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Old 11-11-2017, 08:44 AM   #1
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Waffle making methods/equipment


I'd like to start making waffles, and I need some advice about the required equipment.
My options as I see them are:

1. An aluminum maker to use with a stove, such as:

My cusin has an old one that looks just like it but is made of cast iron. I guess it's better than the aluminum one? Can't find one of those anyhow, guess they don't make them anymore.

2. An electric one, such as:


3. A silicon pan to use in an oven, such as:


I'd like to know what are the advantages of each of these different methods. If any of you guys could share your experience i'd be very grateful.


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Old 11-11-2017, 04:49 PM   #2
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I recommend the electric waffle iron, but not with animal shapes, just traditional squares. While it is a single purpose tool, it's also the best way to go. You can get an electric waffle iron that will make two-four waffles at a time to speed up the process over the single iron. It would be faster than the silicone pan in the oven.
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Old 11-11-2017, 04:57 PM   #3
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I saw a show (Rachel Ray maybe?) where the guest made all sorts of stuff with an electric waffle maker, like grilled cheese.
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Old 11-11-2017, 06:55 PM   #4
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We still have and use the electric Belgian waffle maker that we got for a wedding present almost 25 years ago. I can't imagine using anything but an electric one these days.
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Old 11-11-2017, 07:04 PM   #5
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I would look for an electric waffle iron with removable/reversible plates. The removable plates make it a little easier to clean. The smooth side of the plates can turn the waffle iron into a sandwich press or open flat it becomes a griddle. This is one example from Black & Decker.


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Old 11-11-2017, 08:34 PM   #6
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I recommend one that has different heat settings for desired crispness and how brown you like your waffles. This one has non stick cooking surface for easy clean up too.
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Old 11-12-2017, 04:26 AM   #7
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Thank you all for replying. I'll look into the electric ones :)
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