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Top 5 Best Waffle Maker for Your Family | 2017 Reviews

August 10, 2016
Top 5 Best Waffle Maker for Your Family

Top 5 Best Waffle Maker for Your Family | 2017 Reviews

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and what’s breakfast without waffles? Actually, this grid cake could be an option for breakfast, lunch and dinner; it just depends on what you pair it with. The classic dish, chicken and waffles surely won’t be the same without the waffles being invented, right? We love waffles, and the way it could be crisp and moist at the same time, but to be able to make different types of waffles you need to enlist the help of a trusted and sturdy waffle maker. So whether you prefer a classic one, Belgian style, or on a stick, thick, thin crispy, name it, you just need to have a good batter recipe and start making deliciousness.

Certainly not all waffler makers are equal and we went out of our way to review a lot of waffle makers to save you from buying one that might not exactly fit your needs. Several things we have considered are the grid material, type of cleaning required, timers, indicator lights and insulation. First of all, the grill surface which is very important, especially when it comes to cleaning the waffle maker. This also helps when you are ready to get your tasty waffles, you just have to slide them out of the grill and you have your perfect little grid cakes of awesomeness. Moreover, if you opt for a non-stick grill then cleaning would just be a breeze, no more trying to scrape excess batter.

Ever had problems with telling if your waffle is already cooked completely, like what we previously mentioned, crisp on the outside but still moist and soft inside? Our moms previously had to endure the waffle iron and had to stand and watch the waffle like a hawk, just to make sure that they are cooked to perfection and it’s not a foolproof process. With the advent of technology, some of the best waffle maker brands have now installed indicator lights to handle this problem.

So without further ado, we now present you with the 5 best waffle makers in the market today.

Quick Comparison Table

Presto 03510 FlipSide Belgian Waffle Maker

Conair WMK600 Double Belgian Waffle Maker

Hamilton Beach 26020 Belgian Style Waffle

Black + Decker WM1404S Flip Waffle Maker

Oster CKSTWF2000 Waffle Maker

Presto 03510 FlipSide Belgian Waffle Maker
Conair WMK600 Double Belgian Waffle Maker
Hamilton Beach 26020 Belgian Style Waffle Baker
BLACK+DECKER WM1404S Flip Waffle Maker
Oster CKSTWF2000 Belgian Waffle Maker 1

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Round

Round

Square

Round

Round

Stainless Steel

Stainless Steel

Stainless Steel

Metal, Plastic

Stainless Steel

Presto 03510 FlipSide Belgian Waffle Maker

Presto 03510 FlipSide Belgian Waffle Maker

What is the best waffle maker for at home? For us, it is the Presto 03510 FlipSide Belgian Waffle Maker, and let us tell you why. Let’s start with the look and feel of this waffle maker, which comes in black and silver, and can be easily stored vertically saving you a lot of counter space when not in use. The Presto is also a flip waffle maker and it’s good because you get to baked your waffles evenly, with gravity taking over and baking goodness for you. If you want to know who will win in the battle between flip waffle maker vs standard ones, we’re betting our money’s worth to the flip type. You see, when waffles are flipped the rotation enables the batter to spread evenly allowing less voids in the waffle and therefore producing a waffle baked to perfection. Although unlike other flip waffle makers, the Presto is supported by the countertop instead of being hinged to screws that could easily be damaged with prolonged use.

Aside from the flip design, this thing of beauty could make a waffle that measure 7 inch in diameter, which is also an inch thick, a waffle that you could easily divide into sections. Maybe you prefer little ones of four, or 2 crescent shaped ones, totally up to you. There’s also a little depth to the waffles, perfect for the fun part, toppings! There is also an extra space on the rim for overflow, and the nonstick Teflon surface makes it easier to pull out the waffles, hence easy cleaning as well. Note that since this is Teflon, you would only need to brush the bits that are left on the surface of the grid and wipe it with a paper towel. What more is that it comes with a countdown timer with a digital display, this lets you know that your waffles are ready for consumption. Truly a wonderful little appliance to have in the kitchen, now all we need is a batter recipe and we’re good to go.

Details of the Presto 03510 FlipSide Belgian Waffle Maker

Waffle Shape

Round

Number of Waffles

1

Dimension

12 x 12 x 3 inches

Color

Silver and Black

Material

Stainless Steel

Features

Dual function base locks, countdown timer

Conair WMK600 Double Belgian Waffle Maker

Conair WMK600 Double Belgian Waffle Maker

If you are a busy mom, have a couple of kids and would want to have waffles for a short amount of time especially in the morning when everyone’s in a rush, then this Waring Pro Double waffle maker is great for you. It could make 2 crisp and soft waffles at the same time. Magical! We figured that if you could offer a waffle buffet, this appliance is exactly what you need. This is the lighter and better version of the WMK1200SA and a lot of improvements, definitely why it made it to our number 2 spot.

There’s not much hassle in using the Conair, you just need to have a good waffle recipe and you’re good to go, perfect crunchy waffles outside with delicate insides. And because it can produce deep pocketed Belgian waffles, you could pretty much still enjoy the crisp even with toppings like whipped cream syrup or ice cream. What helps in achieving perfection is the 2 LED ready indicator lights and 3 audio beep tones signal, not to mention the measuring cup that comes with it to ensure that only the right amount of batter is placed. It also comes with a browning control knob, so anyone who is particular with their waffles would be really pleased.

