the cutest looking waffle maker we’ve ever seen (yeah, I know this is sounding silly, like, “Look how it’s cute!”, but it’s a fact). On the other side, being that small doesn’t mean it lacks features. On the contrary, you’ll be able to make perfect fresh waffles for any occasion, whether it’s breakfast or dinner time.
It’s simple to use – the light indicator will turn off when it preheats and when it’s ready for cooking. You just need to pour in the batter, and in a matter of minutes, your waffle is done.
Overall, it’s a great product, and we highly recommend it.View on Amazon
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