We used ‘regular’ waffle makers for decades, and finally decided to get a belgian waffle maker. We find the waring model easy to use once we learned how we were going to use it. We lightly pre-oil the iron with vegetable oil before every use. Since we like our waffles medium-dark, we take them out about 3 minutes after the timer goes off. We use a waffle recipe from the old joy of cooking, and beat the egg whites before folding them into the batter. We’re very satisfied with this waffle maker.
I’ve had this for a couple of years now and it makes the most delicious waffles. Especially if you get a great emiril recipe you can whip up some truly yummy toasty crisp warm waffles. Good for breakfast, dinner, whenever. Of course, my husband always wants to work this. Great — i make up the batter and he takes it from there. Even better with real maple syrup from trader joe’s or costco.
I bought this gadget for my husband for christmas, and it’s great. The waffles are heavenly, and the machine makes it so easy. I make the batter, but he runs the machine — which is kewl, considering there’s no actual open flame involved. All the recipes that come in the booklet are kind of complicated and mostly involve yeast batters, which take time. I made the overnight one, which tasted good; but i don’t normally want to be beating egg whites or making yeast batter on a regular basis just for breakfast, even on saturday. So we checked our ancient authority, the 1961 edition of betty crocker, and we adapted one of theirs to the following recipe, which works very well and tastes delicious. I’m including it here for readers’ convenience and hope it works for you, too. ‘richer waffles’makes 51-3/4 cups flour2 tsp. Soda1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened3 eggs1 tsp. Vanilla extract1-1/2 cups buttermilkmix flour, baking powder, salt and soda until well blended. Using mixer, add in softened butter until thoroughly distributed. Add eggs and vanilla and mix well. Carefully add buttermilk and mix until batter is well blended.
As you can see from previous reviews this waffle iron delivers. The best part about it it the predictability. There is a ‘beep’ when they’re finished and if you pre-heat your oven to 200 degrees, your waffles will stay crisp (yum) until served. Now, i love to cook so i have found the recipies wonderful and delicious. Sunday morning, fresh hot coffee, beautiful belgian waffles and crisp bacon. For the calorie guilt, just take a walk, it will be worth it and everyone will love you for it.
This is my 3rd waffle maker. I have used krupps and black and decker square waffle makers. With careful measuring, a lot of coaxing, and closely watching cook time i could get decent waffles out of those. But this waring machine is unbelievable. It produces absolutely perfect waffles every single time. It takes much less time to cook than the other machines. Whole wheat flour1 egg, separated1/2 tsp. Buttercombine milk, cream, butter, and egg yolk and mix well. In separate bowl, mix flour, salt, and baking soda.
I had waffles from this waring waffle maker while visiting at a friends house. The waffles are as close to restaurant quality as you can get. Plus you get the secret recipe for ‘overnight waffles’ in the included recipe book.That alone is worth the price of admission. Take the time to make the overnight waffles and you will never use batter from a box again. This waffle machine is easy to use and will make one perfect waffle after another.
- makes real waffles!
- High Quality, well built unit (so far)
- Great gadget — better recipe
Once you have prepared your batter, you can have your waffles in as little as a minute and a half. Using the batter measuring cup that is included helps minimize batter-overflow. There is a series of beeps (6) that lets you know when it’s ready to use, and another (3) to let you know when the waffle is ready. I love iti don’t recommend using cooking spray; i usually make at least 5 waffles at a time, and the spray gets on the counter and the base of the waffle maker. So i just brush on a little oil. Cleaning it is fairly easy, but i wish that the plates were removeable because i would prefer to clean them separately. This is why i give it 4 stars instead of 5.
I bought this waffle maker to replace an older waring pro wmk300 which broke down after it fell to the ground from a fairly high shelf. Both the old and new waffle makers consistently produce very good waffles. I have been using the maker every sunday for the past couple of years and each time it never disappointed. We have had many sunday brunches with this machine with as many as 40 people where waffle was the main part of brunch. It has been reasonably fast in making waffles and i have made around 30 waffles in slightly less than an hour with this machine. One thing i noticed with the new waffle maker is that it weighs noticeably less than the old one. Everything else is more or less identical.
