Can't go wrong with the Breville. Bought mine years ago. It's used daily around here.
It's held up well without any problems with the coating coming off, rust spots, sticking. Uneven temperature..It's never been a problem. But mine isn't a waffle maker. Still a very versatile appliance.
Panini Grill - Grilling
Check Amazon they might have a better offer.
Have a great birthday :)