There’s only one reason why we put the Conair at the second spot of our best waffle maker, and that is because it could take up quite a lot of space in your counter top, especially if you don’t use it often.​

Details of the Conair WMK600 Double Belgian Waffle Maker

Waffle Shape

Round

Number of Waffles

2

Dimension

9.8 x 9.3 x 15.5 inches

Color

Silver

Material

Stainless Steel

Features

2 LED indicator lights, 3 beep tones

Hamilton Beach 26020 Belgian Style Waffle Baker

Hamilton Beach 26020 Belgian Style Waffle Baker

Not a fan of round Belgian waffles? If so, you might want to try the Hamilton Beach 26020 Belgian Style Waffle Baker, it makes 4 waffles just about the size of a toast in one go, perfect for the little ones and their appetite. The Hamilton has indicators that would aid you in baking, you just need to wait for light to signal ready, after which you can add batter and within four to five minutes depending on your preference, you’ll have your waffles ready. Think thick and fluffy.

The short cooking time lets you savor the waffle longer than your cooking time. You just need to get the best waffle recipe whether homemade or store bought, and you’ll be churning enough golden brown waffles to last your family the whole weekend with great ease.

Cleaning is also a breeze, as it also has the same nonstick component as the top 2 in our list. The Hamilton also has a covered hinge and batter channel to prevent messy spills, but keep in mind that it is not advisable to put too much of the batter. After cleaning, then comes storage, and this machine is compact, you could store it in an upright position, which could save you kitchen space when you do not have the need to create waffles, definitely one of the cool waffle makers.​

The third on our list is not a flip type of waffle maker, making it a little more complicated to achieve the balance between crispiness and fluffiness of the waffle you make, because you will have to manually flip your waffles as they bake. Still fairly easy than doing it on a waffle iron.

Details of the Hamilton Beach 26020 Belgian Style Waffle Baker

Waffle Shape

Square

Number of Waffles

4

Dimension

5.5 x 12.5 x 14.9 inches

Color

Silver and Black

Material

Stainless Steel

Features

Indicator lights

Black + Decker WM1404S Flip Waffle Maker

BLACK+DECKER WM1404S Flip Waffle Maker

This Black and Decker waffle maker can make 1 large round Belgian waffle, enough to satisfy your cravings easily. Similar to our other 2 choices, it makes great crisp on the outside, fluffy on the inside waffles with the right amount of batter If you feel that it would take a lot of time for the Black and Decker to produce the waffles for your entire family, you better think again. This waffle maker is designed to handle continuous waffle baking, meaning you will no longer have to wait for it to reheat, just pour and bake.

It makes use of a rotate and cook system, you just have to flip it once to achieve the level of crisp and fluffiness you need your waffle to be, the rest of course depends on your batter, how delicious it is. This is a fairly simple and straightforward machine, no browning or temperature controls, however you have the indicator light, which means your waffle is ready. The handle is cool to touch, perfect if you are in a hurry, a nice safety feature.

What we do not like about this waffle maker is the fact that the handle is made to fold at a 90 degree angle, which looks like it’s going to bend and turn a little awkward. Also, it priced a little expensive than the other waffle maker we feature here so we're pushing this to the fourth spot.

But if you have no problem buying expensive stuffs, this one is definitely a good buy.

Details of the Black + Decker WM1404S Flip Waffle Maker

Waffle Shape

Round

Number of Waffles

1

Dimension

7 x 14 x 9 inches

Color

Silver

Material

Metal and Plastic

Features

Cool touch handle, non-stick grill

Oster CKSTWF2000 Belgian Waffle Maker

Oster CKSTWF2000 Belgian Waffle Maker 1

To round up our top 5 best waffle makers, we have the Oster waffle maker which offers stainless housing and nonstick cool to touch handles. The adjustable temperature control enables you to bake both light and fluffy or crispy waffles that are 8 inches in diameter. The Teflon nonstick surface works like the rest, you just have to be mindful of the fact that you need to “season” it when using the first time. Also note that cleaning meant wiping and not washing as it could damage the parts of your waffle maker.

When it comes to the actual cooking features, the green light tells you that it has reached the temperature that you have set and not that your waffle is done. It would be best if you could check the doneness of the waffle on your own, as some prefer it a little browner than the others. The cover is designed to allow ample space for the waffle to rise as it cooks, but you still have to keep in mind that you should not overflow this mechanism.

We agree that you could easily go for a multiple waffle maker, but you have to give credit for the simplicity of this appliance as well. Still a way better choice than most of the waffle makers in the market without well thought of features and easy to break handles.

We place​d this one at the fifth spot on our list because it does not cook evenly. Also, the power cord and grates are not removable. But if you are not so picky, this one is worth the go because of its low price.

Details of the Oster CKSTWF2000 Belgian Waffle Maker

Waffle Shape

Round

Number of Waffles

1

Dimension

5.2 x 10.8 x 8.5 inches

Color

Silver and Black

Material

Stainless Steel

Features

Nonstick handles, adjustable control temperature

Conclusion

After reading writing these waffle maker reviews, we can’t help but think about waffles. Whether you prefer the crisp on the outside and fluffy on the inside, or would just go for the fluffy ones, be it with various types of toppings as common as butter and honey or as wild as dragon fruits or mango, only one thing is for certain, and that is the batter is the most important part of your waffle making journey. Choose the right one, better yet go on and experiment, continue to innovate. As citizens who come from a place where waffles and pancakes are a staple, you could still come up with a few elements that could remain with your family from this generation to the next.

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