Over the christmas holiday i was visiting my daughter and she had received one as a gift. This was the easiest waffle maker to use that i have ever seen. Since our family loves waffles, i purchased it on-line and it arrived shortly after we got back home. The instructions are easy to understand and if you follow them the appliance works perfectly. I had to use it a few times before i achieved the level of crispness and color of the waffle that we like. It’s easy to clean and i would recommend this to anyone wanting to have a belgian waffle within a few minutes without paying a fortune at a restaurant. It has already paid for itself.
Ok, first, i have only used it a few times, so i may update this review as time goes on. However, initially, the waffle maker impresses me. It is a fairly heavy weight appliance for it’s size (not a lot of plastic on the thing, mostly metal, and seemingly fairly high quality metal. The nonstick parts work well; i haven’t had any problems with the batter sticking (but all my recipes call for either butter or oil in the batter; that helps). It’s also kind of long; it takes up quite a bit of space on a counter top. But, the real story is the functioning of the unit. The lights tell you when it is ready to work, and when you put the batter in and close it (and flip it over) it will beep three times when the waffle is done. You can adjust the darkness of the waffle by moving the dial up or down (1-6); it recommends 4 for a perfect waffle, and so far, the waffles have come out a beautiful golden brown. Now, the next part is somewhat subjective, but i don’t think they come out as well the restaurant quality waffle makers (the ones with a lot more juice that run on 240 volts). On the other hand, this is the best waffle maker that i have found so far; the waffles are crisp on the outside and tender (but still done) on the inside; the carbon malted waffles, though, don’t quite have that special taste you get in the hotel breakfast places.
I have used the waring pro several times now and it is by far the best available for home use. Yes, it is more expensive than the $15. 00 item you can buy at the discount stores but you get what you pay for. My last cheap waffle maker lasted only for a month.The waring makes great waffles from bisquick heart smart mix and cleans up easily. A great product even though made in china.
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- Professional-quality Belgian waffle maker with extra-deep pockets
- Rotary feature produces crisp crust and soft interior; browning control knob
- Audio beep tone and LED indicators for “power” and “ready” provide foolproof performance
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I had the unit for roughly two years. It makes great waffles, especially with the ‘good night’ waffles that you mix the night before. Yesterday, i noticed silver spots appearing in the cooking plates. Upon closer investigation i discovered that the non-stick coating is coming off. Apparently, this has been going on for a few months. I wonder how safe it is to eat the coating along with the waffles.
I bought this to use at home, but every restaurant i’ve work at has used this exact same waffle iron for breakfast service. It’s dependable and it makes absolutely perfect waffles. The price might seem ridiculous. But if you like waffles and make then with any regularity (even if just once every week or two), this is worth it. The cheap waffle irons are fine if you’re going to use it once or twice a year. Any more than that, get this iron.
I originally wanted a carbon waffle maker that i had seen in a hotel, but found they are not readily purchasable. After a bit of searching i found waring. It makes a perfect waffle every time. After two months i am still ecstatic. Now, here’s an easy recipe for making great waffles. Mix 2 cups of aunt jemima’s complete buttermilk pancake mix with two egg yolks, 1 1/2 cup whole milk, and 1/3 cup melted butter. Then fold into that batter stiffly beaten egg whites. Perfect every time after the beep. This waffle maker still makes a perfect waffle after 4 years of heavy usage. I have changed my recipe though. Use w-m’s great value extra fluffy pancake mix instead. Update: it is now 8/2014 and the waffle maker is finally worn out. It came apart at the back hinge and could not be repaired. I guess compared to the old cast iron waffle makers, its useful life span was pretty poor, but we enjoyed it anyway.
