I have always enjoyed waffles but have never owned a waffle maker. They just seemed to be too much trouble in my busy life. As I have opined in this blog, I am learning that it doesn’t take that much longer to make good food. So, I decided to get a waffle maker.
I didn’t buy the cheapest and I didn’t buy the most expensive. I did do a little research and decided I wanted one that would make 4 waffles at a time. Most only make 2. The reason for this is it takes about 5 minutes to make a waffle with reheat time between batches. One that makes 4 waffles and takes a cup of batter at a time would cut the time to make a bunch of waffles in half.
The other consideration was whether you wanted the taller Belgian waffles or traditional. I have to admit I like the Belgian waffles.
I did some research and chose the Proctor Silex Belgian Waffle Baker Model 26050Y. I ordered it from Sears as the local stores had a very limited selection and none that did the 4 waffles at a time in a Belgian waffle maker. Their site was easy to use but they take 2 weeks to deliver to their local catalogue store. This seemed long but it showed up a day early! It cost $39.99.
I used the recipe from the instruction booklet for basic waffles. I did sprinkle some blueberries over the batter before closing.
This waffle maker made good waffles. They were crispy on the outside and soft on the inside.
• It makes good waffles.
• It is easy to use.
• The cook surface is non stick.
• It makes 4 waffles at a time.
• It uses a cup of batter at a time.
• I stores standing on one edge so it doesn’t take too much shelf space.
• The cooking surfaces don’t detach which makes them more difficult to clean.
• The blueberries did stick a little to the surface but came off without scrubbing.
Overall, I am very happy with this unit and would recommend it. The price is reasonable and it makes a good waffle.
The Old Fat Guy