Are you one of many that think shop bought waffles have a sickly sweet taste and a texture that sticks to the roof of your mouth? When you prepare them for breakfast for your children, are you worried about the amount of additives and artificial sweeteners that are in them? Wouldn’t you prefer to make your own but do not have the time? Take a look at our five of the best waffle makers and marvel at how easy it is to whip up a batch of home cooked healthy waffles. Your only problem now is which one to choose! Oh and one extra tip, from our research we suggest that it is not cost effective to buy a cheap waffle maker but to go for mid range. The very cheap versions have had some pretty bad customer reviews.
Cuisinart Professional Waffle Iron – £44
The stylish and easy to use Waffle Iron creates four, square, perfect Belgian waffles. Easy to operate and clean, this product has non-stick plates and a cool touch handle. The design of the iron, allows for thorough baking and browning and there are one to six browning levels. This product as a 5 Year guarantee, has a cool touch handle for safe operation with an easy to clean non-stick waffle plates, an anti lift lid with locking mechanism for thorough baking and browning. Robust and durable stainless steel housing with perfect recipe results and 1-6 browning levels. Available from www.amazon.com
Krups 654-75 WaffleChef 4-Slice Belgian Waffle Maker – £45.99
This sleek, chrome-finished Krups Belgian waffle maker makes four delicious, deep-pocket Belgian waffles in just four minutes–and the nonstick-coated plates make cleanup easy. A “ready” light indicates when the machine is preheated and set for baking. When your waffle maker first arrives, just wipe the plates clean with a damp sponge, grease them lightly with butter, margarine, or cooking spray, and heat. After seasoning, you can make several batches of waffles without any sticking. The machine stands upright for easier storage. Buy from http://www.gradyshardware.com
Waring Pro WMK600 Double Belgian-Waffle Maker – £97
What’s better than one perfectly baked, golden brown Belgian Waffle? The Waring Pro Double Belgian Waffle Maker does just what it says it will do, baking two deep-pocketed big Belgian waffles at once to the shade you like best. The unique rotating feature ensures that both waffles bake evenly on both sides. So whatever you top them with whipped cream, syrup, berries, peaches or ice cream doesn’t compete with the crunch. Visit http://www.jtote.com for more information.
De’Longhi WR30 Electric Waffle Maker, 650W – £99.48
The WR30 bakes a large, round Belgian waffle that separates into four triangular sections with deep pockets that can hold butter, syrup, ice cream and many other delicious toppings. The De’Longhi WR30 Waffle Maker’s die-cast aluminium plate with embedded heating element guarantees great cooking results thanks to its even and quick heat distribution. It also features an adjustable thermostat that allows you to choose how well you would like your waffles cooked, from soft to crispy, and a ready light to signal when the set temperature has been reached. The cool-touch handle and the fact that the De’Longhi WR30 Waffle Maker takes up very little space and may be stored in a vertical position complete the package. Available from www.amazon.co.uk
Kitchenaid Artisan Waffle Baker – £299
The Kitchenaid Waffle baker is a professional waffle machine which features lids and handles that stay cool in use, so it is ideal for prolonged waffle-making sessions. Its unusual round design makes attractive round shaped waffles. Non-stick surfaces with deep wells provide ample room for fillings. Makes two waffles at a time. The twin clamshell design ensures a consistent result and guarantees successful results every time. Easy to use with its digital timer and dial thermometer. Solidly built of stainless steel and die-cast metal ensures a durable, stable machine. Buy from http://www.armorica.co.uk