I purchased this item on 8/25/06 from amazon. They had the best price, plus free shipping. This waffle maker works great. You do have to use cooking spray with each waffle and depending what you use for mix, will determine if you will have a spill. It makes a seven inch waffle, which nomally 0ne is enough. I’m a big breakfast eater, so i usually have two. The measuring cup is pretty accurate for most mixes. If you use the bisquick recipe, you’ll have to use less batter to prevent run overs. The only problem i’ve found so far is that, the measuring mark on the measuring cup, wears off easily.
Spread the waffle mix around. I use the bottom of the measuring cup. I like my waffles a little crisp so i let mine cook an extra 20 seconds. Waffles come out perfect every time.
I was trying to justify spending a lot of money on a professional belgain waffle maker when i came across this machine about 6 months ago and decided to give it a try. I’ve had several people over for sunday brunch and they each ordered a like machine of their own. The recipe calls for yeast so unless you use the overnight directions it does take an hour for the batter to be ready to use. If i am making brunch i usually start this immediately. By the time i’m done with the coffee, getting the paper, cutting fruit or whatever its usually just about an hour. Really, who can’t figure out a way to putter away time on a sunday morning?another great plus is that unlike regular waffles, these waffles freeze beautifuly so my husband has breakfast for a few days of the week. Having read previous reviews i have made an effort to be careful with the handle and followed the seasoning directions. I have had no sticking issues and so far so good with the handle.
Professional-quality Belgian waffle maker with extra-deep pockets
Purchased 1 to see if it would be all that it said it was and went back and purchased another for a gift.
The one major problem with this waffle maker is that i’ll need to go on ‘girth-control’ pillsi usually can find something to gripe about with any product. It does what it should, the way it should, with minimum fuss and turns out consistantly excellent belgian waffles. Albeit a minor thing, i also appreciate the included measuring cup for adding just the correct amount of batter.
Bought it many years ago and it still looks new.
. This waffle maker is everything i had hoped. You can skip the recipes in the book and use a pancake mix. I selected a name brand ‘just add water’ mix. Please note that the pancake mix box will also have a waffle recipe that requires extra oil. Follow the waffle recipe exactly as it is written. The waffle maker makes outstanding waffles. I use a nonstick spray before i pour in the waffle mix. It never sticks and the results are wonderful. This has been such a treat for my family.
When i saw the belgian waffle maker, i knew i had to have it. I did not use any of the recipes that came with the waffle maker. I bought a mix from my local grocery store. I am very pleased with my purchase. I also used the number 4 setting. I would recommend this to anyone who loves belgian waffles. I plan on making every saturday morning waffle day in my home.
Anyone who has traveled and stayed hotels that offer free big breakfast has seen one of these and probably used it. Now you can have one at home and not take too much out of your pocket for it. Buy it, enjoy having a real quality waffle iron and you’ve got to love amazon. Comi can go on and on about it, but it is awesome. Comes with the cup so you know how much to pour in and then flip, beeps when ready. You will have to play around with one or two the first time to find your desired setting because some like theirs crispy and some like theirs fluffy. This is a great product, i love amazon and one of the reasons is because of the reviews. The reviews help me buy stuff without getting the wrong thing, so wanted to leave a review for this.
Rotary feature produces crisp crust and soft interior; browning control knob
Do not even waste your time or thought on any other waffle maker. This one is worth every penny. Makes wonderful waffles fast and perfect each and every time. Order with golden malted original pancake and waffle flour and you will make beautiful and yummy waffles everyday. You and your family will say yum with every bite.
Even though i had to pay a lot for freight charges for this waffle maker it was worth it. Perfect waffles each and every time. I can’t say enough, other than it’s making me hungry typing about it. You will not be disappointed. It just as good as the 300 dollar model. You must have the strawberries and whip cream ready for the first batch. . I can smell them now:)update 10/21/12 it’s been 5 years with over 120 time flawless uses and a thousand waffles later. New favorites fresh picked blueberries mixed in the batter & @ times spiced apple pie filling, always using warmed 100% maple syrup & a pat of darigold butter. I am glad we have not had any of the bad experiences that some other owners have had.
