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Recommend me a waffle maker!

You have a waffle maker you love? Tell me!

I'm looking for one that makes good waffles of course, reliable, makes waffles that will fit in a toaster, is easy to use and has settings (I want to cook them slightly less done to freeze for finishing in a toaster).

My wife loves having waffles in the morning. So I thought I'd get a waffle maker. She keeps buying the crappy frozen stuff. I rather let her make her own, or I'll make a bunch on the weekend to freeze.

I like the looks of these, but have no experience

http://www.ecost.com/detail.aspx?edp...ostdeal-_-Home

http://www.amazon.com/Cuisinart-WMR-...1489156&sr=8-1

http://www.amazon.com/Cuisinart-WAF-...1489156&sr=8-2
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Re: Recommend me a waffle maker!

I love waffles.

If you are wanting it to fit in your toaster, a Belgian waffle maker may not be the best idea. Although, our Belgian waffle maker makes a bit thinner waffles than I would expect with the title.
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Re: Recommend me a waffle maker!

Yea, hard to tell how thick. Our toaster can do bagels so I assumed Belgian waffles would fit as well. Tho that might be a bad assumption.
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Re: Recommend me a waffle maker!

Yeah, it really depends on your toaster. Honestly, I'd just buy the cheapy one from Target/Walmart. For $10, and maybe less, you can experiment. Every waffle-maker in existence will allow you to make them slightly undercooked.
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Re: Recommend me a waffle maker!

I own this one and love it:

http://www.amazon.com/Waring-WMK300A...1491691&sr=1-1

The Cuisinart ones are nice but I like the Waring Pro much better.
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Re: Recommend me a waffle maker!

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I own this one and love it:

http://www.amazon.com/Waring-WMK300A...1491691&sr=1-1

The Cuisinart ones are nice but I like the Waring Pro much better.
Damn...that is a Pro model.

Not that I don't appreciate it, but I didn't want to spend that much, but it is not just the money. I don't want to leave on counter or take up a ton of room. So the more compact the better.
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Re: Recommend me a waffle maker!

No.
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Re: Recommend me a waffle maker!

We bought a Villaware Uno on the recommendation of Alton Brown and it works great. The only issue we have is finding a decent recipe for the batter.
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We bought a Villaware Uno on the recommendation of Alton Brown and it works great. The only issue we have is finding a decent recipe for the batter.
You don't like Alton's?

http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/a...ipe/index.html

Ingredients
4 3/4 ounces all-purpose flour, approximately 1 cup
4 3/4 ounces whole-wheat flour, approximately 1 cup
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons sugar
3 whole eggs, beaten
2 ounces unsalted butter, melted
16 ounces buttermilk, room temperature
Vegetable spray, for waffle iron
Directions
Preheat waffle iron according to manufacturer's directions.

In a medium bowl whisk together the flours, soda, baking powder, salt, and sugar. In another bowl beat together eggs and melted butter, and then add the buttermilk. Add the wet ingredients to the dry and stir until combined. Allow to rest for 5 minutes.

Ladle the recommended amount of waffle batter onto the iron according to the manufacturer's recommendations. Close iron top and cook until the waffle is golden on both sides and is easily removed from iron. Serve immediately or keep warm in a 200 degree F oven until ready to serve.
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Re: Recommend me a waffle maker!

No, we had to dump a ton of sugar into it to make it even palatable, and we usually love most of his stuff.
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Re: Recommend me a waffle maker!

Originally Posted by Sdallnct View Post
Yea, hard to tell how thick. Our toaster can do bagels so I assumed Belgian waffles would fit as well. Tho that might be a bad assumption.
My Belgian waffles can fit in my toaster. The toaster has flexible thingies which allow bigger-size bread--and bagels--to be toasted. Should be fine.
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Re: Recommend me a waffle maker!

Waffles are pretty simple to make.. So any woman should do!
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Re: Recommend me a waffle maker!

I have this one and absolutely love it:

http://www.amazon.com/Presto-0FlipSi...1539821&sr=8-1

The waffles cook evenly every time and it's not nearly the space hog that the Waring is. You may have some problems fitting the waffles in a toaster, though.
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Re: Recommend me a waffle maker!

get the real deal

http://www.instawares.com/belgian-wa..._sku=WEL-BWB1S

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Re: Recommend me a waffle maker!

I saw some show that was talking about a Liege waffle. I need to give that a try at some point.

http://www.waffle-recipe.com/recipes...waffle-recipe/ (Don't know if that's a good recipe or not)
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Re: Recommend me a waffle maker!

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It does have free shipping!!
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I saw some show that was talking about a Liege waffle. I need to give that a try at some point.

http://www.waffle-recipe.com/recipes...waffle-recipe/ (Don't know if that's a good recipe or not)
Thats a good link. There is an article about buying a waffle maker. She went with a non Belgium type but it had removable griddles so that might be good for Pannini's as well...
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Re: Recommend me a waffle maker!

FYI, we have the Food Network 4 slice toaster and it works well.

http://www.kohls.com/upgrade/webstor...:referralID=NA
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Re: Recommend me a waffle maker!

Originally Posted by Sdallnct View Post
FYI, we have the Food Network 4 slice toaster and it works well.

http://www.kohls.com/upgrade/webstor...:referralID=NA
For that price it'd better work well. Hell, even with Kohl's coupons it's pricey.
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Re: Recommend me a waffle maker!

Originally Posted by Jtheo View Post
I own this one and love it:

http://www.amazon.com/Waring-WMK300A...1491691&sr=1-1

The Cuisinart ones are nice but I like the Waring Pro much better.
I have this one too and it works great. I believe they have the same exact one at Costco for like $50.
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Re: Recommend me a waffle maker!

I so want this toaster: http://www.williams-sonoma.com/produ...ns%7Celttsttst

Is $129 too pricey: http://www.williams-sonoma.com/produ...e-bread-makers
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Re: Recommend me a waffle maker!

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at those prices they'd better cook the meals and clean up after
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Re: Recommend me a waffle maker!

Making your own waffles. Now I've heard everything.

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