We finally got around to buying its replacement last month, a Waring Pro Double Waffle Maker (Model WMK600). We bought it at Sam's Club for $64.88. That seems to be a pretty good price to what I've seen online so I thought I'd let you know in case you were in the market for one. [Standard Disclaimer]
I have used it twice and I'm pleased with it's performance.
Some of the things I like about it are:
- Can do twice as many waffles in the same amount of time. That's my favorite part because no one wants to be sitting around waiting for waffles on a Saturday morning.
- It has audible and visual signals to let you know when it is preheated and when a waffle is finished cooking.
- It has a variable control for how crispy you want them.
- It is entertaining to flip the rotating part. Yes, I still play with my food.
- The non-stick cooking surfaces area seasoned well.
- The exterior surface is easy to clean.
- It is a bit bulky and takes up storage space, but most waffle makers do.
- The first time I used it, the top part popped open during cooking but I might have slightly over filled it.
Update 12/26/10: I have now been using this waffle maker for three months at least every other weekend. It has worked like a champ and turns out some great waffles.
I have one of those, "Is it just me?" type of questions.
For pancakes, I prefer real maple syrup, Grade B if I have a choice. But for waffles , I have the hots for Ms. Butterworth or other "regular" syrup as Trevor calls it.
Maple syrup just doesn't taste right on waffles to me. Is it just me?