We purchased this same waffle maker while on vacation at a specialty kitchen store. We loved it so much we purchased another one through amazon at a much lower price for our son and his family. We also found that it is not necessary to purchase expensive specialty waffle mix. Any of the pancake mixes at your local supermarket will do. Just follow the directions for making waffles found on the back of box and enjoywe use pam spray oil each time we use it but remember to follow the directions that come with it about not putting any oil on it the first time it is turned on. Unlike cast iron skillets, which require you to put oil on them to season them first, this does not require oil the first time to season it. Note: when pouring batter into waffle maker pour in a circle from the outside in, rather than the inside out. It seems to work out better that way.
I was worried about size and heft but this is a very light machine despite its metallic looks. I just hope sturdiness wasn’t sacrificed in order to make this affordable. Well, this is my true indulgence purchase. I didn’t splurge on a santoku or an electric carving knife, but i felt a strong urge to buy this and have that luxury of making waffles at home. How decadent to have a designated machine for this treat. I was really worried i would have terrible results. However, nothing burned and the waffle just peeled right off in one big piece. I like the setting option to make darker crispier waffles and will be experimenting with savoury brown rice flour and egg white waffles with scallions soon. Now that i own one, i understand why owners use it so frequently.
I first saw the waring pro waffle iron in a self-serve buffet at a hotel where i was staying. It impressed me then, when, as an ‘industrial’ waffle maker, i thought it probably cost a couple hundred dollars. Then my sister-in-law used hers for mother’s day brunch. About four days later and it was here, postage paid and all of $79. It makes perfect waffles in about two minutes. Its raised design catches any drippings neatly. Its upper iron comes down and you flip it over to lock the two irons together. No unauthorized wafflage expansion. The non-stick surface lets go of the waffle every time. The thermostat controls heat. The industrial on/off switch is durable and positive. Multiple beeps sound when it has reached preheat temp and a single beep sounds when the waffle is done.
Add my voice to get this waffle maker if you want to make perfect belgian waffles. Just make sure to give a quick spray of pam every now and then (we use the butter flavored pam). I’ve used a lot of professional waffle makers at hotels when traveling and i find this one even easier to use than them. Again, you won’t go wrong getting this one.
. We had to have this once hotels started featuring waffle in their breakfasts. The waring wmk300 belgian waffle maker is rugged and easy to use. It has become a fixture in our kitchen and gets regular use. The price seemed a bit high at first, but it has been worth the extra money. No issues whatsoever, just perfect waffles every time.
Audio beep tone and LED indicators for “power” and “ready” provide foolproof performance
I always thought these machines were pretentious, until i tried one while visiting my sister. Without elaborate recipes, these make consistently great waffles. Now, on the downside, you need to eat them quickly while they’re crispy, but that’s not a problem at my house. Once the pan has been lubricated for the first use, it’s maintenance free thereafter. The bell chiming when the pan is hot enough, and when the waffle is done is brilliant – no more guesswork.
Waffles are a transportation vessel for real maple syrup. Wrought from the deciduous forests of new england where people with calloused hands set down their chain saws for a few weeks a year in order to let tree sap dribble into vessels. They then heat it over a fire made from other trees until it concentrates into an ambrosia of the gods. Pancakes, invented for their maple syrup absorbing capabilities, waffles for their syrup carrying capacity, and beards to catch the drips are just some of the equipment needed to convey this magical elixir to it’s intended destination. As such, proper waffles must have deep holes. They should stand at least an inch high and should hold at least a pint of real maple syrup. A proper waffle should be crunchy on the outside so it abrades the roof of your mouth allowing the maple syrup to diffuse directly into your blood stream. If you put aunt jemima high fructose corn syrup on floppy, tasteless, frozen ‘waffles’ designed by a multinational food company to fit in a toaster this waffle maker is more than you can handle. This thing makes real waffles that you put real maple syrup on.
It was good but started sticking 👍.